Facebook, widely known as FB, is one of the most popular social networking sites people of all ages are addicted to these days. It has millions of subscribers to date. Unfortunately, not all of them really know how to navigate and make use of all the applications FB has to offer. What a waste! If you’re one of these FB-illiterates, you need not worry any more. I’m here to help you out.
Quickly add Facebook to your blog
Want people to like you…on Facebook? Then join the 50000+ websites that have already implemented Facebook’s new “like” feature on your site
t all starts with a Like button that you need to add at the bottom of every post (or any other location) on your blog. Here’s the code:
If you are using WordPress software, open the single.php file and add the following code. You may change the height and width of the IFRAME as per your blog design.
<iframe src="http://www.facebook.com/plugins/like.php?href=<?php echo urlencode(get_permalink()); ?>&layout=standard&show-faces=true&width=530&height=60&action=like&colorscheme=light" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" allowTransparency="true" style="border:none; overflow:hidden; width:530px; height:60px"></iframe>
If you are using the classic template of Blogger, the code is:
<iframe src="http://www.facebook.com/plugins/like.php?href=<$BlogItemPermalinkUrl$>&layout=standard&show-faces=true&width=530&height=60&action=like&colorscheme=light" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" allowTransparency="true" style="border:none; overflow:hidden; width:530px; height:60px"></iframe>
And for the modern version of Blogger, the code is courtesyDevFuel.
<iframe expr:src='"http://www.facebook.com/plugins/like.php?href=" + data:post.url + "&layout=standard&show-faces=true&width=530&height=60&action=like&colorscheme=light"' frameborder='0' scrolling='no' style='border:none; overflow:hidden; width:530px; height:60px' allowTransparency='true'></iframe>
You need to edit the HTML of your Blogger template and insert the above line somewhere after the post template – search for “<b:includable id=’post’ var=’post’>”.
A reader on your site, who is logged into her Facebook account, can now give your story a “Thumbs up” by simply clicking this Like button. She will also have to option to publish a snippet of your blog story on to her Facebook profile.
Then you have the Activity widget that shows in near real-time how people are interacting with your stories. If the user is logged into Facebook, the activity widget will show the activity of her friends on your web site else it’ll show everyone’s activity.
However, the most exciting social plugin for Facebook in the new recommendations engine. It shows a list of most popular stories on your blog as determined by the count of Facebook users who have “liked” that story.
You can see both the Activity and Recommendations widget in action below.
50,000 websites add Facebook’s “Like” button in first week
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So who’s On Facebook because of you?
Facebook users can check out their impact on the Facebook world by seeing who is on the system because of their invite and also compare their impact with their circle of Facebook friends.
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Facebook now displays detailed invite history to all their users.
1. If you would like to know who all have joined Facebook because of you, go here.
2. If you would like to see a list of all people whom you have invited to join Facebook but they are yet to accept your invitation, go here.
3. If you like to know who in your friends circle has brought the maximum number of people to Facebook so far, go to facebook.com/impact.
The Facebook Invites history page also gives an option to send email reminders to friends who are yet to join the social site incase your previous invites went unnoticed or if they landed in the junk folder.
Can Facebook users see your “private” photos
This neat little trick lets you check whether other people can see yor Facebook albums even if you’ve set them to private
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If you have uploaded some private photos on Facebook thinking that only friends can view those photos, here’s something you should know (and check).
Some of your photo albums on Facebook may even be visible to people who aren’t connected to you on Facebook. For instance, I am no friend of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg but I can still see some of his photo albums on Facebook though they aren’t immediately visible on his profile page at facebook.com/zuck.
How Your Facebook Photo Albums Become Visible to Strangers
This 60-seconds long video screencast demonstrates how your personal photos on Facebook can become visible to strangers.
Step 1. Log in to your Facebook account and open the profile page of any Facebook user whose pictures you want to see. Alternatively, you may use the search feature in Facebook to directly open the profile of any person.
Step 2. Copy the following line of code to the clipboard and then paste it into the address bar of your web browser where that Facebook page is open.
If that person has previously shared any of her photo albums or profile pictures on Facebook using the default privacy settings, their albums might show up on your screen as well.
The photo albums won’t appear on their regular Facebook profile page but as soon as you copy-paste that simple code, the results might sometimes surprise you.
What’s the fix?
To make sure that none of your Facebook photo albums are visible to strangers, create a dummy account on Facebook, open your profile page and then copy-paste the same code. If you see the following message, consider yourself safe:
There are no photos to display. Photos of may not have been tagged, or may not be visible due to privacy.
To prevent your Facebook pictures from showing up on the screens of strangers, go to this page – facebook.com/privacy – and set the privacy option of every photo album, that you want to hide from the world, to either “Only Friends” or a select group.
Windows explorer has stopped working
A systematic approach to solving Windows 7 error messages. Windows Explorer is an essential program of the Windows operating system. It is one of the backbones of the operating system powering not only file browsing and operations but also the taskbar and start menu.
The message “Windows Explorer has stopped working” is relatively common judging from the number of web pages and solutions that users and webmasters have posted over the years on the Internet.
The goal of this troubleshooting guide is to provide users who are experiencing the Windows Explorer error with the most common solutions and fixes.
Windows Explorer Has Stopped Working
Solution 1: File Check
This solution checks the operating system for missing and corrupt files and replaces them with the original file version to make sure only valid files are used. This helps in cases of data corruption and malicious attacks that have modified or deleted core operating system files.
1. Click Start, and then type cmd in the Start Search box.
2. In the results area, right-click cmd.exe, and then click Run as administrator. You will be prompted to type the password for an administrator account. Click Continue if you are the administrator or type the administrator password. Then, click Continue.
3. At the command prompt, type Sfc /scannow, and then press ENTER..
Solution 2: Scan Disk
The files and folders may be valid but it can still be that the hard drive has bad sectors or other problems that lead to this Windows Explorer error message. Scanning the hard drive that Windows is installed on for disk errors is another option to resolve the issue.
1. Open the Start Menu and click on the computer link.
2. Right-click the hard drive that Windows is installed on (usually c:) and select Properties from the context menu.
3. Switch to the Tools tab and select the Check Now button under Error-checking
4. Make sure that both options are selected before you press the Start button.
5. The Disk check needs to be scheduled as the disk is in use when the operating system is running. It will start the scan automatically on the next startup.
Solution 3: Updates
Make sure your system is up to date. Check for Windows updates (via Start button > all programs > Windows Update) and software updates if the software is running in the background. Make sure you update drivers for the hardware as well (especially video card)
Solution 4: Scan the system with security software
A virus or other malicious software might be the cause for the issues with Windows Explorer. Scanning the system with security applications ensures that no virus or other malicious code is running on the system that is causing the problems.
Check out this extensive listing of security applications. Recommended are for instance Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, DrWeb and Gmer. You might want to run at least one program in the categories anti-malware/spyware, anti-rootkit and anti-virus.
Solution 4: Disable Third party services and tools
Another possible cause for the Windows Explorer has stopped working error message is a third party program or service that might be conflicting with it.
To eliminate that possibility we need to disable all third party services and programs. This is best done in the System Configuration tool.
1. Click on the start button, type in msconfig in the run form and select the Msconfig tool from the search results.
2. Switch to the Startup tab first and remove all selected entries there. Please note that this can mean that a security software is disabled. You might want to keep that checked just in case. It can however be the cause for the explorer problems.
3. Switch to the Services tab and check “Hide all Microsoft services” at the bottom. This ensures that only third party services are displayed. Disable all the selected services as well and restart the computer afterwards.
Solution 6: Check For Memory Problems
This can be done in Vista and Windows 7. Click on the start button, type mem and hit enter. This will open the Windows Memory Diagnostic tool which will perform a memory scan on the next system startup.
Solution 7: Corrupt non-system files
The error message can appear if the Windows desktop or the startup directory of Windows Explorer contains corrupt files. The most common cause are multimedia files that are corrupt. It can also be that you are only experiencing the issue when opening a specific folder or drive in Windows Explorer.
Try to locate the corrupt file and move it or delete it so that it resolves the problems. If you cannot use Windows Explorer to delete or mote the files use the command line to do so.
This sevens solutions have resolved the “Windows Explorer Has Stopped Working” issue in the past. You might want to check the Event Viewer if the problem persists or fall back to a previous system restore point to resolve it.
10 Ways to Get Your Comments Blocked or Deleted –
Want to know the quickest way not to get your comment on my blog approved?
Leaving comments on other blogs is one of the most efficient ways to promote your own blog, and to network with fellow readers and blog owners.
Given the rise of blog spam, however, getting your comments approved is not as easy as it sounds. Below you’ll find 10 ways to get your comments blocked or deleted (so yeah, avoid them if you can).
1. Use a keyword as your name
The field “Name” on the comment form refers to your name. It doesn’t refer to your blog name, and it certainly doesn’t refer to keyword you are trying to optimize for. Writing something like “John Doe – CarsBlog.com” is fine for most blog owners, but “Cheap Car Parts” would flag you as spam from miles away.
2. Use sensitive keywords in your comment
Even if you comment is a legitimate one, you should avoid using sensitive keywords like viagra, loans, and blackjack, because the spam filter of the blog will probably block your comment.
3. Use HTML to make your comment stand out
Sure, you want to make sure that people will read your comment and visit your blog after that, but don’t try to achieve that by using the bold or italic typefaces throughout your comment.
4. Write in capital letters
The same is true for writing in CAPITAL LETTERS. The analogy for this would be people trying to have a nice conversation while you come screaming at them with your thoughts on the issue. The blog owner will probably just delete your comment.
5. Write a one-line comment
Maybe you are in a hurry, maybe you just want to get a link back to your blog. Either way, if all you write is “Great post!” or “I will certainly try to use that information!”, there are good chances that your comment will be deleted.
6. Write a comment before reading the post
If it becomes clear to the blog owner that you wrote your comment without even reading or understanding his post, he’ll probably just delete it. Even if he approves your comment you’ll look a bit stupid, so make sure to read the post before commenting.
7. Include a link to a dubious page in your comment
Including a link to a related post inside your comment is usually fine. However, you should clarify where the link is pointing to. If the blog owner gets suspicious about the link he’ll probably just delete the whole comment to be on the safe side.
8. Include a second link to your site at the end of your comment
Most blog platforms allow you to include the URL of your website when leaving a comment, and that URL will be used to link your name to your site. Some people, however, like to reinforce that by signing-off their comments with their name and with a second link to their sites. Needless to say this practice makes the comment look spammy.
9. Use foul language in your comment
Expressing your opinion is fine, but don’t include foul language in your comment, even if you are upset or annoyed by something in the post. This is one of the quickest ways to get your comment deleted.
10. Attack the author or other commenters
Criticism is fine, and even appreciated by most bloggers. Personal attacks and confrontations, however, will only make you sound like a troll, reducing the chances of getting your comments approved