How to Easily Remove Any Facebook Application

remove facebook appFacebook, center of the online universe. As the single most popular social networking website ever created, it has become a major hub for communication between friends, family, colleagues and even strangers from across the world. It has also become a major place for quizzes, gaming and other fun little activities that are easy to find anywhere on the site.

But what happens when you use an application and you don’t like it? Maybe it turns out to have spyware attached, or gives your personal details to third parties. Or you just don’t use something anymore, such as Farmville or Vampires or any other popular Facebook game. Whatever the reason, you aren’t stuck with it on your profile forever (thankfully). You can easily remove it, and get rid of all updates. You can even get rid of the requests from friends.

Here’s how to get rid of any Facebook Application.

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How to Get Started with Social Media Advertising

social media advertisingSo many social media options, so little time.  The rapid rise of social media has allowed skillful individuals to reach thousands of others at little or no cost other than manpower and wit.

However, as more and more people join the social media movement, it no longer takes just manpower and wit to win the attention of social media users.  What’s a entrepreneur, blogger, or content developer to do?

The answer lies within a smart investment in social media advertising.  There are lots of ways to advertise on social media sites, but we are just going to cover 3 of the most popular: Facebook, Linkedin, and Twitter.

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Mark Zuckerberg on Oprah

Mark created a foundation—Startup: Education—with an initial gift of $100 million to improve educational opportunities for young people in America. The foundation’s first project will support Governor Christie and Mayor Booker’s bipartisan initiative to ensure every school-aged child in Newark has access to a high-quality education that prepares them for a successful future and a better quality of life. This is a personal donation by Mark to the foundation.

How Facebook Does E-mail Newsletters III

facebook logoThis is the 3rd part of a series analyzing the successes and failures of  Facebook in the art of writing and implementing e-mail newsletters.

In the first part, we analyzed an example of a Facebook e-mail newsletter that was a great example of how to implement permission marketing, how to avoid the brochure mentality, and how to do seamless product placement.

In the second part, we analyzed the mistake that Facebook is doing by  by using a no-reply e-mail and hiding away its contact form from its users.

In this third part, we will discuss how Facebook Research did right and wrong when sending a recent survey e-mail on Tuesday, Apr 13, 2010 at 6:04 PM (HST).

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Is Facebook the Right Marketing Channel for You?

For a while organizations hesitated to jump on the Facebook bandwagon.

A couple brave organizations ventured into creating a Facebook Profile, Group or Page to manage its online presence on this social network.

However nowadays everybody and, even your mother, is present on Facebook.

On a daily basis, I receive questions at @idaconcpts, on whether or not a certain organization should have a presence on Facebook.  My answer is always the same, it depends.

It depends on:

1) Your objectives.

2) Your target audience.

On this post, we’ll address the second point: your target audience.

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Facebook Pages Stats and Updates

At the end of February 2009, Facebook launched Facebook Pages as a way to allow businesses and brands to strengthen their online image on Facebook and increase their potential interaction with Facebook users.

A Facebook Page looks very much like a regular Facebook Profile and there are several organizations and business that have one such as AT&T.

According to official figures from Facebook, there are:

  • More than 3 million active Pages on Facebook
  • More than 1.5 million local businesses have active Pages on Facebook
  • More than 20 million people become fans of Pages each day
  • Pages have created more than 5.3 billion fans
  • Average user becomes a fan of 4 Pages each month

No matter how impressive these figures are.

Apparently they are not enough for Facebook.  Here’s why.

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How Facebook Does E-mail Newsletters II

Does Facebook roll you the welcome mat?

In October 2009, we analyzed an e-mail newsletter from Facebook titled Ads Manager Announcement that was directed to the  Facebook Ads users. This newsletter is a great example of how to implement permission marketing, how to avoid the brochure mentality, and how to do seamless product placement.

Below is a snapshot of another newsletter release for Facebook Ads users on January 19, 2010:

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