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10 Cool Facebook Status Tips and Tricks (Part 5/5) + 1 More Tip

9. HOW TO: See Your Status Update Stats

Have you ever wondered how many times you have updated your status on Facebook? The Facebook app Status Statistics, can tell you this and more.

This app analyzes your updates and gives you the details of the average word count, the average word length, the number of statuses per day, etc.  You might not  find the information useful, but at least, it tells how or how not “lengthy” you are when updating status. What’s more is that it generates a graph that shows you what time of day or what days of the week you normally update.

Old statuses are also searchable via the app, without having to scroll back through your history.

10. HOW TO: Play a Trick On Your Friends in Your Status Update

I personally find this is the coolest trick on Facebook.

This clever link “http://facebook.com/profile.php?=73322363” looks like it could be a URL for anyone’s Facebook profile, but actually it takes anyone logged into Facebook to their own profile page.

If you try it out, be sure to remove the link preview (thumbnail) that Facebook automatically add. Have fun, and don’t be too mean…

11. HOW TO: Add Emoticon Animation in Your Status Update

Yes, you can now add a emoticon with animation in your status update!

I just discovered this application from one of our clients. Credit to her!

This application is called Facade. Simply “Go to Application” and update your status there. See the example above?

Have fun with us, have fun with Facebook!

Thanks to Amy-Mae Elliott.

10 Cool Facebook Status Tips and Tricks (Part 4/5)

7. HOW TO: Have Fun With Facebook with Upside Down Text

Want to be different among your Facebook’s friends? You can update your status in “upside down” text, just like the image shown above.

Facebook does not provide this type of application; however, with the use of some external sites you can achieve the same effect.

TypeUpsideDown.com and UpsideDownText.com are just two examples of sites that can flip your text. Try now!

8. HOW TO: See Status Updates From Around the World

If you want to get a glimpse of the thoughts of Facebook users from around the world, head over to OpenBook.

Created by three San Fran web developers with a serious privacy message in mind, the site aggregates the status updates of everyone whose privacy levels are set to “everyone.”

You can narrow your searchable results down by gender and keywords to find out what people are saying about a certain topic. Or you can just browse the recent searches.

Contributor: Amy-Mae Elliott

10 Cool Facebook Status Tips and Tricks (Part 1/5)

1. HOW TO: Add a Dislike Option to Your Status Update

“Like” buttons are everywhere on Facebook. We can like a shared video, like a friend’s status, like a photo, or even like a comment. We can choose to “Unlike” something after clicking the “Like” button, BUT  is there a “Dislike” button for us to dislike or disagree something on Facebook? Or, if you want to update your status or share something that your friends can actually “Dislike”? Yes, we know your friends can choose to “comment” on your post, but where’s the fun in that?

Here’s an application on Facebook called Status Magic which allows you to add a “Dislike” button to any status updates posted. Guess what? You can even customize the second emotion to anything, such as “Love”, “Hate”, “Disagree” or even “LOL”.

2. HOW TO: Hide Status Updates From Certain People

Did you know? If you click “Account” on the top right of your Facebook page, you will find the “Privacy Settings” where you can select whether everyone, just friends or friends of friends can see your status updates.

However, there is a way to narrow those options down even further.

You can select specific friend lists to see your status (relevant for work, special interest groups, etc.) or even individual people by name, which is useful for anyone organizing a surprise party.

To take advantage of these options, click the “padlock” icon just below your “what’s on your mind” box on your wall and a drop down menu should appear. Selecting “customise” will bring up more options such as “Make this visible to” and “Hide this from” with the option to make your selection a default.

[To be continued…]

Thanks to the contributor: Amy-Mae Elliott