2009 has been the year of Facebook
. Nearly 400 million of us are spending an average of just over 20 minutes per day on Facebook and it is probably the most important social media tool out there are the moment. To celebrate the fantastic year that Facebook has had we have researched a ton of Facebook tips and tricks that people have shared over the last year and shared them so as you can improve your experience on the site. We have done full guides to Facebook pages and how they should be used by businesses in the past but today we want to focus on the personal profiles on Facebook and ways that individuals can improve their experience surfing the world's biggest social network...
How To Upload Photos From Your Mobile
For all the people with iPhones and other smart phones there are tons of cool applications that make this easy for you but what about all the billions of standard phones out there? This is a really nifty guide that shows how you can upload photos from all types of phones to Facebook.
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How To Tag Friends In FaceBook Notes
Nobody ever reads your Facebook notes right? Well they are one of the least used features on Facebook but you should give yourself a better chance of having them read by tagging some of your friends in those notes as this guide will show you how it is done.
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Use Facebook Lite For Faster Results
Ever get that feeling where Facebook just hangs all the time and seems to take forever to load pages? We get it all the time! Facebook lite was developed for developing countries that have slower internet but is also a great way for us all to access Facebook and just get a simple clean version of the site.
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How To Hide From Selected Friends On Facebook Chat
When Facebook chat was introduced it was seen as a great way to instant message your friends but it can also be annoying with the people you least want to talk to popping up and asking you questions. This little guide will show you how to appear offline to some people thus saving you a lot of problems!
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How To Delete Your Facebook Account
Hopefully you won't ever feel that it gets to the stage where you have to delete your Facebook account but if that is the case you can use this complete guide on how to remove your all your data from Facebook (you can easily retrieve it by simply logging back in too)
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10 Privacy Settings Every Facebook User Should Know
As we all know Facebook recently changed all their privacy settings and created an uproar around privacy. This guide gives you a complete guide on all the settings you need to know and is well worth reading as your data and who gets to see it really is that important.
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Remove All Facebook Ads
This greasemonkey script allows you to remove all Facebook ads from your Facebook profile which is something that you might be interested in doing to increase you surfing experience.
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Tweet Your Status Updates
This application allows you to send any status updates that you post to Facebook directly over to Twitter automatically. This probably works better going this way rather than vice versa as people update Facebook a lot less than they would update Twitter.
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10 SEO Tips For Maximizing Facebook Visibility
Facebook has an excellent ranking with Google but if you do want your profile page or business page to appear higher in the rankings then this guide will give you some awesome SEO tips that will drive considerably more traffic to your website.
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Make Your Facebook Photo Stand Out
We all have Facebook profile photos but they can be a bit dull and boring so this guide will help you to do something special with your profile photo and make it really stand out from all the others.
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How To Get Your Vanity URL
For those of you not familiar with vanity URLs they are the little web address at the top of the page that contains your name instead of a bunch of numbers making it easier for people to find you. Here is a complete guide on how to claim your vanity URL now
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Add Facebook Chat To Sidebar
Wouldn't it be great if you could access Facebook chat from your sidebar from any website instead of having to go to the site each time? Well now on Firefox you can with this great plugin and demo that make it easier for you.
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See Where Your Friends Are On A Map
Most of us have moved around a good bit since we left college or school and although we talk to our friends on Facebook and interact with them we probably don't know where they are all at in the world these days but this guide will show you how to get a visual map with an overlay of all your friends.
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How To Silence Noisy Friends
We all have noisy friends on Facebook who seem to do nothing but update their status all day long and they hog the entire stream. This guide from the New York Times shows you how to get rid of those noisy friends without un-friending them.
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Upload Flickr Photos Directly To Facebook
Many of us use Flickr to store our photos with over 4 billion stored there and this guide will show you how to upload your Flicrk photos directly without having to upload them twice. It uses an unofficial application and there are lots of others but this really is one of the easiest.
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How To Download Facebook Albums
Chances are you have a bunch of Facebook photos and that sometimes you might want to download a couple of them to print off or to use elsewhere and this app allows you to do that easily. Download the photos to your computer with a couple of clicks and then do with them as you see fit.
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Schedule Facebook Updates
You may be out and about or away on holidays but still need to get a message out to your friends or followers and this post will explain who you can schedule your updates to appear at a date and time in the future without you even being anywhere near a computer.
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Connect Gmail And Facebook
With more and more people using Facebook and Gmail it was inevitable that the 2 services would be connected and you can read more about how it is done here. No more flicking in and out of the 2 services for you as you can get all your data in one place now.
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Find All Your Friends
Chances are that you used this feature when you first signed up to Facebook but haven't been back since. You will often get friend requests or maybe think of somebody to search for yourself but with these Facebook tools you can run searches based on your email contacts and suggested friends. Chances are it will throw up some people you should know and be friends with.
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How To Untag Yourself In Photos
One of the most annoying (and possibly dangerous to potential employers etc) actions on Facebook is when you are tagged in photos that you have not uploaded yourself. Pictures of people who are drunk or up to something that they are not meant to be doing can be removed thanks to this great videos tip.
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Do you have any tips yourself that can help improve your Facebook profile that we have missed here? If so share them in the comments below so as everybody can benefit.