This week, the iTandCoffee Facebook Page got caught up in the Facebook battle with the Australian Government - blocked from posting anything for several days, and all posts - 9 years' worth - gone. The page showed 'No posts yet' - as if it was a new page that had never posted.
There was no warning, no explanation, nothing. Just suddenly blocked from posting and everything gone.
I am so appalled at this abuse of their market power - to use blackmail to influence government decisions, and be willing to take down, without warning, small business pages and other non-news pages in their fight with the government.
An iTandCoffee client asked today if there is a way of blocking posts from a 'prolific' poster without removing that person as a friend.
The answer is that Yes, this can be done - by Unfollowing that person.
iTandCoffee recently presented on the topic of A look at Facebook for Business at the Tourism Network Yarra Valley 2018 Conference at Healesville, at the beautiful Worawa Aboriginal College. This was our second year presenting to this group.
The presentation was aimed at the small business owners/operators who attended, many of whom struggle to understand Facebook and how to reach their Facebook audience.
Recently, I have been seeing a huge number of my Facebook friends friend re-posting the same post (or slight variations thereof) - stating that Facebook is limiting posts from their friends and that, getting friends to leave a comment or sticker in response to their post will force Facebook to show posts from a wider range of their friends
11/4/2018 0 Comments
No doubt you have heard all about the Cambridge Analytical scandal - the unauthorised use of the Facebook data belonging to millions of people.
Facebook has made it possible now for you to easily check if your data was shared as part of this breach.
Below is a 1-minute video that shows you where to look in your iPhone's Facebook app. Alternatively, select this link to perform a quick check from your web browser of whether your privacy was breached.
For anyone in business, it is well worth knowing about the fantastic support that your local council offers for your business.
In particular, our local Boroondara council provides the opportunity for FREE On Demand workshops for Boroondara businesses, on a variety of topics.
iTandCoffee in Glen Iris will host two of these Boroondara council On Demand workshops during August.
Facebook for Business: Tuesday August 8th, 6:30-8:30pm
Instagram for Business: Thursday August 31st, 6:30-8:30pm
LinkedIn for Business: Tuesday October 3rd, 6:30-8:30pm
Where: iTandCoffee, 34 High Street Glen Iris.
Light refreshments provided
If you run (or belong to) a small business in Boroondara, come along to learn about using Facebook and Instagram as great marketing tools for your business.
Places at these FREE workshops are strictly limited, so book early to avoid missing out.
1/7/2017 0 Comments
I have been going through and updating some Handy Hints published over the past few years, and I came across this one that I thought might be useful to many iTandCoffee subscribers.
It relates to how you can control those videos on Facebook that seem to automatically play - even when you are using your mobile data. This can waste a lot of your precious data.
It is possible to change this, so that videos only play when you are on a Wi-Fi network. You can even say that you don't want any auto-playing of videos.
This is a members-only tip for iTandCoffee Club members.
Our Free Friday this month for iTandCoffee Members was on the topic 'Let's Talk about Facebook'.
This was our biggest turnout to date - thank-you everyone who attended. We had lots of fun - and got lots of 'check-ins' at iTandCoffee!
The video from this information session is now uploaded to our website.
Members can access this video here ›
If you are interested in viewing this video ...
All you have to do is join the iTandCoffee Club - and you will gain access to all sorts of great content like this, and join us at future Free Fridays.
Learn more about Facebook
For anyone wanting to learn more about Facebook - how to get started Facebook, and then understanding and using Facebook - we now have two new classes at iTandCoffee:
Click/tap on the above class names to view more details and book.
What's on at iTandCoffee ?
Join us for a short, fun 'topic of the day' classes known as PTT sessions (Personal Training for your Technology fitness!) - these are run on a regular basis. Or join any of our other classes shown below to learn so much about your technology.
If you have questions, why not join our The iTandCoffee Club to attend fun and informative 'user group' meetings.
All classes are run as online classes (using Zoom) which means you can attend from anywhere.
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