Facebook is Ever-Evolving

May 29, 2011

By Janet Dodrill

It seems like Facebook is always adding features and changing privacy settings. There are personal pages and professional pages. Do you have a, or more than one, professional page? Here are some recent articles and links to teach you more and help stay up-to-speed:

HOW TO: Set Up a Facebook Page
www.mashable.com/2011/05/22/how-to-facebook-page/

HOW TO: Use Social Media During Your Family Vacation
www.mashable.com/2011/05/22/social-media-vacation/

5 Easy Ways to Liven Up Your Facebook Stream
www.mashable.com/2011/05/22/social-media-vacation/

HOW TO: Implement a Social Good Campaign on Facebook
www.mashable.com/2011/02/28/how-to-social-good-facebook/

Facebook Launches Non-Profit Resource Center
www.mashable.com/2011/05/16/facebook-non-profit-page/
and www.facebook.com/nonprofits

Facebook Dislike Button Scam Gets More Sophisticated [WARNING]
www.mashable.com/2011/05/17/facebook-dislike-button-scam/

Avoid Facebook Spams and Scams
www.cleveland.com/consumeraffairs/index.ssf/2011/02/avoid_facebook_spams_and_scams.html

Facebook Changes Mean That You Are Not Seeing Everything That You Should be Seeing
https://www.facebook.com/#!/notes/mark-hull/please-read-facebook-changes-mean-that-you-are-not-seeing-everything-that-you-sh/10150089908123789

Resources: www.mashable.com, www.facebook.com, www.cleveland.com, Facebook Page/Mark Hull

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Photo-Editing Applications To Try

May 29, 2011

Article Review by Janet Dodrill

Do you work with digital images and need a photo editing software? Recently, I read a informative article on photo editors (Maine Antique Digest, May 2011, “Photo Editors” by John P. Reid) which, suggests good less-expensive alternatives to industry leader Adobe Photoshop, for under $100 or even free. The free photo editors are used online through your web browser, and they are:

Pixlr (www.pixlr.com)
FotoFlexer (www.fotoflexer.com)
Free Online Photo Editor (www.freeonlinephotoeditor.com)
Pho.to (www.pho.to)
MyTheme Animator (www.blibs.com/editor)
piZap (www.pizap.com)
Kizoa www.kizoa.com)
Splashup (www.splashup.com)
flauntR (www.flauntr.com)

Traditional software-based installed photo editors include:

Google Picassa 3 (picasa.google.com)
Adobe Photoshop Elements ($99.99, currently only $69.99 – Enter code ELEMENT11 at checkout.) (www.adobe.com/products/photoshopel)
Corel Paintshop Photo Pro ($99.99, currently only $39.99) (www.corel.com/servlet/Satellite/us/en/Product/1208716806081)

The author of the article recommends that last two mentioned. Photo editors in different price ranges are reviewed at TenTopReviews (www.photo-editing-software-review.toptenreviews.com).