16 September 2014

7 Useful Facebook Tips and Tricks

1. Want to check how much Facebook knows about you?
Go to the Facebook Account Settings page, under the General tab, near the bottom is a link to "Download a copy of your Facebook data". The archive includes almost everything from photos to your chat history.

2. Not seeing enough posts from friends you care about—and too many from those you don’t?
Set your news feed to sort by Most Recent, rather than Top News. Then add your favorite people to your Close Friends list and unsubscribe from any friends whose updates you’re not interesting in receiving.

3. Do you really want to make sure your friends see your important news (you’re having a garage sale, for example)?
You can pay a fee, around $7 to $10 a post, to move your update to the top of their news feeds.

4. How to connect to multiple Facebook accounts?
You probably noticed that you can’t login to more than one account on Facebook. However, if you use Chrome, there is a built-in profile feature that allows you to create a new user profile on your browser.
* Click on the Navicon on the top right of your Chrome browser. Go to Settings.
* Go to Users, and click on Add new user.
* Choose your Profile Picture and give a name for that user.
* Click on Create and a new Window will be opened.
* You can now login to your Facebook account as per user profile and easily switch between users at the top right corner.
This feature is available on Firefox as well.

5. How turn off Facebook notification sounds?
Facebook notifications come with sounds and in some cases you wish you could turn it off. Head over to Facebook Account Settings > go to Notifications tab. At the top, untick "Play a sound when each new notification is received" and Save Changes.

6. How to schedule Facebook post for delayed publishing?
Use Facebook’s scheduling tool and set a publishing time for your posts. Click on the clock icon in the status line field and take it from there.

7. How to check if you have some hidden Facebook messages?
Not many people know that Facebook messages get split into two folders: Messages and Other. If you haven’t looked into the Other folder before, you probably missed some messages you didn’t want to miss.

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08 September 2014

How to test Website Loading speed with free Pingdom services?

Pingdom‘s online URL analyzer tests page load time and finds bottlenecks that you can eliminate to speed up your site. It lets you identify what about a web page is fast, slow, too big, what best practices you’re not following, and so on, helping you to speed up and optimize the performance of your websites.

Main Features

* Examine all parts of a web page – View file sizes, load times, and other details about every single element of a web page (HTML, JavaScript and CSS files, images, etc.). You can sort and filter this list in different ways to identify performance bottlenecks.
* Performance overview – You get automatically generated performance-related statistics based on the test result
* Performance grade and tips – See how your website conforms to performance best practices from Google Page Speed. You can get some great tips on how to speed up your website this way.
* Trace your performance history – You are able to save each test results on the website, so you can preserve the original results as a reference point, review them later, so you can see how things change over time.
* Test from multiple locations – See how fast a website loads in Europe, the United States, etc.
* Share your results – Perform a test and share it with your friends, work colleagues or web host.

The services are free for the users.


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