As part of a new monthly series on improving social media skills here at Something Authorly, I’ll be reaching out to experts in the field of social media for tips. This month’s instructional comes from Dav Potter, a first year student at the Western Governors University Information Technology program. Dav is also sales associate at Radio Shack as well as the creator of the 9-part Turbo Power Facebook Brand Social Media! with Dav for which he is currently seeking funding to turn into a web series.
Congratulations on signing up for a Facebook Brand Social Media account! You are now part of the largest social network on the planet of Earth. The first thing you will want to do is make some friends. It is recommended that you start with family members and classmates. It is generally understood that male classmates are easier to obtain social media connection backlinks from than female classmates. Female classmates tend to be wary of male social media friendship requests from people they’ve never spoken too even if you are a nice guy or really shy. [Refer Part II of my series: Poking Too Much?]
Once your friendship requests have been liked by prospective social media profiles of your classmates and family you can start programming your system. Note: this requires some basic HTML skills as well as a working knowledge of Web 2.0 applications. Let’s get Turbo! Powered.
Part 1: How To Create Your Lists
First login to your profile. Now float the Internet Hand over the Friends word on the left side of the screen. Like this:
These are the defunct options that are programmed into Facebook by Mark Zuckerberg (he’s the president of Facebook) and thus they are not programmable. You can program onto the pencil on the left to erase them but I highly recommend against it because it’s technical to get them re-defuncted and info-technicians like myself get frustrated when new social media users make programming changes they aren’t qualified to make.
Your Facebook Brand Social Media Profile comes pre-programmed with 3 tiers of friendships. But I’m going to teach you to have a minimum of 6 tiers. Anyone with less than 6 tiers is what info-technicians call ‘nubes’.
Move the Internet Hand over the +Create List rectangle on the right side. This is sometimes called a button by info-technicians and netizens. Facebook brand social media profiles have numerous buttons so familiarize yourself with them and their functions.
You will see this web form appear:
Now you will program in a list name. This is where HTML knowledge will come in handy. If you don’t know HTML you’ll want to ask a friend (probably a non-social media friend unless you’ve already watched Part IV of my series: Making Contact! on Facebook Brand) or go to your local technical college and sign up for a class.
You want to make sure you know what you’re doing (especially women/girls) as you can give yourself many worms via incorrect Facebook Brand Social Media Programming.
Part 2: 6 Tiers To Turbo Power! Your Facebook Brand Social Media Profile
Here are examples of each Tier and the algorithms you should use to program them:
Tier 1: Close Friends
- These are friends you hang out with in real life and may include friends from your guild on Warcraft and other online gaming experiences. These friends will be able to see all of your most intimate thoughts and feelings so ask yourself “Would you trust them to program your Facebook Brand Profile?” If the answer is yes then put them in Tier 1. If the answer is “no” then don’t program them into this tier. These people will also constitute your “Tier Counsel” which we will cover in the next section.
Tier 2: Acquaintances
- These are people you’ve never met. You can put people in this Tier but I recommend against it as your computer can become infected.
Tier 3: Family
- This one is pretty obvious and if you don’t know who to program into this Tier you are probably a nube and not ready for Facebook Brand Social Media Profiles.
Tier 4: High School
- This is one of the most important tiers. This is for anyone you went to high school with and teachers from your high school as well. From my experience most of your permalinks will come from this. (Permalinks are when another social media profile likes your friend request)
Tier 5: Nubes
- This tier is for people that aren’t very skilled at social media. As your Facebook programming skill grows a large percentage of your permalinks will be downgraded to this tier as you don’t want them filling your news feed with non-social media related items like pictures of dinner or parks that they went to.
Tier 6: Blocked
- This is for people that have done one of the following:
- Refused to like your friendship request(s)
- Made jerk comments on your uploaded pictures or comments
- Made jerk comments to you in real life.
- Infected your Facebook Brand Social Media Profile with worms or avatars.
- Anyone who is a TROLL. (This is most dangerous person online and the meanest and they are very tricky at programming Facebook Brand Social Media Profiles. Please refer to Part VII of my series: Should TROLL’s Be Allowed To Own Computers? for more information.)
*Please note that Blocking should only be done after communicating with your Tier Counsel as once you have programmed a permalink into Tier 6 they are banished from Facebook and their social media profile is destroyed forever.
Unfortunately that’s all the time we have today. Tune in next month when Dav Potter will be back to discuss TROLLS. Dav has graciously agreed to answer your social media related questions in the comments section though so please ask anything.
Have a technological! weekend
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