I’ve been wanting to start the “Tips & Tricks” blog posts for awhile now. I figured that those of us who had advice (on any topics), or knew things that could help others, it would be beneficial to start sharing those ideas. I’ll be contributing different kinds of “Tips & Tricks“, such as things to do with the internet, social media, home, crafts and many others!! Be sure to stay connected to “TigerStrypes” to see the new ones that get posted.
Today’s Post Will Be About:
Today’s “Tips & Tricks” post is about “Facebook Tagging“. Who doesn’t know the person who loves to put up a million of their personal pictures, and then tag every single person in those photos? For those of you who don’t know what the term “tagging” means, it is:
TAGGING: In information systems, a “tag” is a non-hierarchical keyword or term assigned to a piece of information (such as an Internet bookmark, digital image (photo), or computer file). This kind of metadata helps describe an item and allows it to be found again by browsing or searching. Tags are generally chosen informally and personally by the item’s creator or by its viewer, depending on the system.
With so many people online, and their friends and family (who used to never be online) starting to get connected with them, as well, sometimes there needs to be a little bit of training for the “newbies” in regards to tagging. I for one, love seeing photos with tags, in some instances – it helps you to know who is there, or be reconnected with people from the past, that you lost touch with, etc. However, sometimes the tags can get on your nerves a bit – did you know that you can edit the tag itself? I’ll let you know how, here in a bit.
When you tag someone, you create a link to that person’s profile. The post that you tag them in can also be added to their Timeline. For example, you tag a photo showing who is there or post your status update and say who you were with. If you tag a friend in your status update, anybody who sees that update can click on your friend’s name, and then go to their profile. Your status update may also show up on that friend’s Timeline, leaving you open to their friends who are not on your personal list. You can also choose to review or remove tags by anyone, including your friends.
With privacy concerns and people using everyone’s name that they see online for things that are illegal or controversial, you really need to try and keep your personal info just that, PERSONAL! I have my Facebook page set to alert me whenever I am tagged in a photo. That way, I can (1) view the photo, (2) verify it’s even me and (3) approve or deny the tag. You can do this in your settings portion of your Facebook account.
We have all seen the reminders of birthdays, or certain events on Facebook at one time or another. When we go to let a friend know that we send “Happy Birthday” wishes, you sometimes see the reply of “Thanks First Name, Maiden/Middle Name, Last Name”. Am I right? It gets really annoying sometimes to see people respond like that. Just think about it, as if you are out to coffee with someone, are you really going to address them by their FULL name? Not me.
So, to help keep things a bit more personal, all you have to do is move your cursor to the end of the “tag”, and hit delete. It will remove the last name…just as quick as that. If you need to remove a middle or a maiden name, just hit the delete key again…DONE!! Here’s video to show you how, if you’re not sure:
It’s that easy! Now you’ve made your Facebook post that much more personal for the subject, as well as safer from the idiots who look over the internet, trying to just find even just the names of people, to use for bad things.
I hope that this “Tips & Tricks” post has helped you today. If so, let me know in the comments. If not, or if you already knew about this, then just let me know a “Tip” or a “Trick” that you would be interested in for the future!
Have a great day!