Easiest way to get a free farmville gift everyday

FV_logo_header_barFirst of all let me tell you that this is only for you guys, the readers of FacebooKnol. Farmville, the most popular game on Facebook and worldwide having millions of active users. The game is damn good, interesting and addictive too. But almost everyone on this game works daily on his/her farm to collect coins and gifts rather than purchasing it from Zynga, the makers of Farmville.And purchasing is not useful too.

Now sometimes you get gifts from your friends and sometime you might not get, it depends how many you are sending :P. But if you want to get a sure shot gift everyday here’s a chance for you.

How to get a gift everyday?

  1. First of all add this Facebook profile as your friend. (Alternate link: http://www.facebook.com/sauravjit).
  2. Now drop a comment with your Facebook profile name either in the comment section below or send a message/wall post on the profile link given above. Remember this is important to inform us else you won’t get your daily gift.
  3. Now just accept the friend request that we will send you on Farmville. This will increase your neighbors as well which is needed to unlock market products.
  4. Well this is all what you need to do, you can tell us what gift you want else you will get any gift randomly.

Isn’t it so cool? cuz basically you need to do nothing and you can rise in Farmville with just an initial effort.

Please note that we will try out best to send a gift to you on daily basis, but still it depends on the circumstances and the number of people for this. A profile can send gift to limited number of persons per day but don’t worry if you are from the first few people, you will definitely get one ;)

Enjoy Farmville enjoy Facebook :)

How to get your Facebook name approved

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We know that it’s very difficult to change your display name on Facebook and it’s not possible to choose any name that you would like to make your display name. The reason behind this strict name policy is to reduce the number of fake profile of popular people, though it’s less effective and more annoying because sometimes it don’t allow us to use our name. This is the case when you are having a common name. For example in Christians the name Jack, Bill e.t.c are so common any many people on Facebook use such kind of names.

Well you just have to keep some points in mind before changing a name so that you can get your name approved by Facebook.

  1. Please don’t use too many capital letter in your name, Facebok will reject it immediately.
  2. Popular celebs, politicians,models name or the name of any popular person will not be approved. Try not to use them.
  3. Don’t try to make a fake Profile by using other person’s name, either it will be rejected immediately or your profile might get banned after some time due to violation of terms.
  4. Try to use your full name, this will make your name unique.
  5. Do not use abusive or slang words.
  6. Do not use special characters like <3 ? ¥ ?. It won’t be approved.
  7. Avoid your nickname.
  8. Don’t use English sentences in a combined or uncombined form.
  9. Mostly they approve a name immediately or within an hour, but if you have requested a completely new name it will take 24 hours to review it by Facebook. So be patient and don’t change your name again and again.

Either follow all the above points or just follow one thing, be genuine ;)

44 most commonly used shortforms/abbreviations while chatting on Facebook

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Chatting on Facebook is the fastest way to communicate on the world’s largest social networking website. And to make it even more faster we have started using abbreviations of words we write. Most of them are the commonly used short forms and everyone must be familiar with it. But sometimes other person uses such abbreviations which you might not be familiar with. So just update your mind’s dictionary with the list given below.

  1. ASAP: As Soon As Possible
  2. ASL: Age/ Sex/ Location
  3. B4: Before
  4. B4U: Before You
  5. BRB: Be Right Back
  6. BTW: By The Way
  7. B/W: Between
  8. Cuz: Because (most commonly used on FacebooKnol as well :P )
  9. FYI: For Your Info
  10. FB: Facebook
  11. GM: Good Morning
  12. GN: Good Night
  13. GNASD: Good Night and Sweet Dreams
  14. IDK: I don’t Know
  15. IM: Instant Message
  16. JK: Just Kidding
  17. K: Okay
  18. L8: Late
  19. LOL: Laugh out Loud
  20. LMAO: Laugh my ass of
  21. LMFAO: Laugh my f**king ass off
  22. LMK: Let Me Know
  23. L8r: Later
  24. M/F? : Male or Female?
  25. Msg: Message
  26. Pls: Please
  27. Plz: Please
  28. PM me: Private Message me (send me a Private Message)
  29. Ppl: People
  30. r: are
  31. Rly: Reply (can also be used Really)
  32. SD: Sweet Dreams
  33. tht: that
  34. Thx: Thanks
  35. Tnx: Thanks
  36. Txt: Text
  37. TY: Thank You
  38. Ttly: Talk to you later
  39. u: you
  40. ur: your
  41. u’ll: you will
  42. wtf:  What the f**k
  43. wth: What the hell
  44. zzz: Sleeping

This is a list of commonly used abbreviations and there are thousands of such abbreviations used while chatting. Obviously we can’t post all of them here and it’s of no use either cuz it’s of no use and it confuses the other person while chatting. But chatting by using these given short forms makes it really short and cool as well. We have a list of some hidden Facebook smileys too. Subscribe to updates of this blog via e-mail to get it first ;)

I hope u r gettin me, do tell us wht do u think :P

How to update your Facebook pages automatically from your website/blog

If you are a blogger or a website author, and having a Facebook page on the same site as well, then it might not be possible for you to update your Facebook page everytime whenever you write a new post/article on your blog. And there’s no need either when you can do it automatically. Just follow the steps given below:

  • First go to your Facebook page that you want to set for automatic updates.
  • Now click on ‘Edit Page’ link given below the page pic.

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  • Now find the ‘Notes’ and click edit link below notes.

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  • On the right hand side of page, there will be an option of ‘import blog’ click on it.

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  • Enter the RSS feed URL of your blog. If you dn’t have one, get it one with feedburner.
  • Check the box and select ‘Start Importing’.

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  • On the next page just click on ‘Confirm Import’ and you are all done.

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Enjoy updating Facebook without even visiting it ;)

Tag your Facebook photos automatically with Photo Tagger

Another supercool application for Facebook ‘Photo Tagger’. It is an application developed by face.com and even the Facebook officials use the same application to tag their photos on pages and their profiles due to the accuracy of this application.

This application works on the basis of previously tagged photos by you and detects the same face for new tags. This application basically detects all the faces in the selected album and categorizes it into three.

The first one is that in which it detects the name of the face from previously tagged photo. Second one is that in which an album is having more than one pic with the same face but the name is not defined. The third one is no name single face category which is known as ungrouped.

Check the screenshot below.

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In the above screenshot, a Facebook album is analyzed,

  1. Details gathered after analysis.
  2. Accurately detected faces but without name.
  3. Though this application is accurate but it isn’t 100% . See the two faces are similar but not same.
  4. Ungrouped faces, click on the small button below every pic to use a name for them.

Go to the application here or navigate from face.com

How to Add your Blogposts to Facebook Automatically

As facebook is growing day by day, webmasters has found it as an gigantic source of visitors. You can easily promote your blog and get plenty of hits, just by posting it’s link on your facebook wall, which possibly may be read by a large community.

But, for me and probably for other fellow bloggers, it becomes very cumbersome to share each and every link on facebook manually.
I recently came across a tool, Wordbook, which may help you to add your Blog posts to your Facebook wall Automatically. The name WordrdBook, which may possibly been derived from from WordPress and Facebook. Below is a screen-shot of an Wordbook account :

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A WORD'press' Face"BOOK' account

Wordbook features :

  • This plug-in automatically posts your articles onto the facebook wall.
  • It works with multiple author blog like Facebooknol too. :-)
  • Works with a complementary Facebook application to update your Facebook Wall and friends’ News Feeds about your blog and page postings.
  • A miniature version of your recent blog posts gets displayed in the “Boxes” tab of your Facebook profile.
  • In multi-author blog environment each blog author has provision to notify their friends about their blog/page posts.

You can find this plug-in in the wordpress library or check it out here.
Image credits : wordpress.org

10+ Tips to protect your Facebook profile from virus and hacking

facebookThe months September and October were not good for Facebook’s security system because of the virus that hit Facebook. But it’s more important for an individual Facebook user to protect his/her own profile from these viruses than that for Facebook developers itself as some of the viruses or an attempt to hack your profile can use your profile to share explicit content on Facebook.

Well you don’t need to worry for your protection, rather just keep important things in mind but first of all you should be familiar with the ways you should protect your profile.

Attacks and Viruses:

>>Fake home page: This was the first major attack on facebook this year. A strange link was spread on the whole Facebook which leads you to a page similar to the login page with same design as Facebook but the URL was different. The link attackers used were similar to facebook.com. That means you are giving your user id and password to any other website which redirects you to your actual Facebook profile after entering your id and password.

>>Password reset E-Mails: A recent attack on Facebook which sends user an e-mail to reset your password. These e-mails were actually sent to infect the computer. To know more read: The latest Facebook virus via password reset e-mails.

>>Virus in Facebook inbox: Again a recent attack on Facebook. This sends profile friends a personal message which contains a link that re-directs you to an infected page. The link was actually sent by a hacked Facebook profile. Most of the links are now blacklisted with Malware warnings on them.

>>Facebook used on a public shared PC: This can be a reason of your Hacked public profile as well even if you logged out from your Facebook account.

PROTECTION:

>>Never share your password with anyone, not even with your best friends.

>>While logging in, always check that the login page is facebook.com not facebookie or anything else.

>>Never click on any link on Facebook, specially those which used an URL shortener unless and until it is properly attached with the post/message.

>>Always delete cookies and clear the cache after using Facebook from a public shared computer.

>>Never left your profile logged in, somebody can misuse it just for fun.

>>Never ignore a warning from official Facebook.

>>Reset your password weekly or monthly. Reset your password immediately in case of strange activities.

>>Don’t download any file from Facebook as it can’t be official. Facebook is a social networking site not a file sharing system.

>>Don’t delete your hacked profile it can be recovered easily however you may deactivate your profile. For a hacked account read this official help.

>>Keep your system clean from malwares, malwares can be used to read the password while logging in.

>>Enter your personal details only when it’s asked by official Facebook even if it’s an E-Mail, check for it’s sender.

Just keep these tips in mind and enjoy Facebooking ;)

Running Torrents inside Facebook

It is a well known fact that Facebook is used for playing many games like Mafia Wars, Farmville etc. But do you know that you can also run torrents inside Facebook? I’ll tell you how.

  • Download the torrent client, uTorrent
  • Login to your Facebook account, enter the Facebook uTorrent Application and click Allow.
  • The go back to your uTorrent application and click on “preference” icon, check “Enable Web UI” & “Alternative Listening Port” and click OK  image 1
  • Now go back to Facebook and set up “uTorrent on Facebook” settings and save them. image 2
  • Now you can run torrents through Facebook.image 3

[Editor’s Note: This post is written by our guest blogger Rishabh Agarwal. He is an engineer by profession and web designer by choice along with being a Linux enthusiast.

If you, too would like to write for Facebooknol, please check this. Details about our revenue sharing programs are here.]

Target Facebook page updates based on location and language [How-to]

Another great feature by Facebook for all those who admin pages on Facebook. Now you all can target your updates based on location and language from all over the world. The updates here is meant for posts, links, photos, and videos that you share on your page. That means if an update is targeted to US based English users, that update will be visible to only those specific group of people.

Here location means the country like USA India e.t.c. If you are targeting a popular country like Unites States then you have an option of targeting audience by state and city as well but for less popular countries the update can only be targeted on the basis of whole country. For language, you can select from a vast variety of languages which is also having some typical Indian languages like Hindi, Punjabi, Bengali e.t.c.

How to target updates?

First go to the page that you admin and compose an update which can have links, photos, and videos as well. Now on the left of Share button, check a new button which is actually used for targeting. Click on that button and select “Customize”

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After this a pop-up “Choose your Audience” will appear. Select the country and state/city (if any) with the desired language. You can choose more than one country and language too.

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That’s it, now your update will appear to selected fans only. This feature will obviously help to make the communication more relevant. This feature is most important for celebrity pages who usually have more than million fans and want to publish their next tour date for a particular country.

Facebook says “Don’t depend on Java” for it’s new photo uploader

Once again the Facebook is going to change a major thing in it’s design, and this time it’s the way how you upload your photos. Currently it’s done by using third party ActiveX and Java applet. But after so many complaints and loads of error in this uploader, they are going to change it completely. For the new uploader developers have set some goals which are,

  • Don’t depend on Java.
  • Uploads should be asynchronous; that is, you should be able to browse around on Facebook while an upload is ongoing.
  • The uploader’s UI needs to integrate well with current and future revisions of Facebook’s chrome.
  • UI iteration needs to be easy (no recompiling code).
  • Updates and deployment of any binaries should be as secure, seamless and user-friendly as possible.

(via Facebook Engineering’s Notes)

To use this uploader you have to install a Facebook plug-in. Once you have installed this plug-in you will be able to upload your photos with the new uploader which users html an css but with a very cool way ;)

The best thing in this uploader is that you can continue with your work on Facebook, doesn’t matter what you are doing you can do it simultaneously while uploading photos.

PREVIEW:

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This new photo uploader is not available right now for every Facebook user right now however it’s available as a Facebook Prototype for testing purposes. You can visit Prototypes section of Facebook to try it out. If you want to access it directly use this link . You can also report a bug by using this form.

Currently, the following operating systems are supported:

Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7
OS X 10.4 and later
Ubuntu Linux 8 or later, 32-bit only (64-bit support is planned)

(via Facebook Engineering’s Notes)

LINKS: prototype, new photo uploader