James Mayes

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Social media image size cheat sheet

In Facebook, Facebook tips, Google+, Infographic, LinkedIn, Social Media, Social Recruiting, Twitter, Twitter Tips, Video on January 15, 2013 at 11:18 am

Something that’s been a pain to me in the past, and no doubt a constant pain to everyone else who’s ever tried to carefully prepare a social media page…. what size should the image be?

Luckily, problem solved. The wonderful guys over at LunaMetrics have done the hard work for us. Not only for images though, they’ve covered video preview sizes, caption box character limits, thumbnail sizes… everything!

Image size

What’s more, they’ve covered all this for

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Google+
  • YouTube
  • LinkedIn
  • Pinterest

If you build, customise or play with images, videos, thumbnails or layouts on any of the above sites…. you need this in your life!  Bookmark, enjoy! Full post here.

 

Blog: Turn your Facebook Timeline into a movie

In Facebook, Facebook tips, Personal, Social Media, Video on January 31, 2012 at 3:27 pm

Facebook is now rolling out Timeline for all users – and I’ve noticed more people adding detail to their history recently. Fortuitous then, that Timeline MovieMaker will suck in that history and turn it into a great little movie – kinda “This is your life, according to Facebook”.  Some I know are shy with the amount they share (you need at least 75 photos shared) – so I thought it’d be fun to grab the video of mine and share here – give you an idea of what can be done.

It pulls out various random snaps, which you can change and edit. My favourites? I’d forgotten the snap of me in a burgundy bowler hat with Brad Pitt. I also like that it pulled out the snapshot of a Tel Aviv check-in. I was trying to fool Facebook Places that day with check-in data – achieved. I’ve never been to Israel…

Having watched and played with a few options, it’ll be really fascinating to see what companies can produce when Facebook finally release Timeline for Brands – maybe next month?

Having watched and played with a few options, it’ll be really fascinating to see what companies can produce when Facebook finally release Timeline for Brands – maybe next month?

If you want to play yourself, the movie maker app is here.

I used HyperCam2 (no affiliation) for the screengrab.

Blog: News grouping without tagging on Facebook #stoneroses

In Facebook, Facebook tips, Recruitment, Social Media, Social Recruiting on October 21, 2011 at 3:54 pm

Noticed this one for the first time today.  Haven’t read anything about it in the aftermath of F8, but it’s certainly deliberate and interesting.  If a job seeker is a fan of numerous Employer Career pages, will this functionality allow the jobseeker to get a holistic view more quickly? Allow direct comparison between the style of one company and another? If so, it’ll only increase the rationale for a company to engage in human fashion and not via auto-posting….

Note that none of the four people here had actively tagged the Stone Roses in any way, just mentioned. Did I miss a press conference, or has this one come through under the radar…

 

news grouping on facebook

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