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Why can’t people send me Facebook Messages?

Dec 23, 2013   //   by Raylene   //   Facebook, Personal Social Media  //  2 Comments

Updated 9/9/15: this newer post may be helpful with more up-to-date Facebook settings –  I can’t message someone on Facebook

Not able to receive Facebook Messages from non-friends

I am in several groups on Facebook, and sometimes when conversations from those groups need to be taken OFF of the group wall into a private message, people who aren’t my friends weren’t able to message me.

This puzzled me since my Facebook privacy and security settings are nearly all set to make me very visible, very public.

I think I found the solution, a relatively simple fix, actually, and I’d like to know if it helps some other people as well.


Change the Privacy Setting of your Email to Receive Facebook Messages


From your Facebook News Feed, select “Edit Profile” on the top left corner under the Facebook logo:

Edit Facebook Profile


Then scroll down in your Profile (“About” section) and find “Contact Information” and click the “Edit” button: Read more >>

Is it time to log off Facebook?

Aug 18, 2013   //   by Raylene   //   Facebook, Personal Social Media  //  Comments Off on Is it time to log off Facebook?

Social media can really suck you in and eat your time.

When is the right time to log off of Facebook?

Time to log off Facebook

This is a tongue-in-cheek flow chart to help you decide when you’ve had enough Facebook time. What do you think? Is it pretty accurate? Read more >>

A Candid Social Media Manager Moment

Aug 8, 2013   //   by Raylene   //   Blog  //  2 Comments

Jeff captured a candid social media manager moment a couple of days ago.

Owly Images

Here I am in my living room in my ‘casual’ office. LOL! He really caught me off guard.  I’m looking a little tired from a long day of work and obviously not looking ready to walk out the door to a public business meeting.  But he found this set-up amusing (and pretty typical of how I often have several things going at once).

Jeff’s comment about the photo was telling:

What social media managers look like when they are working – 3 computers, 1 iPad, 1 iPhone, and a regular phone.

He didn’t mention the iPod dock station on the table, either! HAHA!

This is a truly candid look at a moment in the life of this social media manager. Read more >>

Facebook News on the News Feed

Aug 6, 2013   //   by Raylene   //   Facebook, News, Social Media for Business  //  Comments Off on Facebook News on the News Feed

Today Facebook announced some changes to the News Feed, specifically to the “News Feed algorithm” as they call it (or “Edge Rank” as we usually call it). This news is VERY new, so we’ll be watching to see how it all rolls out in the coming weeks.

In a blog post on their Facebook for Business section, Facebook gives us a window into the workings of the News Feed.

So how does News Feed know which of those 1,500 stories to show? By letting people decide who and what to connect with, and by listening to feedback. When a user likes something, that tells News Feed that they want to see more of it; when they hide something, that tells News Feed to display less of that content in the future. This allows us to prioritize an average of 300 stories out of these 1,500 stories to show each day.

The News Feed algorithm responds to signals from you, including, for example:

  • How often you interact with the friend, Page, or public figure (like an actor or journalist) who posted
  • The number of likes, shares and comments a post receives from the world at large and from your friends in particular
  • How much you have interacted with this type of post in the past
  • Whether or not you and other people across Facebook are hiding or reporting a given post

Once again, Facebook makes it clear that it’s the stories you INTERACT with that you will see the most of.  Read more >>


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