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Posted on March 25, 2011 by Jennifer Pointer

Facebook Questions

 

Well, here's a fun new feature on Facebook, to end the week.  Go HERE on Facebook, and activate Facebook questions.  Once you do, you'll see a new option  for submitting items to your profile page and news feed, called "Questions." This gives you the option to ask everyone following your newsfeed any question and to make it a multiple choice or true/false question.  Your friends can answer and/or share the question in their own feeds.

 

According to Facebook:

 

We noticed that people were frequently asking for opinions ("what are your favorite restaurants in New York?") or hoping to learn about their friends ("what was your favorite movie as a kid, something you watched over and over?"). For most of these questions, experts weren't going to be the best source for advice. The answers to these questions are meaningful or interesting because you know your friends and your friends know you.

 

We wanted to make questions easier and faster to answer. With the updated Questions you can agree with an existing answer with a single click, or you can add a different response. This makes it easy for many more people to respond to you. It also helps us show you the most popular responses...(more)

 

I added it to my feed, and above is an example of the form for setting up a question.  This is easily accessible once you've enabled the feature by clicking "questions," then following the instructions.  So, go ahead - find out where your friends like to eat locally, what movie eveyone's watching this weekend, or try something silly, like asking them what they think the next word added to the dictionary will be (hint: it won't be "LOL" or "OMG" - those are already in there).

 

BONUS

While you're checking out Facebook, take a look at Kim Kommando on the "creepiest" Facebook apps:

 

 


 

Jennifer Pointer

 

Jennifer Pointer (e-mail) is in Tulsa, OK. She promotes a simple, a low-tech approach to effective online profile management, search engine optimization and social networking. 
 

 

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