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Do you want your Facebook Page – Cover Image done for FREE?

Just a few more days until all Facebook Pages will get a new design. Facebook says that on March 30, 2012 they will be enforcing the new Timeline format on all pages – regardless of whether you have already switched to the new format or clueless about the whole thing and still on the old format.

So, how many of you Page-admins out there are ready for this change?  Have you already changed your page to the Timeline format and published? Maybe you’ve reluctantly converted to the new format but not quite happy with how the whole cover image and the profile image combination looks on your page. Or you don’t have a nice image to put up there at all…

What ever the situation you are in, I’ve got GOOD news for you! The Srilankan social media company Loops Solutions has volunteered to help out absolutely anyone who wants their cover page done – That is, Loops will create a cover page for your Facebook Page, absolutely FREE!

How’s that for a deal? And no strings attached, what so ever. They have just taken it up as a fun thing to do and in general,  just to help out the social media community. If any of you want to make use of this crazy opportunity, email them at or visit their Facebook Page and ‘message’ them.


(Disclaimer: I work for Loops Solutions and I’m the head of social media)

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Facebook Timeline for pages and brands has launched!

Almost immediately after “Timeline” for personal profiles were launched, it had been guessed, predicted and prophesied that Facebook would be launching Timeline for Pages. Over the past couple of months, it was rumored that D-day was 29th February, the leap day, the day of the first ever Facebook Marketing conference or fMC – as Facebook likes to call it. And the rumor worked out to be true after all, because Facebook Timeline for pages are HERE!

That’s right! But, at this point, only page admins can view the Timeline. Here’s what it looks like when an admin first walks into the page:

New Facebook Page layout activated from 30th March 2012 - Notice to Page admins

When you click on the blue-color “Preview” button, this is what you get to view:

New Facebook Page layout activated from 30th March 2012 - The initial look

You can read-up on this in detail on Mashable – here. Also, don’t miss this interesting post on AllFacebook.

I’d love to walk you through the “Tour” but I gotta go for now, since I’m planning on watching the fMC live, in about an hour and a half (at the time of writing this post). Facebook will be starting the livestreaming of this much awaited event at 1pm ET or EST (If you’re watching from Sri Lanka, it should start around 11.30pm). If you want to watch, just click here, to go to Facebook’s special site set up just for the fMC.

Time permitting, I’ll add some photos from the tour, but let’s discuss more about Timeline for pages, after the conference.

Au revoir!


Must thank Shazly for sending me the google-chat update about this, which I saw on my phone while I was on my way home from work! 😀

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Why you should activate the new Facebook profile setting – the “Facebook Timeline”

You can love or hate or just be ‘meh’ over the new changes on facebook profiles that were launched during the last week’s f8 developers conference (go ahead and click the link if you’d like to see the recording). But instead of waiting around for the automatic update of your profile from the old to the new – Timeline profile, it would be a good idea to activate the new Timeline now.

Here’s what mine look like:

Although you won’t get to see it on my profile just yet!

Why should I activate my facebook profile to the new Timeline? I already hate it!

Well, whether you and I love it or hate it, Facebook is going to activate it this week. When you activate the new timeline, Facebook says:

Welcome to Your Timeline – Developer Release
Your timeline currently features your top photos and posts. Right now, only you can see what’s here. Take a tour and star, hide or add whatever you want. Then click Publish Now or wait until your timeline goes live on Thursday, September 29, 2011.

So, unless you are planning on abandoning Facebook and deleting your profile altogether or something, my humble opinion is that you should activate the new Timeline now! So that you can check on what’s visible and what’s private and be comfortable with your profile before Facebook activates it on the 29th. Continue reading Why you should activate the new Facebook profile setting – the “Facebook Timeline”