Did you notice that your Facebook status is a bit different? Notice the "lock" icon when you post an update? Facebook is now giving you the option to broaden the viewing of your updates beyond your Friends, and you can customize it for each status update you write.
Check it out on this link from Inside Facebook, and excellent Facebook resource for you. Facebook Takes Aim at Twitter: New Publisher Makes Public Status Updates Easy
Are you aware that LinkedIn has a similar setting? You can't customize it for each update but you can change the settings in order to broaden your message to more people outside of your connections. Once you log on, go to Account & Settings (top right), look under Settings and find "Status Availability." Status always defaults to your Connections but you can open it up to your Network or to Everyone. I recommend choosing Everyone in order for you to get more traction from your updates. Similar settings are available for your "Member Feed" and you can find that right below the "Status Availability."
If you have any questions about your settings or how you should use them for your own personal or business situation, please shoot me an email and I'll be glad to answer.
7 years ago