How to Block Someone on Facebook

How to Block Someone on Facebook

No matter what your reason is for wanting to know how to block someone on Facebook, the great thing is…you can. When Blocking someone on Facebook they will no longer be able to:

  • See things you post on your timeline
  • Tag you
  • Invite you to events or groups
  • Start a conversation with you
  • Add you as a friend
This will automatically unfriend that person also if you are friends with them.
 
Something else to note about Blocking is that you can block anyone on Facebook whether you are friends with them or not.
In the video tutorial below you’ll learn:
  1. How to Block Someone
  2. How to Un-Block Someone
  3. What happens when you Block Someone
  4. How to Tell if You’ve Been Blocked

Watch the Video Tutorial here:

Written Tutorial

Blocking someone on Facebook – The only way to Block someone on Facebook is to do it from that person’s Personal Profile. You can get to their profile by searching their name in Facebook’s search bar located at the top left of your account.

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UnBlocking Someone on Facebook – In order to Unblock someone you’ve blocked on Facebook, you’ll have to head to your Blocking Settings and click on the Unblock button. To get to those Setting:

  1. Click on the down arrow located at the top right of your account.
  2. Choose Settings
  3. Click on Blocking (located to the left of your screen)
  4. Click on Unblock next to the name of the person you want to unblock

Unblocking someone on Facebook

 

What happens when you Block Someone – First of all when you block someone they are not notified that you blocked them so you don’t have to worry about that. They should not be able to even find your profile page when they use the Search bar on Facebook. It’s like you don’t even exist.

However, if you were friends with that person and had commented on some of their posts, your name next to that comment will not link to your account.

Likewise, if you have mutual friends and you have commented on a mutual friends post, the blocked person will still see your comment but not be able to click on your name to go to your profile.

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3 Sure Signs that you’ve been blocked –

  1. As discussed above, you would see that person’s name but not be able to click on it to go to their profile. That’s the first sign.
  2. The second sign would be if you searched for that person’s name in the search bar and couldn’t find it.
  3. You did find their profile and when you tried to go to it you were given the following sign…

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Be Blessed,
Audrey

 

Top Chat and Texting Acronyms for Seniors to know

Dad uses FacebookDad called me up for the Napoleon’s Idiot Series and asked me what ROFL (he pronounced it as roofel) meant? I couldn’t help but to LOL (Laugh Out Loud) because of how he said it. After talking to him I realized there are a lot of you out there that probably see these sorts of texting acronyms on Facebook all the time but never knew what they mean and probably never asked.

So…out of hundreds of acronyms, I put together a list of the most used texting and chat acronyms that you’re sure to see on Facebook and other Social Media sites.

I’ve also included a list I found online for Seniors chat acronyms that are hilarious! Be sure to check them out down below.

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Most used Texting Acronyms on Facebook

24/7 – Means 24 hours a day 7 days a week
143 – I (1 letter) Love (4 letters) You (3 letters)
2moro – Tomorrow
2nite – Tonight
BRB – Be Right Back
BTW – By The Way
B4N – Bye For Now
BCNU – Be Seeing You
BFF – Best Friends Forever
CYA – Cover Your A$$
DBEYR – Don’t Believe Everything You Read
FWIW – For What It’s Worth
G2G – Got to Go
GR8 – Great
IDK – I don’t know
ILY – I Love You
IMHO – In My Humble Opinion
IMO – In My Opinion
IRL – In Real Life
ISO – In Search Of
J/K – Just Kidding
L8R – Later
LMAO – Laughing My Ass Off
LMBO – Laughing My Butt Off
LOL – Laughing Out Loud -or- Lots Of Love
LYLAS – Love You Like A Sister
MHOTY – My Hat’s Off To You
NP – No Problem
NUB – it stands for a new person
OIC – Oh, I See
OMG – Oh My God
OT – Off Topic
POTUS – President of the United States
POV – Point Of View
RBTL – Read Between The Lines
ROFL – Rolling on Floor Laughing
ROTFLMAO – Rolling On The Floor Laughing My A$$ Off
RT – Real Time
RTM – Read The Manual
SH – Sh** Happens
SITD – Still In The Dark
SOL – Sh** Out of Luck
STBY – Sucks To Be You
SWAK – Sealed With A Kiss
THX – Thanks
TLC – Tender Loving Care
TMI – Too Much Information
TTYL – Talk To You Later
TYSM – Thank You So Much
TYVM – Thank You Very Much
WTF – What The F***
WYWH – Wish You Were Here
YW – You’re Welcome

Texting Acronyms just for you Seniors

Be sure to never forget these Senior Texting Codes with this t-shirt and coffee mug.

Seniors are loving this shirt because of the laughs and comments they get when they wear it. Plus, they always have it handy when typing up that text message or replying to something on Facebook.

BFF: Best Friend Fell

BMH: Broke My Hip

TOT: Texting on Toilet

FWIW: Forgot Where I Was

BTW: Bring The Wheelchair

ROFL… CGU: Rolling On The Floor Laughing… And Can’t Get Up

DWI: Driving While Incontinent

LOL: Living On Lipitor – Lots of Love – Little Old Lady

OMG: Oy, My Grandchildren!

OMG: Ouch, My Groin!

IMHO: Is My Hearing-Aid On?

WTF: What’s Today’s Fish?

WTF: Wet The Furniture

IMHMO: In My HMO…

RULKM: Are You Leaving Kids Money?

BYOT: Bring Your Own Teeth

GTG: Gotta Groan

TGIF: Thank Goodness It’s Four (Four O’Clock – Early Bird Special)

FWB: Friend With Betablockers

FYI: For Your Indigestion…

JK: Just Kvetching

TTYL: Talk To You Louder

MILF: Meal I’d Like To Forget

LMDO: Laughing My Dentures Out

LWO: Lawrence Welk’s On

MGAD: My Grandson’s A Doctor

SUS: Speak Up, Sonny

WIWYA: When I Was Your Age

GOML: Get Off My Lawn

HGBM: Had Good Bowel Movement

WAITT:  Who Am I Talking To?

TTML: Talk to Me Louder

Can you think of some more acronyms you see on Facebook that didn’t make the list? Let me know in the comments below and I’ll add them to the list.

Y’all Be Blessed,

Audrey

Dads advice on overcoming mental blocks

In this Napoleon’s Idiot Episode my Dad has waited a loooong time to watch me overcome one of the biggest mental blocks I have put on myself. That mental block of not thinking I can do something that I don’t have  be able to fill me up with his wisdom when it comes to putting mental blocks on myself.

Dad was not able to get on video to record this weeks episode of Napoleon’s Idiot because he had a pretty bad fall that dislocated his shoulder, broke his nose and gave him two black eyes. Can’t say that I blame him for not wanting to get on camera. Praise God he is alright and they did not have to do surgery on his shoulder and were able to put that sucker back in the socket.

We had recorded this a while back when I finished putting together a marketing piece (graphic design work) that took me hours to do. After putting it together I sent it to Dad and he called me up right away and asked if I would record his feedback to me.

You see when putting together the Facebook Course and Skype Course here at Social Media 4 Beginners I looked at so many other video tutorials and got so discouraged because you can tell they have a team of people that help them. From graphic designers to web development folks and Internet Marketing to E-mail Marketing gurus and here I sit having to do every thing myself. (Not quite there yet to be able to hire that team but God willing it’s coming soon).

When I wanted a graphic design piece done that explains what the Napoleon’s Idiot Series is about, I knew what I wanted in my mind but I did not have the confidence in myself to be able to create it on the computer. I was in a rut and my beautiful, wonderfully talented, graphic design extraordinaire and sister of mine was not around to help me, so I had no other choice then to just jump in and use the tools I had in order to create what my mind saw.

I don’t have any of the fancy photo editing software like Photoshop (had it on my Macbook Pro but that took a crash and now have a PC) so for this piece I actually used the FREE online photo editing site PicMonkey to create this graphic. The only bad thing about using the site is that once you save the image and close the browser you can’t go back and change anything. 🙁

Just so happened that I was pretty pleased with the graphic and thank God I did not make any spelling mistakes so I didn’t have to change anything.

But here is the final graphic I came up with:

Graphic Design work I did to overcome my mental block

 

I think the biggest take away is that we all do put mental blocks on ourselves and it’s time we tore those blocks down and quit saying “I can’t” and use the tools we have to say, “I did it!”

Figure out which mental blocks you’ve been placing on yourself and why not start chipping away at them by doing one thing you haven’t had the confidence to do and then share it with me in the comments below. I’d love to celebrate with you as you crush those mental block and overcome them.

Be Blessed,
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5 Steps to take before confirming that Friend Request on Facebook

Don't become a Scammed Victim

DON’T BECOME A SCAMMED VICTIM!

Proceed-w-cautionWhen I first joined Facebook back in 2006 I remember the elation when I started receiving Friend Request from friends I hadn’t seen since the day we Graduated High School. When those Friend Request came in I quickly accepted their friendship and took a peek around their profile to see how life had treated them. As time went on, I went back to college which opened up more friendships, starting working for a company and became friends with even more people but I started getting Friend Request from people I didn’t know.

I’m one of those people that don’t like confrontation, don’t want to hurt other people’s  feelings and want to be friends with everyone so I accepted the majority of the Friend Request I received. (The older I get the more I realize you can’t please everyone and definitely can’t trust everyone) 🙂

Today you just can’t do that!!

With so many fake profiles, crazy people doing crazy things, spammers, people trying to steal your identity, and just people whose sole purpose is to make other people’s lives a living nightmare you have to be so careful with who you become friends with.

Especially those of you that are 55+ and Senior Citizens. These people prey on those that are in your age bracket because you are new and and just learning all about this Facebook thing. But what they don’t know is that you have an advocate that is looking out for your best interest and that advocate is me. 🙂

The thing is, when you accept/confirm someones friend request on Facebook they are able to view all the information that you have set to allow your friends to see. Things like, where you work, who your friends are, your pictures, videos, your post and your contact information. Now keep in mind that YOU have control over these settings and can determine if you want your “friends” on Facebook to be able to view these. You can find these settings on Facebook under your Privacy Settings & Tools.

There are a lot of different things I look for before I confirm that friend request but I wanted to hear from my own friends what steps they take and the feedback I received was wonderful and what I have used for the following steps.

Very first thing we all do when we receive a friend request is head straight to their Personal Profile and start checking things out.

Watch me as I confirm a friend request

Follow these 5 Steps before confirming a Friend Request

1. When did they create this account – A brand new account is one of the first warning signs that it might be a hacker or spammer. Now granted, I understand that we were all new at one time but these people make fake accounts all day long and just start a friend request frenzy so I just want you to be aware that any new account might just be a fake account. In order to see if the account was just made you can go to that person’s profile and look to the right of their cover photo. You’ll see Years, click on the oldest year and then look for maybe their first post, when they uploaded their profile picture or anything that will indicate when they joined Facebook.

date-they-started-facebook

 

2. Check your Mutual Friends – When the Friend Request comes in, Facebook will let you know how many Mutual Friends you have and you can actually click on that link to see who your mutual friends are. But while your on their Personal Profile you’ll head to their Friends List then choose Mutual Friends. There, you’ll be able to see any mutual friends you may have in common. Lots of times, if I receive a friend request from a classmate from High School, I notice a lot of mutual friends we have in common are all from my High School years. This lets me know that they might actually be the person they say they are.
If you do not recognize the person and you have any doubts, it never hurts to reach out to those mutual friends and ask them if they know the person.

mutual-friends

3. Photos/Video – You know the saying ‘A Picture is worth a thousand words’ this holds so true when looking at someones photos. First of all, I’m looking at the people who are in the photos, do I recognize again? I’m looking at where it was taken. I’m looking at how many photos do they have uploaded? The reason for counting the photos is because a lot of times fake profiles will grab a couple photos from a real profile and throw those up to make it look like it’s that person. A lot of times it will be photos of just that one person without anyone else in the picture.  If they have videos uploaded of themselves I’ll watch them and see if I recognize them or anyone else in the videos.

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4. What sort of stuff is on their Timeline – Some people lock down their Timeline and do not allow people who are not their friends to view it. But some people leave their Timeline wide open for anyone and everyone on Facebook to see it. If they do have it set for everyone to see then I’m looking at photos, videos and post they have been tagged in. I’m looking at any life events they may have posted, what sort of movies they watch and books they read and sometimes I’ll go as far as to see what sort of Business Pages they have “Liked” on Facebook.

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5. Take a peak at their About Section – My friend Rick over at  Baby Boomers Learn to Blog, likes to look at the About Section of a person’s profile before he confirms the friend request. Of course the about section can only be viewed if that person has it set for non friends to view it. If you are able to view it and presuming that they filled it out, you can find out where they work, where they were educated (High School and/or College), places they have lived, their contact and basic information and even their family and relationships on Facebook.

friends-about-section

 

What about you? Are there other steps you take before you confirm a friend request? Let me know in the comments below and as always if you have any questions let me know and I’ll do my best to answer them for you.

Be Blessed,

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How to Share a Link on Facebook

In this episode of Napoleon’s Idiot, Dad wanted to share a link on Facebook so one of his friends could see the Napoleon’s Idiot Series. So I walk him through copying the link, pasting it into his status update and sharing it with his friends on Facebook.

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