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Face the Facts

Face the Facts
by Gary Woods

Facebook is one of the hottest applications on the net. Everybody seems to be getting a Facebook page and putting an amazing amount stuff on it. The idea of sharing your information is kind of interesting but I started wondering if there wasn't more that could be done with a Facebook page.

Well it turns out there's a lot of stuff you can do with your page. One of the most useful I found was Zoho Online Office. Zoho exists on its own ( and has a plethora of programs like word processors, spreadsheets, calendars and project trackers which can be shared with anyone that you're working with. But you can also link your Facebook Account to your Zoho Account and have all of your saved and shared documents available for browsing and sharing with others right from inside the account.

Another application I found interesting was Local Picks which features TripAdvisor and has more than 530,000 restaurants covered in its recommendation utility for Facebook. Also there's Dynamite Webcam that's a stand-alone video messaging client to get your live pictures up on your Facebook page. Dynamite Webcam can pull in any Webcam feed and populate your profile with the latest picture you've snapped.

Then there's Web Presence which combines all of your web offerings including Flickr, LinkedIn, MySpace, Twitter, YouTube and other social networking sites adding the appropriate icon for each site into its convenient box so your legion of fans can keep up on all your exploits.

Finally if people want to keep up on your personal appearances there's Calendar. This application allows you to put in all day or specifically timed events and set up group meetings. So get your Facebook page to rockin' NOW!

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Gary Woods is the Computer Trainer for the Santa Barbara Association of Realtors. And he is a Broker/Associate at Home Realty & Investments, Inc