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Notes

One application some people take extensive advantage of is called Notes. Facebook says, “With Facebook Notes, you can share your life with your friends through written entries. You can tag your friends in notes, and they can leave comments.” This might seem similar to the blog feature in MySpace that a lot of people used but that never quite resonated the way the MySpace team intended. You can see your friends’ notes by going to www.facebook.com/notes/. If you haven’t used Notes much, you might have to click More in the left navigation to find it.

Facebook Notes are used by some people as an alternative to a blogging platform, although it isn’t recommend because there are much better professional platforms such as WordPress, MoveableType, and TypePad. Others use Notes to post stories about friends that they can then tag or things that they find that are interesting (see Figure 1.19).

Figure 1.19

Figure 1.19 Notes is a longer format for sharing ideas with Facebook friends.

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