You Can be the WeChat Campus Ambassador 2013

WeChat Campus Ambassador Search 2013

Are you social influential students with many friends and fans? WeChat wants you to be their campus ambassador.

WeChat Campus Ambassador Search 2013
WeChat Campus Ambassador Search 2013

The WeChat Campus Ambassador Search 2013 begins on 22 October 2013 to 29 December 2013 at local universities.

It is open to all undergraduates and postgraduates students in a search to find 4x pairs male and female to represent, introduce and promote WeChat social mobile messaing application to their own campuses’ students.

Contestants who have most votes on WeWave, the WeChat Campus Ambassador Search 2013 official account. The winners will receive RM15,000 worth of cash and prizes.

Vote for WeChat Campus Ambassador at WeWave
Vote for WeChat Campus Ambassador at WeWave

To vote for your favourite candidates, you will need to add WeChat ID “WeWave” in your WeChat account, or scan the QR code below:

WeChat Campus Ambassador Search 2013 QR code
WeChat Campus Ambassador Search 2013 QR code

WeChat team will have road shows at the following 4 campuses:

wechat campus ambassador search venues
wechat campus ambassador search venues

Visit WeChat Malaysia Facebook Page for more information.

You Can Now Receive Twitter Direct Messages (DMs) from Any Follower

Twitter setting allows you to receive direct messages from any follower

Twitter new setting allows you to receive direct messages (DMs) from any follower, regardless you follow them back or not. Learn how to enable/disable it.

“Hey, please follow me so that I can send you a DM!”

Does it sound familiar to you? Twitter users should encounter it now and then.

It is Twitter’s rule that you can only send DM (direct message) to another Twitter user who you and him/her follow each other.

The rule helps to cut the amount of unwanted (read: Spam) Direct Messages in your Twitter inbox.

But it could be a hassle when you simply want to receive a private message from a Twitter user but you are not interested to follow him/her Twitter updates.

Do you follow a Twitter user temporarily to receive DMs then unfollow the account? It sounds stupid, isn’t it?

Twitter setting allows you to receive direct messages from any follower
Twitter setting allows you to receive direct messages from any follower

Not anymore, if you wish. A new Twitter setting “Receive direct messages from any follower” (pic) allows you to receive DM from Twitter followers, even you are not following them.

The new Twitter messages setting has a note say:

Generally, you must follow someone before they have the ability to direct message you. If you check this option, any Twitter user that follows you will be able to send you a DM, regardless of whether you decide to follow them back.

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Now you can decide whether you want to receive private messages from followers without following them back, or you want to keep your Twitter inbox to friends only.

With the setting checked, you do not need to follow Twitter users to receive their DMs – Keep your Twitter timeline to only those you care.

I think that company customer support teams on Twitter are cheering for the new Twitter setting. They are often ask customers to send account information in direct message (for privacy) to solve customers’ issues.

Do you enable/disable the Direct Message setting? I have mine enabled. Follow me (@liewcf) on Twitter to send me a DM now!

[via The Verge]

Now Anyone Can Search Your Facebook Posts! Here’s Quick Way to Anti-Stalking

facebook limit audience setting
facebook remove privacy setting
Facebook remove privacy setting

Facebook has decided to allow anyone to search for your profile on Facebook by removing the “Who can look up your Timeline by name?” privacy setting.

Most of you probably do not know the setting, anyway. It is an old setting which has been removed last year for people who are not using it.

“Only small percentage of people still using the setting, they will see reminders about it being removed in the coming weeks”

Now, anyone who knows your name can use Facebook Graph search to search for profile, pictures, and previous posts.

How do you block strangers from seeing your Facebook posts?

You are very active Facebook user who share many funny, informative, weird stuff on Facebook. Sometimes you did not aware that you are sharing those posts publicly.

Now you can correct the mistakes in a few clicks by limits audience of posts you have shared in the past from “friends of friends” or “public” to “friends” only.

Step-by-step to hide Facebook posts from strangers:

facebook limit audience setting
Facebook limit audience setting
  1. Goto Facebook Privacy Settings
  2. Click on the “Limit Old Posts” button under “Limit The Audience for Old Posts on Your Timeline” (pic)
  3. Click “Confirm” button and only friends can see your previous fb posts now.

(Note: It can not be undone in one click. If you change your mind later, you’ll need to change the audience for each posts one at a time.)

Facebook public post notice
Facebook public post notice

Also, in the coming weeks, Facebook will display a notice reminding you when you are sharing Facebook post with Public.

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Hope this article helps you to hide private posts from stalkers.

LiewCF’s advice is that,

If you do not want to share publicly, then do not share it online at the first place.

Congrats to 2013 Women’s Month Giveaway Winner! (Jabra SOLEMATE)

congratulations card
Congratulations card (Image credit: cathy.fong – Flickr.com)

Thanks to all the participants and engagement in the 2013 Women’s Month Giveaway. We have a winner now! Congratulataions to Faheem Iqmal for winning the RM699 Jabra SOLEMATE wireless portable speaker (see review here).

His entry (“Like Jabra Facebook Page”) had been randomly chosen by computer among 520 total entries. Lucky fairy was with him!

Please don’t feel disappointed if you didn’t win this time. LiewCF Tech Blog always plans giveways to reward new and existing readers. This is to say, I already planning for the next giveaway! Woohoo!

The more entries we have in each giveaway contests, the more giveaway sponsors we will get. It is like a “Egg vs. Chicken” question.

You don’t want to missed any great deals, freebies and giveway, make sure you are connected to LiewCF in the following channels:

[box type=note]I would like to thank Jabra for giving the SOLEMATE portable speaker. Interested in sponsoring? I’d love to hear from you. Get in touch with me.[/box]

Facebook 101: How to Turn Off Facebook Notification Sound

facebook notification sound turn off
Turn off Facebook notification sound setting

Now Facebook plays a sound each time you receive a new notification. Here you’ll learn about how to turn off Facebook notification sound.

I was stalking friends on facebook, then my computer suddenly played a strange sound. After checking all tabs on my web browser, I found that it is Facebook notification sound.

Yes, now Facebook alert you with sound when there’s new Facebook notification. It is annoying and, worse, it tells everyone in the office that you are playing Facebook!

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