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How-to: Write an Essay in Facebook – and Why You Shouldn’t

How-to: Write an Essay in Facebook - and why you Shouldn'tYou no longer need to worry about text limits on posts, as Facebook now allows up to 5,000 characters. You are now free to write complete thoughts and break up your status updates into paragraphs to make your posts more readable. You can be one of those Internet novelists and serialise your Magnum Opus in the manner of Charles Dickens.

However, longer posts will consume more space in your followers’ News Feeds. They may find it more than annoying if you take up too much screen real estate, so use this feature sparingly.

It’s worth noting that after a certain length, posts get truncated on-screen anyway, so it’s less of an issue on a Wall or Fanpage, but you don’t want to look like a spammer, or worse – a bore. Write what you need and no more. RC

About Robin Catling

Robin Catling gained degrees in both arts and technology which led to a diverse portfolio of employment. A freelance systems analyst, project manager and business change manager for the likes of American Express, British Airways and IBM, he moved on to web design, journalism and technical authoring. He has also worked in film and television, both behind and in front of the camera, including productions by Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorcese, Ron Howard and Ridley Scott. A qualified three-weapon coach, he runs West Devon Swords teaching sports fencing to all age groups, and in recent years qualified with the British Federation of Historical Swordplay to teach medieval and renaissance combat in the Historical Western Martial Arts.


2 thoughts on “How-to: Write an Essay in Facebook – and Why You Shouldn’t

  1. Reblogged this on ΤΟ ΠΙΤΣΙΡΙΚΙ.

    Posted by ΤΟ ΠΙΤΣΙΡΙΚΙ | Mar 12, 2012, 12:18 am
  2. Don’t even start. Get a life instead.

    Posted by Akadem | Apr 20, 2012, 1:13 pm

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