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11/29/2012 at 8:49 AM ET
I am trying to post a quote on Facebook, and I would like to include the source of the quote. The quote is:
The difference between try and triumph is just a little umph!
- Marvin Phillips
The problem is, I am friends with a person who has the same last name (Philips). when I tried to cut and paste the quote into the area that says "what's on your mind?" A picture of the other Philips person appears. Can I use cut and paste? Is there some way to get rid of this other reference? Does it matter? Am I posting in the right place?
11/29/2012 at 9:01 AM
When you paste the copy, move the cursor away from the text so that the name isn't highlighted.
Andy Fracica, MBA
11/29/2012 at 12:24 PM
When your cursor is right after the name (a box pops up under the name) if you just hit the space bar the box with the name should go away.
11/29/2012 at 1:01 PM
thank you very much. I just did this successfully on Facebook.
I am being about posting some sort of a motivational message each day on Facebook, but I think it looks kind of funny with my picture next to somebody else's quote... even though I'm giving them credit. What do you think? Should I begin each quote was something like, "Dave's favorite quotes." Or "a quote for today." Or something similar?
Andy Fracica, MBA
11/29/2012 at 1:50 PM
I think most people will understand what you mean with out adding anything but if you are looking to "brand" these posts you can use something that sets them apart from your other posts.
"My favorite quotes," "Interesting quotes," "Inspirational quotes," or anything you like would work.
Peter (henna gaijin)
11/29/2012 at 2:55 PM
If it is a quote a day, and you use the Facebook page for other things besides the quote, I would probably start with some saying like the "Dave's favorite motivational quotes". Not so much because your picture is next to it (I think most FB users know what is going on), but to differential from the family pictures and check ins or anything else you may do.
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