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Monday, December 19, 2011

Facebook Cover Photo Tips I Gathered + Some Maui Examples

Facebook cover photo on several 'Best' lists

... Hand-picking Internet sites today, this time helpful info about Facebook cover photos, with some Maui examples thrown in ...

UK author Amy-Mae Elliott of Mashable is quite an expert on Facebook cover photos. Check out her 5-site article, which has morphed into 10 sites since she published the article in October.
Facebook Timeline: 5 Sites for Customizing Your Cover Photo
(Notice the Editor's Note at the bottom about avoiding spam)
Amy-Mae also wrote this article, which I recommended to my friend Erin:
Make the Most of the New Facebook Timeline Cover Photo [PICS] 
This article by Nancy Messiah of NextWeb has some customization sites to try as well:
5 Ways to Customize Your Facebook Timeline Cover
If you're looking for something way beyond the ordinary, check out the great examples by Tim Ware of the Social Media Examiner:
16 Creative Ways to Make Your Facebook Timeline Cover Photo
You'll see one or two duplicates of the above article plus some really, yes 'Amazing' ones, in this article by Chris Groves of Mad4Flash:
10 Amazing Facebook Timeline Covers and Photos
If you like Best lists, see this article published way back in September (Internet time is warped!), by Natalie Paracha of topoflists.com:
Top 35 Best Facebook Covers for Timeline Profiles
You'll see many, many more Best lists in the near future, of that I'm certain.

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I didn't need to look far to find people on Maui I knew would be early adopters of the Facebook Timeline.

My FB friend social media expert Peter Liu always comes up with interesting things, and his cover photo reflects his interest in underwater photography.

Liza Pierce, who is the dynamo behind @AMauiBlog, obviously loves Maui.

And I enjoy seeing Mike Neal's magnificent sunset photos, which he posts almost every day.

I knew right away what my first cover photo would be. It was wide enough (at least 720 pixels wide per Facebook) and the right subject matter. It's definitely not of the high-caliber creative quality as those above, but it does illustrate what's important to me.

What about you? What will your cover photo be?

I'll definitely be taking peeks at my FB friends' cover photos, come December 24. Or maybe I should wait until Christmas morning?


P. S. I would have listed a few sites for finding interesting and funny cover photos, but some of those sites are blatant come-ons to buy or they'll throw you into an endless loop. If you find any reputable free sites, let me know. I really like the one I chose for the top of this post. ... Oh, wait, this site looks okay: Facebook Timeline Profile Covers.

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