With over 500 million users, Facebook is the top internet destination for almost every social web user on Earth. Of these 500 million, at least 350 million log in every day and carry out one form of activity or another. Looking at how you use Facebook , you will realize that the most likely activities are posting and commenting on status updates.
With this huge traffic in status updates, it is hard for updates or comments to stay relevant or be remembered. However, you must have come across a status update that impressed you and that you still remember. It may have been funny, well-written or just plain weird.
Well, not all of us can be funny or gifted in prose or weird for that matter. However, the following will allow you create even better status updates and comments.
How to Create Interesting Facebook Status Updates and Comments That Will Impress Your Friends
Write Your Status Updates Upside Down or in Reverse Text
This is something you can do to make people stop to decipher your updates. Unfortunately, you cannot type upside down or in reverse on Facebook . The following are some websites that will help you create such updates:
Fliptext .org: This website will turn your text upside down. Adding a context to your update will make more sense for example, “uʍop ǝpı sdn sןǝǝɟ pןɹoʍ ǝןoɥʍ ʎɯ “.
Typemirror .com: You can create reverse or mirror text here e.g. ” rorrim eht ni flesym ta gnikooL “.
There are other websites that can help you produce such updates.
Add another Option to Your Status Updates
Sometimes commenting on a status update that you like is not enough. So you still click on the “Like” button to further show your appreciation but what if you dislike the update? With a Facebook app called Status Magic, you can add a “Dislike” option to your updates so that your friends can choose to click on that instead. You can even make the button say anything you want such as “Four Thumbs Down”, “Hilarious”, “TMI”, etc.
Use Symbols in Your Updates
Spice up your talk by including symbols in your updates and substituting them for letters or words where possible. For example, “I am a King” becomes: I am a ♚ . You can find such symbols at websites like Fsymbols .com or at Facebook -symbols.com amongst others. There is also a Facebook app called Status Symbols that you can use.
Add Images to Your Status Updates Using ASCII Art
You can create status updates which contain ASCII Art. ASCII art is a cool way to depict images using numbers and other characters. You already use ASCII art in its simplest form if you make use of Emoticons e.g. :-). There are a lot of websites which provide you with such images that you can use on Facebook .
Talk like a Pirate
Tired of being you on Facebook ? How about being someone popular for a change like Captain Jack Sparrow of Pirates of the Caribbean? To translate your status updates into “Pirate-speak”, you can use the Translator on TalkLikeAPirateDay.com.
To make it more interesting, you could change your name on Facebook to that of a pirate or add it as your middle name e.g. Jack ‘Long John Silver’ Adams. Getting your friends to join in will make it even more fun.
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