One of the most useful things I learned at SLA this year came not from one of the many expert speakers but from a casual conversation with a colleague.
I was frustrated because I couldn’t find a way to comment on posts from a page I’m an admin for as myself. I finally found the solution and thought I’d share it.
No matter how much I clicked on the “Use Facebook as SLA Social Science Division” and “Use Facebook as Tara” links, whenever I liked or commented on a Social Science Division post, it came up as a like or comment from the Social Science Division – making it look like the division was having a conversation with itself. I had resigned myself to the fact that I could no longer comment as myself once I became an admin. (At least until the next time Facebook changes its interface…)
I had complained about this “feature” to several people, when Morgan Grimes pointed out to me that there is a way to toggle between posting as the page and posting as myself.
For each page you are an admin for, you need to adjust the settings so that you don’t comment as the page by default.
First, go to the page, and click on the “Edit Page” button in the upper right.
Next, click on “Your Settings” in the menu on the left.
Then you can uncheck the box that says “Always post and comment on your page as…”
Now the links to toggle between “Use Facebook as SLA Social Science Division” and “Use Facebook as Tara” actually work!