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Fall Colors Photo Contest

Win a $25 gift card from IV Cellular by sharing your best fall photo!!

Got a great eye?  Put it to the test and win prizes from Illinois Valley Cellular!   We’re looking for the best photo of fall this week to showcase on our facebook page.  Every week we will select the best photo to showcase as our facebook cover photo and award the winner a $25 IVC gift certificate!


BlackBerry has updated their facebook app. This will be good for you, if you use “groups.” No more bouncing to the browser to interact.

Win $250 BUCKS! Help Us Reach 2500 Likes!

Limited time offer subject to change and certain restrictions may apply. Illinois Valley Cellular is not responsible for any lost or misdirected entries. Persons under 18 years of age must have parent consent to enter. Limit one winner. Winner must comply with all of the rules of the Contest (See Full Rules & Regulations). No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. Contest will run till 2500 Likes are registered on IVC’s Facebook Fan page. Winner will be chosen by random and contacted via Facebook. Employees and the immediate families of employees are not eligible to win.


More Facebook Changes? Timeline launches on 12/22

Yep.  Your facebook is changing again.  Timeline launches on December 22nd… However, you can launch it now!

Click here to activate timeline.

Thoughts:  Some people have compared it to MySpace.  I don’t think so… It’s busy… But, it’s not covered in animated gifs.

I like that it turns your profile into an online journal.  It’s fun to go back and relive 2009.  Plus, now you can add past “life events” to your profile… ie.  day you were married, kid was born, weekly shopping details, bowel movements, etc.  The best part, you can add descriptions and photos to these events!

See Mashable’s Facebook Timeline: The Complete Guide

New Facebook Android App

VIDEO GUIDE: New Facebook Layout

Facebook has won… they are the talk of the office this morning because of this redesign.  9 out of 10 people are unhappy.  And the new “google+”-like news feed is on fire with comments.

BUT — this is typical of any FB change.  Every single time FB has introduced a change, people threatened to leave, started groups and pages RENOUNCING the changes…

Zuck just laughs… takes it all in… and grows his empire.

So, since were stuck with this hodgepodge of social network giants (see picture below) rolled into facebook… Let’s figure this thing out with the help of Gizmodo:

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LINKS: ANOTHER facebook redesign,amazon app store for android, JLo rockin a new BB

ANOTHER facebook redesign?!   Read the full story at mashable.

According to sources, facebook will be launching a redesign to “make the page more ‘sticky.'”

we’ve also learned that the platform — which will include music and video from partner sites — will display the media content a user is watching or listening to on their profiles.

So, essentially, facebook is aiming to become MySpace.  Soon, all profiles will look like a 12 year old girls locker.

Here’s some other fun nuggets in the news today.


[Breaking/Leak] White Motorola 7 Inch Tablet
Amazon Appstore Goes International for Some


Jennifer Lopez Sporting a BlackBerry Bold 9900 in Latest Music Video
BlackBerry Typing Contest in South Korea…


Facebook to Launch “Major” Profile Redesign at f8
Our Holographic Future Will Debut In The Back Seat Of A Car [Science]

And the first BlackBerry goes to…

Cheryl Stewart of Mendota!

1 out of every 20 Illinois Valley Cellular fans, is a facebook friend of Cheryl’s!

You could be next… Help us get to 1,000 facebook likes!

Once we get there, we’ll give away 19 more BlackBerry smartphones!

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ivc sms fb – rock!

Illinois Valley Cellular is now a FACEBOOK mobile carrier

You can text Facebook to update your status, message your friends, or send a poke on the go. You can also choose to receive texts with messages, pokes, and wall posts from your friends right when they happen.

(Standard text message rates apply.)