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How to Backup Your Facebook Account

Thumbnail image for How to Backup Your Facebook Account by Barbara J. Feldman July 2, 2013

Having a copy of all your Facebook posts and photos can be useful if your account is ever hacked or deleted. And Facebook recently added new features that make backing up super easy. To begin, click the gears icon in the upper right-hand corner, and select Account Settings. This should open up General Settings, if […]

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Help! I’m Blocked from Adding New Facebook Friends!

Thumbnail image for Help!  I’m Blocked from Adding New Facebook Friends! by Barbara J. Feldman June 25, 2013

Facebook has an algorithm that determines when friend requests look unnatural. If you cross a certain line, Facebook will block you from sending any new friend requests for 30 days. The types of activities that can get you blocked include lots of friend requests that have gone unanswered, or (worse yet) marked as unwelcomed. There […]

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How to Remove Facebook Tags

Thumbnail image for How to Remove Facebook Tags by Barbara J. Feldman June 4, 2013

Sooner or later someone is going to tag you in a photo that you’d rather not have show up on your Facebook profile. So, you have two choices. First, you can politely ask your friend to remove the photo from Facebook. The second option is to remove your tag from the photo. In this case, […]

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What Facebook Knows About You

Thumbnail image for What Facebook Knows About You by Barbara J. Feldman May 13, 2013

Researchers at Cambridge University recently published a study that shows that by aggregating all your Likes on Facebook, an automated algorithm can describe you fairly accurately. Personal traits that can be determined include “race, age, IQ, sexuality, personality, substance use and political views.” And this is just from data that is publicly available. The study […]

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What is a Facebook ‘Like’ Scam?

Thumbnail image for What is a Facebook ‘Like’ Scam? by Barbara J. Feldman January 25, 2013

You’ve seen them on your walls, posts liked by one of your friends claiming a sick and dying child wants a million likes, or a friend will get her apartment rent free if she gets a million likes, or my sister Mallory has Down Syndrome and doesn’t think she’s beautiful. The real story behind these […]

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Tell Facebook Which Pages You Want to See More Of

by Barbara J. Feldman November 20, 2012

Facebook has recently implemented a way for you to choose to get a notification (in your message area) whenever a favorite FB Page (such as the Surfnetkids Facebook Page or the JokesByKids Page) makes a post. To change your settings, login to Facebook, and visit the page you want notifications for. Assuming you’ve already liked […]

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