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How to Delete Your Facebook Search History

Thumbnail image for How to Delete Your Facebook Search History by Barbara J. Feldman January 5, 2014

Remember that night you searched for your high school sweetheart? Facebook does. It records all your Facebook searches. And even though the privacy on searches is set to “only me,” you might want to periodically go into your Facebook Activity Log and clear them out. Here’s how. 1) Go to your profile page, and click […]

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What is Facebook Year in Review?

Thumbnail image for What is Facebook Year in Review? by Barbara J. Feldman December 9, 2013

Facebook Year in Review is a view of you and your FB friends’ 2013 highlights. So what constitutes a highlight? Facebook doesn’t explain the details of its algorithm, but you’ll see photos and status updates that were popular with your friends, probably measured in likes and comments. Facebook says that all existing privacy settings from […]

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Why Did I End Up in a Facebook Closet?

Thumbnail image for Why Did I End Up in a Facebook Closet? by Barbara J. Feldman November 21, 2013

Those of us that keep on eye on such things, have seen an increase in successful password hacks recently. It seems like there’s another high-profile site whose passwords have been exposed every week. If you have an account compromised at one of these sites, you’ll likely get an email from the affected site asking you […]

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It’s Another Algorithm Change for Your Facebook News Feed

by Barbara J. Feldman August 6, 2013

Today Facebook announced that they have tweaked the mysterious algorithm that controls what shows up on your News Feed. The basic gist of today’s update is that if you don’t see an update because you didn’t scroll down far enough, it’s possible for that update to resurface on your News Feed “even hours later” if […]

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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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