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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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Facebook Adds Emoticons to Comments

Thumbnail image for Facebook Adds Emoticons to Comments by Barbara J. Feldman October 15, 2012

The smiley face emoticons that Facebook previously only allowed in messages and chat, are now available in comments. Whether this is a good thing or not depends on your circle friends. For a list of emoticons, see this article from FB Smileys.

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View Your Facebook Wall as a Stranger Does

Thumbnail image for View Your Facebook Wall as a Stranger Does by Barbara J. Feldman October 4, 2012

Facebook has a (well-deserved) bad reputation when it comes to respecting our privacy.  On the other hand,  there are plenty of times when all the hand wringing and cries of foul play are actually not Facebook’s fault at all.  It is simply a matter of people not understanding that they see things on their Facebook wall that others do […]

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