Tech Tips


How to Keep Your Facebook Notifications Private

by Barbara J. Feldman July 10, 2012

Here’s an insider tip on how to mitigate the spew from prolific Facebook apps that want to spam your Facebook wall. You know the ones I’m talking about? So-and-so watched a video, so-and-so read an article, etc. These notifications are annoying at best, and possibly even down-right embarrassing. The next time an app asks you […]

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How to Remove Spotify Updates From Your Wall

by Barbara J. Feldman July 3, 2012

Is your Facebook wall overrun with music playlists from Spotify? Do you care what songs your friends are listening to on Spotify? If not, heres a tip from The Internet Patrol explaining how to remove all Spotify updates from your wall. Hover your mouse over the down arrow in the right-hand corner of any Spotify […]

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How to Get Your Facebook Under Control

by Barbara J. Feldman May 22, 2012

Facebook can be a “constant source of annoyance, embarrassment and trouble” according to this article on Lifehacker: The Stupid Things You Do on Facebook. OTOH, the article also explains how to solve these problems, and “get Facebook under control.” For example, Stupid Thing #1 is not regularly auditing the permissions you have granted your approved […]

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How to Side Step the Facebook Timeline Format

by Barbara J. Feldman April 10, 2012

Haters of the new Facebook timeline format, who happen to use the Chrome browser, have a new best friend: the TimelineRemove Chrome extension. Simply install it into your browser, and you now have the option of switching between the timeline view and the previous format. Of course, this does not stop visitors to your Facebook […]

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How to Hide Facebook Relationship Status Updates

by Barbara J. Feldman February 21, 2012

Now that Valentine’s Day has passed, perhaps you realize it is time to change your relationship status on Facebook. But is there a stealth way to do this, without the news of your breakup showing up on in the news feed of all 862 of your closest friends? Amy-Mae Elliot, of, says yes, and […]

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How to Integrate Pinterest With Facebook

by Barbara J. Feldman January 31, 2012

Pinterest is a fast-growing social network described as a “virtual pinboard” enabling users to “organize and share all the beautiful things you find on the web.” Pinterest recently increased their Facebook integration, but as Dave Taylor explains it is not straight foward to simply get a “pin” to display on your wall. Read Dave’s article […]

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