Twitter Contest Robot Automated Entries

A man built a Twitter bot that automatically entered and won 1,000 contests

By on August 13, 2015 at 9:40 AM.

A man built a Twitter bot that automatically entered and won 1,000 contests

Social networks like Twitter and Facebook are often used for marketing, and many accounts hold contests to generate buzz around a product or event. Anyone can enter them and win the prizes, but one man took it upon himself to create a Twitter bot that would automatically enter every contest it could find, without raising any flags.

The robot entered 165,000 contests over the course of nine months, and it won prizes 1,000 of them. More →

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Facebook Privacy Settings Setup Guide

Do this now: Manage Facebook’s privacy settings without killing key features

By on August 11, 2015 at 11:38 AM.

Do this now: Manage Facebook’s privacy settings without killing key features

Some 1.5 billion people use Facebook, yet many of them have no idea how to protect their accounts and make sure that others can’t take advantage of their data. Facebook is constantly trying to ensure its customers that it has their privacy in mind, but that doesn’t mean your data is always safe, as one security researcher has recently proven. More →

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Google Plus Is Dead Profiles

Shoveling more dirt onto Google+’s grave

By on July 27, 2015 at 8:15 PM.

Shoveling more dirt onto Google+’s grave

A little more than four years ago, Google unveiled Google+, an awkwardly named social network that Google hoped would become a serious rival to Facebook. It goes without saying that didn’t happen even though Google annoyingly tried to push the platform onto anyone who used any of its services. Google has spent the last several months chopping up Google+’s most useful pieces and making them separate services as it moves away from making Google+ the central hub for all Google-related activity. And on Monday, the company announced its most drastic step for breaking up Google+ year. More →

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Working Facebook Worst Things List

The awful things you have to do to survive at Facebook

By on July 10, 2015 at 5:59 PM.

The awful things you have to do to survive at Facebook

Some people may describe Facebook as the best places to work in the tech industry, but that’s not always the case, as not everyone who’s been hired by Mark Zuckerberg and Co. has been thrilled with the experience. In fact, many former employees have revealed some of the annoying things they had to put up with to stay at Facebook, which has been voted by others as the No. 1 company to work for. More →

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Facebook Tips And Tricks Stop Game Invites

Yes! There’s a Way to Block Facebook Friends’ Annoying Candy Crush and Farmville Invites

By on June 24, 2015 at 3:24 PM.

Yes! There’s a Way to Block Facebook Friends’ Annoying Candy Crush and Farmville Invites

One of the most annoying things that people do on Facebook is to send you invitations to play Candy Crush SagaFarmville, and all sorts of other crappy games that you will never, ever play. Thankfully, there’s a way to block these unwanted invitations from ever reaching you, as a new video posted by Business Insider demonstrates.

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Facebook User Data Tracking Privacy

Facebook says it didn’t track everyone in the EU… intentionally

By on April 10, 2015 at 6:50 AM.

Facebook says it didn’t track everyone in the EU… intentionally

Responding to a report from the Belgian government’s privacy watchdog that recently caused some controversy around Facebook’s privacy practices, the social network on Thursday said the findings were inaccurate, The Wall Street Journal reveals. Facebook explained how it conducts its business operations in Europe, when it comes to personal data collection and user tracking, and said that it doesn’t track users who aren’t on Facebook. Or at least that’s how things should work, as a “bug” allowed the company to continue tracking users in the region who don’t have registered Facebook accounts. More →

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Facebook Messenger for Windows and Mac

Facebook brings one of its most popular mobile apps to the desktop

By on April 9, 2015 at 6:50 AM.

Facebook brings one of its most popular mobile apps to the desktop

Facebook already has a variety of highly popular mobile apps available on iOS and Android, including the regular Facebook app, but also messaging apps like Messenger and WhatsApp, with each of them already being used by hundreds of millions of consumers. Unsurprisingly, the company wants yo offer similarly targeted services to desktop users. Facebook on Wednesday launched a standalone Messenger.com portal, where users can enjoy only messaging features, just like on mobile devices. More →

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Facebook Privacy and Tracking

Shocker: Facebook tracks absolutely everyone in the EU, regardless of personal preferences

By on March 31, 2015 at 11:59 AM.

Shocker: Facebook tracks absolutely everyone in the EU, regardless of personal preferences

A new study that looked into Facebook’s privacy practices in the European Union reveals that Facebook seemingly tracks everyone in the region, regardless of personal preferences. Whether you’re signed in to the service or not, and whether or not you have opted out of being tracked, a Facebook cookie with your name on it exists, and can be used to track your online activities.

In fact, even people without Facebook accounts are being tracked. More →

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How To Stop Facebook Birthday Notifications

How to stop Facebook from sending you those annoying birthday notifications

By on March 20, 2015 at 4:08 PM.

How to stop Facebook from sending you those annoying birthday notifications

Ahh, Facebook. The social network we love to hate and hate to love. Facebook is easily the most trafficked social service in the world and people spend countless hours stalking, err, keeping up with friends, sharing news stories and posting about their own lives. Of course, there are also plenty of things about the service that are a little bit annoying or even downright infuriating.

The birthday notifications that are enabled by default for each and every one of your Facebook friends falls somewhere in between “a little bit annoying” and “downright infuriating,” but luckily it couldn’t be easier to disable them. More →

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Facebook Image Sharing

Facebook doesn’t want you sharing photos of the following body parts

By on March 16, 2015 at 5:13 PM.

Facebook doesn’t want you sharing photos of the following body parts

Facebook has updated its Community Standards page, Mashable reports, in which it explains in detail what can and can’t be shared on its network when it comes to images and videos. The new Community Standards are significantly longer than before – the BBC says the new document is 2,500-word long – and cover nudity, hate speech, bullying and other aspects of Facebook sharing. More →

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Facebook Privacy Settings

How to make yourself invisible on Facebook

By on March 16, 2015 at 2:52 PM.

How to make yourself invisible on Facebook

Facebook can be an great source of entertainment, especially when it comes to killing productivity, but that doesn’t mean everyone needs to see everything you do on the social network. Business Insider has put together a quick and handy guide that can help you turn invisible on Facebook through some easy tweaks to your settings. More →

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