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 Messenger Send Money

Facebook has finally come up with a killer use for Facebook Messenger

By on March 17, 2015 at 4:12 PM.

Facebook has finally come up with a killer use for Facebook Messenger

The world is loaded with terrific messaging apps but Facebook thinks it’s found a way to make its own Facebook Messenger stand out from the crowd. Facebook on Tuesday announced that it’s going to soon start rolling out a new feature for Messenger that it hopes will let friends quickly send money to one another. 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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Facebook Paul Ceglia

Man who allegedly defrauded Facebook is now an outlaw on the run

By on March 12, 2015 at 8:30 PM.

Man who allegedly defrauded Facebook is now an outlaw on the run

The saga of Paul Ceglia is one for the record books. In 2010, Ceglia sued Facebook alleging that he was entitled to a 48% ownership stake in the popular social network, a stake which would have entitled him to billions of dollars. More →

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Battery Draining Smartphone Apps Facebook

Don’t use Facebook’s mobile app on your smartphone

By on February 28, 2015 at 10:40 AM.

Don’t use Facebook’s mobile app on your smartphone

Even if you’re someone who’s addicted to Facebook, you really ought to consider just accessing it through your mobile browser. Business Insider directs our attention to antivirus software firm AVG’s rankings of the worst mobile apps for your phone’s battery and its overall performance, and Facebook is not surprisingly one of the worst offenders. More →

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Popular Websites

Do you remember what Facebook, YouTube and Google looked like years ago?

By on February 27, 2015 at 10:45 PM.

Do you remember what Facebook, YouTube and Google looked like years ago?

The Internet has evolved at an incredible pace. Websites that looked amazing less than a decade ago are absolutely hideous by today’s standards — even the websites that are now worth billions of dollars.

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Facebook Suicide Thoughts Tools

Facebook unveils a crucial new tool for suicide prevention

By on February 26, 2015 at 9:15 PM.

Facebook unveils a crucial new tool for suicide prevention

Facebook unveiled a brand new feature it’s adding to its massive social network in order to help out some of its users who might experience a special kind of problem. Specifically, Facebook has created tools to provide more resources to people who are struggling with suicidal thoughts, as well as to their friends and family members who might spot such problems. More →

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Facebook Virtual Reality Apps

Is the world ready to social network in virtual reality?

By on February 18, 2015 at 8:30 PM.

Is the world ready to social network in virtual reality?

The world of virtual reality is about to get a lot more social. Facebook product head Chris Cox announced on Tuesday at the Re/code Code Media conference that Facebook is building virtual reality versions of its apps, reports The Verge. More →

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Facebook and Death: Legacy Contact

You can finally control what happens to your Facebook when you die

By on February 12, 2015 at 9:30 PM.

You can finally control what happens to your Facebook when you die

Facebook on Thursday announced a new feature for its social network, the addition of a Legacy Contact, or a person who will be allowed to control your account after you pass away — certainly, that must have been a problem for various Facebook users who might not have been able to access accounts of deceased relatives or close friends after their passing. More →

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Facebook Privacy Policy Update

Facebook can now collect and share more of your data than ever before

By on February 2, 2015 at 4:55 PM.

Facebook can now collect and share more of your data than ever before

Facebook on Friday updated its privacy policy to include additional provisions that give the social network even more power over the user data it can collect for commercial purposes, The Register reports. More →

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WhatsApp Desktop Web App

The one WhatsApp feature you crave is finally here… with a huge caveat

By on January 22, 2015 at 6:50 AM.

The one WhatsApp feature you crave is finally here… with a huge caveat

WhatsApp, the instant messaging service Facebook paid lots of millions for not too long ago, is growing more and more popular with users across mobile operating systems, and the company has finally released the one feature some users have been anxiously waiting for. WhatsApp on Wednesday announced that it’ll finally let users continue their conversations on the desktop, launching a web version of the chat application. However, there’s also some bad news to go with this terrific announcement. More →

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Facebook vs. Stress

How Facebook and Twitter make you pay the ‘cost of caring’

By on January 16, 2015 at 6:50 AM.

How Facebook and Twitter make you pay the ‘cost of caring’

A new study from the Pew Research Center found that using social networks including Facebook, Twitter and others, as well as other means of digitally sharing experiences, isn’t as stressful as some claimed in the past. But the overall social networking experience may become an invisible burden for many, who unknowingly pay the “cost of caring.” More →

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