Articles in Category: Social Media

Social Media sites, tools, techniques, problems, security and behavior.

No, Your Facebook Account Has Not Been Hacked

There’s a common situation that leads people to think their Facebook account has been hacked. They’re wrong.

How Do I Switch Back to the Old Facebook Layout?

Every time Facebook makes a change to its interface, many people want to go back to what was. I’ll discuss just how realistic that desire is.

Facebook Privacy Settings 2021

You can and should be aware of and control your Facebook privacy settings.

Facebook Hacked? What You Need to Do NOW!

Facebook account hacks happen. There are steps to take not only to recover your account, but to prevent it from being hacked again.

How Do I Recover My Facebook Password?

If you’ve lost your Facebook password, there are a couple of ways to recover: use the Facebook process, or check your browser’s remembered passwords.

Why Does My Facebook Post Show as “Unavailable” to Some People?

Sharing posts you find on Facebook often results in an “unavailable” message. That’s Facebook respecting privacy settings.

Should I Use Facebook to Log In to Other Sites When Offered?

Many sites make it easy to log in by using your Facebook account. It’s easy — but is it safe?

I Have Two Facebook Accounts, How Do I Delete Just One of Them?

Facebook identifies your account through your email address. Deleting one account won’t delete the other.

Where Do Facebook Friend Suggestions Come From?

Facebook invitations often include suggestions of other people you might know. I’ll look at where they might come from and whether they are a concern.

Busting Some Facebook Myths

Facebook is full of myths and misinformation. I’ll look at a few of the current offenders.

Could Someone Set Up a Fake Facebook Account in My Name?

Facebook identifies accounts with an email address, and tries to collect email addresses of friends. That can lead to fake accounts and unwanted invitations.

How Do I Delete My Facebook Account?

Deleting your Facebook account requires some preparation and a fairly well-hidden link. I’ll outline the preparation and point you to the link.

Is Someone Trying to Hack My Facebook Account?

It’s unnerving to get “password reset” emails from Facebook that you didn’t request. I’ll review what might be happening.

Is My Facebook Account Being Hacked?

I woke up to the possibility of my Facebook account being hacked. I’ll review the security options I have in place on my account that let me sleep at night.

How Do I Recover My Hacked Facebook Account?

Unfortunately, Facebook account hacks are common. I’ll look at the process Facebook takes you through to recover a hacked Facebook account.

How do I get rid of this annoying Facebook share pop-up?

Facebook popups asking you to share content can be annoying. There’s a reason websites do it, but the best practice is to be unobtrusive. So what can you do to get rid of those annoying popups?