Articles in Category: Social Media

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

Facebook sign in complaining of an incorrect password.

How Do I Recover My Hacked Facebook Account?

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

Log in with Facebook on a 3rd party site.

Breaking Up with “Sign in With Facebook”: a Step-by-Step Guide

Using Facebook to sign in to other accounts isn’t optimal. Here’s how to sever that relationship.

Log in with Facebook on a 3rd party site.

Should I Log In With Facebook?

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

Friend request?

How Do I Report A Fake Facebook Account?

Fake profiles abound on Facebook, unfortunately. I’ll show you how to report them.

Fake Facebook

Why Are My Facebook Friends Getting Friend Requests That Aren’t From Me?

This is a common situation that leads people to think their Facebook account has been hacked — but they’re wrong.

RIP Twitter

Prepare for Twitter’s Death

Twitter seems on rocky ground. If you have a Twitter account, you might want to take steps, just in case.

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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 for account recovery, or check your browser’s remembered passwords.

Facebook Sign In Page

Facebook Trusted Contacts is Going Away. Prepare Now.

Facebook is removing an account recovery feature, making this an important time to take stock of your own account security.

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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.

Facebook Tossed in the Trash.

How Do I Delete My Facebook Account Permanently?

Deleting your Facebook account requires some preparation, including understanding exactly what you’ll lose.

Facebook Twice

Why Do I Have Two Facebook Accounts with the Same Email?

It’s easy to get confused between Facebook accounts and Facebook pages.

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Why Am I Getting “We Received a Request to Reset Your Facebook Password”?

Why they happen, and what to do about them.

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How I Avoid Social Media Algorithms

The goal of many social media companies is to keep you engaged as long as possible. You can avoid social media algorithms and take back (some) control.

Spying Through a Keyhole

How Does Facebook Track Me Even If I Don’t Have an Account?

Facebook can use standard web protocols to get an idea of what you’re doing online, even if you don’t have an account.


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.

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Facebook Hacked? What You Need to Do NOW!

Facebook account hacks happen. Take these steps to recover your account and prevent it from being hacked again.

Two Facebooks

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.

Be My Friend?

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.

Facebook public shares

Busting Some Facebook Myths

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

Fake Facebook

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.

Facebook Notice

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.

A Sharing Widget

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?

Facebook Sign-in

Is Facebook going to start charging?

Facebook is not about to start charging for access. I’ll look at why I can say that with certainty, and why you can too.

How do I put a picture in a comment on

Step-by-step instructions to put a picture in a comment on Putting a picture in a comment isn’t that hard with some simple HTML.

What's so special about myspace?

Folks are concerned about Should they be?