Articles in Category: Social Media
Social Media sites, tools, techniques, problems, security and behavior.
Twitter seems on rocky ground. If you have a Twitter account, you might want to take steps, just in case.
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 is removing an account recovery feature, making this an important time to take stock of your own account security.
Sharing posts you find on Facebook often results in an “unavailable” message. That’s Facebook respecting privacy settings.
Deleting your Facebook account requires some preparation, including understanding exactly what you’ll lose.
It’s easy to get confused between Facebook accounts and Facebook pages.
Why they happen, and what to do about them.
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.
Facebook can use standard web protocols to get an idea of what you’re doing online, even if you don’t have an account.
There’s a common situation that leads people to think their Facebook account has been hacked. They’re wrong.
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.
You can and should be aware of and control your Facebook privacy settings.
Facebook account hacks happen. There are steps to take not only to recover your account, but to prevent it from being hacked again.
Many sites make it easy to log in by using your Facebook account. It’s easy — but is it safe?
Facebook identifies your account through your email address. Deleting one account won’t delete the other.
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 is full of myths and misinformation. I’ll look at a few of the current offenders.
Facebook identifies accounts with an email address, and tries to collect email addresses of friends. That can lead to fake accounts and unwanted invitations.
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.
Unfortunately, Facebook account hacks are common. I’ll look at the process Facebook takes you through to recover a hacked Facebook account.
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?