Articles tagged: Facebook

An image that visually represents the theme of being cautious on Facebook Marketplace due to the rise of scams. The image features symbolic red flags to indicate warning signs, along with icons or illustrations related to Facebook Marketplace, such as the Facebook logo, a marketplace setting, and representations of the scams mentioned (moving conversations off Facebook, cryptocurrency, gift cards).

Facebook Marketplace Scams: 3 Warning Signs You Shouldn’t Ignore

Facebook Marketplace scams are on the rise. Here are three red flags that should tell you something’s not right.

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.

Facebook comment display options

Tip of the Day: Comments on Facebook are a Mess

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.

Twitter Explosion

Your Social Media Posts Can All Disappear

Every time you use someone else’s service, you put yourself and your content in their hands… for better or worse.

Log in with Facebook

Tip of the Day: DON’T Log in with Facebook

Facebook Legacy Contact

Tip of the Day: Set a Facebook Legacy Contact

Not Now

Tip of the Day: You Don’t Always Need an Account

Googling Google

The Most Searched-for Term on the Internet

The most searched-for term on the internet tells us something about people’s understanding (or lack of understanding) about how browsers and the internet work.

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.

Facebook locked

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.

Social Media

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.

Edit Comment

Tip of the Day: Edit Your Facebook Comments

Don’t reply to yourself to make a correction — edit your Facebook comment instead!


Dialing Back Social Media

Facebook is holding you for ransom. Sign up for Confident Computing via email instead.

Most Recent on Facebook

Tip of the Day: Facebook Recent Posts

Get Alerts from Facebook

Tip of the Day: Get Log-in Alerts from Facebook


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: Access Denied!

Tip of the Day: Don’t Rely on Facebook for Storage

A picture displayed on Facebook

Tip of the Day: Save a Facebook Image

Facebook Login, including the "Forgot account?" link

Tip of the Day: Use Available Recovery Options

See First

Tip of the Day: See Posts by Liked Pages First on Facebook

Facebook Can't Login Link

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.


About that Facebook test…

Facebook did some testing. It’s made some people upset. What’s important to realize is that testing is ubiquitous on the web and happens in many different ways.


Would deleting Facebook help clear up a malware infection?

Deleting Facebook won’t help, so I’ll look at more general approaches to removing Potentially Unwanted Programs that are, effectively, malware.

Profile Picture in Email

Why is my picture showing up next to emails I send?

It’s really nothing to worry about; the recipient’s email program is likely grabbing information from your profile. There may be something you can do about it, if you care.

Time for Questions

What is Facebook Fan Friday?

On most Friday afternoons I’ll make a post on the Ask Leo! Facebook page along the lines of: It’s Facebook Fan Friday! For the next hour or so I’ll do my best to respond to every question asked in a comment to this post. What’s got you scratching your head today? And for the next … Read more