I have encountered a Facebook "malware scanning checkpoint" that is trying to force me to download something it claims is Kaspersky Malware Scanner. That's got to be a hack, right? How do I get rid of it? [more inside]
My cousin's husband shared an anti-trans video from an extremely anti-LGBT organization on Facebook. I commented that it was "disgusting bigotry," and later that night he deleted his account. I don't regret calling him out, but I do feel a little bad that my comment (may have) led to him leaving Facebook altogether. Should I apologize? If so, how? [more inside]
I'm looking for interesting French and German Facebook pages to seed my FB feed and keep it from being so boring. [more inside]
A friend of mine has posted on facebook asking people to join a "book exchange" where you buy a book and get "approximately 36" back. This is clearly a pyramid scheme... should I say something? [more inside]
I don't celebrate my birthday. and don't publish it on FB. I don't wish others happy birthday on FB, in order not to draw attention to this. I have a very large number of FB contacts. [more inside]
Whenever I click on a photo post from the notifications dropdown, the photo pops out towards me and I want to disable this feature. How do I do that? [more inside]
I'm editing my poetry manuscript and foolishly I've got a few stray poems nowhere else except scattered over some Facebook messenger threads. I'd love to find a way to quickly download threads without scrolling through the whole things, so I can quickly locate the poems I want to add to my draft. [more inside]
There's this Facebook thing. A question will be asked like "Name a city without the letter E in the name. Bet you can't!" or some other equally easy question. 8032324089 people will then comment "Um, Atlanta! OMG This is so easy how stupid do u think i am?" People jump all over them to show how smart they are. What's the point of these things? [more inside]
A stranger's Facebook Ads account was somehow connected to my personal Facebook profile. How do I disconnect it? [more inside]
Someone on Facebook told our thirteen year-old niece that he knows her IP address and plans to break in and assault her. Is there any way that even a sophisticated hacker could get this from play on one of the Facebook games? Dad says he contacted local police who told him there is nothing they can do and we've asked him to call our state police.
How do I address racist and hate language in the comments section that regards my friend's murder, in an online edition of a major American newspaper? [more inside]
No sooner had I rewritten my iOS app to rely on the backend service Parse ("hundreds of thousands of developers trust us!" it said on the website) than did Facebook kill it. What should I do? [more inside]
Due to various happenings, I temporarily deactivated my Facebook account several weeks ago. However, today I got a message from (326) 651-00 reading "[Friend's name] shared [not a friend's name, someone I don't even know] post. https://fb.com/[various characters]. Reply with your comment or "like"." I did not open the link... [more inside]
I've been Facebook name checked, and I don't want to use my legal name - my Facebook name (shown on my profile) is my authentic name. I understand that public figures can contact someone at Facebook with clips and screenshots showing use of the name, and get to keep their authentic name. Who at FB is the best person to contact? [more inside]
I am a member, not an admin of a Facebook group for support in dealing with, and recovery from abuse. It has 1000+ members and a small team of admins. For well over a year the group has been “Secret” which means that the member list is not public. No one who is not a member of the group can see that someone is a member. The admins have announced that within a week they will change the group from Secret to Closed. With this change, anyone can see the full member list. [more inside]
Anyone have anything non-obvious and useful to say about how to report this page (not a profile, a PAGE) as fake? If you look at the About page, the admin acknowledges she is not bell hooks. How can I request either to have the page deleted or turned over to the bell hooks Institute (which I'm in touch with, and which would like to see this page deleted or given to them)? [more inside]
I need a better calendaring option. Must be as simple as possible or I won't use it. Super long details inside. [more inside]
I separated from my husband earlier this year after over a decade of marriage and have been living alone for a few months. I went to a party last night and a guy caught my eye - he's a friend of mutual friends and I realized later on that I had seen him at another event previously this year. But I didn't really have a chance to chat with him. Asked a friend what his story was via text after I got home and she said he was really great and "recently not engaged". This friend pointed me to his FB profile and it seems like we might have a lot in common. [more inside]
For the sake of relationship harmony I've created a Facebook profile. How can I use Facebook without having it become an intrustive and hateful thing in my life? [more inside]
Please help me 1. stop using social media and 2. find other "home" pages for my day's exposure to the world. Complicating factor: I use social media for work. [more inside]
I have an acquaintance who I suppose used to be a (shitty) friend. he was an asshole to me when I was in college so I don't talk to him anymore. I don't think he knows that I hate him, and I don't care to reopen that can of worms with him since I don't want to see him again. He is still my Facebook friend, but I want to get rid of him BUT I might see him at weddings/etc. in the future. Would you unfriend him if you were me? [more inside]
How do I help a dying friend discourage another friend (unknown to me)from pushing alternative medicine/cures for her incurable cancer on Facebook? [more inside]
I have friends from various parts of my life that I don't want to 'mix'. I don't like that facebook makes it easy for friends of a person to find one another. [more inside]
A number of sites on the internet now use FaceBook accounts for signing in in order to have real names and addresses. I have left FB, finding it a waste of time. But I would like to make comments at sites that require FB, so can I open a FB account and not list any friends, ignore request to join up?
Is there a way to count how many times a specific twitter account has tweeted out a hashtag? [more inside]
I don't have a Facebook profile. I'm looking for 101-style resources that I can point people towards instead of fumbling through an explanation repeatedly. [more inside]
I got tracked down on facebook by a real creep that scared me a lot in real life... he knew where I was etc. So about a year ago I deactivated my account, and I really haven't missed it. Now I want to delete it permanently, but when I go to put in my password it says incorrect. I have done this about 5 times on different days and... [more inside]
I am on the membership committee of my church, and once a week we get a report, complete with full names/emails if provided, of visitors who've signed in. Often, this make them easy to find on Facebook. Sometimes they share mutual friends with me or other members on the committee. Lots of other committees get that email also. My question is: would you find it creepy if someone from a church you visited sent you a FB friend request afterwards? [more inside]
I'm trying to post Youtube videos on Facebook for my nonprofit and rather counterintuitively, they don't autoplay. Any advice on how to activate it? [more inside]
So here is a scenario that I will try and cover all the bases for, but facebook suggested a very recent 'people you may know' that happens to be someone that I dealt with for the very first time the day before and have no common links that facebook mines that I am aware of. So the bottom line is as follows: a: How did facebook make this association for me and b: How do I turn that shit off. [more inside]
I had a couple of very odd experiences with the Facebook mobile browser page (Chrome for iOS on an iPhone 6) that seem beyond coincidence, and it makes me wonder if Facebook is rummaging through my phone, or if iOS is giving some kind of privileged access to some of my information to Facebook. [more inside]
For the last ten years I've kept my name off Facebook. I've used my nickname that I go by and an initial. For ten years. A couple days ago, I couldn't log in without confirming my full name by sending in my license information and then they changed my last name. Not only do I have my full last name listed, I'm no longer able to choose what I have as my name. It's sounds silly but I don't feel safe anymore. [more inside]
I'm looking for a short film I saw about a year ago. It involved the ghost of someone's ex-girlfriend manifesting herself through Facebook (not ever identified by name, I don't think, but that's clearly what it was) and attacking him and his current girlfriend. [more inside]
Is there a way to disable Facebook telling me what my friends liked and other places they commented? [more inside]
Another (prev.) Facebook privacy/blocking question. An anomaly in FB blocking is that the blockee can see the total # likes and comments on the main page (including people who've blocked you), but the blockers likes/comments are not apparent within the post (so there's an obvious arithmetic disparity if you look closely). [more inside]
I know this is a long shot, but maybe someone here knows exactly how Facebook blocking works. Necessary details under the fold. [more inside]
My boss just sent me a friend request. I would normally just ignore it, but I'm not sure this is the best course of action. More details inside. [more inside]
Using Firefox... I woke up this morning to find that the top blue bar on Facebook is missing. I turned off my ad blocker and also started in safemode. I tried to login with Chrome, but forgot password. I also notice my timeline is showing only 2 entries at a time. Anybody else having similar problems? Is this only happening in FF?
Within the mystery of the Facebook algorithms, is it possible for me have two friends that I can interact with, Liking, Commenting, wall posting etc, but not have them aware of each other, receiving no notification of the other's existence, no suggested friends etc?
The last time I used facebook was five years ago. I 'deleted' that account back then. Now, I would like to set up a fresh facebook account, completely unrelated to that old one. What are the best privacy practices and settings in this day and age of facebook? [more inside]
I've had a moderately popular niche blog since 2006, and hoder's article got me a bit nostalgic for the olden times. I blog in a field with few serious bloggers - there are others who post periodic podcasts and other media, but few consistent long-form writers. My blog discusses the controversial issues in my field while advertising my services as a consultant (I don't display any paid ads). Is there hope for thoughtful content these days? And how do I get heard? [more inside]
I'm currently writing a book on a dedicated Facebook page, but the chapters appear chronologically in the page's Timelime without the possibility of navigaging from one chapter to the next. So basically, to read the entire book, you need to drill down to the bottom on the Timeline and work your way up. Since there is and increasing followers base, I want to make it easier to browse. Is there a feature on Facebook that can help me do that?
So, I posted a smart-alecky (but honestly, mild) joke response to a weirdo fringe comment on a news organization's Facebook post. The fringe weirdo who posted it called my place of employment, said I was bullying him, and that I should be fired. [more inside]
I used to be on LJ and loved it, making online and RL friends until I began editing myself to silence because my ex was not keen on what I wrote etc. Now I'd like to talk to people again but how's that done in 2015? Twitter, Tumblr, Myspace? I want to be able to write short random posts, but what I miss most is the interaction and sense of community, reading a group of friends and having conversations in comments and messages. Facebook feels like shouting across a mall.
I am constantly having to sign in again on Gmail, Facebook, and Twitter on my laptop (2014 Macbook running Yosemite and generally using Safari browser, but same issue occurs when I use Chrome too) even though I select the option for the browser to remember to stay signed in and to remember my laptop & browser. [more inside]
I was recently reported for a supposed fake name, and the case is now solved. However, I want to know if one can whitelist one's profile/account from ever being locked-out and in need of an ID, a second, third, etc., time? [more inside]
For some reason my U-verse modem will not let me connect to facebook. When I use a VPN I am able to connect but it just times without it. Every other site I have tried has not been a problem. I have had others try to sign on to their accounts both hard wired and wirelessly and the same results ATT tech support has hit a wall in being able to help me with this and that includes having a tech out to swap the modem. Seems to be a head scratcher for everyone. Is there an answer in the Hive?
I have a site that I have started a few months ago. It is a site where I am selling random stuff right now and seeing what works. I have had some conversion from Reddit posts that got a few thousand hits so that seems to be helping but it is not always reliable since you never know what is going to go viral. Also, I'd like to open up more channels for selling. The problem is that acquiring visitors can be expensive. Does anyone know of any reasonably priced ways to generate good targeted traffic in 2015? I am not looking for SEO as an answer. I am interested in promoting the products on this site and getting conversions. I am still working on improving the site but I already know that it can convert at a reasonably good rate so my problem now is just acquiring visitors at a reasonable price.
When I try to embed a Facebook post or a tweet (with a picture) the embed works, but! It sits under the previous post - as if tumblr doesn't know there's an image there. Here is a (not especially clear) picture of what it looks like. Is there a way to fix this? [more inside]
One of the reasons I like Facebook (don't kill me) is that it connects me with a lot of my friends near and far. For the past week, I've been posting questions that start off with "Because I'm curious…." which has resulted in a lot of great banter, but it also helps me to get to know people too. Help me come up with more questions. [more inside]