I'm curious to hear how everyone organizes their Facebook friends lists, and how they figure out which posts/content to disclose to which parties. How do you use your lists? What is your system? [more inside]
posted by Hawk V
on Aug 31, 2014 -
Asking for my wife. There's a page that keeps popping up in her Facebook search results that she doesn't want to see. Clearing her search history hasn't got rid of it, nor has clearing her cookies and browser history. Is there any way to get rid of the page so that she never has to see it? [more inside]
posted by yasp
on Jun 3, 2014 -
I want to clean my Facebook timeline and delete all old posts, and cannot figure out how. And the more I am stymied the more determined I become to do this. [more inside]
posted by kanewai
on May 27, 2014 -
Pretty much what it says in the title: How can I get facebook to default to opening my inbox messages in "full conversation" mode? [more inside]
posted by aclevername
on May 23, 2014 -
I can't believe I'm burning a question on this, but in the last few months, one of those cartoon style text and picture... thingies was going around Facebook. It featured a women who was lamenting people who expect there to be guy and a girl in same-sex relationships, and (I think) ended in a panel that said "And sometimes the blonde likes to wear the strap-on." Does anyone have a link to it?
(As y'all can imagine, while the Google results for this particular query are highly interesting, they're not very useful to the particular question at hand. Thanks, all!)
posted by joycehealy
on Apr 8, 2014 -
What's so wrong with posting and discussing illicit or illegal matters on social media? It seems like a bad idea in a vague sense, sure, and I'm aware of the NSA. But if one is not currently under investigation for anything, what's the worst that could realistically happen to a person and/or their interlocutors? [more inside]
posted by magdalemon
on Mar 5, 2014 -
Social Media / General Etiquette: Acceptable to ask a friend to invite some of their Facebook friends to follow your artistic website’s Facebook page? [more inside]
posted by cotesdurhone
on Mar 2, 2014 -
Is there a database of tech companies listing estimated users at time of acquisition and acquisition price? I would like to compare WhatsApp's $/user to many other sales, not just the ones in most news articles like Instagram.
posted by michaelh
on Feb 20, 2014 -
My HTC One Android phone has somehow become infected with a Facebook app again. I want to delete it permanently, completely and forever. It wont let me, I've checked the forums and googled around. When I drag the icon into 'remove' or 'un-intsall ' it just wont. It doesnt show up in my list of Apps in the App manager menu... its like voodoo...Gah! Is there a way or is Facebook like forever, like Orwell's canonical Boot?
posted by evil_esto
on Dec 30, 2013 -
Is tagging OK when you want to make sure that specific people will see (or, at least, be notified about) a specific post? Even if it would mean tagging about 20-30 people... [more inside]
posted by lost_lettuce
on Dec 23, 2013 -
After years of saving and planning, I've been able to realize my dream of traveling the world for a year. I'm 6 months into my trip and I've been posting photos or updates about where I am in the world on facebook about 2 or 3 times a week. While many people have expressed appreciation for the updates or interest in what I'm doing, I've noticed about 7-10 friends who used to interact with me all the time on FB and real life have totally stopped liking/commenting/sending messages although they're still very active on the site. I kind of suspect some of them have blocked me from their timelines. I know not everyone will have an opportunity like this and I try to be sensitive to that. I'm not preachy about "the importance of travel", or posting pics of 5 star hotel rooms and fancy restaurants (I'm doing this as cheaply as possible, mostly hostels in developing countries and couchsurfing.) At the same time I LOVE seeing others' travel pics and, well, want to share some of the exciting, amazing things I'm experiencing with people in my life. But some people seem put off by this, so I'm wondering - am I being a jerk? What's the etiquette here?
posted by horizons
on Dec 20, 2013 -
I have a Galaxy S3 that I've been using to check facebook groups by clicking on the link in my email notification, then opening it in Chrome. I like to "follow" posts to get email notification if anyone else comments. I just got a Nexus 7, and when I access my groups in Chrome, there's no follow button, only "like," "comment," and "share." The follow button does show up in Firefox, but Firefox doesn't let me pinch zoom. Trying to click on the link in my email and then choosing the facebook app to open it with doesn't work at all.
So if anyone has ideas about how to either make the "follow" button show up in Chrome or how to zoom in Firefox or if I should use a different browser/app, please let me know. Thanks!
posted by madonna of the unloved
on Nov 22, 2013 -
I have one friend on Facebook, whom every time he posts a status update or shares anything, I get notified or dinged on my mobile (this only happens with one other person, my girlfriend, and that's ok :>) How do I stop this? I've looked at all the options in Facebook and can't find what I need to adjust him singularly, am I just looking in the wrong place? Help!
posted by franklen
on Nov 19, 2013 -
I'm running Firefox and have greasemonkey installed. I need to find an addon, or script that will alert me to when I'm commenting on a Public post. [more inside]
posted by Meep! Eek!
on Nov 5, 2013 -
Been communicating with a family member who prefers Facebook Chat to other forms of chat, and I would like to download the entire conversation to have the text at my disposal. I can scroll up and laboriously copy/paste, but this is tedious. Difficulties: 9 months of a pretty much every day conversation, going back to March of this year. Mac OS. [more inside]
posted by Devils Rancher
on Oct 11, 2013 -
Hey guys, help me resolve this awkward situation that started with a Facebook friend request and has now blown up out of proportion. [more inside]
posted by ashkenazy
on Sep 16, 2013 -
I have been running a Facebook group since 2012 and I got a grant to do research with the findings from it. I need to download the group's postings and responses into a table and thinking the most reliable way to do so is with SQL. However, I have only just started with SQL and although I have found some ideas on Github for doing it, have no idea how to get started with pulling the information. I am seeking advice and possible alternatives. Can you help?
posted by parmanparman
on Aug 29, 2013 -
Facebook Filter: Possibly beanplating the etiquette of birthday wishes on social media. Details within. [more inside]
posted by xenization
on Jul 15, 2013 -
I'm looking for a dead-simple tool that generates an image consisting of text on a plain, colored, rectangular background for posting to social media. (Please stop yelling. I agree with you. A family friend has asked me repeatedly for a recommendation. Saying, "no," is absolutely not
an option here.) Is there an existing, uncomplicated tool that does this already? Browser-based would be fantastic. [more inside]
posted by eotvos
on Jul 14, 2013 -
I would like to be able to aggregate the "open" Facebook pages of interest: primarily retail store discount codes into an easy overview web page - but, at the same time, I do not want a Facebook account. Are there any page aggregators out there that can help me do this? [more inside]
posted by alchemist
on Jul 2, 2013 -
I still want access to occasionally view some family pages. Is there a way to do this? [more inside]
posted by Rad_Boy
on Jun 5, 2013 -
I saw that Facebook has created an updated version of the News Feed (see it at Facebook.com/newsfeed
) that has larger pictures and less text. I really liked it, so I signed up for the waiting list. A month has passed and still no sign of the new design. Anyone know when the public release will be?
posted by rmttws
on May 22, 2013 -
I am an Airbnb user. I log in via Facebook. I recently deleted my Facebook account, and now can't log into Airbnb.
Is there a way for me to access my account? The email/password way in doesn't work, because I didn't originally set my account up that way.
posted by Conductor71
on May 17, 2013 -
My mom wants me to help her with her "online presence." How do you do that for a therapist? [more inside]
posted by mokin
on Apr 2, 2013 -
In the ongoing wrangle that is the process of PRIVACY with Facebook I've yet to figure this one out. [more inside]
posted by zenpop
on Mar 24, 2013 -
In 2008, due to some personal problems, I closed out a Facebook account I was using at the time. I have since been accused of saying things via that Facebook account that I don't quite believe I would have said. [more inside]
posted by Infinity_8
on Mar 16, 2013 -
I started a facebook fan page five years ago. I hadn't looked at it in a while, and upon seeing it again I find that it has accrued over 120,000 fans. I am the sole administrator, and I never posted as the page. I am not above selling the page, or getting paid to post ads as this page. How would I go about doing this?
posted by Philipschall
on Feb 23, 2013 -
Facebook has sent me a code for $50 in free advertising to use in promoting my blog and/or its page on FB. Is it worth bothering to set up a $50 advertisement on Facebook when I'm not willing to spend anything at all on advertising over and above that? And it makes me nervous that they want my credit card info up front — are there pitfalls to avoid in making sure nothing gets charged to my credit card?
posted by orange swan
on Feb 18, 2013 -
Pimp My Resume: Mommy Edition. How can/should I describe these volunteer things I've done at my kid's schools on my resume? [more inside]
posted by BlahLaLa
on Feb 12, 2013 -
I don't want to breech the fb borders yet, as I feel it could kill some of the mystery and magic of getting to know her in real life, but we may never cross paths again. Do I exercise my limited patience for a moment that I can't wait for or just send a msg and start the ball rolling? [more inside]
posted by talljamal
on Feb 1, 2013 -
I can load any website on my MacBook except Facebook. Facebook will not load on any browser (Chrome, Safari, or Firefox) -- they all give error messages. Safari says "The server where this page is located isn't responding." Apple tech support says it's a Java problem and I just have to wait until an Apple software update allows Java again, but that seems wrong. [more inside]
posted by southern_sky
on Jan 12, 2013 -
Ever since I've had a facebook account, I've had it set so that nobody can add me as a friend; I must add them first.
Recently, I added a friend of mine, and I didn't receive a confirmation that he accepted; I could simply see his wall and stuff an hour or so after I added him. When we hung out next, he said, "So, you finally added me on facebook." He'd apparently added me two years ago
and to him, I'd never confirmed, but I'd never even received notification of his request.
I've had my fb account for years; certainly there must be other people I've inadvertently offended in this way. How can I view pending incoming friend requests, when I've never received notifications for them?
posted by homodachi
on Dec 21, 2012 -
What's an example of a project like Diaspora or App.net that's actually been successful? [more inside]
posted by pete_22
on Dec 16, 2012 -
Where did these facebook
buttons come from on my firefox? they just appeared this afternoon and I haven't added any add-ons in a long time. I'm running firefox 17.0 according to the about page.
posted by Might quack
on Oct 25, 2012 -
Please help me find a website I used last week that shows you public Facebook events for your city, broken down by date, and - rather uniquely for such websites - lists the confirmed attendees by their self-selected Facebook gender! When you clicked on an event, it would pull up a map, and a list of the attendees, and then give you the option to click through to the Facebook event page. It was such a great resource and it's killing me to not be able to find it anymore!
posted by texano
on Oct 5, 2012 -
What did I do to my iPhone 4 that caused it to not be able to "save images" from Twitter and Facebook anymore? All the gory details inside... [more inside]
posted by Hanuman1960
on Sep 20, 2012 -
For the past week or so I have been receiving phishing emails at my non-Facebook email account which appear to be from my Facebook friends. The sender's name is one of my Facebook friends, but the email addresses are not their real email address. The subject line reads FOR (MY FIRST NAME) and the message contains a link (which I never click, of course). Clearly there has been some access to my friend list and my email address. I am not using any apps on Facebook, and never give apps access to my info—my privacy settings are pretty locked down, or so I thought. Facebook is absolutely no help on this. I can't find a way to even report this to them because their reporting mechanism asks for links and there are none. I've changed my password, and locked down my privacy settings even more. Any ideas about how this happened and how to fix the security hole?
posted by ljshapiro
on Aug 31, 2012 -
A business was leased to another party and they set up and curated a business page on FB. When the lease expired they left and set up a competing business. They took the FB page with them and changed the name on the business page - keeping all the old content and relationships.
How do I get the page back? [more inside]
posted by ElGuapo
on Aug 30, 2012 -
Instagram/Facebook issues - How do I get pictures not just on the little instagram portion of the timeline and get it to post them to my Facebook page? [more inside]
posted by jitterbug perfume
on Aug 28, 2012 -
Someone has set up a Facebook account using my work email address. This person has the same first name as me, but a different last name. I am now receiving messages from Facebook meant for her. I have no idea how to contact this person about this, nor have I been able to find a way to contact Facebook about this. Help! [more inside]
posted by thereemix
on Aug 28, 2012 -
I enjoy using Facebook for entertainment purposes - I get a ton of party invites and information about my friends that way. However, I believe Facebook can also be a useful networking tool for my professional career, and I've underutilized it in that capacity because I'm hesitant to friend my co-workers or managers. [more inside]
posted by wolfdreams01
on Aug 19, 2012 -
Will someone please explain to me, assuming I am a stupid 5-year old child, how to get off Facebook. "Settings" is useless. Maybe there is a trick I don't know? Thank you.
posted by Punctual
on Aug 8, 2012 -