Do hackers go into people's Skype accounts and break up with the account owner's SO? Also, if there's anyone in Melbourne, Australia, preferably Carnegie, who could give me some help, I could definitely use it. [more inside]
My brother, who is a young adult with autism and other mental disabilities, got himself banned from Facebook because he was bugging "friends" of his friends. I need help explaining the unwritten rules of social networking, and creating some basic guidelines for him to follow when he tries Facebook again. (Much more inside.) [more inside]
I sometimes see sketchy links that automatically post that you "like" them on Facebook when you click on them. How harmful are they, exactly? What can I do to prevent them from showing up? [more inside]
My Facebook page recently exceeded 10,000 "likes." I'd like to know more about these folks, beyond what Facebook provides via their Insights Tool, so I'm asking them to complete a brief survey that automatically enters them in a drawing. What is an appropriate incentive? [more inside]
Where can I find a Facebook Map App to help locate my animal rescuer friends? [more inside]
Is there a relatively painless way to export or scrape my Facebook data? [more inside]
Adventures in online dating. Found someone on a personals site. She is sorta famous here in Seattle, and I know who exactly who she is. Should I contact her via the dating site (last login 3 months ago) or go straight to Facebook? Yes, I'm probably bean-plating this... [more inside]
Social media? Great! But what do you charge and deliver? [more inside]
I'm not a huge facebook user, but am freaked out by the sudden "People Who Want To Plug The Oil Spill With Sarah Palin" movement I'm seeing - amongst what I thought were people very much opposed to Sarah Palin.. [more inside]
Should our chain company shut down unofficial employee pages on Facebook? Any case studies or examples of others actions? [more inside]
How do I set my privacy settings on facebook so my friends can see the events I'm going to? [more inside]
I'm trying to put Facebook "like" buttons on my blog posts. Some of them work. Some of them don't. I can't discern any pattern. [more inside]
Is it possible to hide someone's comments from my facebook feed? [more inside]
I need to figure out the best format/logistics for a “summer fun challenge” for my friends. What's the best way to do this, probably on Facebook? [more inside]
What is the quickest, easiest, but especially most thorough way to delete my Facebook account? [more inside]
Facebook privacy question. Today I visited a site I'd never been to before and to my consternation found, at the bottom of the page, a comment field with my FB name and my picture. I was at the time logged into FB in another tab (I was playing Lexulous). What just happened? And how did the site get my info? [more inside]
Occasionally when opening pages that have the Facebook "Like" sidebar box thing (usually Wired or ThereIFixedIt), I get a pop-up that looks like the sidebar (like this--pictures and names blurred to protect random strangers). The address for this pop-up is usually in the form http://www.connect.facebook.com/widgets/fan.php?api_key=... I'm using Firefox with about a million extensions, none of which specifically apply to Facebook, Wired, etc. I have pop-ups disabled and neither Facebook nor any of the sites I'm getting the pop-up from have any exceptions in my pop-up preferences. I want to never see that pop-up again, what do I need to do to make this happen?
Somebody figured out a way to put animated images on facebook. I'd like to use this feature but I don't know how. [more inside]
How can I simplify someone adding me as a friend on Facebook? [more inside]
Planners, Social Media Experts, and Community Activists: Have you encountered any really great uses of the internet for keeping a community informed and engaged in a public planning process? [more inside]
How do I completely, quickly and thoroughly delete my Facebook account with the least possible amount of hassle? [more inside]
Is there a way to simultaneously update my facebook, twitter, and blog with an update? I am new to doing social media for an organization, and we want to be accessible in multiple formats. Any tips for how to do that effectively would be most appreciated.
How do I create Facebook fan pages that are NOT linked to my personal account? [more inside]
Facebook question: I often see that people make posts on Group pages and other people respond to them. I'm talking about regular members of the group, like me, not the administrator. I want these posts to show up in my news feed. I can't figure out how to do it. [more inside]
I should be able to let things like this go, I know, but a Facebook friend wrote a status update containing a phrase I've never heard, and not knowing what she meant is driving me nuts. I'm 44 and the opposite of "street." She's in her 20s -- a hip New Yorker. This sort of thing happens to me all the time, but usually googling or Urban Dictionary helps me. Not this time. So, is this a real phrase or is it some quirky thing she made up: "What's your evil?" [more inside]
How do I dissociate my Spam/private email address from my public Facebook account? [more inside]
Facebook hates my e-mail address. They're haunting me. They say my address is non-valid. How do I get past their automatic systems and fix this problem? [more inside]
Tween daughter on facebook behind my back.. Want to educate and discuss without freaking out. Help! [more inside]
A friend of mine passed away in February. Is there any way to get Facebook to stop suggesting that I reconnect with him? [more inside]
I don't use any 3rd party applications on Facebook but is this some kind of adware/phishing/virus etc? The images in the right frame appeared while typing a status update; when I finished entering the update they disappeared. I haven't been able to reproduce this consistently but it has happened twice since yesterday. Anyone seen this?
Facebook question. [more inside]
I have a Facebook account linked to a Yahoo e-mail account. For some reason, my Facebook profile photo now appears in my out-going email. How do I get it to stop? [more inside]
Is there any way to prevent your facebook profile photo from showing up in people's phones as part of your contact info? [more inside]
I am asking this on behalf of my son. He has set up a Facebook Group titled something like, "If a million people join this group, it will help me go to college." His idea is, once he has a lot of people in the group, he'll have a URL set up with ads on it, which he can tell his group to click on. His question is: what's the next step? He doesn't have a bank account yet, he's not sure how best to stake out a URL, how to parlay clicks into his college fund, or if there are other, more effective ways to implement this. And I am of little to no help; what steps can I take to help him?
Facebook (I don't know what this is called): Why doesn't my name pop up in a list for my friends when they use the @ symbol in their status updates? [more inside]
Is there a way to edit Facebook to make your friends list completely private? [more inside]
Help! My Gmail and Facebook accounts have been stolen and the passwords changed. Someone I know just called to tell me that he got an email saying that I'm in London in a hospital and need money immediately. What do I do?
Facebook filter: Why can't I see all of my friends when they're online? [more inside]
Can I keep groups of facebook friends apart? [more inside]
Is there a way to tell the individual person who created a Facebook page? (like the type you can become a fan of) The specific page in question started today and has more than 2,000 fans so far.
Facebook privacy "Pages" - Is there a way to apply privacy setting to the "Fan Pages" that appear at the bottom of the Info tab? I'd like to apply privacy settings similar to how you can apply lists to Personal Info, Email address, etc. I don't think my coworkers need to see any political-related pages. Thanks!
A resource/marketplace to find/shop for facebook application programmers: [more inside]
I am in charge of marketing efforts for an online parenting magazine catering to the Russian Community. Help me with ideas for promotion via social media. [more inside]
FacebookFilter: how can I prevent un-connected connections of mine to see comments I leave on one or the other's status/photos/videos/whatever? [more inside]
How to recruit for Facebook group protesting airport body scanners? [more inside]
What is the best resolution and format to upload a video to Facebook? [more inside]
A student asked me this. Given that content providers to the media - journalists, bloggers etc. - are or can be paid for their content, why isn't Facebook obliged to pay me and its other 400m users, without whom it would be nothing? Or is the pleasure it gives sufficient payment in itself, a logic which my boss would love?
What is the best way to ensure better quality picture uploads to Facebook? [more inside]
How do I use Facebook to my advantage for graduate school? [more inside]