I can search Google, read the news and view most websites, but specific sites like Facebook and Gmail won't load on my Mac Powerbook - I just get page load errors. Any idea what the problem is? [more inside]
posted by nicoleincanada
on Oct 6, 2009 -
Facebook has been telling me "Your account is temporarily unavailable due to site maintenance. It should be available again within a few hours. We apologize for the inconvenience" for 5 days. I'm getting no response from them. [more inside]
posted by nax
on Oct 6, 2009 -
I run a website. Our old 'Share This' widget that goes after posts is woefully out of date. Can anyone suggest a better one? [more inside]
posted by toomuchkatherine
on Sep 30, 2009 -
How do I sync a twitter account with a Facebook Fan Page
Please note that I am not asking about Facebook Personal Profiles but the Facebook Pages that organizations have. I want to be able to update twitter by updating the Facebook Page Wall. I also want to be able to update the Facebook Page Wall by updating Twitter.
I have tried both the Twitter and Selective Twitter Applications for Facebook but neither of them work.
posted by Fluffy654
on Sep 28, 2009 -
What legal/law enforcement options do I have to protect myself against someone who is threatening me with bodily harm? [more inside]
posted by ahrara_
on Sep 20, 2009 -
Why is it that on Facebook, people can become your friend without your having rec'd a friend request? Is there anything one can do to prevent? Might it be because they're in my email address book? I save many addresses, but am not nec. their friend.
posted by neelhtak
on Sep 19, 2009 -
I am keenly interested in the social aspects and pervasive expansion of sites like Facebook. [more inside]
posted by toastchee
on Sep 16, 2009 -
I deactivated my Facebook account several weeks ago, but this morning I got an email from them saying the account had been reactivated. I logged on and my account was there! Why/how did this happen and how can I prevent it from happening again?
posted by anonymous78
on Sep 7, 2009 -
I am trying to link directly from Facebook to a .flv file hosted on my server. How can I accomplish this? The example .flv file I have for this problem is here
. In my country, connecting abroad is slow. Domestic servers are quick, that's why I need to do this. Thanks!
posted by Timen
on Aug 31, 2009 -
What sort of guidelines should I provide for a friend for a crash course in social networking? [more inside]
posted by superbird
on Aug 27, 2009 -
I'm a member of hundreds of Facebook groups, which I enjoy except for the fact that their owners sometimes send me a direct email. The result is dozens of direct emails that I can't seem to find a setting inside Facebook to block. So then I move to my Gmail filters. Is there a way to filter out the Facebook group mails using Gmail filters? The identifying feature of mails from groups is that their subject header contains quote marks, so the sender is always Facebook and the subject header is always: "Group Name" sent you a message on Facebook. My question is: how do I teach Gmail to distinguish between these mails and mails from my actual friends, which don't have the quote marks around them?
posted by skylar
on Aug 18, 2009 -
My mother would like to get on Facebook at some point in the future. I've neither encouraged nor discouraged her to do so, and wouldn't really have a problem with her on Facebook re: my profile or anything like that. The problem is that she was a former high school teacher and some of her old students have created a fan club page for her. It's mostly harmless fun, and the creator of the page actually posted some really nice things about my mom. For fun they have been posting photoshopped pics of her face on funny pictures (making her a rap star, etc.), but nothing out of bounds or all that offensive has been uploaded. And while I don't really have a problem with the page, there are two things that have me a bit upset. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Aug 17, 2009 -
Work is thinking about banning access to Gmail, Facebook, Hotmail and other third-party email and social networking sites. Help me convince them not to? [more inside]
posted by raf
on Aug 14, 2009 -
I'm looking for a guide on developing Facebook Applications, ideally with a Library context in mind. I've read about several examples (e.g. WorldCat
and several university based examples
). My initial idea is to build a catalogue or article search tool. Other ideas on library Facebook applications are also welcome. I came across a great article on this in the Code4Lib journal
but I'm looking for more instructions.
posted by bruceh
on Aug 13, 2009 -
Wasting my AskMe on Facebook, grrr: On my page, under "Photos," it says "Photos of HotToddy" and "HotToddy's Albums." The albums are indeed photos I have posted, but under "Photos of HotToddy," someone has somehow posted a picture that is not of me and that I want removed--but there is no option to delete. What to do?
posted by HotToddy
on Aug 5, 2009 -
We're a group artists in a non-profit and are currently using Facebook to organise ourselves. I find it lacking - it's not a platform with collaboration in mind, so I'm researching alternatives. Hlep! [more inside]
posted by monocultured
on Aug 4, 2009 -
Is it possible to search through your own Facebook profile?
After having used Facebook for about two years now, I'm wondering: How am I supposed to find e. g. a posted link from a year ago?
Sure, I could scroll down my profile and always click on "show older posts" but this is really not the way it should work, should it?
Maybe I'm just completely ignorant, but could someone please point out, how you are able to search through the posted contents within your own profile?
posted by Isdaron
on Jul 31, 2009 -
ReputationRepair: How can I fix the Google Search result that's showing an old name for a group on Facebook? The jokes not quite as funny 6 years later. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Jul 27, 2009 -
Facebook filter: How can I preemptively block someone who has their profile search results disabled? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Jul 14, 2009 -
Mid-level Facebook user and low-level Twitterer seeks way to maximize these social media services for networking, information aggregation, and long walks on the beach. Oh, yeah, all while not spending every waking nanosecond online hitting "refresh." [more inside]
posted by shallowcenter
on Jun 26, 2009 -
Usernames, trademarks, and Facebook. Someone e-mailed my friend, saying that he owned the trademark to his name and has the right to demand that he turn over his username to him. [more inside]
posted by krisken
on Jun 18, 2009 -
I've been using Del.icio.us and I've made a "Bookmark on Delicious" link for my Firefox bookmarks bar, using this page
. However, when I click on my link (or the My Delicious link I also created) they both take me to a facebook page that I visited on the day I created the bookmark. I removed them both and reinstalled them, but they changed back immediately to a new facebook page; I then manually changed the links to point to the ones from the delicious page, which worked for a while, but on restarting firefox they changed again to a facebook page.
posted by criticalbill
on Jun 16, 2009 -
Facebook gives you the option of looking through your private email contacts (Gmail, Yahoo, etc.) to see if you're not connected to them through the social networking site yet. Why are they keeping my login information on hand? [more inside]
posted by scarykarrey
on Jun 1, 2009 -
My white nephew hangs out with Neo-Nazis. My kids are black. Help me deal with this family mess. [more inside]
posted by bluedaisy
on May 18, 2009 -
What's the best way to share short posts, videos and photos of our new baby with our families and friends who live an ocean away? [more inside]
posted by TrashyRambo
on May 16, 2009 -
Online checklist/progress tracking software? I need to walk several hundred students through the process of enrolling at my university. This includes both online and 'real world' tasks. [more inside]
posted by CaptApollo
on May 1, 2009 -
Are there any good alternatives to Facebook?
Since a lot of people migrated from Myspace and Friendster to Facebook.
It's a good time to speculate any hot alternatives to Facebook today.
posted by sanskrtam
on Apr 18, 2009 -
When I favourite a video on YouTube, it turns up in my Facebook feed. Same with Last.fm - when I favourite a track, all my Facebook friends can see. Apparently at some point I synchronised Facebook with YouTube and Last.fm. The problem is, I don't know how I synchronised the accounts, so I can't replicate it or show anyone else how to do it for themselves. Can anyone advise?
posted by skylar
on Apr 14, 2009 -