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]
How do I hide certain updates from the Facebook ticker on my main page? (The ticker is that real-time-updating list of news on the right side of the web page.) In particular, I want to hide updates from Words with Friends (e.g. "Aunt Idontgetsettings played OLD in Words With Friends") and Spotify. [more inside]
Facebook Astro-Turfing, Bot-Monster. Help us uncover it? [more inside]
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?
How do I show my current city on status updates on Facebook for Android? [more inside]
What's an example of a project like Diaspora or App.net that's actually been successful? [more inside]
This really useful page explains how to find the rss feed for a Facebook page. I was wondering if there was a Chrome/Firefox extension which did similar but automated? [more inside]
How/why is my Facebook profile pic turning up on emails I send from my Gmail account to Hotmail/Outlook? [more inside]
I would like Facebook Connect to connect to the professional Facebook page I administer, not my personal Facebook page. Is this possible? [more inside]
Mom was clickjacked on Facebook. The fake "video" is embarrassing, NSFW, and clearly spam. But she can't see it on her timeline or in her news feed in order to remove it herself. How do we remove it so it doesn't show up in all her friends' newsfeeds? [more inside]
I'm really tired of social media; I've grown to find all of it (FB, twitter, etc.) endlessly boring. For those of you who have come to the same place, have you just faded away, or do you leave notes on your open accounts to the effect that "I'm not really here anymore?" Prolly not going to shut it off altogether. [more inside]
My friend's son has a band. They've received a few thousand fake FB likes in the past couple of days. Any advice on how to respond, disavow or prevent? [more inside]
Help! Facebook integration messed up my iPhone's contacts! [more inside]
i know you googled me, but i swear that isn't me throwing up gang signs or pitching for AAA baseball in Cincinnati.
i share a somewhat random name with a miscreant from the midwest. when i google my name, i get a mixed return of my stats and his; his being mostly juvenile youtube vids of him skateboarding and flipping off the camera. i KNOW employers in my field google search/research online profiles heavily. what to do? [more inside]
You're on Facebook and many of your contacts are expressing their opinions, frustrations, affirmations and wit by means of shared and reposted .jpgs with some sort of text sentiment on them. Sometimes they're simply text, sometimes there is a background photo or illustration. What are these things called? Have we got a collective term for these graphic motto things?
Should I contact an acquaintance who recently de-friended me on fb for no apparent reason to ask why?
Should I contact an acquaintance who recently de-friended me on fb for no apparent reason to ask why? [more inside]
Help me figure out how to set up an iPad so my elderly mother (who is intimidated by the internet) can view Facebook, etc with a highly reduced chance of accidentally doing … anything. I'm hoping to find a way to use FB (etc) in read-only mode, but maybe you have other ideas. [more inside]
My phone number is being listed as the contact in a phishing email. Who do I report this to and how worried should I be? [more inside]
Facebook riddle: How do I remove all of MY comments on the posts of a local politician? [more inside]
Is there a way one can prevent people sharing a Facebook page's photos on your newsfeed -- either using Facebook's native settings or a Firefox extension or Greasemonkey userscript? I'm trying to weed out the memes and sassy e-cards. Can I block the pages like I would a person? [more inside]
What is the name for the phenomenon of creepy guys being overly protective of women they barely know on the internet, in particular on facebook? [more inside]
Getting Facebook page posts into a blog? [more inside]
Is he flirting? Trying to get my attention? [more inside]
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.
My old friends from high school and I have been using a Facebook message thread to stay in touch over the past few years since we graduated. However, the new interface is really driving us crazy. Help us find an alternative? [more inside]
I'm in the process of emptying out my Facebook account. I appreciate any tips on this, but there's a couple of things I'd like to know in particular. [more inside]
How to best make a splash with a Twitter and Facebook announcement? [more inside]
My Facebook posts appear on my twitter feed, but my tweets dont appear on my Facebook feed (which is what I really need)... [more inside]
If I allow iPhoto to share photos with my Facebook and Flickr accounts, will I regret it? [more inside]
Could you point me in the direction of interesting scholarly work being done on social networking sites, especially Facebook? [more inside]
Am i destined to get facebook spam for the rest of my days? [more inside]
What's the story with the red motorcycle/porn spam on public Facebook pages? [more inside]
My ex-lover and "best friend" blocked me on Facebook and I'm having a hard time dealing with it. [more inside]
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!
Facebook showing private messages. Has anyone noticed that PMs are showing up in the timeline? I've personally seen some of my own PMs on a friend's wall. Facebook of course, denies it all.
I have a bunch of first cousins, aunts, and uncles whom I've never met (or if I did I was too young to remember). Both of my parents had falling outs with their siblings and haven't had contact with them for decades. How can I best connect with these folks without stepping on landmines? [more inside]
Is there any way to block Facebook's sponsored stories (ads) that are suddenly appearing in my news feed on my iPhone? [more inside]
How can I create custom content for a Facebook share? [more inside]
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]
How the heck do I re-enable Twitter on my Facebook friend feed? [more inside]
Facebook people search: Every time I search for a name I get the message: "No results found for your query. Check your spelling or try another term." Internet searching has found a lot of people with this problem, but not solution that I could find. What gives? [more inside]
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?
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]
How can I report or block an offensive sponsored post on Facebook? [more inside]
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]
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]
So what function of Facebook is it that lets my friends see the comments I've made on pages I like - which they have NOT liked - and comment on them? I've gotten into several conversations lately made more uncomfortable by someone not in the community I'm commenting to jumping in and making a comment about my participation. I thought I had my settings pretty nailed down, but can't figure out where this one is. Thanks. [more inside]
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]
Wedding slideshow brainstorm: Is there a way to have an automatically updated slideshow running from a Facebook photo feed? [more inside]
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.