Facebook makes it possible to block pages

facebook-block-pagesThe two things I’ve always abhorred about Facebook is

  • other people can add me to groups without my consent
  • I get a plague of page invites from other users

Well, it looks like Facebook has at least remedied one of my pains in the rump.

You now have the ability to block pages just like you can block people. Continue Reading →

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Ever wonder who’s buying Twitter followers? Status People can help…

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We almost expect that accounts that have the Twitter verified  seal will have far more followers than they follow, but what about accounts with no Twitter verified seal that seem to have the same “celebrity” or “famous” status as, say, Justin Bieber or Oprah Winfrey or even Ryan Seacrest?

How are they getting all these followers, and can you tell if they’re buying them to make themselves look more popular than they really are? Continue Reading →

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Begging for people to click “Like” on your Facebook page is begging for trouble…

facebook_logoForgive me if this post appears to be a little self-centered, but I thought I’d broach the subject of what I dislike most about other Facebook pages by pointing out what I like most about my own Facebook page.

This way, no specific person (and this post wasn’t written to sub-bash any specific person), who does the opposite of what I do, cannot accuse me of personally attacking him/her, even if s/he feels personally convicted because s/he does the opposite of what I do.

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From The Wall Street Journal: Borrowers Hit Social-Media Hurdles by Stephanie Armour

What you share about yourself in the cyber world has far-reaching effects into the real world.

Back in 2010, I wrote an article entitled, “NO! It’s not just Twitter,” and some people scoffed at the idea that what they were tweeting would be of any concern in their “real” lives.

Well, for those who didn’t take that article seriously, maybe they’ll be convinced by an Continue Reading →

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From Reuters: Facebook considers adding profile photos to facial recognition by Alexei Oreskovic

(Reuters) – Facebook Inc is considering incorporating most of its 1 billion-plus members’ profile photos into its growing facial recognition database, expanding the scope of the social network’s controversial technology.

The possible move, which Facebook revealed in an update to its data use policy on Thursday, is intended to improve the performance of its… [read more]

Copyright© 2013, Alexei Oreskovic and Reuters.com. All rights reserved.

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From mediabistro.com: The Twitter Guide To Airports [Infographic]

Source: The Twitter Guide To Airports [INFOGRAPHIC]

From mediabistro.com: The Twitter Guide To Airports [Infographic]
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Twitter outlaws the use of “auto follow back” services

auto-follow-back-dead@truebe, of Twitter Platform Operations, posted the following in the development discussion about auto follow back:

“We removed the clause permitting automated follow-back, as we would prefer that users manually review their new followers and then choose whether or not they would like to…

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From visual.ly: How Burglars Are Using Social Media [Infographic]

Source: How Burglars Are Using Social Media

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From TechWyse: Facebook Cheat Sheet: Image Size and Dimensions [Infographic]

Source: Facebook Cheat Sheet: Image Size and Dimensions

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From Entrepreneur.com: Google+ Gets a Major Makeover by Jason Fell

From Entrepreneur.com: Google+ Gets a Major Makeover by Jason FellIf you’re one of the growing millions using Google+ for work or play, there was some news today from Google’s I/O developer’s conference that you might find useful. The search giant said it is rolling out more than 40 different changes to Google+ as part of a major redesign.

During the event’s three-hour-long keynote…

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Copyright© 2013, Jason Fell and Entrepreneur.com

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