Sick of all the politically themed pictures that are cluttering up your Facebook timeline? Wish there were a way to get rid of the politics from your timeline? To simply delete those political pics from your Facebook wall? Well, there is! And we discovered it! Here’s how to automatically remove the political pictures from your Facebook newsfeed. And we also tell you how to find and update your unbaby.me preferences!
If you have ever hidden something from your Facebook timeline, and now want to have it appear on your Facebook timeline again, here is the information you need to unhide something from your Facebook timeline.
If you are trying to share something from a website by posting it to your Facebook timeline through that site’s Facebook Like, Share, or Recommend button, and you can’t figure out how to change the privacy setting for that share from ‘Only Me’ to ‘Friends’ or ‘Public’, here’s how to do it. After all, if you’re sharing it, you probably want others to see it!
Taking a page from the Facebook playbook, Twitter has just changed your Twitter news feed timeline to show you the “best tweets” first, instead of showing tweets in the chronological order (technically reverse chronological order) that they are posted.
Wonder what happens to your Facebook page (technically your Facebook timeline) if you die? (Well, ok, when you die.) In part it will depend on whether or not you have designated a ‘legacy contact’ in your Facebook account. Want to make sure your account is deleted when you die? We tell you how to do that, too.
Facebook has just announced, and started to roll out, their new See First setting, which gives you control over who gets priority in your Facebook news feed timeline. While the announcements today say that it is being rolled out to iOS today, and Android and the web later, some folks, including us, have it on the web right now (and yes, we rubbed our hands with glee when we discovered that).
The web is evolving at astonishing speed. Our 25 year history of the Internet World Wide Web timeline infographic shows just how far we’ve come, and also how long ago certain milestones seem.
Palestinian security researcher Khalil Shreateh tried to warn Facebook – he really did. He did everything that he could think of to alert Facebook’s security and engineering folks to the fact that he had discovered a security flaw that allowed anyone to post to anybody else’s timeline, whether they were connected as friends or not. But they didn’t take him seriously (in fact they told him that it was not a security bug). So after all else failed, he posted a note on Mark Zuckerberg’s wall. And that did the trick.
Facebook announced this week another change. Yes, we know, another Facebook change…that was unexpected, said nobody, ever. The newly redesigned Facebook newsfeed promises to be less cluttered, bursting with colors, all about your friends, and more personalized with your choice of feed types. At least, that’s what Facebook says. Others are saying “Oh look, Facebook cribbed their design from Google+ and the New York Times.” Still, if you are wondering “Where can I sign up for the new Facebook newsfeed?”, read on.
Most Facebook users have said something on their Facebook pages that they regret, but probably not many like Indian citizen Shaheen Dhada, who was arrested and faced angry mob riots in India over comments she made on her Facebook timeline. Comments that many charger were aimed to malign Muslims with the Shiv Sena party.
At last, Facebook is leveraging their massive influence on the population for a good cause. Facebook is trying to boost organ donation by including a new status: organ donor. In addition, they are pushing the initiative, to encourage people to sign up to be organ donors. And it’s working.
Unfortunately, you can only update your status if you have caved to the new “Timeline” feature (which many of us have not – but that’s ok for us, as we have been organ donors for decades).