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416 Don’t buy anything from a Facebook ad

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There are several reasons why it might be dangerous to buy products from a Facebook ad.

 
Scams: Unfortunately, there are many scammers who use Facebook ads to sell fake or low-quality products. It can be difficult to verify the legitimacy of a product or company when you see an ad on Facebook, so you could end […] Read more »

387 How to get a better look at items for sale online

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When you’re looking at items for sale online, sometimes the picture of the item can be kind of small. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could see a nice big picture? Sometimes you can – here’s how.

 
Here’s an example.
I am constantly shopping online for used bikes. One of the places I check regularly is Facebook […] Read more »

Should you hide your Facebook friends list? YES – here’s how

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There are good reasons for hiding your list of Facebook friends on your Facebook public profile.

 
You’ve seen those posts from your Facebook friends:

“I’ve been hacked! If you get a friend request from me, it’s a fake!”

But, as I’ve written before, this is not a “hack”. Their Facebook account has not been compromised. The scammer has […] Read more »

Animated GIFs on Facebook desktop – GONE!

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If you do Facebook on your desktop or laptop computer, you probably see a lot of posts that have a bunch of comments that are just animated GIFs. I find nothing more annoying than that. But now I don’t see them any more!

 
There are actually a lot of things that I find really annoying about […] Read more »

My system for getting deals from online classified ads

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Everyone wants to find a good deal on Craigslist or one of the other online classified listing sites. But most people just go about it “hit or miss” and hope to be lucky and come across an amazing bargain. For me, I want to make this process as easy as possible, and also increase my […] Read more »

Watch out for this fake Facebook video message

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There is yet another virus making the rounds on Facebook, and it’s tricking a lot of users into clicking on it and infecting their computers.

 
 
Here’s what the message looks like:

 
I’ve gotten these Facebook Messenger messages from several of my FB friends. It always has the same content – your first name, followed by “it’s you?“, […] Read more »

How to easily download Facebook videos to your computer

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Lots of people are posting videos on Facebook these days. Videos tend to catch a little more attention than a static photo, and a LOT more attention than a simple text post. What if you want to download someone’s video from Facebook and save it to your computer? In the past it was not very […] Read more »

How to get rid of sponsored posts (ads) on Facebook

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Thanks to a really good ad blocker (Ublock Origin), I see almost no display ads on most websites. It’s wonderful. But if that’s the only ad blocker you use, you’ll still see ads on one popular website – Facebook. Here’s how you can get rid of the ads on Facebook as well.

 
Facebook is kind of […] Read more »

Finding and destroying Facebook hoaxes

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Recently, Facebook has been overrun with all kinds of warnings about hackers and viruses. I’ve gotten numerous direct Facebook messages from friends, alerting me of these problems and encouraging me to forward the same message to all of my contacts. I won’t be doing that.

 
Here are a couple that I’ve received recently –

This reminds me […] Read more »

What to do when your Facebook friend gets hacked

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If you’re on Facebook, you’ve probably seen this happen. You suddenly get a friend request from someone you’ve already been friends with for a long time. What’s the best thing to do in this situation?

 
First off, I want to say up front that when this happens, it is not a “hack”. I put that phrase […] Read more »