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Find out how much time you've spent/wasted on Facebook in the last ten years - Metro

Find out how much time you've spent/wasted on Facebook in the last ten years - Metro | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it
Metro Find out how much time you've spent/wasted on Facebook in the last ten years Metro The Facebook Time Machine, from Time magazine, runs through a user's timestamps on posts until it reaches the earliest one, so it does not include time spent...

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This is a totally awesome tool! When I equated by daily time on facebook, my first thought was I am so glad I am NOT wasting my life away on Facebook! Yippee! THEN, I did some additional calculating to only find that since joining facebook in 2012 my average time is 16.994 min per day. That is the baseline for the figures above! Facebook, you just may have to go bye-bye! Life is too short and time too precious to wile it away for who knows what purpose!

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5 Things You Need to Know About Facebook Home

5 Things You Need to Know About Facebook Home | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it
The buzz continues to grow about Facebook Home — Facebook's new integration on Android devices that emphasizes updates from social media.
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What You Need To Know About Facebook Likes Versus Facebook Engagement

What You Need To Know About Facebook Likes Versus Facebook Engagement | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it
I made a post in my online mastermind group recently that really got people talking! It had to do with the idea of likes versus true engagement on Facebook Fan Pages. So what do you need to about Facebook likes versus real Facebook engagement?
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This is an article published in Dec 2012 but goes right along with the importance of Facebook engagement. Check it out!

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How to Launch a Successful Facebook Contest

How to Launch a Successful Facebook Contest | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it
Facebook contests have rules that many people don't know about -- and running a contest that doesn't comply with Facebook's rules could get you banned.
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The point of this article: Letting you know the 'other' rules you might not know about!

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13 Million Facebook Users Haven't Touched Their Privacy Settings [Infographic]

13 Million Facebook Users Haven't Touched Their Privacy Settings [Infographic] | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it
Do you know how to change your Facebook settings to stay out of strangers' Graph Search results? If not, check out this infographic to learn how.

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AnnC's curator insight, May 1, 2013 9:56 PM

Protecting your privacy on Facebook - better safe than sorry.

Terry Doherty's curator insight, May 2, 2013 1:40 PM

I'm sure our kids are among the majority of the users who "accept" Facebook's default privacy settings.

Productive Tech Tips's curator insight, May 6, 2013 6:23 PM

Please make sure you update your privacy settings, monthly if possible. 

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Privacy- A frightening new reason to quit Facebook immediately

"This should scare the living daylights out of anyone..."

 

From LewRockwell.com:

Facebook has recently begun a trial of its new "graph search engine."

This should scare the living daylights out of anyone, for the reasons I'll explain below.

First, a little background on what they mean by graph searching. Graph, as used in this context, does NOT mean a bunch of lines or bars explaining a set of numbers.

Rather, it refers to a form of mathematics. Most people would more understand it as a network, where each node of the graph is called a vertex, and the lines, or edges, would refer to a vector or route through the network.

Visually it appears as...

Read full article. - http://lewrockwell.com/orig12/fisher-david2.1.1.html

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Looks like Facebook is getting too big for its britches! Stay safe out there…you know who’s watching! Anyone, anywhere, anytime...

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Just Who Uses Social Media? A Demographic Breakdown

Just Who Uses Social Media? A Demographic Breakdown | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it
You think you know social? How about who uses it? Well, you might not know it as well as you would have guessed.
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Some surprising results appear in the demographic, but unsurprisingly is Facebook being designated the most popular.

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7 Power Tips To Get Your Content Shared on Social Media

7 Power Tips To Get Your Content Shared on Social Media | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it
So you've created some content and you want to get it "out there" -- you want your Facebook fans to like it, your Twitter followers to retweet it, and your Pinterest friends to repin it.
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Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. ~Author Unknown

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Facebook Launches Feeds For Photos, Music, Friends-Only, And More | TechCrunch

Facebook Launches Feeds For Photos, Music, Friends-Only, And More | TechCrunch | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it
Today at Facebook HQ, Mark Zuckerberg just unveiled a new look for news feed that uses a "mobile-inspired" consistent design across devices, lets you drill into specific content type feeds, and offers larger images.
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The roll out will be slow and careful so Facebook can get feedback about what’s working and what’s not. The question is whether a real person will actually be examing any feedback received...only time will tell!

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Facebook hacked, says no user data compromised

Facebook hacked, says no user data compromised | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it
Facebook says it was recently hacked, though it says no data about its more than a billion users was compromised.
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Bound to happen! Too many people without jobs with nothing better to do than to mess with other people's lives!

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The Big Problem With Facebook's Graph Search: Privacy Constraints

The Big Problem With Facebook's Graph Search: Privacy Constraints | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it
If the future of search is likely to be social, the future of social is likely to involve more search.
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The dilemma: Facebook's new search tool will either have to remain private, resulting in limited, biased content, or make private data accessible to search.

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[INFOGRAPHIC] Do Teens Prefer Social Media To Real Life?

[INFOGRAPHIC] Do Teens Prefer Social Media To Real Life? | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it
Many adults feel that teens are making a shift from in-person communications to digital ones.
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Sizzlin' Fact: Contrary to what many adults believe, teens still prefer to talk face-to-face as opposed to sending text messages.

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Facebook's Android app leaks your mobile number, Symantec discovers

Facebook's Android app leaks your mobile number, Symantec discovers | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it
A discovery about Facebook's official Android app once again puts into question if the social network's developers truly *get* security and privacy.

 

As Symantec describe on its blog, when its developers tested its new Norton Mobile Security product against some of the world’s most popular Android apps, they were disturbed to see a warning message claiming that the Facebook Android app leaks personal information without the device owner’s knowledge:

 


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The good news is that Facebook confirmed Symantec’s findings, and has said it will fix the problem in the next version of its Android app. Furthermore, the social network says that it does not use or process the phone numbers it has been receiving, and has deleted them from its servers. [We hope!]

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As Symantec describe on its blog, when its developers tested its new Norton Mobile Security product against some of the world’s most popular Android apps, they were disturbed to see a warning message claiming that the Facebook Android app leaks personal information without the device owner’s knowledge...


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As Symantec describe on its blog, when its developers tested its new Norton Mobile Security product against some of the world’s most popular Android apps, they were disturbed to see a warning message claiming that the Facebook Android app leaks personal information without the device owner’s knowledge...


AnnC's curator insight, June 30, 2013 9:35 PM

Beware Andriod users!  Will a vpn protect your info?

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Top 7 Tips for Getting More Comments on Facebook

Top 7 Tips for Getting More Comments on Facebook | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it
Do you have all the Facebook comments and likes you could stand? Somehow I'm guessing you just said no.
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9 Ways To Get More Engagement On Your Facebook Photos

9 Ways To Get More Engagement On Your Facebook Photos | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it
Facebook photos are more than photos. They are opportunities to engage your audience, build a better brand and connect with your customers.
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It's all about engagement...need some help? Check out these tips to make the engagement on your Facebook photos soar!

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20 Things Your Most Annoying Friends Do on Facebook

20 Things Your Most Annoying Friends Do on Facebook | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it
Either we’re getting old and grouchy or Facebook is becoming a lot less tolerable these days. Here are the 20 most annoying behaviors in your News Feed.
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10 Powerful Tips to Increase Fan Engagement on Facebook | Jeffbullas's Blog

10 Powerful Tips to Increase Fan Engagement on Facebook | Jeffbullas's Blog | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it
Facebook is the social network preferred by most businesses when planning and implementing their social media marketing strategy. It is the most powerful social network on the planet.
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Just a few more tips to keep everything simple! Focus on quality, not quantity!

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How To View Your Facebook Profile as Public

How To View Your Facebook Profile as Public | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it

"How to view your Facebook Timeline profile as a public user in order to monitor who sees what's on your Facebook profile."

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Along with the Facebook Timeline update, Facebook has also provided users with the opportunity to publish “public” status updates.

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5 Social Media Power Tips That Will Change Your Business Quickly - | KimGarst.com

5 Social Media Power Tips That Will Change Your Business Quickly - | KimGarst.com | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it

There are so many great social media marketing tips but I wanted to share a few that I see as golden. I think there are many who are not taking advantage of these opportunites. These are tips that, if you haven’t implemented them yet, will definitely help you leverage your social media presence going forward.

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Check out the @mention option when replying to comments!

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How To Tell If You Are Breaking The Facebook Timeline Cover Rule

How To Tell If You Are Breaking The Facebook Timeline Cover Rule | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it

Without a whole lot of fanfare, Facebook revealed some important new rules about what can and can’t be on your Facebook timeline cover photos – this is something you absolutely need to know if you’re using Facebook to build the influence of your brand. These new guidelines are definitely a step in the right direction for companies who are using Facebook to increase their brand’s influence!

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When Facebook Changes the Rules, Ignorance Isn’t Bliss!

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Facebook Will Launch Content-Specific News Feeds, Bigger Photos And Ads On Thursday | TechCrunch

Facebook Will Launch Content-Specific News Feeds, Bigger Photos And Ads On Thursday | TechCrunch | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it
At a big press event on Thursday, Facebook plans to launch new ways to filter the news feed.
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Update 3/7/2013: Facebook just held its press event. It launched content-specific feeds for Photos, Music, and more, plus increased the size of photos and ads.

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Advanced Social/Media Services: A Proven Social Media Engagement Strategy

Advanced Social/Media Services: A Proven Social Media Engagement Strategy | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it
A proven social media engagement strategy
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If you are serious about how to efficiently use social media networks to your advantage, then read this article. If you are member only because of accountability and numbers, you are in the wrong place anyway.

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7 Ways To Make Your Brand Look Terrible On Social Media

7 Ways To Make Your Brand Look Terrible On Social Media | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it

Facebook officially took over the world, Twitter collectively told the world they didn't want to play anymore by locking up their API, and Pinterest made everybody with time to kill happy by sucking them into a near endless supply of beautiful food imagery and cat pictures

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2012 was a big year for social media. Learn from 2012's successes AND flops.

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