Posts Tagged ‘Social media’

How to Disable Auto-Play Videos on Facebook

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

Interesting … now if they could only tell me how to disable auto-play videos on news sites.

Facebook introduced a new form of advertisement recently on the site. While it is not enabled for all users yet, it is enabled for you if you have noticed auto-playing videos in your feed recently. According to Facebook, videosĀ  from individuals, some pages, and Summit Entertainment’s content for Divergent start to auto-play on the site at this point in time.


Get a Website, Social Media and Competitor Analysis with Quicksprout

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

Here’s a quick, free website evaluation service that can be used to analyze your site’s SEO rating …

As a webmaster, you always need to be on the lookout for things to improve on your sites. This is less the case if you are just maintaining a private website, but if your business runs on it, or if websites generate all the money that you earn, then you better make sure that there are not any areas of improvements left. The reason here is that improvements often lead to better search engine visibility or user experience, which both can have a tremendous impact on traffic and revenue generation.


Why it Makes Sense to Use Fake Data on the Internet (Sometimes)

Friday, November 1st, 2013

I agree completely … and according to my Facebook page, I’m 120 years old, my hobby is insect taxidermy and I work as a lion tamer …

There are quite a few situations on the Internet where you are asked to enter data about yourself. Maybe you are leaving a comment on a blog and are asked for a name and email address, making a purchase on eBay or Amazon, want to email the developer of a product, or want to access information that are only available to registered users.


Facebook Asking Locked Out Users to Provide Government ID

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

If this happened to me, I’d interpret it as a sign that it’s way past time to stop using Facebook …

If you have opened Twitter today you may have noticed an increase in messages reporting that the social media site Facebook was asking them to provide a Government ID to unlock their account on the site. The message that users received during log in to their Facebook account states the following: “For security reasons your account is temporarily locked. If this account reflects your real name and personal information, please help us verify it”.


Adblock Plus Blocks Some Facebook Annoyances Now (If You Want)

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

Here’s one way to eliminate some of the annoying stuff that ends up on your Facebook homepage … another way to avoid annoying stuff on Facebook, is to make sure you don’t have any annoying friends.

Facebook has been the dominating social networking site on the Internet for the past years. Even Google with all its might did not manage to push its Google+ service past Facebook. While that does not mean that Facebook will still be number one in five years or so, it is fair to say that things won’t change anytime soon in regards to being the top dog in the social networking world.


Digg Reader Beta is not yet Ready for Prime Time

Friday, June 28th, 2013

Hopefully, Digg will address most of these shortcomings before the official roll-out …

I received my Digg Reader invite earlier this day and immediately went to the website to check it out. First thing that you need to do is link Reader with your Google Account to import your Google Reader feed list. It is not clear what users do that do not use Google Reader, but I suppose they will have to do the same but end up with 0 imported feeds after the process.


Get Notified about Concerts Based on your Location and Musical Preference

Tuesday, June 4th, 2013

Here’s an interesting Android app for fans of live music …

I’m going to a concert every other month or so provided that a band is playing that I like or at least do not mind listening to. One of the things that always bothered me was that there is not really a good way to keep track of band concerts manually.

You have to crawl through various official pages, event agency websites and festival sites to discover when artists come to town.


2-Click Like for Firefox Prevents You from being Traced by Like Buttons

Friday, April 26th, 2013

It’s Friday, so what the heck, here’s an article about social media …

Nearly every website on the planet uses so called like-buttons that enable site visitors to share articles, websites or services with contacts on social networking sites. These buttons are mainly used to make life easier for site visitors as they increase the chance that contents are shared on social networking sites.


Facebook to Activate Timeline Profiles For All Users in Autumn

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

Facebook shoots itself in the foot and does its best to chase users away, Part 4,563 …

Timeline profiles became available on Facebook at the end of the year 2011 as an optional feature that Facebook users had to actively enable. The change shocked many users of the social networking site, but since no one was forced to switch to the new profile, the outcry quickly died off again, especially since a forced switch to the new profile never happened. Users of Facebook who switched to the new profile on the other hand had to face the fact that they could never go back to the old profile that the majority of users on Facebook were still using.


Disable Social Ads linked to Your Name on Facebook

Friday, July 20th, 2012

Here’s a cool trick for Facebook users, who don’t want their names to be used in social ads …

Social advertisement is a relatively new form of advertisement on Facebook that may use pages and products that you have liked in advertisements. Facebook basically recommends things that you have liked to your friends, and things that your friends have liked to you.