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How does “Facebook Publisher” select the image, title and content from a shared website?

This is a question about Facebook Publisher. When I share a link, Facebook will grab some text, the title an image from the site and construct a preview for the user. The user may then edit the ...
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Advantages of Facebook groups vs. Facebook pages?

I would like to get a good comparison of current features of Facebook groups vs. Facebook pages. To the best of my knowledge, the only advantage of using a Facebook group is that until you reach 5000 ...
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How to disable birthday notifications

On Facebook, notifications have started showing up for birthdays: These notifications are a waste of time, they are redundant with the birthday notification zone that already shows up on the news ...
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What happens to my comments, likes, and chat, when I delete my Facebook profile?

I assume that my posts are deleted when I delete my Facebook account, but what about the "like"s I gave to other posts? Is the "likes" count on that post/page reduced? Or the comments I made on other ...
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Facebook chat alert “Friend is using an application to access chat.”

I am using the Facebook chat a lot but today something odd started happening. When I try to send my friends a message through the Facebook chat they will receive a pop up message saying something like ...
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Can I Share/Sync My Picasa Web Albums Automatically to My Facebook Account?

I use Picasa/Picasa Web to manage my photos. I would like photos I upload into Picasa web to show up automatically in my Facebook Photos section. Requirements: Fully Automatic: When I upload photos ...
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How can I use Facebook as an OpenID provider?

I'd like to use my Facebook account for my OpenID accounts. How can I do this?
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Post an image in a comment on Facebook

Is there a way to post a photo when I leave a comment in Facebook? I want to be able to include an inline image when I comment. Or is this not enabled/allowed?
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How can I see who recently viewed my Facebook profile?

Is there any way we can know who viewed our profile recently on Facebook? I remember Friendster had (has?) this function, but I'm not sure whether Facebook does.
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Stop Facebook from showing my current location when I make a post

Within Facebook, any time I make a post it gives away my location as "Near The Closest Large City" (naming the city). I do not want this much detail posted about my location. How do I stop this from ...
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Facebook notification: “XYZ downloaded a photo of you”

I am a bit surprised by this screenshot I have just found on the Internet: Is it fake? This discussion seems to imply that there is no such notification. Would be surprising but never know what ...
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Are there any Facebook “suicide” apps out there?

I would like to delete a lot of my Facebook data without closing my account. Of course, doing it manually is a waste of time and it's not interesting :-) Are there any services similar to http://...
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What Facebook information is shared when I visit a website and it has a Facebook friends block?

So if I go to a website (like www.groupon.com) I get a section of the webpage which tells me the names of some of my Facebook friends who "liked" this site and offers a button that has the Facebook "f"...
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How to see who shared my link on Facebook

On my Facebook page, I posted a link to my YouTube video. When I was using the Facebook search to find a page, I was surprised to find that my link showed up and it said that 4 people shared it. Is ...
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Can I prevent one friend from posting on my profile in Facebook?

I have one person on my friend list that I would like to prevent from writing on my wall. Is there a way to do this in Facebook?
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Blocking a person from tagging you in photos

Out of my 600+ contacts on Facebook, there is a single one who's constantly tagging me on photos I'm not present. I don't want to block or unfriend him. I know it is possible to block app/game invites/...
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Grant employees rights to manage a Facebook page without using their personal account

At some point in the past, the best way we were aware of to allow employees to manage a client's Facebook business page was that we could ask the employee to add their work email address to their ...
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Facebook: How to invite the members of a “friends list” to my event?

I am admin of an event and would like to invite the members of one "friend list" to this event. In the "Invite Friends" dialog I selected the list (using the dropdown menu), so that it only shows ...
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Exclude specific Facebook people from the friend suggestion feature

I have a few Facebook friends whom I don't want the automatic friend suggester ("People You May Know") to base the suggestions on. Is it possible to stop Facebook from suggesting friends based on a ...
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How can you download all the data from a Facebook Group?

I have a private group in Facebook for a group of classmates. I know with the tools Facebook provides you are able to download your own data. However, I want to download all the status updates, images,...
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Export Contacts from Facebook — The Painless Methods

Question Is there an relatively painless way to export contacts from Facebook? Background I'm helping my wife get contact info for her network. I've read the answer to this related question on ...
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Hiding a friend completely on Facebook

I would like to hide a friend completely on Facebook without blocking. This means that I don't want to see any updates about the person, the person's name won't show up in autocompletion, and I cannot ...
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What is the full list of emoticons on Facebook Chat?

I know of a few simple emoticons that translate to images like :) turns into a smile; :putnam: turns into a Facebook engineer named Putnam. But what is the extent of emoticons available in chat? ...
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How do I cancel a friend request on Facebook?

If I send a friend request to someone, and after quite some time they haven't accepted, how do I cancel the friend request?
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How does Facebook know where I live?

How the heck does Facebook know where I live, when I have never provided anything about my address (or even city) to Facebook (or such companies)? (My correct city was in the "anonymous" Sponsored "...
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Find Date I registered to Facebook?

I want to find when exactly I registered on Facebook. How can I do it? p.s., I must tell you that I deleted my Facebook confirmation mail!
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Posting to Facebook from Google+ [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Send updates from Google Plus to Twitter / Facebook How do I post something to Facebook from Google+? I thought there was some type of plugin or Google Chrome extension ...
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How to remove Facebook username and return to profile ID?

I want to remove (not change) my Facebook username, so that my profile page should be accessible from my ID number. Is this even possible?
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Does posting pictures on Facebook mean that I lose rights over them?

I am not certain what the status of uploaded pictures is.
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Can I change my Facebook login email?

My wife and I have been "sharing" a facebook account under my name, and we're finally going to get her her own account. The problem is that the facebook "login" email is really her email account. Is ...
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Hidden comments on Facebook posts

When I look at my friend's posts on Facebook, it shows how many comments there are to each post. Yet when I look at the comments, there is always one short. Why is that?
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How to only send Facebook Updates to friends who play a game?

I've gotten really into this one Facebook Game, some of my friends play it but most of them don't. Before they kill me, is there a way to ONLY publish updates for my friends who play the game? EDIT: ...
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Any way to auto-approve requests to join new-style Facebook group?

Re-posting this since my previous post got closed as a duplicate, and the question they said it was a duplicate of does not fix my problem. I have a new-style group. Back when the new Facebook groups ...
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How to re-promote a Facebook post?

I had a Facebook post that I promoted, and the promotion has run out. It was actually very successful and I want to promote the same post again. However, I see no such option anywhere on the post ...
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People can see with whom I shared a post, when I post it with custom sharing

Usually I post status or links with custom sharing. e.g. I do post a status keeping 10-15 people in custom list. Now, if one of them hovers the mouse on the "gear" or "custom" sharing icon, they can ...
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Email address through which I can update my Facebook status

There used to be an option to upload photos or post a status on Facebook by sending a mail to a specific address. What's the process of finding this email address associated with my account? (I'm ...
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How can I tag friends in a YouTube video on Facebook?

I've shared a video from YouTube to Facebook, and this has shown up ok on my wall. Now I want to tag friends that are in the video, and can't see any option to do that. All the guides I see in places ...
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Facebook: how to selectively make status updates visible only to certain groups?

My friends list has people from work and my real friends. By default, I want my status updates to be visible only to my friends. And sometimes I want may want my updates to be visible to everyone. ...
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If Joe likes my Facebook status update, will Joe's friends see my update?

The privacy settings of Facebook puzzles me. This is a thing I can't figure out: Scenario: I post a status update on Facebook, setting the privacy to "Friends". A friend of mine, let's call him Joe,...
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Facebook: How do you block someone's “shared” and “Likes” from your newsfeed?

I have friends who have a tendacy to ABUSE the share button. I don't want to see the stuff they share, but I want to see everything else? How can I do this? Or is this something I can't change? ...
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Find first Facebook message in a thread

Is there a way to search or arrive at the first Facebook message in a thread without scrolling back for hours?
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Facebook friend status update notification

Since Facebook allowed users to "subscribe" to other users, I receive a notification when certain friends update his or her status. I've checked the subscription settings of these friends, and I don't ...
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Where did Facebook spy to find out I was interested in some video game?

So, I read a Cracked.com article about a certain popular video game (that shall remain nameless but involves going into blue things and emerging out of orange things). I knew nothing about that game ...
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Disable Facebook chat availablity (Active now, active just now, active x minutes ago)

How do i disable Facebook chat availability? My chat is offline and I am using Windows 7 with Firefox. When I login with my other account through my mobile Facebook and open a chat conversation I see ...
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Allow Facebook posts to be liked by the public

How do I change my settings to allow non-friends to 'like' my posts? They can 'share' but not comment or like. My setting is public on my wall.
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How can I search for friends who live in a particular place?

I'm going to be visiting a distant city in a few months, and want to start making plans with people I know there, some of whom I don't keep in touch with as regularly as perhaps one ought to. The ...
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How can I view Facebook chat history?

I wonder if Facebook stores its chat history anywhere or if there is a way to enable chat history. Do you know a way to get the chat history? I have tried with: javascript:buddyList.itemOnClick(_ID);...
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Preventing new friends from seeing old Facebook posts

I'd like to add some new people as Facebook friends so that they can see baby pictures, but not the rest of my posts and other items. Going forward, this is easy, as I can just add them to ...
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How can I “unsubscribe” from a message thread on Facebook?

Sometimes, for some private get together or a heated conversation I end up being on the end of a long Facebook message thread with up to 10 Facebook users. And these users, instead of replying to the ...
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Can I merge two of my Facebook accounts into one?

I have two accounts on Facebook, can I merge them? My Facebook account was locked due some explicit content (somebody hacked my account). So, I created a new account, but most of my friends are ...