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How does Facebook guess results when you search for someone?

When you start searching for someone in Facebook's search bar, it will automatically start bringing back finds. What is the algorithm here? Is order arbitrary, and if not what determines it? Edit: My ...
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How to disable Facebook email notifications?

Facebook sends me a lot of notifications on my email and sometimes it annoys me. How can I disable all these notifications? I just want to check the incoming messages only when I open Facebook ...
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Facebook “share link” feature feature for Blogger, Google Buzz, or other Blogs?

Facebook has a nice share feature to share links. When I share a link on Facebook, I paste a URL into the status box (The box which says "What's on your mind?"). Facebook will automatically populate ...
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Is there a way to export my Facebook status'?

I need a text document of my facebook status updates for all time. What's the quickest way to do this?
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Google reader shared items in Facebook [closed]

Is there a way to link my Google Reader shared items to Facebook updates. ie., whenever I share something in Google Reader it should appear in my Facebook updates as well. Is there a way to achieve ...
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Is there any way to change my Facebook username more than once?

I was wondering if there was some way I could go into the site's code and directly edit the variable for my username? Or anything like that?
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Pending friend requests on Facebook

I want to see my all pending friend requests, which are sent by me on Facebook. I also want to see those people who have not accepted my friend request. Is there any way I can accomplish this?
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Why can't I reply to Facebook wall posts by email?

As mentioned in this answer, it is supposed to be possible to respond to Facebook wall posts via email, by replying to the notification message. This used to work for me, but now suddenly doesn't. ...
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How does Facebook manipulate images after upload?

I have a friend who tries to upload a company logo as banner on a Facebook group, but it seems like Facebook compress or change the image in some way after upload, so the resolution gets scrambled. ...
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Reply to Facebook Message via Email

I know it is possible to receive your Facebook messages via email. I would like to reply by email, but Facebook doesn't allow me to do this and instead returns a delivery failure. Are there any ...
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How can I prevent/lessen event spam on Facebook?

On Facebook, you can be invited to an event by any of your friends. Once you have been invited to an event, the admins of that event can send messages straight to your inbox even if you have not sent ...
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Reusing “freed” Facebook personal profile URL on another account you own that is a business page?

Okay here is what I did: Let's see what we have here: Inherited an Old FB profile and an Old FB Page. Created a New (Timeline) FB Business Page. Merged the Old FB Profile into the New FB Business ...
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Is there still a way to send a message with a friend request on Facebook?

With the new Facebook layout (timeline, etc.) friend requests are made with one click (the old pop-up box doesn't show up anymore). I tried to send a friend request to someone I hadn't seen in a while ...
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Comment on a Facebook page item owned by me, as myself

I'm the administrator of a Facebook page for an organization, and when adding comments to items posted there (by myself or by other administrators), the comments show up as being "added by the page". ...
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How can I hide all “someone likes something” updates?

I'd like to hide all the "someone likes something" updates on facebook, but I don't want to block those people, as I still want to see status updates, pictures, shared links, and all else. I just ...
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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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Hiding job title on blogs using Facebook comments

On Techcrunch or other blogs using Facebook comments, I noticed that your job title displays next to your post. Is there any way to limit the privacy settings so it only displays to friends versus ...
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How to disable Facebook account verification when I login from different country

As Facebook is blocked by Iranian government, we have to access it through VPNs and other proxy software (e.g. Tor) which their servers are scattered over the world. The problem is Facebook is ...
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How to create a “restricted” group in Facebook that is NOT public?

Is there any way to create a group of people who can't see any posts in my profile except for what I explicitly share with them, without being forced to make those posts public to the entire world?
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How can I automatically forward Facebook messages to my email or phone?

I can create email addresses that forward to other email addresses. Likewise, can I automatically forward Facebook messages to either my email or phone?
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Is there a way to see all of my Facebook activity of the (very long ago) past easily?

I've been trying to trace something out using Facebook and I was all the way back by about 8 months and accidentally clicked the wrong thing and now I'd have to start all over (mind you, it took about ...
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Select All Friends in Facebook

How does one select all ones friends when trying to invite friends into groups, etc.?
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Why is Facebook suggesting friends with no connections to me?

Under the People You May Know section on the right side of the site, Facebook normally suggests people with a lot of mutual friends, helping me get connected with people that I probably know. However, ...
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At what size (in pixels and file size) will Facebook shrink an uploaded large image to the size of the image it shows when viewed in an album?

I noticed that the maximum length of the longer side of an image viewed in an album shown by Facebook is 960 pixels (this is different from the image you can download in the 'Download' link, which ...
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How to use ifttt to post Google+ updates to Facebook?

I found this recipe, but it doesn't work. I put in either https://plus.google.com/103156295300828440975 or http://plu.sr/feed.php?plusr=103156295300828440975, but I keep getting an error Trigger ...
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How to remove all networks from my Facebook profile?

How can I remove all networks from my Facebook profile including the main network that is displayed beside the name? First, I could not find any network configurations in the profile options, but ...
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Aiming for higher quality images on Facebook page

The compression Facebook puts on my profile photo (a logo) for my Facebook Page is killing me. I've tried different sizes, png, jpgs, and it always gets pixelated / blurred. Anyone have experience ...
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Facebook Page Events - Invite fans?

I am an admin for a Facebook Page for a group I am part of. I have created an Event and would like to invite all "fans" of the Page to it. I can't see any way to do this though - I can only invite ...
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Get a List of Facebook Friend's Email addresses

How can I get a list of email addresses of Facebook Friend's that have published their email address? My request is similar to the phonebook question.
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Facebook Lookback Video [duplicate]

Am I the only one who hasn't got a look back video at all? Every time I click the link for it, it just brings up photos for me. I'm kinda getting annoyed because everyone else is getting one and I'm ...
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How do you link to a Facebook Page in a comment using its PageId?

How do you link to a Facebook Page in a comment using its PageId? I remember it was something like: @[id:name]
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How to hide Mutual Friends from others on Facebook ?

The new Timeline allows you to hide the friends list by going to friends tab and change the privacy to "Only me", but it still shows those friends in common . Is there a way I can hide them?
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Facebook: List of subscribers

I want to get a list of people who has subscribed to my updates. How can I get that in new Facebook Timeline?
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Facebook Business set up as a person, and a page. Can they be merged?

So I inherited a website that has 2 Facebook pages set up. The business owners, not knowing any better, created a person page for the business. This "person" later went on to start, and adminsister ...
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What is the maximum supported image size for a Facebook page?

What is the maximum supported image/pixel dimensions size for a facebook page (without requiring resizing)? Does this size change often or is there some other reason it would be unwise to utilise the ...
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Facebook is slow to post imported sites like Delicious and Google Reader

On Facebook, I set my settings to pull posts (saved items) from Delicious and Google Reader. It's set to show that I posted on either of the sites as part of my regular Facebook feed. However, for ...
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Facebook says vanity URL for page is not available, but it is not used by another page

I'm trying to claim a short URL "www.facebook.com/[URLGOESHERE]" for my FB community page. I'm doing this at https://www.facebook.com/username but when I do so it says "[URLGOESHERE] is not ...
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Make Facebook “mobile upload” photos be uploaded in high quality?

How do I make Facebook "Mobile Upload" photos upload them in high quality? I know how to make new albums accept high-quality photos, but not the "Mobile Upload" album that Facebook uploads to by ...
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What is the limit of Facebook friend requests you can receive?

I'm asking this because I receive a lot of friend requests everyday, but I know that there's a moment in which if someone clicks on your "add as friend" a pop-up will appear saying something like ...
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Facebook sharer.php not updating shared information after page update

I am using the URL https://www.facebook.com/sharer/sharer.php?u=http://example.com/" to allow users to share my website by sending users browsing my site to the aforementioned link. However, after ...
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How to find Facebook comments I made on website such as 9gag? [duplicate]

I've made tons of comments on 9gag.com and other websites. How do I find them or better yet, get notified when people like or reply to them? Similarly, how do I automatically follow all the ...
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How do I allow visitors on my site to share my photos on their facebook news feed? [closed]

How do I allow visitors on my site to share my photos, on their Facebook wall/news feed? I see that there is a "share" or "like" option from Facebook but that seems to share the whole page. I would ...
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How do I delete friends on Facebook?

How can I permanently delete friends from my Facebook account?
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Who is looking at my Facebook profile or pictures?

Can a Facebook application or anyone track that information? Some applications advertise this feature. I'm not sure whether I can trust them.
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What are the benefits of using the “I want to add your birthday” app on Facebook?

I have a number of pending requests from friends to install the "I want to add your birthday" application. Given that I already have my birthday (day and month only) visible on my profile, what are ...
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How to set default visibility of FB likes?

For some reason when I like something on some webpage and click "post to Facebook", this is posted to my profile with a lock icon, meaning that only I can see it. I then need to manually go to ...
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How do I clear my Facebook status

I'd like to clear my Facebook status. With the most recent profile changes (December 2010) your status no longer appears at the top of the page with a clear link. With the new interface how do I ...
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Sync Facebook/Twitter posts with Google+

My business uses a Facebook page to post all of their updates on, which (I'm told) are also automatically posted to Twitter. I have just set up a Google+ page for the business, and I would like the ...
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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 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 ...