Category Archives: Technology

How to Unfriend and Block on Facebook (using a computer browser or mobile device)

Sometimes, people get so wrapped up in thinking about the new that they overlook the basic. I was reminded of this recently when I mentioned unfriending. It seems like a basic function, but not everyone knows how it works. When … Continue reading

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How to Search by Image Online Using Google (How to Avoid Unnecessary Hostility Online 2)

In a past post, I discussed How to Avoid Unnecessary Hostility Online by taking a moment to research before spreading false information.  However, what happens if the information is in the form of a photo? As Hurricane Sandy hits the … Continue reading

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Reader Question: Can I go back to my old Facebook profile from Timeline?

 Yesterday, I received my first reader question: I had decided not to change my profile page over to the Timeline. I received a notice from Facebook that on August 16th, I would automatically be changed over, and would I like … Continue reading

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There is This Thing Called Google (How to Avoid Unnecessary Hostility Online)

Disclaimer: This blog is entitled “There is This Thing Called Google,” but I don’t want anyone to feel like I’m leaving out Yahoo, Bing, or any other search engine you may prefer. Have you ever seen something like this? I … Continue reading

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HOAX: ATM Pin Reversal (with suggested alternatives)

Have you ever seen a post similar to the photo to the left?Don’t believe it. This hoax is important to call out because people in this situation will likely put false hope into an ATM function that does not work. … Continue reading

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How to Navigate the Facebook Inbox Redesign (August 2012… I give it a couple of months)

I noticed that my Facebook inbox had gone through a makeover last night.  By this morning, I was getting questions about what some of the symbols mean. So, here we go: When you first go into your new inbox, you … Continue reading

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How to Stop Unwanted/Spam Emails, Including Ones From Facebook (A few clicks to save your sanity, or what’s left of it)

I had to log into my younger cousin’s email with her a few days ago because she told me that she was having issues.   Issues run in the family, but hers were solvable.  (I know some of my family … Continue reading

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