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Send Troublesome Facebook Notifications to The Void

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There are some apps in the new Facebook that will post your every move to your timeline. Bugging your friends to hell. There are some that rarely send messages, but do you really want your friends to see you’ve wasted 2 hours playing Gardens of Time? Some allow you to opt out of sending notifications, but many require you to allow the app the ability to post. Here’s how you can keep using those apps, but take a few steps to send all those Facebook notices to The Void. Continue Reading →

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Google Plus Tips and Tricks Day Three

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Here we go… 1) You can set a link on your website to auto-forward to your Google+ page. Like so: http://chuckwelch.com/+ will forward to https://plus.google.com/113347566311475996443/posts (My G+ Posts page.)

All it takes is a quick edit of your .htaccess file on your site. You just need to add:

RedirectMatch ^/+(.*)$ http://plus.google.com/YOUR•PLUS•ID•HERE$1

For more info, I’ll just direct you to the Google Android engineer who wrote first about it…Daniel Sandler. 2) When you post you can limit those who can read the post. Continue Reading →

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The First 10 Google+ Quick Tips

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I’m going to guess either you’ve received an invitation to the Google+ beta or you’ll leave a comment below asking for one. If you don’t want to be a part of the G+ flash mob, you stumbled on here looking for a different Chuck Welch.

I’m going to assume you’ve already logged into Google+ and know the basic layout. Please read all the tips before dismissing them individually. Continue Reading →

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Two Settings to Make Your Facebook Experience More Private

Facebook is in a pickle. (That’s an Internet term meaning “caught between users and advertisers.”) You joined Facebook because it was such an easy way to share your pro-Florida State feelings without your pro-Florida boss finding your secret. (Yes, that’s code for something else.)

However, Facebook needs your information to lure advertisers. The more you share – 35, Single, Impulsive Buyer — the better they can direct ads you may fall for, er, enjoy. Now, Facebook will tell you they don’t give that information to advertisers. That doesn’t mean they don’t aggrigate it to better deliver you those ads for dating services.

In response to this delimma, Facebook recently made a mess of the privacy settings. Excuse me, they “improved user control.”

In this short article, I’ll point you to two easily set fixes to improve your privacy. After, you’ll want to spend some time reading the official Facebook explanation of privacy settings.
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