Facebook took down the app that showed who unfriends you

Facebook took down the app that showed who unfriends you

Facebook took down the app that showed who unfriends you

Finally people had an application to see who unfriended them on Facebook, it seems its what people want to know – but Facebook didn’t like it and Facebook took down the app that showed who unfriends you.

So, why did Facebook ask for it to be removed?

Facebook took down the app that showed who unfriends you

The app was called “Who Deleted Me” and was available on iOS other mobiles and had extensions for browsers such as Chrome was created by Anthony Kuske. The app went viral last week and Anthony worked hard to be able to handle all of the traffic.  Only it seems that maybe it didn’t comply with Facebook’s terms of service, and I didn’t use Facebook’s new API so Facebook got rid of it.

Anthony says on the website

Dear users,

Unfortunately, due to a request by Facebook, Who Deleted Me is no longer available on any platform. If you have a Who Deleted Me browser extension or application installed it will no longer function.

Who Deleted Me was intended to be a useful tool to enhance users’ Facebook experience, but Facebook did not see it the same way.

Never did I expect it would achieve the level of popularity it did over the last week, from being mentioned all over the media to being number 1 in the iOS App Store. Thank you to everybody who installed it and for your patience while the servers were improved to handle all the traffic. The level of traffic took me by surprise and I worked non stop to get it back online so everybody could enjoy it. By Thursday it was working well for everybody so I hope you had a chance to use it before now.

All personal information has been securely erased.

If you would like to know about any future (non Facebook) projects you can follow me on Twitter, or email me with any questions. If you would like to help fund the development of new projects any donations would be appreciated

Facebook took down the app that showed who unfriends you

According to MTV NEWs

“All developers building apps that integrate with Facebook, requesting information about people, must use a Facebook API, which ensures that people maintain control over who is accessing their information,” a Facebook spokesperson told MTV News. “We take action against any app that violates our terms and policies.”

There does appear to be many apps or programs that claim they give tell you who unfriended you on Facebook or Who looked at your Facebook profile – but these are probably not secure apps and we would advise you to steer clear of them.

If you really want to know who unfriended you on Facebook, you’ll just have to look them up one by one, we say live and let live and don’t worry about it.

Twitter Advanced Blocking Tool

How to use the Twitter Advanced Blocking Tool

Twitter-Icon-150x150In an attempt to make Twitter safer for its users – there is now the Twitter Advanced Blocking Tool.   All it is really is a way to share block lists on Twitter.

We can’t see this helping to stop the Twitter Trolls but at least it is a step in the right direction.

Twitter do realise that we need much more sophisticated tools than this, and promise they are looking into it.

How to block a Twitter user

  • Go to their profile page
  • Click the gear icon
  • Select Block from the drop down menu
  • And confirm.

What it means to block a user on Twitter

  • You cannot follow each other
  • Tweets do not appear in each others timelines
  • You cannot Direct Message each other
  • They cannot add you to lists or tag you in a photo
  • You will not receive notifications where  account you have blocked mentions you.
  • (Which is one reason a troll might block you, so they can continue tweeting about you)
  • If someone else in your timeline mentions the blocked account you will still see this.

The user that is blocked can however still see your tweets, if they do not log in, they log in on another account, or they search your username.

Twitter Advanced Blocking Tool

I’ve seen a number of blog posts informing us of these changes, but none that actually tell you where this – so this short blog will how to share your block list on Twitter, we hope you find it as helpful as out How to User Twitter Lists post.

With the Twitter advance blocking tool you can export or import lists from and to your friends/connections so that you can block multiple accounts all at once.

To view and or share your blocked list go to your profile image on the top right click that

Click – Settings

On the left now you will see a list with Blocked Accounts in – Click that.

You will now see a page headed, Accounts you’re blocking

Twitter Advance Blocking Tool

 

If you click on Advanced options on the right – you will see a drop down list that has – Export your list – and Import a list.

To share your Twitter block list

  • Click  Export your list
  • You will now be given a choice to share the whole list or just a selection of people –
  • uncheck the tick boxes of those you do not wish to share.
  • Click Export
  • Click Done

This then downloads the block list as a .csv file to your computer – which you can share with other twitter users.

If someone sends you their block list you will need to

Import a list

  • Click Import a list
  • Attach file to upload
  • Find the file which you would have saved to your computer
  • Click preview to see if you want to block these users and click block.

We are hoping Twitter can do better than this – as promised in their post from December 2014 – where they said there will be a few changes and updates that will come in a staged roll out to build a safer Twitter and the Twitter Advanced Blocking Tool as they call it, is just a part of that.

Buffer adds Scheduling for Pinterest

Buffer adds Scheduling for Pinterest We love Buffer and we love Pinterest – and after many requests from users, today Buffer adds scheduling for Pinterest.  This is going to please many Buffer/ Pinterest users – but only the users that pay for “Awesome”,  Those with the freebie accounts can only try it out for seven days.

Pinterest, if you don’t know is a popular free website with around 70 million users according to expanedramblings.com – On Pinterest people create Pin-boards to upload, save, manage and share images we love, called “pins”.  Because of the increasingly visual world we live in, users including many brands and marketers are finding numerous ways to use Pinterest.

Buffer adds Scheduling for Pinterest

You can already start Buffering your pins right this minute, all you need to do is to go to your Buffer account.

On the bottom of the left

  • Click Connect more
  • Click Connect Pinterest or Try Pinterest for 7 days and then Connect.
  • Log in to Pinterest (If you are already logged in it will directly go to..)
  • Click Authorise App

Now you can schedule your pins using Buffer.

Buffer adds Scheduling for Pinterest

How to schedule your pins using Buffer

Buffer have made it very easy to schedule your pins using Buffer.

without an extension

Go to Share update

On the Pin button you can see you choose which board you want to put it on

  • Choose board
  • Type Title
  • Add Source
  • Add Photo

For more details about using Buffer and Pinterest together – check out the Buffer Blog

 

the new twitter quote tweet

Twitter is Rolling out the new Twitter Quote Tweet

Twitter-Icon-150x150Twitter is rolling out a revamped version of the quote tweet, its so very much different its more like the new twitter quote tweet.

I already have this on one of my accounts and yet on another I don’t see it yet – so its coming to us all gradually.  Its available on the iPhone the Web and coming coming soon to Android.

People hardly use the quote tweet because its just so ……. ugly – it would just put quote-marks sound the tweet – leaving you very little room to add what you wanted to say.

quotetweet

Its pretty hard to see who said what with the old quote tweet.

Also I guess people prefer the RT – Retweet which includes RT and your @Name although on the mobile version of twitter when you RT you don’t get the option to put a comment – unless you do it manually – which is still a much preferred way to retweet by many that used this way of retweeting before the retweet button appeared.

The New Twitter Quote Tweet

Now it looks much better – as you can see from Techieminx Meerkat App tweet – the actual tweet is embedded into your tweet and you still have – many characters left to say your bit – and its much easier to see who said what.  Also if there is an image in the tweet you can see that in your own tweet too!

 

quotetweet2

 

How to use quote Tweet to add your own comments:

via Twitter help 

From Web:

  1. Hover over a Tweet.
  2. Click the Retweet icon
  3. A pop-up will show you the Tweet and a comment box.
  4. Type your own comments in the Add a comment field.
  5. Click the Tweet button.
  6. The Tweet will then be shared with your followers as a quote Tweet!

From mobile apps:

  1. Tap the Retweet icon
  2. Tap Quote Tweet.
  3. Add a comment and tap Tweet.
  4. The Tweet will then be shared with your followers as a quote Tweet!

I really prefer this Quote tweet now to even the Retweet – so we will have to see what happens to Retweets.

 

An Online Book Of Memories About Your Childs Development – Momrocks.me

An Online Book Of Memories About Your Childs DevelopmentRather than just sharing all of your childrens images on Facebook – how about an online book of memories about your childs development, where you can share pictures and images directly with the people that actually want to see them, rather than all of your friends on Facebook.  Yes, harsh as it may seem, not everyone needs to see how little Johnny is getting on with his potty training.

An Online book of memories about your childs development

Thats what a new network Momrocks.me is about – its your own online baby book plus a social network of moms or parents where you can…

  • Keep track of your childs development
  • Share the big moments with your close friends and family
  • Connect to the global parenthood community
  • Save all your photos and videos

I asked Morten Bitsch dad of three from Denmark and the founder of Mom.Rocks.me to tell us the story behind the Momsrocks.me network

I set out to create a niche social network site. I wanted a site that made the experience of sharing pictures, videos and text posts with my closest family and friends about my children’s development more rich and meaningful.

So I created a tailor-made niche site for parents to share the highs and lows in a safe, contextual and feel-good environment. I do not want to share everything with my 300 Facebook fiends…but I do want to share a lot with those who truly mean the most to me – with those who stand closest to my heart – maybe 20 or 30 people – true close friends and family.

I think its a fantastic idea, only the people you want to will see the images, its like your own private world – Morten told me that initially it was aimed at moms but they soon realised that they were leaving out an important person – the dad, so the website – which is still in Beta, is going through a change already.

 

An Online Book Of Memories About Your Childs Development

Momrocks.me Features

Profiles
There are two types of profiles: Mother and Follower – which will soon change from Mother to Parent.

Parent has “Timeline View” as the main page after login

Followers have “Follower view” as the main page after login – a sort of dashboard where e.g the grandparents can follow all their grandchildren’s development and help upload material about the child (pictures, videos, registering milestones, writing about funny moments etc).

The parent can choose to share – either on Twitter, Facebook or publish each post to her own MomRocks.me blog which has a url / address that is accessible to all (including non users)

Media Gallery

The parent also has a media gallery where she can see everything that is uploaded media to her profile – regardless of the date it was uploaded. All followers can post what they want on her profile (like a wall on Facebook).

Inviting Friends

There is a Invite friend and family function as the mother uses to personally invite Followers her profile. There are 3 ways to invite: Via Facebook message if it is a FaceBook friend, or via email, or by copying an invitation url that she can send itself by email to his family and his friends.

A safer place to share your childrens pictures online

Milestones

Parent or followers can mark when her child has reached a certain milestone in its development – eg. being able to walk, or to say “Mom”. The milestone is then displayed on the Time-line with other images, posts and videos.

MomRocks.me Uploader App

There is a Uploader App (for iOS and Android) that makes it easy to upload text, photos and videos to MomRocks.me – either for your own profile or to another parents profile to help build their book of memories.

As I said the site is still in Beta, but should be all finished by June – Morten intends to keep it as a free service and will hopefully make money to keep the site going by selling paper versions of the site a “child’s book of memories” which would be a great keepsake or a gift for grandparents.

I’d suggest you check it out – if you’d like An Online book of memories about your childs development.

Unauthorized Access to Twitch Accounts

Unauthorized Access to Twitch Accounts Today users of Twitch received an email telling them that there has been Unauthorized Access to Twitch Accounts – and that people are to reset their passwords.

At first users might be concerned that its a fake email from Twitch or that just their own account was hacked but no, its seems all users got this email.  And worse still it maybe that sensitive information such as credit card numbers, and other personal information has been obtained.

Unauthorized Access to Twitch Accounts

We are writing to let you know that there may have been unauthorized access to some of your Twitch user account information, including possibly your Twitch username and associated email address, your password, the last IP address you logged in from, and any of the following if you provided it to us: first and last name, phone number, address, and date of birth. While we store passwords in a cryptographically protected form, we believe it’s possible that your password could have been captured in clear text by malicious code when you logged into our site on March 3rd.

For your protection, we have expired your password and stream keys. In addition, if you had connected your account to Twitter or YouTube, we have terminated this connection.

You will be prompted to create a new password the next time you attempt to log into your Twitch account. If applicable, you will also need to re-connect your account to Twitter and YouTube, and re-authenticate through Facebook, once you change your password. We also recommend that you change your password at any other website where you use the same or a similar password.

We apologize for this inconvenience.

The Twitch Team

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You can tell its not fake as it doesn’t give you a link to click in the email, you have to go directly to the Twitch site and it will have logged you out and you don’t know your password as they removed it so the only step is to request a new password.

When you create your new password you will find that Twitch are making you be a bit more clever with your passwords, these were the instructions from the Twitch Blog about the unauthorized access to Twitch accounts.

How do I create a secure password?
In order to create a secure password, we suggest you use a long random character string with a mix of character types (letters, numbers, symbols). To make it easy to remember, feel free to use words from the dictionary with multiple uncommon string substitutions.

  • Bad: Applesauce1! – You’re using different character types, but the majority of the password is a single word from the dictionary
  • Okay: ILoveGreenApplesauce – You’re using multiple words and lots of characters, but the words are too common.
  • Good: !70v3Gr33n@pple$auce? – You’re using multiple words and lots of characters with uncommon substitutions. Good job.
  • Best: Use a reputable password manager with a random password generator.

These are great methods to use on any of your accounts, much hard for a hacker to hack. Its all about good security.  See our Tips for changing your password too.

If you had any other accounts that had the same password you should change those too.

We are yet to hear exactly what happened or the extent of the hack or breach or whatever this Unauthorized Access to Twitch Accounts was but we will let you know when we find out more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

How B2B businesses are handling Social Media

How B2B businesses are handling Social Media

How B2B businesses are handling Social MediaReal Business Rescue have created the following infographic to show exactly How B2B businesses are handling Social Media.  Most businesses realise now that Social media marketing isn’t just the next big thing and its not just for B2C businesses either.

Top business to business companies are proving that they can increase brand recognition, locate more clients, improve brand loyalty and increase brand authority by interacting with their target audience, which in turn increases traffic to their websites creating more sales.

There are many B2B businesses that are using social media successfully but many B2B organisations are still struggling with time management and social media strategies because they don’t understand social media and standard marketing isn’t working anymore. This leads to many businesses moving to outsourcing professional social media management agencies who do know what they are doing and will set them apart from their competitors as leaders in their fields.

How B2B businesses are handling Social Media

The Challenges B2B businesses face on Social Media

One of the most interesting feature of this infographic is the challenges that B2B business face –  33% of B2B businesses to not have the time to spend on social media – 23% have a lack of understanding – 32% have no strategies in place – so budgets aren’t a top priority  or maybe they just aren’t using their budget correctly which is why they are finding it hard to get a good RIO.

In this infographic we will find out

  • The benefits of social media for the B2B business 
  • The tips social Media Sites of 2014
  • Social Media Adoption by B2B Businesses in 2014
  • Social Media Advertising for 2015
  • Types of Content Used in Social Media
  • Challenges for the B2B on Social Media
  • Are Marketers able to demonstrate RIO in Social Media
  • Social Media Tips

How B2B businesses are handling Social Media

 

We hope you enjoyed the infographic giving us more information on How B2B businesses are handling Social Media -.  Maybe it can help you understand where B2B businesses are finding the right results, and what networks they are making the most use of.  If you want to know about about what Fairydust Media can do you for you then  contact us

The Difference Between a Cyber Stalker and a Cyber Bully

The difference between a Cyber Stalker and a Cyber Bully What is the difference between a cyber stalker and a cyber bully – The differences are minimal except the cyberstalker is irrationally obsessed with finding out more information about you which they then twist and manipulate to get what they want and the cyberbully is usually referred to when a child or teen is involved like the bully at school – which is no less distressing.

Basically they are both under the headline of Online Harassment or Cyber Harassment and when this is repeated over and over to the victim it can be very distressing or annoying.

The difference between a cyber stalker and a cyber bully

Cyberstalkers

I found an interesting article today from net for beginners which described a cyberstalker and from  my experience, this is spot on – I would go to describe this person just as this.

Cyberstalking is a very serious form of online harassment. At one level, cyberstalking is much like cyberbullying, as it involves the sending of repeated annoying and unwelcome messages. But cyberstalking goes far beyond cyberbullying in terms of motivations and tactics. Cyberstalking involves a disturbed obsession with the target, and a perverse desire to control that target in some way, even by attacking the target’s family members. Cyberstalkers do not wish to just torment someone for an adolescent power rush… stalkers want to force the target into some kind of submission, and are willing to involve other targets to achieve that disturbed result. 

CyberStalkers might involve your place of work, sending emails telling them how awful you are – stalking places where you like to relax or play a game, the networks you frequent and even your friends or colleagues, picking on them too.   They might screenshot what you say to threaten you or produce nasty pictures of you posting these to other networks to scare you into shutting up or doing what they want.  This can go on for months and months, or years if they are truly deranged.  Sometimes they don’t even think they are doing wrong!?

It is normal to have disagreements with people, maybe row with them, or lash out in anger if they have hurt you in someway but we make up and its forgotten for the Cyber Bully or Cyber Stalker, it doesn’t stop they are OBSESSED.

Cyberbullies 

Sometimes called Technobullying  – Bullies tend to be someone you know or knew even your ex best friend – They spread rumours, lies, send threats, even go as low to blackmail people or steal identities.

This is how Stop cyber bullying describes cyberbullying

“Cyberbullying” is when a child, preteen or teen is tormented, threatened, harassed, humiliated, embarrassed or otherwise targeted by another child, preteen or teen using the Internet, interactive and digital technologies or mobile phones. It has to have a minor on both sides, or at least have been instigated by a minor against another minor. Once adults become involved, it is plain and simple cyber-harassment or cyberstalking. Adult cyber-harassment or cyberstalking is NEVER called cyberbullying.

Bully.co.uk says this

Cyber bullying is any form of bullying which takes place online or through your mobile phone.

Complaints to Bullying UK show that most vicious gossip and rumours are spread by people who were once your best friends so it’s best to keep secrets to yourself. Only tell people things if it wouldn’t embarrass you if other people found out about them. Posting false and malicious things about people on the internet can be harassment.

Anyone who makes threats to you on the internet could be committing a criminal offence. It’s against the law in the UK to use the phone system – which includes the internet – to cause alarm or distress.

Are we forgetting trolls? 

Even though Trolls are still included in the Online Harassment area – I don’t think Trolls are in the same league as Cyber bullies or Cyber Stalkers – Trolls just prance around the internet – trying to start arguments or provoke an emotional response from you.  This is why the saying goes DONT FEED THE TROLLS because trolls, will usually just move on to the next target if they don’t get a response from you, you have bored them.  No Fun for them.  Where as Cyber Stalkers, are much worse, much more obsessed and disturbed they keep on and on, looking at your profiles trying so hard to find something to catch you out with or checking to see if they have got to you.

I read a post about Troll Threats By Casey Quinlan recently which in the end points out that trolls want is our silence and what we need to do is to feed them until they burst – which I found amusing and that some retribution could come of it – and in this case it did make a lot of sense. However, I personally wouldn’t call the Lindy West troll a troll at all, I would call this guy a Cyber Stalker as he not only stalked her in the article everyday for 3 years to call her names using various networks even email – but he also created a fake account in the name of her Dad to hurt her even further – he wasn’t going away by being ignored – in the end the lady confronted him and well, to cut the story short here he admitted to her after she confronted him.

I think my anger towards you stems from your happiness with your own being. It offended me because it served to highlight my unhappiness with my own self.

I have e-mailed you through 2 other gmail accounts just to send you idiotic insults.

I apologize for that.

The difference between a cyber stalker and a cyber bully

I’m not sure if all Online Harassers are broken, some just think its funny, its not funny – and no one in their right mind would continue a vendetta for months and months or years as we’ve read unless they are mentally challenged in someway – they should seek help before they get into trouble, put in jail or to hurt a victim so much that they end their life. Cyber Bullying and Suicide

If you are being harassed online, which ever name you want to put on it please please tell someone – if you are young then tell a parent immediately – do not be afraid, the time has come now where almost everyone has been or knows someone that has been through this, we all know that they are evil and you are the victim.

Read, What to do if you are being bullied 

Don’t let bullies destroy your self-esteem. No one deserves to be harassed. Cyberbullies’ cowardly and destructive actions are often more about their own problems than they are about you. When bullying gets you down, talk about it with someone you trust who can build you back up.

There are a number of websites that you can go to for help and support.

The best advice I can give is to BLOCK and REPORT everything you see about you, and keep a diary of things that you do see, or hear but hopefully if you have blocked them and don’t go looking they won’t win. Its against most networks rules or terms of use so reporting them to the network or website can get them kicked off of the sites. (If they are especially disturbed or obsessed they will just create a new account to keep harassing people online but you keep blocking) It doesn’t matter what The difference between a Cyber Stalker and a Cyber Bully is or even a Troll – the same applies, its all wrong.  Its not you its them!

Good Luck and don’t them them get to you!

 

Malware Problem with Porn on Facebook

Yes, we now have malware Problem with porn on Facebook. Doing the rounds at the moment are pornography videos which you get tagged into with lots of your friends (which is called malicious tagging) to make you feel that this video must be okay then, but its porn so of course there is no need to alert you to this, as you wouldn’t click this would you.  Well, some people are.  It’s estimated that 110 thousand users could be or have been infected.

Thanks to Gizmodo we have an image of one of the videos that are tricking users

Malware Problem with Porn on Facebook

Malware Problem with Porn on Facebook

You click the linkOne way to spot it is that it seems that the videos show a shorting url of goo.gl not a video site.

When you click to watch the video and you are immediately directed to a fake Flash Player update which you have to update before you can view the video.  This is when the malware attacks, you click the link to update the fake flash player and you are allowing it into your device – and now you have downloaded the malicious software on your computer and it takes control by downloading other malicious software or files – you are now infected. Now the hacker can do what it likes, it might steal photos, or get your passwords, get personal information whatever they want to do, they have control.

Then it will take over your Facebook account and create the same updates with 20 of your friends in each time, which could be very embarrassing.

Hottest Leaked Snapchats Ever

Hottest Leaked Snapchats Ever

This comes not long after the cyberscam 10 hottest leaked snapchats ever which wasn’t anything to do with showing you naked pictures of girls but took you to fraudulent websites such as the survey scams or phishing scams.

Facebook say they are fighting hard against these types of attacks and other sorts of hoaxes – but there are so many – we can see why it would be difficult.

We need to be aware and not spread these scams, report them if we seem them, and warn others right away.

How to report a scam on Facebook – Click the Down Arrow in the top right cover of the post- Click Report Post

Let us hope that we can stop this Malware Problem with Porn on Facebook

Social media reporting about UK Stores Crashing

Social Media Reports UK Stores Crashing #blackfriday

It seems that UK stores were not prepared for Black Friday as Social media reports UK Stores Crashing. Black Friday and Cyber Monday Sales have been being advertised on Twitter, Facebook and other social media sites for weeks now, its a shame that these stores didn’t prepare themselves for the results of those promotions.

Big stores such as Game, Argos, Tesco, Currys to name a few are all over loaded with people trying to buy bargains on their sites causing sites to crash during the Black Friday Sales.  It seems us Brits love a bargain, with fight braking out in stores, and websites crashing just to get few pounds discount on items.

Tesco direct have a landing page up – just asking you to try again

Social media reports UK Stores Crashing

Currys too have a message saying

We’re really sorry that the huge demand for our deals means you’re having to wait.

Our Black Friday deals are live on Friday 28th only, but our Black Tag deals run until Wednesday 3rd December and most of these offers are available in our stores.
We really appreciate your patience and we’ll have you on our site as soon as possible.

 
Social media reports UK Stores Crashing

Argos – have been tweeting about the problem on their own site, due to a high volume of visitors

Social media reports UK Stores Crashing

Game – who do have some great deals on xbox playstation and many more for Black Friday, say they have been overwhelmed with visitors

Social media reports UK Stores Crashing

 Social media reports UK Stores Crashing –

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Tweeters have taken to Twitter complain about it