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Facebook Phonebook – are my contact numbers on show?

By |2017-02-08T01:20:28+01:00August 11th, 2011|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Here we go again .. There is some confusion on Facebook about your contact numbers from your phone showing on your Facebook profile - this has popped up again since the arrival of the new application from Facebook called "Facebook Messenger"  where you can IM people from Facebook.  (Maybe because you have to Sync your contacts to use it?) There is a viral message appearing in our feeds that says ... All the phone numbers in your phone are now published on Facebook.   This ability (contacts)  has been there since the "Facebook Phonebook" feature at least a year ago, maybe more.   We also had a similar viral message going around then which warned that it was a security threat. This can only happen apparently if you have in fact sync'd your mobile application with Facebook.  Even though I have even searched through lots of my friends to see if I can see any of their friends phone numbers - There is no option to view other peoples contacts. However! ... I can see my own contacts numbers, which include [...]

Google+ Can you change extended Profile ID ?

By |2017-02-08T01:20:37+01:00July 4th, 2011|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , |

I don't know if you are like me but I hate numbers - I go to all lengths to avoid these numbers that they give us for personal links on various websites. So I've been trying to find out how to change the long number (its 21 digits!) on the Google+ Profile ID to my Google mail name.  which I thought was an option, but it has disappeared. The short answer  is that officially at present you cannot change the extended URL; while Google plus is on "Field Trial" When its out of trial  you should be able to do this to get your username At the moment the "Profile URL" section isn't even there.. so keep an eye out for it. Here is what Natalie Villalobos - Community Manger for the Google+ project (what a great job!)  said... Patience is a virtue... HOWEVER! There are ways........ 1) Here's how to get your  own name in your google+ link Today or very recently a third party application  has been launched called where you can change your profile to shorter name [...]

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