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On vaguebooking and slacktivism

Note: This is a translated and re-worked version of a response I made to someone who was annoyed that someone else criticized  the posting of a heart without anything in the way of context to one’s facebook page, supposedly to “raise awareness about breast cancer”. The person made the claim that it had been going on for years, and that anyone and everyone should know what it meant, and that there was no possible way to criticize it. As you are about to learn, I disagree.

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Understanding a product revisited

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I would like to revisit my thoughts on understanding the product of news outlets. Some time ago, an acquaintance, who works for a news outlet posted a picture of a newspaper article to his Facebook feed, stating that “…this is journalism. You can’t get it on social media – or on blogs for that matter. Journalism at its best is both critical and supportive of society at the same time…”

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Facebook adds longed-for admin tool

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Back in september of last year, I lamented the lack of what I view as a crucial admin tool on Facebook; the option to close a thread for comments while leaving the original post there for everyone to read. Since then, this is something I have found myself wanting time and again, as I have been forced to delete entire tScreenshot 2016-04-21 00.08.38hreads that, though interesting, simply created too much of a heated debate.

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Facebook – Missing Feature: Close thread

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As a Facebook page admin, you have a number of tools. You can delete posts, threads and users, you can add users, and you can pin threads to the top, just to mention a few examples. One thing you can’t do, is close a thread. As admin for several pages, this is becoming a bit of a headache. On the one hand, many of the users of the pages in question have long histories of solid contributions, and the discussions can get lively. We want that to happen. On the other hand, discussions sometimes get out of hand, in particular when controversial topics are on the agenda.

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Facebook Groups: Opt-out, not opt-in

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The way Facebook currently works, people may add others to groups without their approval, essentially making groups opt-out, rather than opt-in. This is a massive problem. It allows people to add others to groups, making it seem like they support the agenda the group is pushing. In case you doubt what I’m saying, this has already happened (link in Norwegian).

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Disable Facebook’s automatic play feature in the iOS app

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Last week, I showed you how to disable Facebook’s automatic play feature when using Facebook in the browser. However, this annoying feature is also automatically enabled in the iOS (and I assume Android) apps. Luckily, they can be disabled there, too. Here’s how:

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Disable Facebook’s auto-playing videos feature in the browser

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Facebook recently added a new feature; whenever you scroll to a video in your timeline; it automatically starts playing. If you like it; well, good for you. You have no need for this. If, however, you, like me, think it’s an annoyance, here’s how to disable it:

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Removing applications in Facebook

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Like so many others, I am on Facebook. Unlike a lot of people, I have only a bare minimum of installed applications. The reason for this is simply that I have better things to spend my time on than Aquarium this, Zoo that and Mafia the other. Every so often, I add an app, and decide “naw”. However, removing apps isn’t very intutive to do, so I thought I’d make a neat little step-by-step guide. Here it is:
 

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