Keeping track of web bookmarks has always been tricky for me. I might want a link I found at work when I'm at home or vice versa. I don't always stick with the same browser. Difficult I might be but the best solution I've found over the years is Delicious. The site has just had a redesign and is worth a look if you haven't tried it before.
Facebook seems to be everywhere these days. The sides of buses, packets, bill boards and you'll see a Like button above. Now, you can add Facebook to the Firefox Toolbar thanks to a new tool built into the latest version.
You may have noticed that our Facebook posts aren't appearing in your News Feed as often. We've certainly noticed the views drop, and we miss you. It turns out this drop is down to a change by Facebook to reduce the number of updates from Pages that appear in your News Feed. We're pleased to say that there is a way round this, so if you want all the latest updates from Computeractive it's easy to reinstate them.
Over the past few days many websites have been reporting news that social networking websites, such as Twitter and Facebook, can cause anxiety. It's been reported by blogs such as Mashable, newspapers such as the Metro, and magazines such as T3. So, should we all be cutting down the amount of time we spend on these websites?
The answer is fairly obvious: if you feel that any website at all is having a negative impact on your state of mind, then yes, close it down. But whether or not there's any strong evidence to suggest that this is a common problem is another matter entirely.
You might think that tabbed browsing is a good way to hide the fact that you're playing a Facebook game. If anyone comes near, Ctrl and Tab will quickly switch tabs to safety.
Only it's not that simple. In fact, your boss doesn't even need to leave the comfort of their executive chair to see not only whether you're playing a game but what the game is.
You may have noticed the chat list that appears on the right of the Facebook page with green icons to show friends are online or phones to show that they are using a Facebook app. Earlier today I noticed a gamepad icon.
Thinking that it might mean this particular friend might be using Facebook from a console, I moved the mouse over it. To my surprise a pop up appeared with details of the Facebook game this friend was playing.
The solution. Well apart from having two Facebook accounts (which isn't allowed and might lead to both being deleted). Don't play games on Facebook during the day.
Another day sees another press release with an idea to try and stem the amount of time people spend on Facebook during the working day. This idea is rather clever. Smoothwall, a company based in Yorkshire that specialises in web filtering and security, has come up with a way of making Facebook read only. People can still catch up with the latest news but without the option of responding or posting themselves.
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