How can I reset all “PAST” public posts on Facebook to be friends-only posts?

January 4, 2018

I am big on privacy and security and never wanted anything to to with Facebook; HOWEVER, this past year I caved in. I am actually enjoying Facebook and have used the site to promote the blog (click here) and another public Facebook page I am experimenting with, called “Protection of Our First Amendment Rights – The Fake News Daily“. Again, I am big on privacy and security; AND, one downfall with Facebook is navigating the menus to turn privacy and security features “on and off”.

For example, after seeing how my private Facebook page looked on the public side, I noticed there were posts on the public page that I did not want there. As a matter of fact, I didn’t want any of my private (friends only) posts on the public page and commenced researching “How can I reset all “PAST” public posts on Facebook to be friends-only posts?

Here is the instructions I found and decided to post them here on the blog for others:

  1. Open up your Facebook page
  2. Click on the small triange in the upper right corner of the blue bar (at the top of the window)
  3. On the menu click on “Settings”
  4. On the left sidebar, click on “Privacy”
  5. When the privacy window opens, on the right side, click on “Limit Past Posts” (to expand that section).
  6. Click on “Limit Old Posts” (click on graphic below to see example)
  7. Click on “Confirm” (see graphic further below)


A New Facebook Feature Will Alert You When Your Face Shows Up In A Photo

December 19, 2017

Plucked this news from the Android Police that all you Facebook users need to know about.


Using facial recognition technology, Facebook can alert you to any photos in which you’re visible regardless of whether or not you’ve been tagged. Soon, the Facebook app will have an opt-in toggle for the facial recognition alert. When enabled, notifications appear in your account when Facebook thinks it spotted you in a photo. 

SOURCE: Android Police 

Geek Squeak: New Facebook Feature To Snooze A Friend

December 15, 2017

Tired of seeing my political posts on your timeline? You don’t have to “unfriend or unfollow” me, just put me in snooze. I truly hope you don’t do that because I do look for news that I think you “need to know” and is factual; however, if you must, just put me to sleep (in Facebook Snooze).

With Snooze, you don’t have to unfollow or unfriend permanently, rather just stop seeing someone’s posts for a short period of time. The people, Pages, and groups you snooze will not be notified. You will be notified before the Snooze period is about to end and the setting can also be reversed at any time… READ MORE

SOURCE: Facebook Newsroom

Best Facebook Lite and Facebook Messenger Alternative

November 27, 2017

Ok, if you are looking for an alternative “lighter version” of Facebook and Facebook Messenger, for your Android smartphone, go with “Friendly For Facebook”. I have tried every “lite” version app out there and “Friendly For Facebook” has topped them all. I have found it to be very reliable with minimal space usage, memory usage, and battery usage; plus, the notification feature and the ability to upload a photo (or video) works quite well (which was important to me). The Facebook Messenger component is built right into the same app. What I found with many of the other “lite” versions out there is that either/or the notification feature was not available and/or the ability to upload a photo/video simply would cause the upload to hang.

Why would you want to go with a “lite” version option?  The true Facebook app and Facebook Messenger app will consume a large amount of space on your phone, will use more memory and will cause noticeable battery drain. If you are experiencing noticeable problems when running Facebook, you may want to uninstall it, then you may want to install a “lighter” version (such as “Friendly For Facebook). The “lighter” apps for Facebook are built (by third party developers) as an extension of the Facebook mobile website. By going “lite”, you will preserve your battery, storage and data, while giving you back control over your news feed. The lighter versions may not be as robust at the true Facebook app; but, it gets the job done.

Why You’ll Love Friendly
• Download videos from Facebook
• Take control of your news feed with Keyword Filters.
• Sort your news feed by most recent posts.
• Block FB Ads
• No need for another Facebook messenger app
• Secure your account with Fingerprint & Passcode Lock
• Quickly switch between multiple FB accounts
• Beautiful material themes
• Fast Facebook lite app! Don’t settle for anything else.

SOURCE: Go to the Google Play Store on your smartphone, search for “Friendly For Facebook”.  You can take a look at the app, here on the web by “clicking here“.

We use Facebook as a tool to connect, but there are those people who use that connectivity for malicious purposes…

September 3, 2017

Since I started using Facebook, I am seriously looking at the security and privacy ramifications that we expose ourselves to when we do social networking (such as Facebook). With that being said, I encourage you to read “4 Ways to Crack a Facebook Password & How to Protect Yourself from Them“.

You will see more postings, from me, in the future in regards to Facebook vs. Security and Privacy, as an effort to help protect ourselves from that element of our society who prey on honest people.

FREE Lightweight Android App Alternative For Both Facebook and Facebook Messenger

August 27, 2017

I have heard from folks, especially on the lower spec phones, where the full install of Facebook and Facebook Messenger cause their phones to slow down (due to background memory usage) and that the space on their phones is eaten up (due to the large install size and subsequent caching of data). The full install of the Facebook app consumes approximately 80 MB plus; and, the full install of Messenger consumes 54 MB plus; thus, after using both apps and factoring in the caching of data, you are getting into hundreds of megabytes of data being consumed (and that is not factoring in the background memory being used).

After doing some research for an alternative option, due to my phone being a low spec phone and hearing the complaints from people, I opted to give an Android app called “Swift for Facebook Lite” a try (see source link below). The full install is approximately 30 MB for both Facebook and Messenger with data caching rising to approximately 100 MB. I messed around with some of the other options out there but was not impressed due to the advertisements that kept popping up. With “Swift for Facebook Lite”, I am not seeing that, YET!.

Anyhow, from my testing so far, this is working for me with no degradation in the performance of my phone and does everything I need it to do (when it comes to reading/responding to my timeline, receiving notifications and using messenger). This may lack some of the bells and whistles from the full install of the true Facebook and Messenger apps; but, you may want to give this a try, especially if you have a low spec phone that is not rich in memory or disk space.

Free, lightweight alternative for both Facebook and Facebook messenger which allows you to chat, call, video call with your Facebook friends, send emoticon, videos, images, gift, browse newsfeed, comments, etc… and protect your privacy.

Save your battery and memory
– Only 6MB and 30MB roughly after installing compared to hundred of MB by official Facebook and Messenger
– Background connection to Facebook server is optimized to save battery
– Using no more than 20MB RAM to save your battery
– Simplify Facebook layout to save your battery

Protect you privacy
– Login and chat instantly using Facebook account with public profile (we don’t need this but it’s default by Facebook)
– Requires only handful of permissions to let you send and receive images downloaded from Facebook
– Please take a look at our privacy policy at the end of this page for more information

Very smart and easy to use
– Both Facebook and Messenger in a small app
– Push notifications to make sure that you never miss a message
– Compatible with older Android version
– Send images, download videos from Facebook
– Video call and voice call with Facebook friends (for Android 5 and later)

SOURCE: Google Play – Swift for Facebook Lite (to install on your Android Smartphone, open the Google Play app on your phone and search for “Swift for Facebook Lite”)