A THANK YOU VIDEO

Facebook.com/thanks creates a slideshow from photos you’ve already uploaded to Facebook, and any you add. Click “share” to share it on Facebook.

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A MEMORIAL ON FACEBOOK

One of our best friends passed away recently, and we were reminded of the digital afterlife: Facebook accounts and email that just keeps going.

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FACEBOOK UPDATE

Facebook has a “Privacy Checkup” link to make sure your posts are shared only where you want them shared.

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FACEBOOK TIP

Ever notice that the same Facebook friends are always at the top of your page? You can fix that.

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WHO’S PARANOID?

According to a Reason-Rupe poll of more than 1,000 adults, 61 percent said they don’t trust Facebook “at all,” 48 percent said they don’t trust Google “at all;” and 41 percent don’t trust their cell phone provider “at all,” no matter who it is. Forty-five percent also said they don’t trust the IRS (which is perfectly understandable). Interestingly, the IRS and other government agencies rated higher in trust than most web services. More info at Reason.com/poll.

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APPS YOUR FACEBOOK FRIENDS LIKE

Appidemia for iOS lets you know what apps your Facebook friends are using.

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FACEBOOK PRINTING TIP

This bugs a lot of people, probably millions: When they print something in Facebook, it comes out in blocks with ugly frames. Here’s a solution. It takes an extra step but it cleans up the print job.

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YOU ON FACEBOOK

Over a million people have used a free tool from the mathematics giant, Wolfram Alpha, to find out interesting things about their Facebook account. Joy’s report showed the average length of her posts was 5.6 words, her percentage of female Facebook friends was 72 percent, her oldest Facebook friend was 90 and her youngest was 21. The report also listed the friends with the most mutual friends. Start at WolframAlpha.com/facebook. If you don’t already have a Wolfram Alpha account, you’ll have to register but it doesn’t take long and it’s free. There are other neat things there: Wolfram’s main calculator tool is a great way to find out answers to quantitative questions, like, “how much would a ton of gold […]

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A MORE SECURE FACEBOOK

Avast makes a nice anti-virus program, and it’s free. Now they’ve added Secure.Me, an app for keeping nosy Parkers (and hackers) out of your Facebook account.

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MAKE A FACE

“iMadeFace” is a free app for iPhone, iPod Touch, and the iPad 2 and 3. It lets you make a cartoon face with a message, like “I love you.” Joy had fun choosing a heart-shaped face, a pony tail, arched eyebrows, nice eyes, small mouth, normal nose and glasses, before emailing it to Bob. You can make it look like yourself or not. It can also be shared on social networking sites.

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Darwyn Williams