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Google Chrome is hopeless for reading social media - Preliminary findings below

I am currently undertaking a comparison of 6 Web Browsers which will eventually be turned into an article of my findings - most likely once Microsoft Edge has been reincarnated into the planned Chromium based platform.

In the meantime, thought I'd share a preliminary finding that is quite definitive when reading Social Media - Facebook in particular.

Using Google Chrome on Windows 10 (64-bit) in my case, you may be finding that if browsing Facebook for a while, as you keep scrolling down your feed, it will get slower, and slower, and slower, until the point where is gets so frustratingly slow, that you end up closing Chrome completely, re-opening it and starting again, at which point speed returns to normal.

Sound familiar? Keep reading.

Doing the same tests with the Brave Browser, I have noted none of the noticeable slow downs in performance of Facebook pages when used for the the same amount of time. The same has proven true to some extent on YouTube, though tests on YouTube and other social media platforms have not been as extensive yet.

My preliminary finding is as follows: Dump Chrome for Social Media like Facebook and YouTube and use the Brave browser for that purpose instead. It makes a *huge* difference on my system.

For the sake of completeness, by "quite some time", I'm talking
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by:Scott Fell
I manage multiple FB business pages and am on FB a lot. I don't notice any slowness except when my internet is poor (like when I am in the country)

I downloaded Brave. It is a Chromium browser with ad blocking and that is why it seems faster.   I looked at some others that did a write up and it seems it is faster (because of the ad blocking) but not the speed up it shows.  

Perhaps it would be good to explain what is does, the motivation for publishers etc and that it is in infancy, something to watch for.
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by:Andrew Leniart
Thanks for your interest Scott.

I don't notice any slowness except when my internet is poor (like when I am in the country)

I initially put it down to that until I started doing browser comparisons. Internet speed can certainly be a factor but it doesn't make sense (to me) why FB reduces itself to a crawl after a couple of hours of 'continuous use', yet if Chrome is completely closed out and reopened - speed and page response times instantly return to normal. How would you explain that?

I downloaded Brave. It is a Chromium browser with ad blocking and that is why it seems faster.   I looked at some others that did a write up and it seems it is faster (because of the ad blocking) but not the speed up it shows.

Yep, good point and one I've taken into consideration. I've used two add-blockers with Chrome - uBlock Origin and AdBlock Plus and have even had them set to their highest levels. If it's ads that are causing the problem, then either Brave has an outstanding ad blocker that far exceeds the performance of the two third party ones I've used, (only one at a time of course) or those two ad blockers are the cause of the slow downs. Nothing else makes sense to me. What's your take on that?

Perhaps it would be good to explain what is does, the motivation for publishers etc and that it is in infancy, something to watch for.

A bit beyond my skill set unfortunately. I'm doing these comparison exercises from a user standpoint - the internals of the browsers and how they work I only have a very elementary understanding of.

Thanks for your input into this - appreciated.

Regards, Andrew
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Explore SharePoint 2016, the web-based, collaborative platform that integrates with Microsoft Office to provide intranets, secure document management, and collaboration so you can develop your online and offline capabilities.

Setting a remember me or remember password, makes our lives easy as we don't have to type password each and every time we visit that website. But this doesn't only make our lives easy but also hackers or just ordinary people who may had always wanted to get let say your www.aaa.com password, but just because you have set a remember password, someone might come visit that website and click login so the login form will appear.

Once the login appear because your browser knows your credentials for that website it will load it and fill the fields. Yes the password can't be copied in that stage in that format which is dotted but by just right clicking the password element and select Inspect element and on the Inspector panel change the element type from password to text like this change
type="password"

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to
type="text"

Open in new window

and press enter don't refresh the page but now just look at the password element you will notice that it has changed from ...... (dotted) to plain text and you can see what the password is, can now copy the password.

Once you know or have copied the password you can login in to that website even on any device or browser. This is a problem indeed because it means even if we do want to let the browser remember our passwords but other people will be able to see it so what could be the solution to those who want the browser to remember their password?

Good news is that there is a solution which can be used by web developers for …
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by:Merete
Stop being a scare monger, it the sign of the times and has been for years.  
It's no different than when we walk out into the streets and our every move is monitored by CCTV or the devices we use that have an electronic gadget or the card we use to pay for our transactions. Everything we do is accountable. Even the cash note has a barcode that registers to a computer database. Our new smart TV also watches us.
Same rules applies just dont attract attention to yourself keep a low profile and use common sense..
If you look at the world through a magnifying glass you'd be terrified to see what is in our water and food at an microscopic level.
But we have lived with this for a long time whether we knew about it all or not and so far seemed to have survived and enjoyed our lifestyles so far.
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by:Gustav Brock
You are derailing the subject. You can't sign off from life, but you can from Facebook.
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With the whole world putting Facebook under a microscope for their advertising platform practices, have you ever taken a look at the information being used to target you?

https://www.facebook.com/ads/preferences

The "Advertisers you've interacted with" tab can be pretty eye opening...
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by:Anthony Pangilinan
@Lucas - Ok so I'm just not trippin because I understand Internets. That's what I thought.
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by:Lucas Bishop
I'm just not trippin because I understand Internets
T-shirt-worthy
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Elon Musk is on a roll. Telsa and SpaceX deleted their company Facebook pages after #DeleteFacebook started trending. Who's next?
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FYI if you post to Twitter
Starting tomorrow, Twitter will no longer allow you to post the same message to multiple accounts simultaneously. Twitter developers explained on their blog this change is to ensure Twitter is free from spam. This change may be due in part to all the issues Facebook has been seeing with spam and "fake news". Will this help Twitter or should this have just been in place all along?
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by:Lucas Bishop
This change may be due in part to all the issues Facebook has been seeing with spam and "fake news".

Twitter's fake news issue is much larger than Facebook's, thanks to the anonymous nature of their platform.

Twitter is just now giving some transparency to users, by publishing guidelines for how-to not get your account purged as a bot. Last month they purged a ton of bots and a lot of 'real' accounts were caught in the cross-fire:
https://www.theverge.com/2018/2/21/17032798/twitter-russian-bot-purge-conservative-complaint

These mass bot purges are becoming commonplace:
https://www.rawstory.com/2017/08/twitter-suspends-army-of-fake-accounts-after-trump-thanks-propaganda-bot-for-supporting-him/

Twitter is plagued with bots. Apparently a common thing bots do is post the same thing over and over. Now if you are programming a bot, you know not to do that.
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by:ABBY Hill
Nowadays spamming is growing so much on social media. It could be a best move to fight the spam
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With all the recent news about Facebook's data being leveraged by Cambridge Analytica for political persuasion I felt it a good time to resurface this story from about 4 years ago. If you are unfamiliar with some of the targeting methods in Facebook it's both a funny and insightful read.

"Pranking my roommate with targeted Facebook Ads"
http://ghostinfluence.com/the-ultimate-retaliation-pranking-my-roommate-with-targeted-facebook-ads/

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by:Juana Villa
WOW!!!
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by:Andrew Leniart
Cool article! Thanks for sharing :)
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Is your company exploring social sharing platforms? Here are some things to consider before you commit.
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I just added in this code to replace what was there, and now I can see it in the facebook pixel helper, but it still isn't showing in the source code of any other browser??
What on earth is going on?
<!-- Facebook Pixel Code -->
<script>
!function(f,b,e,v,n,t,s){if(f.fbq)return;n=f.fbq=function(){n.callMethod?
n.callMethod.apply(n,arguments):n.queue.push(arguments)};if(!f._fbq)f._fbq=n;
n.push=n;n.loaded=!0;n.version='2.0';n.queue=[];t=b.createElement(e);t.async=!0;
t.src=v;s=b.getElementsByTagName(e)[0];s.parentNode.insertBefore(t,s)}(window,
document,'script','https://connect.facebook.net/en_US/fbevents.js');
// Insert Your Facebook Pixel ID below.
fbq('init', 'FB_PIXEL_ID');
fbq('track', 'PageView');
</script>
<!-- Insert Your Facebook Pixel ID below. -->
<noscript><img height="1" width="1" style="display:none"
src="https://www.facebook.com/tr?id=FB_PIXEL_ID&ev=PageView&noscript=1"
/></noscript>
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What can you benefit from moving Program files from C drive to D drive?

Can you simply move a program file from C: to D: ? In Windows, programs aren’t single files. Often, they’re not even found in a single folder, but rather in dozens of places on the hard drive. The file locations are referenced troughout Windows, which means that moving any of them would cause the program to fail. A simple file-move operation will be unsuccessful. Or will you manually uninstalling them and reinstalling to the D drive? Obviously, it’s not a good way especailly when there are a lot of applications installed on C drive.

Then, what is the best way? I think a third-party data migration software can make things much easier. Such programs are usually capable of dragging and dropping the program files from C drive to D drive safely and quickly. Here, EaseUS Todo PCTrans is recommended for its easy-to-use feature. It can help you transfer data and application to new PC/OS in simple steps in Windows XP/Vista/ 7/8/8.1/10 & Server 2003/2008/2012. All programs files like Facebook, Photoshop, Movie Maker, installed games, etc. that you downloaded from website and regarded as third-party software are supported.

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by:lpii
I would uninstall and reinstall the programs.  As you said, files are stored in different locations on the C drive, but there are registry entries that are created in every program's installation as well that point to those files and directories.  There maybe software that analyzes the software completely to move it, but if you have the software, I would uninstall and reinstall and pick your D drive and you won't have to worry about the software missing anything.

The advantage of installing on a different drive is if you are running out of room on your C drive, which can cause a slow down in your PCs operation.  If you have the room on the C, I would leave them on C, unless you are trying to organize your drives by having an app drive.

Most transfer software that I have used has been to transfer a complete drive to a new drive, not selected programs.  The transfer software images the disk and transfers it to the new drive (usually done because I've purchased a larger drive for my C drive).
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by:William Fulks
This reads more like an article than a question. Did you post it in the wrong category?
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R is considered the predominant language for data scientist and statisticians. Learn how to use R for your own data science projects.

4 Important SEO Steps for Every Small Business Website

SEO can seem like a daunting process for many small business owners. You may not be sure what the most important SEO steps are for you to take. That depends upon your business’ goals, however, we do think that these 5 important SEO steps can help every small business.

Up the +1 and Like – Lots of small businesses use WordPress plugins and Facebook content boxes and such to make their blog posts easier. With the emphasis that search engines are placing on social signals, one way to get even more social juice is to add the native Google +1 button and the native Facebook Like or Share button to the main or secondary header sections on every page of your site. This way you can increase the odds of your homepage and other core pages accumulating more social signals over time. It’s easy to add this content to your webpages. You can get the code for the Google +1 button and Facebook button by clicking on the appropriate links.
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Embed larger images. This isn’t technically an SEO move, but it can add to better engagement on social networks which will help your SEO. In fact, social signals are becoming crucial to improve your SEO. A recent Facebook redesign places a lot of emphasis on images on pages by displaying them fully across a post – if they meet certain size guidelines. The enlarged images make your post stand out on mobile devices as well as laptops and should be something you …
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This is a recent tech related issue that happened to someone I know.  A scam unfortunately and the hacker took advantage of a very fragile situation too.  Its amazing at what lengths hackers will go to take advantage of a person during their plight.

A friend of mine lost their dog so they made a post on Facebook about that and if anyone could help them find their missing dog.  They put their email and phone number out there in that post.  Their post was shared numerous times.  A few weeks went by and someone contacted them saying they found their dog.  My friend was very excited to hear the news and asked how they can get in touch.  The person said they need to verify my friend really owns the dog and asked them for the security code that was just sent to their phone.  Not thinking of anything other than having a chance to see their loyal friend again, they provided the security code that was sent to their phone to this stranger.

Boom.  Their email was hacked.

Guard your phone number and email folks.  Facebook is a new way to spread the word and get some traction for things we need urgency on, but displaying private information publicly, even in dire situations, can bite you in the butt.  Even if a person who is friends with you on Facebook prods for private information you have to guard yourself and consider if they've even been hacked and someone is posing as them.

It happens and it sucks.  Many of us here probably wouldn't fall for something like this, but …
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by:Brian B
what use the PIN number would be without the physical card?

Scammers probably already have the card number. It is possible to make a new card, so once they have the PIN they can do whatever they want just like they had the real card. Fortunately the new chip enabled cars make this scam more difficult.
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by:Nichole LaRue
Please verify it's your dog:

"What color is your dog?" Brown and white
"Does it have any characteristics that stand out?" Underbite and lousy attitude
"What color is it's collar?" Black
"What is your social security number?" uhhhh
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Cyber News Rundown: 10/06/17

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Yahoo Breach Expands to All 3 Billion Users

In a recent statement, Yahoo announced that its 2013 breach, which took nearly 4 years to investigate, has impacted all 3 billion of their site’s unique users. Along with this recent update, the company is still reeling from a separate 2014 breach, which holds the dubious title of 2nd largest data breach to date. This update to the total affected users isn’t surprising, given that the original breach left questions as to why some accounts were compromised, while others remained untouched and showed no signs of malicious activity.

Facebook Under Fire After Russia-Based Ads Overwhelm Users

Recently, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg issued an apology for the site’s lack of action in stopping Russian advertisements and fake news articles, which have been circulating heavily since the 2016 election season. His statement goes on to promise that additional safeguards will be implemented to ensure Facebook can continue to be a safe platform for users to voice their opinions.
More stories you might have missed this week on the Webroot Blog!
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by:Nicholas
God forbid if any real news got out of the country

While NK is big in the news, China is not that much better - comrades in arms...
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by:Kyle Santos
Yeah I was smh.  Poor folks just want some form of privacy!
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by:Anthony Pangilinan
Is it possible to have a place where people with different age range will hang together?

It sounds funny, and I think Kyle can also attest to it, but Pokemon Go achieves this. I've done raids that have included elementary aged kids and retirees. I've seen a lot of stories about children playing with their parents and grandparents and rejuvenating their relationships. The key to achieving this balance could be giving the users something on which to focus besides their own social lives. A 16 year old's social interests most likely won't align with a 30 year old's interests, but creating a common goal that interests people of any age can bring their worlds together.
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by:Kyle Santos
Well said.  That is one good example for sure.
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Hello Experts,  Just curios to know if there is a way that I enter email ids /name / any other related information on facebook and I would be able to pull their contact/phone numbers in excel ?
Or same thing on google search?
Thanks! for your help.


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by:Senior IT System Engineer
Ok ?
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by:Brian B
Sure.
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by:Craig Kehler
Yikes, I wouldn't want to have to try and moderate that content!
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by:Daniella Barion
I think they are considering "Tech"  companies when business happens on the internet. It greatly reduces the concept of tech companies and technology.
Technology
1. The branch of knowledge that deals with the creation and use of technical means and their interrelation with life, society, and the environment, drawing upon such subjects as industrial arts, engineering, applied science, and pure science.
2. the application of this knowledge for practical ends.
3.the terminology of an art, science, etc.; technical nomenclature.
4.a scientific or industrial process, invention, method, or the like.
5.the sum of the ways in which social groups provide themselves with the material objects of their civilization.

I would consider those "tech" companies more related to Innovation, VAS Companies
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by:Scott Fell
I agree, it's a fine line as to what you consider a tech company or not.

If VZW is not a tech company, then Apple shouldn't be.  They had about 66% of the sales from iPhone. Only 10% of sales were from Mac.  What about Visa?  That may not be consumer tech, but it is a the backbone for credit card transactions. Before there was a public world wide web, there was visanet.
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Become a Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert
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This course teaches how to install and configure Windows Server 2012 R2.  It is the first step on your path to becoming a Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE).

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Here's the TL;DR version.
"Net neutrality is a longstanding digital principle that internet service providers should treat all web traffic equally and fairly. This means providers cannot prefer one website or service over the other by granting unequal loading speeds or by blocking or slowing content."
Basically, this gives an internet service provider (ISP) the ability to purposefully slow down Netflix or Facebook if it wants to. "Netflix won’t disclose its Day of Action plans but says it will be “noticeable” for its users."
Sounds like they might be inclined to give its audience a taste of what this could be like?

Experts Exchange is on the list with Google, Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and so many more.
https://www.battleforthenet.com/july12/?_fp=f_f5f283
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by:Sean Plemons Kelly, CISSP
It's great to see EE on that list of names.
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by:Brian Matis
The list keeps growing! We're in good company :-)
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by:Akhil Vinay Mandava
No one can stop us keep going.
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by:Juana Villa
Great article!
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Huh... I didn't know there were games over Messenger... Might have to check that out. I wonder if they've got old-school style text adventure games?

Sounds like some cool stuff, but I do start to get worried about Facebook becoming quite a monopoly.
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by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)
Might have to check that out. I wonder if they've got old-school style text adventure games?


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I am in a forest. Visible items: Trees.

Some obvious exits are:

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Facebook is an online social networking service. After registering to use the site, users can create a user profile, add other users as "friends", exchange messages, post status updates and photos and receive notifications when others update their profiles. Additionally, users may join common-interest user groups, organized by workplace, school or college, or other characteristics, and categorize their friends into lists such as "People From Work" or "Close Friends". Notable features include a News Feed, Friends, a Wall, a Timeline, the Like button, Messages and an inbox, Notifications and Networks and groups.