Too much Spam on Facebook: HOW TO Stay Safe & Avoid Spam

avoid facebook spam

So we eat on Facebook, We love on Facebook, We Fight on Facebook, We upload pics on Facebook, We plan Event on Facebook….We Love Facebook. But of late we also get & forward(knowingly or unknowingly) Spam on Facebook. We all hate SPAM so here are few tips that will help us reduce the chances of getting & forwarding spam on Facebook. Stay safe & Spam free

If it is too good to be True, It is Untrue (Common Sense)

First thing first, Facebook doesn’t track profile visitors, All Profile Visitors Apps are fake.  OMG! Look at this, Oh! Boy you stalked me come see my “special pics” & things like that should ring warning bells in your head. Check if same message is getting posted on many friends & if many are getting Tagged(in pics or post), 95% of times common sense is all you need to avoid Spam

Never run any Script in your browser, No matter what it Claims To Do

A Script may claim to take out genie from a bottle, GIve you free iPad 5, make you millionaire….or simply Track your visitors, Find people having crush on you. While you are running that Script waiting for Genie to come out it is spamming your friends wall, messages, Chat messages etc. DON’T USE THEM

chat message forward click

Use Website Rating Application/Extension

Using good anti-malware, anti-phishing extensions will make not just Facebook but your overall Online experience safer. There are many Antivirus or Internet Security softwares that have them. My favorite among free ones is WOT, it supports almost all major browsers & Operating Systems.

wot free extension

Download WOT from here

Never Click on Short URLS

Always check where you are headed when you click on short URLs. Use sites like http://linkpeelr.appspot.com/ (It has Chrome extension) or Download Extension from here for Firefox. Again, it makes not just Facebooks but your overall online experience better & safer.

 

short to long url

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Facebook now Connects with Orkut – Post Updates directly

Facebook has added a functionality which allows you to post updates directly to Orkut.

You can now easily:

Share status updates, links, photos, notes, events, and groups with your friends on Orkut, directly from Facebook.

You have options of:

Share everything you publish…

Or…

pick and choose

Choose the kinds of things you want to share both on Orkut and Facebook.

GO here:

http://www.facebook.com/feed/export/orkut/


[How to] Log out from Facebook on another machine

How many times it happens that we logged into our account from CyberCafe, library or from a friends computer and forgot to log out and feel scared later as it might be misused.

Google noted it first and came with the option of logging out of your account remotely. Now Facebook has introduced the same feature as well.

Facebook also offers more simplified details and also guesses the Location and device type from where the account was accessed making it easier.

Anyways to do it you need to follow these simple steps:

1) Log into your account

2) Click on Account -> Account Settings

Facebook security feature

3) Click on Change in Account Settings

facebook security

4) Check out All Activities and Click on End Activity that you want to end.

end activity

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10 Common HTML Mistakes to Avoid

10 Common HTML Mistakes to Avoid  1. Don’t place Block elements within Inline elements  An HTML element is displayed as Block or as Inline by default. Block elements, such as divs and paragraphs, make up the structure of the document. Inline elements reside in these blocks, such as anchor and span tags. So you should never put blocks inside inline elements.  Wrong:  <a href=
1. Don’t place Block elements within Inline elements

An HTML element is displayed as Block or as Inline by default. Block elements, such as divs and paragraphs, make up the structure of the document. Inline elements reside in these blocks, such as anchor and span tags. So you should never put blocks inside inline elements.

Wrong:
<a href=”#”><h2>Block inside Inline</h2></a>

Right:
<h2><a href=”#”>Inline inside Block</a></h2>

2. Always have the alt attribute for image tags

The ALT attribute is a required one for IMG tags, it describes the context of the image. It helps your user on a screen reader or with a slow connection to decide whether or not the image is important. It also makes the web crawler index your contents better. If the images is just for show, use an empty ALT attribute like alt=””

Wrong:
<img src=”profilepic.jpeg”/>

Right:
<img src=”profilepic.jpeg” alt=”Profile pic of the user”/>

3. Don’t use line breaks to show a list

If you wan’t to show a list of things in bulleted or numbered order, never use line breaks. Use unordered list <ul> or ordered list <ol> tags for this purpose.

Wrong:
1. Steve Jobs<br/>
2. Bill Gates<br/>
3. Linus Torvalds

Right:
<ol>
<li>Steve Jobs</li>
<li>Bill Gates</li>
<li>Linus Torvalds</li>
</ol>

4. Don’t use <b> and <i> for bolding and italicizing

<b> and <i> are used for bolding and italicizing texts. However semantically they are classified as presentational tags. You should rather use the CSS properties font-weight and font-style for these purposes respectively. If practicality dictates to apply the styles on the document, use <strong> and <em> instead. They do the same job as <b> and <i> but are semantically correct.

Wrong:
<b>This is bold but wrong!</b>

Right:
<strong>This is bold and right!</strong>

5. Don’t use multiple line breaks

The line break tag of <br /> should only be used to insert is single line breaks in the flow of paragraph text to knock a particularly word down onto a new line. It shouldn’t be used to make gaps between elements, instead, split the text into separate paragraphs, or adjust the margin styled by CSS.

Wrong:
This is a line
<br/>
<br/>
This is another line.

Right:
<p>This is a line</p>
<p>This is another line</p>

6. Avoid Inline Styles

You have probably heard this a lot of times before. The whole point of semantic HTML and CSS is to separate document structure and styling, so it just doesn’t make sense to place styling directly in the HTML document.

Wrong:
<h2 style=”color:red;”>Wrong</h2>

Right:
HTML =>
<h2>Right</h2>
CSS =>
h2 .red{color: red;}

7. Don’t add(or remove) the border attribute in HTML

Border attribute is also presentational and should be semantically left to be modified in the CSS rather than in the HTML document.

Wrong:
<img src=”mypic.png” alt=”” border=”0″/>

Right:
HTML =>
<img src=”mypic.jpg” alt=””/>
CSS =>
img .no-border{border: 0px;}

8. Never use <blink> or <marquee>

These tags have never been included in the official HTML standard of W3C consortium. Apart from that, their use is considered as ugly and unimpressive. If you need to draw attention to a certain part of your document, use an alternative approach in a less offensive manner.

Wrong:
<marquee>Look at me!</marquee>

Right:
Just don’t use it.

9. Avoid using deprecated elements

There are some old HTML tags and attributes which have been declared deprecated by W3C consortium. Although modern browsers currently support them, they might not in future. Check out this article that lists almost all of the deprecated elements.

10. Don’t forget to put the DOCTYPE

The Doctype describes what kind of HTML you are using. If it’s not there, you don’t know if your code is valid. Plus your browser makes assumptions for you, and it might not workout the way you planned. Its often left off because nobody can remember the long address. You can use a blank document template, so you don’t have to remember it, but it’ll always be available.

How To: Make Windows Look like Mac OS X

Windows to Mac OS X

Credits: Lifehacker.com for the image

Windows 7 is definitely one of the best looking operating systems out there, packs more eye candy than most operating systems but sometimes it can get a bit boring as you see it and use it everyday. That’s when the Snow Transformation Pack comes into play. If you like the simplicity and design of Mac OS X, you can transform your Windows desktop into a Mac OS X look a like. The transformation pack will completely change the way your system looks. It will alter the way your login screen, icons, wallpapers, sounds, dock, dialog boxes, and other UI elements look. The only thing you should worry about is that you have to disable the “User Account Control” to install it, if you haven’t already done so.

All in all, if you want a breath of fresh air for your Windows look, the Snow Transformation Pack is the way to go.

Get it here:
http://www.winxsoft.com/stp/download.html

SSH Tunneling (How to Use your vps/dedi as socks5 proxy)

You can use this method to hide your IP address while browsing is public forums for some privacy reasons ..

what is SSH Tunneling ?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tunneling_protocol


Requirements

Putty (Here)
A shell account ( not necessarily a root account )
Mozilla Firefox

Procedure

Open Putty

and type your host name and the ssh port ( by default it will be 22)

and then

Click on ssh > Tunnels

and enter a source port (something above thousand will do )
lets use 1337  and then click on Dynamic for Destination
and click add..

and then you can go back to Session and you can save that settings with the desired name so that you can skip these things for the next time 
and click open ..and then you have to login with the credentials what you have ( root or any shell acc will do )

and then minimise the putty window..

next we will open the firefox settings tab and fill the details as shown in the below image

select the port what you have used as source port in the putty window (we had used 1337 )..

and save the settings..
you are done..
then make sure that its working by visiting any site which shows the ip, and other details ..
on of the sites is ipmango.com

enjoy..

Credits: desiboy