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Facebook How-Tos and Tips

How to Collect $10 From Facebook

Facebook settled a class action lawsuit that sets aside $20 million for users whose image or name was featured in Sponsored Stories advertisements. Here's how to find out if you qualify for a paycheck.

How to Use Your iPhone to Make Free Calls Via Facebook

Facebook Messenger for iPhone now lets you place free VoIP calls to your friends--as long as they, too, have downloaded the app. Here's how the new feature works and how to use it.

How to Give a Gift on Facebook

If you have last-minute holiday shopping to do, you might want to check out Facebook Gifts. Here's how the service works.

How to Ensure Facebook Posts You Want to See Aren't Hidden

A change to Facebook's algorithm means you're probably not seeing posts from businesses and brand pages you've liked. Here are step-by-step instructions for changing these settings.

How to Stop Unwanted Facebook Updates in Apple's iOS 6

When you upgrade your iPhone or iPad to iOS 6, your Facebook friends' contact information and birthdays are automatically synched with your Contacts and Calendar. Here are step-by-step instructions for cleaning up the clutter.

How to Block Annoying Political Posts on Facebook

Tired of the political flame wars that pop up in your Facebook News Feed? Here's a Google Chrome extension that deletes them from sight.

4 New Websites for Cool Facebook Cover Photos

Searching for the perfect cover photo to complete or spruce up your Facebook profile? These four new sites offer stock images, original designs and customized photo collages.

Inside Facebook's Hackathons: 5 Tips For Hosting Your Own

Facebook's all-night innovation sessions, which have produced features such as Timeline, Chat and the Like button, attract hundreds of employees. See what Facebook has learned from its hackathons and how those lessons can apply to your business.

How to Add Organ Donor Status to Facebook

Facebook's new App Center is set to launch, but are you ready to be seen? Here are four steps you, and all Facebook developers, must follow to ensure your app is included.

Facebook Developers: How to Get Admitted Into the New App Center

Facebook launched a new profile feature that it hopes will solve the organ donation crisis. Here's how to sign up to be a donor and add it to your profile.

4 Facebook Tips to Cut News Feed Noise

As Facebook green-lights more Timeline apps, expect your News Feed to get even more crowded. Here are four easy ways to bury the clutter and bring to the surface more of what's important to you.

How to Use Facebook 'Offers' to Market Your Business

Facebook's newest feature lets business page admins create and target coupons and discounts for their Facebook audience. Here's how to get started with Offers, plus six handy tips for creating a successful campaign.

5 Tips for Using Facebook's New Promoted Posts

Promoted Posts is the newest advertising feature to hit Facebook business pages. Here's what you need to know about it, plus tips from Facebook on how to use it successfully.

5 Websites for Cool Facebook Cover Photos

If you're looking to add a unique, personal touch to your Facebook Timeline, check out these sites for stock images, original designs and customized photo collages.

How to Use Facebook's New 'Interest Lists'

Facebook's new "Interest Lists" feature lets you subscribe to user-generated lists on topics that matter to you. While it has potential, it also has glaring problems Facebook needs to fix.

A How-to Guide for the New Facebook Business Pages

Timeline has finally come to Facebook Pages. Here's a look at how the features differ from your personal Timeline and how you can best optimize them to market your business and communicate with your customers.

5 Facebook Timeline Changes You Can't Wait to Make

Facebook gives you seven days to make changes to your Timeline before it goes live for all to see. Here are five things you should do in that time, from aesthetics to removing content.

4 Facebook Security Tips to Stay Safe in 2012

As Facebook hackers execute more sophisticated attacks, you need to be sure you're protected. Here are four tips from a security expert to keep your Facebook account -- and your personal information -- safe in the coming year.

3 Facebook Tricks to Personalize Your Posts

If you want to get fancy with what you share with your Facebook friends, these three tips let you further customize tags, edit links and collaborate with others.

Facebook Privacy Tip: How to Disable Sharing in Social Reader Apps

Some Facebook users are unintentionally broadcasting their reading habits to their network. Here's how to find out if you've added one of these social reading apps and how to adjust your privacy settings.

Facebook Tip: How to Create a List for Subscriptions

Have Subscriptions overrun your Facebook News Feed? One way to separate subscription updates from your friends' updates is to create a list. Here's how to make one in five quick steps.

Facebook Tip: How to Block Annoying App and Event Invites

If your Facebook account is overwhelmed with miscellaneous application and event invitations, here's how to quickly and permanently remove them.

Facebook Tip: How to Restore Your Email Notification Settings

If you noticed you're no longer receiving emails when people friend you or post to your wall, you're not alone. Here's what Facebook changed, and to bring back your original settings.

Facebook Subscriptions: 5 Warnings

Curious about Facebook's new Subscribe button? Beware these five pitfalls before jumping in.

Facebook's New Friend Lists: 6 Things You Need to Know

Facebook just launched a new feature that lets you quickly group friends into lists to make sharing with certain people easier. Here are six important facts you should know before you get started.

Facebook Video Calling: How to Get Started and Adjust Privacy Settings

Facebook has some new features, including a partnership with Skype that will bring video calling to users. Here's what you need to know about the new video feature and how to adjust your privacy settings.

10 Essential Facebook Tips and Tricks for All Users

Make your account more secure, manipulate your personal settings and more, with these ten Facebook tips and tricks that every user should know.

Are You Exposing Your Private Facebook Lists?

Here's how I discovered my "Limited Profile" list was visible, and how you can ensure yours is private.

Facebook Quick Tips: How to Hide Recent Activity; Shorten Status Tags

Facebook's newest features unclutter your activity stream and simplify tagging. Here's why it's useful and how it works.

Facebook's Constant Tweaks: 5 Ways to Stay Up to Date

For Facebook users, the only constant is change: The social network tweaks its security and privacy settings and features all the time. Check out these five official Facebook groups that help keep you in the know.

Facebook Privacy: How to Block Facial Recognition

Facebook now automatically recommends that your friends tag you in photos when it recognizes your face. Here's how to opt-out of this feature.

Facebook Combats Spam, Clickjacking, With Four New Security Features

Facebook beefs up its security measures to ward off spammers, clickjackers and malware. Here's what you need to know about Facebook's latest efforts to protect users from malicious software.

Your Guide to Facebook's Social Inbox: What You Need to Know About Messages

Facebook's take on unified communications -- it's new Messages platform -- has many skeptical of its relevancy and use. As more users are gaining access to the feature each day, here's what you need to know before you make the change.

Facebook Updates Profile Pages: Navigate the New Features

Facebook introduced an entire overhaul of profile pages that features a new interface and several new additions. Here's a tour of what's new and how you can upgrade.

New Facebook Groups: 5 Key Facts

Facebook announced Groups, a new feature that lets a small number of people share and chat privately. Yes, privately. Here's what you need to know about Groups.

Facebook Quick Tip: Clean Up Your News Feed

Your Facebook News Feed can get littered with a lot of junk: annoying FarmVille updates, friend confirmations and inane fan page announcements. Here's how to take control and see only what you want.

Facebook Tips: How to Stay Safe While Using Games and Apps

The maker of the popular FarmVille game has agreed to change its practices that subjected Facebook users to some scammy offers. But the more games and apps that you use on Facebook, the higher your risk for malware, phishing scams and hacking. Here are four tips for staying secure.

Facebook Tips: How to Get Your Facebook Vanity URL

This weekend, Facebook will make it possible for you to have a customized URL of www.facebook.com/yourname. But think carefully, because you only get once chance at this. Here's a step-by-step guide on how to change it tonight.

The New Facebook: Three Easy Tips for Sorting Through the Noise

Thanks to Facebook's recent redesign, a massive amount of content continually flows down the middle of your Facebook homepage. How can you keep up with it, never mind find the bits you really want? From Friend Lists to RSS feeds, here are three great ways to ignore what you don't want and find what you do.

How to Improve Your Facebook Profile: Play it Smart With Friends and Potential Employers

Think LinkedIn is the only social network that potential employers use to find and judge you? Wrong. Here's how to improve your Facebook profile to be more considerate to your friends, plus play it safe and smart with present and future work colleagues.

Facebook Etiquette: Five Dos and Don'ts

Facebook and other social networking sites can create an uncomfortable overlap between your personal and professional life. We show how to manage your Facebook profile so it can work for both business and pleasure.

Facebook How-To Tip: Do Damage Control on Unwanted Photos

While it's easy to control what information ends up on your Facebook profile, you can't control someone from posting a photo of you (even the not so flattering ones). In this Facebook tip of the week, we look at how you can minimize the damage.

Facebook How-To Tip: Manage Applications on the New Facebook

Confused by all those new tabs in Facebook? In this Facebook tip of the week, learn how to manage Facebook applications wisely and ditch apps that you no longer want.

Facebook How-To Tip: Manage E-mail Notifications

In this Facebook tip of the week, learn about e-mail notifications, how to set them, and the important option that can help you stop damage from photos before it starts.

Facebook's New Search Engine: What You Need To Know

Facebook just made changes to its search tool that take clear aim at making the social network an alternative to Twitter for real-time conversations. But the best news is more the ability to search for content in your Facebook network of immediate friends.

Facebook News

Facebook Users to Take a Break From the Social Network

According to the Pew Research Center, 61 percent of Facebook users have taken a voluntary break from the social network. This year, 27 percent plan to spend less time on the site. Here's a look at those and other statistics from its most recent report.

When Worlds Collide: Do More Facebook Friends Mean More Stress?

A new report finds that the more Facebook friends you have, the more stressful your life likely is. Is it difficult for you to manage your Facebook persona?

Facebook Wants to Build Dissolving Data Centers

Are cardboard computers in our future? Facebook and Purdue University are partnering to take green IT a step further by developing the first biodegradable server chassis.

Dumping Facebook: Why More People Are Leaving

A report from Capstone Investments finds that the number Facebook users has declined over the last several months. Have your habits changed?

It's a Small World: Facebook Slices Separation to 4.74 Degrees

According to a new study by Facebook, the social network has cut the degrees of separation between people from six to 4.74, making the world of Facebook smaller than it may seem. Take that, Kevin Bacon.

Facebook Tops 1 Billion Users and Hits Mobile Milestone

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced today that the social network reached 1 billion active monthly users. Here's a look at the video Facebook produced to commemorate the occasion, plus several new statistics.

Facebook Redesigns Messages, Adds Search and More

To fix its clunky messaging platform, Facebook is rolling out a redesigned interface and a few features intended to make it more user-friendly. Here's what to expect.

Facebook Employees React to IPO on Facebook

What did those in the middle of the action have to say about Facebook's historic IPO? Take a look at some of their Facebook posts.

15 Fun Facebook Facts and Stats on IPO Day

How well do you know the $100 billion social network? From private planes to petabytes, here are some of the most surprising Facebook tidbits.

Facebook Launches 'Offers,' Adds Coupons to Your News Feed

Facebook Offers, the social network's newest feature, lets businesses you like send you coupons and deals through posts that appear in your News Feed. Here's what you need to know about the feature and how to manage it.

18 Staggering Stats From Facebook's IPO

From private jets to stunning salaries and jaw-dropping user data, here's a look at some of the most surprising facts from Facebook's IPO.

Facebook's IPO Filing Reveals Technology Details

In addition to disclosing just how rich the company is, Facebook's S-1 filing shines a light on the company's IT infrastructure, technology patents, hacker mentality and need for speed.

Gen Y Traits in the Workplace Unveiled

A study of 4 million Gen Y Facebook users provides insight on the 20-something generation, which will account for three-quarters of the workforce by 2025.

Infographic: Facebook Reveals Top Trends of 2011

Which actors, singers and news topics sparked the most conversation on Facebook this year? Take a look at 2011's most popular memes.

It's a Small World: Facebook Slices Separation to 4.74 Degrees

According to a new study by Facebook, the social network has cut the degrees of separation between people from six to 4.74, making the world of Facebook smaller than it may seem. Take that, Kevin Bacon.

Facebook Privacy: How the FTC Settlement Affects You

Facebook's settlement with the FTC bars the social network from making false claims about its privacy practices and requires Facebook to, among other measures, obtain users' express consent before sharing their information beyond their existing privacy settings.

Facebook's CIO Shares IT Innovation Successes and Failures

Facebook CIO Tim Campos shares five lessons he's learned about innovation, along with stories about his IT department's successes and failures.

Shocking: Facebook Makes People...More Social

A new study deciphers the link between Facebook and personal relationships, but really, how surprising are its findings?

Facebook Shows Paranoia with Google Smear Campaign

Facebook suffered two blows this week: another alleged privacy breach and an uncovered whisper campaign against Google.

Workplace Culture at LinkedIn, Facebook and Google: 4 Lessons For You

Four characteristics set these young, successful businesses apart from more "established" ones.

Facebook Updates Profile Pages: Navigate the New Features

Facebook introduced an entire overhaul of profile pages that features a new interface and several new additions. Here's a tour of what's new and how you can upgrade.

Slideshow -- CIO.com Teardown: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg

Our new slideshow series picks apart tech's most infamous CEOs. Today, Mark Zuckerberg, it's your turn. This will be less painful than the movie. We promise.

Facebook Preps 2-D Bar Codes That Work With Cell Phones

QR codes, or 2-D bar codes that work with cell phone cameras, could change the way we use Facebook. But would you use the tech?

Facebook's New Delete Account Option: When You Need Out

Facebook has made many privacy changes to appease users, the newest of which makes deleting your account easy. Is it enough?

Facebook Privacy

How Your Facebook Privacy Settings Impact Graph Search

Facebook today announced a new search capability--currently in beta--called Graph Search. Here's how your Facebook privacy settings will affect what others can find.

4 Facebook Privacy Settings for the New Year

Have you checked out Facebook's new privacy shortcuts or reviewed which apps have access to your profile? Here's a look at four things you can do to better secure your profile in 2013.

What You Need to Know About Facebook's New Privacy Settings

Facebook is rolling out three changes to its privacy settings, activity log and photos. Here's what you need to know and how the updates to the social network affect you.

Facebook Chain Letters: Weak Link to Reality

A chain letter sent to Facebook users urges you to repost the message or risk losing the rights to your own data. Yesterday, Facebook set the record straight.

Look Before You Like -- Your Employer May Start to Monitor You

A new Gartner report reveals that social media monitoring in the workplace is on the rise. Until now, concerned companies simply blocked access. Would you rather your company block social networking sites or allow them and subject yourself to monitoring?

Facebook Privacy: Creepy Website a Reminder to Know Your Settings

What could happen if your Facebook photos, location information and more get into the wrong hands? This website uses a personalized movie trailer to explore that question, and will undoubtedly leave you with goose bumps.

Would You Give Your Employer Access to Your Facebook Page? [Poll]

More employers are requesting -- and sometimes requiring -- that you hand over your social networking usernames and passwords as a condition of employment. Are you onboard with this new trend?

How to Access Facebook's Free Antivirus Tools

If you suspect that malware may have compromised your computer, head to Facebook's new 'malware checkpoint' where you can ensure your system is clean and virus-free.

Facebook Timeline Scams Prey on Wishful Thinking

If you're not a fan of the new Facebook Timeline design, beware of bogus Facebook groups and pages promising a return to the old design.

Facebook's New Timeline: Important Privacy Settings to Adjust Now

Facebook's new Timeline has the potential to expose status updates and wall posts from years ago. Here's how you need to update your privacy settings before you or Facebook publishes your Timeline.

4 Facebook Security Tips to Stay Safe in 2012

As Facebook hackers execute more sophisticated attacks, you need to be sure you're protected. Here are four tips from a security expert to keep your Facebook account -- and your personal information -- safe in the coming year.

Facebook Privacy: Creepy Website a Reminder to Know Your Settings

What could happen if your Facebook photos, location information and more get into the wrong hands? This website uses a personalized movie trailer to explore that question, and will undoubtedly leave you with goose bumps.

Facebook Privacy: How the FTC Settlement Affects You

Facebook's settlement with the FTC bars the social network from making false claims about its privacy practices and requires Facebook to, among other measures, obtain users' express consent before sharing their information beyond their existing privacy settings.

Facebook Privacy Tip: How to Disable Sharing in Social Reader Apps

Some Facebook users are unintentionally broadcasting their reading habits to their network. Here's how to find out if you've added one of these social reading apps and how to adjust your privacy settings.

Facebook Privacy: 11 Settings to Revisit Now

With Facebook's constant stream of changes, keeping up with your privacy settings can be daunting. Here's a rundown of the newest features, what the changes mean to your privacy and how to update your settings.

Facebook Subscriptions: 5 Warnings

Curious about Facebook's new Subscribe button? Beware these five pitfalls before jumping in.

Facebook Privacy: Uncovering 5 Important Settings

Three weeks after Facebook launched new privacy controls, these supposedly simpler settings have some users stumped. Here's where you can find five important settings that you need to revisit today.

Facebook Video Calling: How to Get Started and Adjust Privacy Settings

Facebook has some new features, including a partnership with Skype that will bring video calling to users. Here's what you need to know about the new video feature and how to adjust your privacy settings.

Facebook Combats Spam, Clickjacking, With Four New Security Features

Facebook beefs up its security measures to ward off spammers, clickjackers and malware. Here's what you need to know about Facebook's latest efforts to protect users from malicious software.

Facebook Privacy: How to Block Facial Recognition

Facebook now automatically recommends that your friends tag you in photos when it recognizes your face. Here's how to opt-out of this feature.

Facebook Quick Tip: Enable Encryption to Avoid New Privacy Glitch

Some Facebook traffic this week took a misguided trip from AT&T servers through China and South Korea, exposing some user data. To protect yourself against such glitches, here's how to enable Facebook's HTTPS feature.

Slideshow: 10 Must-Know Security Settings

Facebook's seemingly endless tweaks to privacy and security settings leave many people wondering: How secure is my Facebook account? We've rounded up the 10 most important settings for you to check.

Facebook Privacy: Zuckerberg Hack Spurs Two New Security Features

Facebook follows up a breach by rolling out new security measures that target hackers. Here's what you need to know.

Facebook Privacy: 4 Valuable Yet Hard to Find Settings

Facebook has released a lot of updates, changes and additions to its privacy and account settings in the past several months, making it tricky to locate specific settings you might be looking for. Here are four important Facebook privacy settings you should update now, along with instructions on where to find them.

Facebook Quick Tip: 3 More Ways to Shore Up Security

Facebook has made a concerted effort to prioritize security and privacy lately. Here are three new ways you can ensure your account is safe from hackers.

How to Handle the Newest Facebook Privacy "Breach": Relax

Another Facebook privacy snafu, another uproar -- this time including congressmen. But here's why it's much ado about nothing.

Facebook Privacy Settings: Recommended vs. Custom

Facebook's latest privacy revamp streamlined and simplified settings by introducing a new one -- "recommended settings" -- but it's not for everyone. Here's what you need to know about it and how to decide if it's right for you.

Facebook Privacy Fixes: Your Guide to the Newest Changes

After weeks of feeling the heat from disgruntled users, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg announced three new privacy settings that will roll out gradually to the public. Here's what you need to know.

Facebook Privacy Fix: New Tool Finds Trouble Spots

If Facebook's ever-more-complex privacy settings leave you scratching your head, try this new tool that simplifies it with one click.

Facebook Privacy Changes:5 Can't-Miss Facts

Keeping track of Facebook's updates -- and what they mean to your privacy -- can be daunting. We've demystified this week's changes and created step-by-step instructions for tweaking five privacy settings that need updating now.

Facebook Tips: How to Stay Safe While Using Games and Apps

The maker of the popular FarmVille game has agreed to change its practices that subjected Facebook users to some scammy offers. But the more games and apps that you use on Facebook, the higher your risk for malware, phishing scams and hacking. Here are four tips for staying secure.

Facebook's Chief Privacy Officer: Balancing Needs of Users with the Business of Social Networks

Facebook has built out some of the most sophisticated privacy settings for any social network. But CIO asked Chris Kelly, Facebook's chief privacy officer, are people actually using them? And if they are, what effect does that have on Facebook's business model?

Facebook Apps & Features

How to Use Facebook's New Job Search App

Facebook's new app aggregates job listings from top recruiting sites. Given Facebook's personal nature, would you use the social network to job hunt? Here's a look at how the app works.

How 4 New Websites for Cool Facebook Cover Photos

Searching for the perfect cover photo to complete or spruce up your Facebook profile? These four new sites offer stock images, original designs and customized photo collages.

5 Facebook Pages and Apps for Election Day

Still undecided about who to vote for? Want the latest information and results from the campaign trail? Here's a look at five Facebook apps and pages dedicated to the 2012 presidential election.

Turn Facebook Into Pinterest With This New App

Take the design element from Pinterest, add your content from Facebook and you have Pinview -- a new Facebook app that gives you an alternative way of viewing your friends, News Feed, Timeline and more.

How to Stop the Facebook Baby Invasion

If your Facebook news feed is overrun with your friends' babies, this Google Chrome extension replaces their photos with something equally adorable but slightly less annoying. Like cats. Or dogs. Or bacon.

Facebook Business Cards: Will You Use Them? [Poll]

One printing company has partnered with Facebook to create business cards that pull information and images from your profile. Are these business cards innovative, or do they go too far in blurring the line between your personal life and professional goals?

'Facewash' App Quickly Cleans Up Your Facebook Profile

A new Facebook app makes it easier to find and remove unprofessional posts. Here's how it works.

Facebook Announces New Timeline Apps at SXSW

Facebook's most successful Timeline apps, which launched two months ago, have seen big upticks in traffic. Yesterday at SXSW, the social network announced a new batch of apps, including Foursquare and Nike. Facebook touts that nearly 3,000 Timeline apps are now available.

How Secure Are Your Facebook Apps?

How well do Facebook apps protect your privacy? Before you download something new and agree to share information, check out how Privacyscore rates its first.

Facebook Smart Lists Tool Silences News Feed Noise

If you want to see more in your News Feed from the friends you interact with regularly, Facebook's newest tool helps you add acquaintances to a list so you see fewer posts from them. Here's how to use it.

How to Use Facebook's New 'Interest Lists'

Facebook's new "Interest Lists" feature lets you subscribe to user-generated lists on topics that matter to you. While it has potential, it also has glaring problems Facebook needs to fix.

10 Offbeat Gifts for the Facebook Obsessed

From tombstones to oven mitts, here's a collection of gifts suitable for the most devout Facebook aficionados. What's not to 'Like?'

Facebook Launches Messenger for Windows

Facebook's new desktop client lets you chat with and message friends as well as view updates such as new comments and photo tags without having to be logged on to Facebook.com.

Facebook A How-to Guide for the New Facebook Business Pages

Timeline has finally come to Facebook Pages. Here's a look at how the features differ from your personal Timeline and how you can best optimize them to market your business and communicate with your customers.

Facebook's Redesigned News Feed: 4 Things You Need to Know

In its third major update in a week, Facebook launched a new News Feed interface that predicts stories you'll find interesting and includes a ticker that updates in real-time. Here's what the changes mean for you.

Facebook's New Friend Lists: 6 Things You Need to Know

Facebook just launched a new feature that lets you quickly group friends into lists to make sharing with certain people easier. Here are six important facts you should know before you get started.

10 Must-Have Facebook Apps and Add-Ons

Are you a Facebook user and a music- or movie-buff? Can't wait for an official "Dislike" button? Or always looking to identify connections who've "unfriended" you? If so, download these 10 must-have Facebook apps and add-ons.

Facebook Groups Gets Update; "Like Button 2.0" and More

Facebook is rolling out upgrades to its "Groups" feature, including a new item akin to the popular "Like" button.

Facebook Questions: 4 Warnings Before You Start

Facebook started rolling out the updated Questions platform to all users yesterday. But before you try it, consider some privacy, search and online reputation issues.

Facebook Tracks Gross National Happiness: How Content Are We?

What were the happiest days of the year? Facebook's tool reveals highs and lows throughout the last two years.

7 of the Most Bizarre Facebook Apps

Facebook has been branded by many as a notorious waste of time, and welcoming these seven apps to its collection certainly hasn't helped its reputation. From photo-altering apps to random name generators, Facebook's Application Directory is chock full of absurd add-ons.

4 Facebook Productivity Apps -- Yes, Productivity

Think Facebook and productivity don't go together? Facebook time does not always equal wasted time. These four Facebook apps help you streamline and simplify your browsing, share documents with Facebook contacts and more.

4 Facebook Apps That Add Professionalism to Your Profile

Facebook doesn't have to be all fun and games. Check out these business-focused applications that give your friends--and potential future employers--a glimpse into your on-the-clock life.

8 Must-Have Facebook and Twitter Add-Ons

You can solve several of your top gripes with Twitter and Facebook by using free, downloadable tools. For those days when you see the glass as half-empty, one tool tracks when people "unfriend" you.

Facebook Apps All Grown Up: Four to Watch

Down in Palo Alto this week, CIO.com's C.G. Lynch examined a slew of start-ups that have built cool features into apps and services that allow people and businesses to utilize Facebook for more than just games. Here are his favorites.

Facebook How-To Tip: Manage Applications on the New Facebook

Confused by all those new tabs in Facebook? In this Facebook tip of the week, learn how to manage Facebook applications wisely and ditch apps that you no longer want.

Facebook Tips: How to Stay Safe While Using Games and Apps

The maker of the popular FarmVille game has agreed to change its practices that subjected Facebook users to some scammy offers. But the more games and apps that you use on Facebook, the higher your risk for malware, phishing scams and hacking. Here are four tips for staying secure.

Facebook Timeline

4 Facebook Timeline Settings to Revisit

As Facebook forces Timeline onto users who have held out, here's a refresher on important privacy and account settings to change.

4 Facebook Timeline Answers to Common Questions

Facebook's interface is constantly evolving, and Timeline is the biggest change yet. If you've recently switched, or if you are still stubbornly resisting the inevitable, our answers to four of the most common questions may not make you love Timeline, but they will help you manage it.

Tips for Facebook Timeline Apps: Beware What You Share

Facebook hopes this new class of apps will keep you on its site longer, but you can expect something else, too: a lot more noise in your Ticker and News Feed and an influx of over-sharing. Here's a look at the settings you need to know.

Facebook Timeline Scams Prey on Wishful Thinking

If you're not a fan of the new Facebook Timeline design, beware of bogus Facebook groups and pages promising a return to the old design.

Your Complete Guide to Facebook Timeline

Whether you like it or not, Facebook Timeline is becoming mandatory. Here's CIO.com's complete guide on everything you need to know -- including first steps and privacy changes -- to help ease the transition.

Tips for Facebook Timeline Apps: Beware What You Share

Facebook hopes this new class of apps will keep you on its site longer, but you can expect something else, too: a lot more noise in your Ticker and News Feed and an influx of over-sharing. Here's a look at the settings you need to know.

3 Things You'll Hate About Facebook's Timeline

CIO.com's Kristin Burnham switched to Facebook's Timeline two months ago--and she isn't a fan. Here's what she's learned about the new design.

Kristin Burnham covers consumer Web and social technologies for CIO.com. She writes frequently on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google. You can follow her on Twitter: @kmburnham.

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