Posts Tagged ‘Facebook’

Fake Facebook screenshots aren’t hard at all

A few weeks ago an article about political staffers and faked Facebook posts appeared the The Age. In the ‘old’ days of the internet creating fake web pages was hard, but today it is dead easy.

Fake Facebook page for the Victorian Greens

When a fire hose crosses the railway track

Earlier in April a photo did the rounds of social media, which showed a fire hose passing over a railway crossing, with plastic humps put over the top in an attempt to allow trains to pass by. So what is the story behind it?

Fire hose over railway tracks (by Tom Bongaerts)

A tale of mistargeted Facebook advertising

The other day I was scrolling down my Facebook news feed, when I came across a “Suggested Post” for the ‘Village Sounds’ over 28s night at the Village Green Hotel. So how the hell did it get there?

A mistargeted Facebook advertisement

How many Facebook apps do you block?

If you use Facebook you will know it is full of annoyances: one of them is all of the spam that apps place onto you news feed. The quickest solution is to hide the apps – but how long will your banlist get?

A new type of website appearing like a rash

Over the past few weeks I have noticed the emergence new entries in my Facebook news feed, consisting of “[Person] likes [inane phrase here]” and a link to websites I had never head of. When I clicked through the link, you end up at a page with just [inane phrase here] on it, a Facebook ‘like’ button, and advertising.

So why do these sites exist?