Stuff that occurs to me

All of my 'how to' posts are tagged here. The most popular posts are about blocking and private accounts on Twitter, also the science communication jobs list. None of the science or medical information I might post to this blog should be taken as medical advice (I'm not medically trained).

Think of this blog as a sort of nursery for my half-baked ideas hence 'stuff that occurs to me'.

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Saturday, 30 July 2011

Why does Facebook disobey me?

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In my Facebook settings (think Fort Knox) I have switched off all platform applications so am a bit surprised to be presented with an opportunity, on other pages, to comment as me on Facebook and to simultaneously post to my wall. I'd have assumed this wasn't possible. When I log out of Facebook this option disappears from these pages (if I reload them post logout) - but I have never authorised these pages to know that I'm logged in to Facebook in the first place and I've told Facebook not to indicate that I am. What am I doing wrong?

Here's a pic of my settings - Blogger used to let me add images that were of a reasonable size, sorry it's so teeny (possibly Blogger's lying to me about my settings too!) - hopefully if you click on it the image will open up larger in Twitpic...

...and below is an example of the comment form, again sorry about its teenyness.

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