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Why can’t people send me Facebook Messages?

Dec 23, 2013   //   by Raylene   //   Facebook, Personal Social Media  //  2 Comments

Updated 9/9/15: this newer post may be helpful with more up-to-date Facebook settings –  I can’t message someone on Facebook

Not able to receive Facebook Messages from non-friends

I am in several groups on Facebook, and sometimes when conversations from those groups need to be taken OFF of the group wall into a private message, people who aren’t my friends weren’t able to message me.

This puzzled me since my Facebook privacy and security settings are nearly all set to make me very visible, very public.

I think I found the solution, a relatively simple fix, actually, and I’d like to know if it helps some other people as well.


Change the Privacy Setting of your Email to Receive Facebook Messages


From your Facebook News Feed, select “Edit Profile” on the top left corner under the Facebook logo:

Edit Facebook Profile


Then scroll down in your Profile (“About” section) and find “Contact Information” and click the “Edit” button: Read more >>

Is it time to log off Facebook?

Aug 18, 2013   //   by Raylene   //   Facebook, Personal Social Media  //  Comments Off on Is it time to log off Facebook?

Social media can really suck you in and eat your time.

When is the right time to log off of Facebook?

Time to log off Facebook

This is a tongue-in-cheek flow chart to help you decide when you’ve had enough Facebook time. What do you think? Is it pretty accurate? Read more >>

Who is responsible for what your friends see on Facebook?

Jul 26, 2013   //   by Raylene   //   Facebook, Personal Social Media  //  2 Comments

subtitle: What’s up with this “new” Facebook “graph app” I keep hearing about?

You’ve seen it, probably several times by now: a Facebook post from your friends telling you to change your settings for their posts. It looks something like this:

Just so everyone on my friends list knows that I completed this and I am done! Facebook has changed their privacy settings once more!! Due to the new “graph app” anyone on Facebook (including other countries ) can see your pictures, likes & comments. The next 2 weeks I will be posting this, and please once you have done it please post DONE!!! Those of you who do not keep my information from going… out to the public, I might have to DELETE YOU! I want to stay PRIVATELY connected with you. I post shots of family that I don’t want strangers to have access to! This happens when friends click “like” or “comment”….automatically, their friends would see our posts, too. Unfortunately, we cannot change this setting by ourselves because Facebook configured it that way.
1. PLEASE place your mouse over my name above (DO NOT CLICK), a window will appear,
2. now move the mouse on “FRIENDS” (also without clicking),
3.then down to “settings”, click here and a list will appear.
4. REMOVE the CHECK on “LIFE EVENTS and “COMMENTS & LIKES”. By doing this, my activity among my friends and family will no longer become public. Now, copy & paste this on your wall. Once i see this posted on your page, I will do the same.

In short – the overall idea of this post is at best, misleading, and at worst, false.


It’s all fun and games, until your identity is stolen!

Mar 25, 2013   //   by Raylene   //   Personal Social Media  //  Comments Off on It’s all fun and games, until your identity is stolen!

IMPORTANT: None of this is my real information.

I keep seeing these funny little ‘Find your ______ Name” things on Facebook and blogs.  I honestly thought they were really cute… at first. Here are some examples.

1. Your SPY name (middle name and current street name): Autumn McMaster

2. Your MOVIE STAR name (grandmother on your dad’s side and your favourite candy): Joanne Snickers

3. Your RAP name (first initial of first name and first three or four letters of your last name): K-Pro

4. Your GAMER TAG (a favourite colour, a favourite animal): Turquoise Zebra

5. Your SOAP OPERA name (middle name, and city you were born in): Autumn Winnipeg

6. Your STAR WARS name (first three letters of your last name, last three letters of mother’s maiden name, first three letters of your pet’s name): Protonzip

7. Your JEDI name (middle name spelled backwards, your mom’s maiden name spelled backwards): Nmutua Notselgae

8. Your ROCK STAR name (first pet’s name, the street you grew up on): Zap Valley

9. Your SUPERHERO name: (“The”, your favourite colour and the automobile your dad drives): The Turquoise Charger

10. Your ACTION HERO name (first name of the main character in the last film you watched, last food you ate): Manny Apple

Those names are pretty funny – they were even funnier when I used my REAL information. Read more >>


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