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Switch to Pink Facebook’ Survey Scam

And again my friends are being scammed and spamming me with crap on Facebook

This message appearing on Facebook claims that users can switch the colour of their profile from blue to pink by clicking a link (yeah, lame and why do people fall for this stuff)

The post looks like this:

The message is a survey scam designed to trick users into spamming their friends and providing personal information via various third-party surveys or offers. Users are told that they must complete a survey as a means of verification. However, no matter how many surveys users complete, they will never receive the promised pink profile.

The scammers who create these schemes will earn commissions via suspect affiliate marketing systems each and every time a victim completes an offer or participates in a survey. Victims may also be faced with large phone bills for unwanted mobile phone services and, because they have provided name and contact details, they may be inundated with unwanted promotional emails, phone calls and junk mail.

If one of these spam messages appears on your wall, just delete it. Do not follow any links in such messages.

Facebook Video Calling (Powered by Skype)

With a simple and straightforward method of using, Facebook video calling is simply awesome. To get up and going with using the video feature you first need to install a plugin (http://www.facebook.com/videocalling) and from that point on you have what is necessary to use this new feature.

 

Making a video call is easy.

Look at the list of your friends (in the lower right-hand corner of your Facebook page) who are currently available on Facebook chat. Double-click a name, and you’ll see there’s a new icon at the top of the chat screen — a small video camera. Click it to send an invitation for that person to participate in a video chat. They’ll receive a pop-up notification to a video chat, and if they don’t have the plugin installed, they’ll be prompted to install it.

 

The video and sound quality is exceptional; however I do have my problems with the video chat screen taking up your screen and the inability to resize it.  All in all, I like it.  Good Job Facebook Team

Facebook – Up, Up, Down, Down

It seems that Facebook is down once again. After a while of troubleshooting my computer, then my home network. Its official! It’s not my side where the problem exists.

Faced with this I took a walk over to the folks at http://downrightnow.com/ to checkup on the up-time of Facebook… It seems they are indeed having issues and I am not the only one experiencing it.

 

More updates: http://downrightnow.com/facebook