Serious Detail on Likejacking

Richard Cohen has posted a detailed analysis of the latest likejacking scare that spread through Facebook. Get this: he manages to explain how the tags work without boring anyone to death. In fact, I found his post quite amusing. I’m kind of a geek, though, so you might not find it as funny as I did.

Perhaps most important to the general reader, however, is Cohen’s instructions concerning how to eliminate the fraudulent “like” from your Fb profile.

It’s simple, and I should have thought to explain it in my earlier post. It didn’t occur to me that some people might not know how to do it. I can see now, though, that that’s a pretty dumb presumption.

1. Delete the page from the “likes and interests” section of your Facebook page. There are two ways to do this. Either go to “account” > “edit friends” > “pages” and delete the hoax, or click “edit my profile”  > “show other pages” > “remove page.”

2. Get the like out of your newsfeed to prevent it from spreading more (or making you look like that jackass who didn’t know he got likejacked). You can do this by clicking the “recent activities” section and scrolling down until you find it.

Here’s Cohen’s post. Read it for a good bit of geektainment.

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