Posts Tagged ‘Facebook’

Lost art of childhood play

Nowadays, children don’t usually play the games children of my age used to play. When we were kids, my friends and I used to play games like tumbang-preso (a game where you put the slippers of the “it” player on top of a tin can and the other players try to hit it with their own slippers), patintero (a local game wherein the players draw line on the ground[in our case, the streets], a group of players ply the lines to catch members of the other group who try to cross it), shato (the objective of the game is to flick the shorter stick as far from the hole as possible using the longer stick) and agawang-base (Sometimes called maro – the objective of the game is to catch all the players of the other team to score by leaving the base later than the player you will catch).

Because of busy lifestyle, technologies and mostly lack of playing space in the urban area, children nowadays prefer playing games at home and online. They play games like DOTA (Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne), Facebook games, Grand Theft Auto series, and similar games.

It is very rare to find children playing traditional games today. You can see them play it on special occasions like the “Laro ng Lahi” part of sports fests in schools. But last weekend was different. I saw a group of kids flying kites on the vacant lot just beside our apartment. They were taking advantage of the windy weather and enjoying their childhood.

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How to make your Facebook login secure

Ever wonder if someone opens your facebook account without your knowledge or consent? This happens to people who shares their password with their girlfriend/boyfriend. They open their partner’s account to snoop in their inbox and/or friends list. Or worse, your password might be hacked or stolen if you have a virus or malware in your computer.

To keep other people from opening your account, you turn on a feature on your account setting.

Account settings

Once you’re in the account settings, you can go Account Security:

Account security

You can turn on the feature that sends you an email or text message when an unrecognized computer tries to access your account. It even has this “Login Approval” feature that sends you a text message containing a security code that the unrecognized computer/device needs in order to access your account.

Always remember to sign out after browsing and NEVER save your password if you open your account in shared computers.

 

Verify your Facebook account!

There’s this new Facebook application (read: VIRUS) that is fastly becoming popular because it floods my Facebook timeline and friend’s wall posts. The application posts a message like this:

“In order to PREVENT SPAM, I ask you to VERIFY YOUR ACCOUNT. Click VERIFY MY ACCOUNT right next to comment below to start the process…”

Once you click it, you will be granting it a permission to post on you and your friend’s wall. And instead of preventing spam, the more it’ll spam you and your friend’s wall. It’s a scam that spams.

You can still revoke the apps’ permission to post on you and your friend’s wall if you have already clicked it. You can go to your account settings by clicking the Account tab > Account Settings > Application Settings. Just find the application on the list of applications you use and click delete (the “x” at the other side of the list). You can also use this to delete applications you don’t want to post on your wall automatically, like the Daily Horoscope and etc., and even games like Mafia Wars, Farmville, Texas Hold ‘em Up, etc.

Just a reminder, don’t just click on apps you see posted on your wall. Before you do, verify if it’s safe. You can always always google it for information.

 
  
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