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    What does secure browsing mean?

    Secure browsing involves the use of special security architecture to allow for Web browsing that is more protected from various kinds of cyberattacks. Secure browsing is a phenomenon supported by different types of tools offered by the makers of Web browsers and other technology companies.In many cases, Web browsers offer...

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    Facebook Official

    What Does Facebook Official Mean? “Facebook official” means that a Facebook user has made changes to a page or profile to illustrate some point of information about themselves, thereby making it “official” to a Facebook audience. This term has been coined to describe the effect that Facebook profile information has...

    By: Margaret Rouse | Senior Editor

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    Facebook Like-Gating

    What Does Facebook Like-Gating Mean? Facebook "Like-gating" refers to the practice of forcing Facebook users to like a profiler page in order to see additional content. Techopedia Explains Facebook Like-Gating Previously, some marketers and other promoters resorted to the practice of setting up Facebook profiles that required users to first...

    By: Margaret Rouse | Senior Editor

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    Facebook Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

    What Does Facebook Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Mean?Facebook Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (FBOCD) refers to the compulsive use of Facebook or social media. Based on the psychological term Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), FBOCD is not a medical condition. It is a more general label or designation used to refer to a person’s...

    By: Margaret Rouse | Senior Editor

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    Facebook Shadow Profile

    What Does Facebook Shadow Profile Mean? A Facebook shadow profile is a hidden user profile that is created by Facebook and used to recommend friends and new connections and for social data analysis/mining. Facebook maintains these profiles, which are not deliberately shared or disclosed to individuals or account owners. Techopedia...

    By: Margaret Rouse | Senior Editor

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    Facebook Graph API

    What Does Facebook Graph API Mean? A Facebook Graph API is a programming tool designed to support more access to conventions on the Facebook social media platform. The core of Facebook’s platform is something called the "social graph," which is the element responsible for facilitating all of the online relationships...

    By: Margaret Rouse | Senior Editor

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    Facebook Messenger

    What Does Facebook Messenger Mean? Facebook Messenger is a mobile tool that allows users to instantly send chat messages to friends on Facebook. Messages are received on their mobile phones. Facebook Messenger also enables users to send chat messages to people who are logged onto their Facebook accounts. It is...

    By: Margaret Rouse | Senior Editor

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    Facebook Commerce

    What Does Facebook Commerce Mean? Facebook commerce (F-commerce) refers to e-commerce that is facilitated by the Facebook social media platform. Facebook is a major enterprise, with hundreds of millions of users and near-constant media exposure. Facebook commerce seeks to use elements of Facebook to drive sales. Techopedia Explains Facebook Commerce...

    By: Margaret Rouse | Senior Editor

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    Is Facebook Messenger A New Way to Message?

    Facebook Messenger is a nifty communication tool for Facebook users. Like the site’s previous instant messaging tools, it allows users to get up-to-the-minute updates about their friends and interact with them on an ongoing basis - and, in the recent standalone version for Windows, stay connected without having to keep...

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    Facebook Timeline

    What Does Facebook Timeline Mean?Facebook Timeline is a social media feature introduced by Facebook in September 2011 and rolled out to all users in February 2012. Timeline combines a user's Facebook Wall and Profile into one page, creating a more visually holistic profile. It includes reverse-chronological details, by year, of...

    By: Margaret Rouse | Senior Editor