Facebook Blocks Comments; Flags Them as “Irrelevant or Inappropriate”

It’s not just Robert Scoble who faced problems while posting comments on Facebook, I faced the same problem and a few other Facebook users as well. For an unknown reason, Facebook’s automated spam filter stopped my comment from being published and flagged it as “irrelevant or inappropriate” comment.

The problem I faced was when a friend of mine on Facebook shared a scam message about “free online recharge,” and I tried adding the comment — “This is a fake offer.” Facebook blocked me right there from posting the comment with the following message:

This Comment Can’t Be Posted

This comment seems irrelevant or inappropriate and can’t be posted. To avoid having your comments blocked, please make sure they contribute to the post in a positive way.

Facebook Blocks Comments

Robert Scoble faced the same problem while posting a comment. However, according to Facebook, Scoble’s comment was specifically blocked because of its length, and the length of the comment thread it was on.

When the issue was reported by major blogs, Facebook stated that it is not censoring comments, but the limitation was caused due to Facebook’s automated spam filter system.

Here’s the official statement that Facebook posted –

To protect the millions of people who connect and share on Facebook every day, we have automated systems that work in the background to maintain a trusted environment and protect our users from bad actors who often use links to spread spam and malware. These systems are so effective that most people who use Facebook will never encounter spam.

They’re not perfect, though, and in rare instances they make mistakes. This comment was mistakenly blocked as spammy, and we have already started to make adjustments to our classifier. We look forward to learning from rare cases such as these to make sure we don’t repeat the same mistake in the future.

Scammers usually target long threaded comments to post malicious links and scam messages. The automated spam filter monitors such threads and makes sure that it filters out spammy comments to keep the thread clean and safe. Of course the system also blocks comments that have inappropriate words, but other types of comments that go against positive conversation, which includes some ASCII art are also blocked.

In my case, my comment was blocked either because I used the word “fake,” or maybe because I tried commenting on a spam post. Facebook also mentioned that “the error message made it sound like the message was blocked because of the content of the message, not because it looked spammy.”

Google Doodle Celebrates Keith Haring’s 54th Birthday

Yet another Google Doodle dedicated to an American artist – Keith Haring, who was inspired by street styles and dance music of the 1980s and mentored by Andy Warhol. The doodle is featured on Google’s home page on the occasion of the 54th birthday of the great artist.

The doodle uses normal Google colours – blue, red, yellow and green, but it has been created in a way, which looks beautiful and energetic. it is designed to show a set of people dancing forming the letters “Google.”

Keith Haring Birthday Google Doodle

Keith was born in Reading, Pennsylvania, and grew up in in Kutztown with his mother, Joan Haring, and his father, Allen Haring, who was a cartoonist. From his childhood days, Keith showed keen interest in art, and from the year 1976 to 1978 he studied commercial art at The Ivy School of Professional Art in Pittsburgh. He then moved on to study Fine Arts.

At the end of his teen-age, he moved to New Your City, and got inspired by graffiti art, and studied at the School of Visual Arts. He came into public attention when he started off with his chalk drawings on the New Your subway in the late 1970s.

He then achieved fame and recognition in the 1980s, and also took part in several exhibitions. All his career life, he devoted a lot of time to public works, which often carried social messages.

In 1988, Haring was diagnosed with AIDS. He spent the last couple of years of his life is spreading awareness about this disease. Haring passed away at a young age of 31, due to an AIDS related complication. His most renowned work was ‘The Radiant Baby,’ which later became his symbol. After he passed away, a musical of the same name was also created in his memory.

Here are some of his works available on Wikipedia –

Keith Haring Works

Watch the video of Keith Haring painting a giant mural as part of his artist residency at Minneapolis’ Walker Art Center –

Flickr Teams Up with Pinterest for Better Photo Attribution

Flickr today announced that  it has partnered with the newly launched social networking site, Pinterest, providing users a new way to share Flickr photos, favourites, groups and galleries, in order to attribute them appropriately.

On the Flickr blog, Kay Kremerskothen, a Flickr community manager, announced that Flickr, having worked closely with Pinterest, will now allow users to easily share content to Pinterest.

Along with the other social networking buttons including Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr, the new social networking site’s social button will appear in the share menu above the photos. This button will only be visible if the Flickr user has allowed the photo or video to be shared with other users.

Flickr Partners With Pinterest for Better Photo Attribution

When a user pins Flickr photo to Pinterest, a proper attribution statement will be seen under the pin’s description. This attribution will contain the name of the Flickr user or photographer, the title of the photo, and a link back to the photo page on Flickr.

Whatsoever, this attribution cannot be edited, and taking that into consideration Flickr assures that pins and repins of their images will be credited and linked back as well, ensuring people can leave comments, fave the photo, or contact you directly on Flickr. Here’s how it looks in real –

Pinterest Photo Attribution

The attribution will be included for embedded photos as well. For instance, a photo that has been posted or embedded on a blog and then shared to Pinterest will still contain the attribution with a link back to the original Flickr photo page.

“Attribution is a work in progress and we’ll continue to add additional sources,” Pinterest said in a statement. The company is also today rolling out attribution for Behance, Vimeo and YouTube.

With this partnership, Flickr hopes that its users’ photos will get more visibility and exposure, and also make see a rise in the number of visits. Flickr also anticipates a significant pop in the rate at which images are pinned to Pinterest.

Gmail Gets New Features: Automatic Message Translation, Smart Mute and Title Tweaks

Back in 2009, Google launched the automatic message translation tool in Gmail Labs, which enabled you to translate emails that are in foreign language into a desired language that you understand. The auto translation of messages became immensely popular and successful, and thus Google decided to graduate it from Gmail Labs and move into the real world. That is, the feature will now be enabled by default to all users.

Google Translate has always been a very friendly and immensely useful tool. Incorporating the same feature in Gmail is a good move from Google, as many times we do receive email messages that are not in a language we understand.

Gmail Translate

Unlike the earlier days, we would not be required to copy the text and translate it using either Google Translate or a different translation engine. With the integrated translation, it’s not only easy to translate messages, but also save your time.

This is how the feature works in action –

Gmail Automatic Translation

All you need to do is click on “Translate message” to translate the message in your desired language.

You can as well choose to permanently translate a particular language to your desired language by clicking on “Always translate: [language]” option on the top-right of the message. You can always disable the feature if you’re a bi-lingual and don’t need translations for a language. All you need to do is click on “Turn off for: [language].”

If you have accidentally turned off the message translation feature for a particular language, or don’t see the Translate message header on a message, click on the down arrow next to Reply at the top-right of the message pane and select the Translate message option in the drop-down.

Also Read: Translate Google+ into More Than 50 Languages

In addition to this, Google has also graduated the Smart Mute and Title Tweaks feature from the Gmail Labs. The smart Mute feature is basically used to mute noisy email thread and makes sure that it stays out of your inbox. Click here to know more about muting email threads.

The Title Tweaks feature changes the title in your browser’s tab to tell you that you have new messages. The tab now reads “Inbox (20) – [email protected] – Gmail” instead of “Gmail – Inbox (20) – [email protected]

Along with the new features, the Gmail team has retired some older and less popular Lab features in the next few days. Those features include – “Old Snakey, Mail Goggles, Mouse Gestures, Hide Unread Counts, Move Icon Column, Inbox Preview, Custom Date Formats and SMS in Chat gadget. Please note that the SMS in Chat lab is not being retired, just the gadget associated with it.”

Mark Zukerberg Launches Organ Donor Feature on Facebook; Inspired by Steve Jobs

Facebook‘s founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced a new feature for the social networking site, which he claims that it will help save lives of thousands of people all over the world. The new feature – Organ Donor, will enable users to register as an organ donor through the website and share their intentions with family and friends.

According to a press release published by Zuckerberg and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, the new feature provides an ability to add your organ donor status on your Timeline, which may inspire others to sign up as donors as well. It is also said that there are over 14,000 people in the US are waiting for a heart, kidney or liver transplant, and millions of people worldwide are waiting for a similar organ donation. A huge percentage of people die, since the required organ is not available. Zuckerberg and Sandberg write:

Medical experts believe that broader awareness about organ donation could go a long way toward solving this crisis. And we believe that by simply telling people that you’re an organ donor, the power of sharing and connection can play an important role.

Zuckerberg stated that the idea was first inspired from his girlfriend Priscilla Chan, but the motivation to start the project came from his friendship with the late Apple founder Steve Jobs, who passed away from pancreatic cancer in 2011.

The organ donor feature lets users Facebook users share their experience and own personal stories with their friends on their Timeline. They can share the reasons why they opted to become an organ donor and how they did it. If any user on Facebook is interested in donating his/her organ to save a life, then Facebook has a provided a way to sign up for their state or national organ donor registry.

Follow the steps below to add that you’re an organ donor to your Timeline –

  • Click Life Event at the top of your timeline
  • Select Health & Wellness
  • Select Organ Donor
  • Select your audience and click Save

The new organ donor status feature is now available in the United States and the United Kingdom, and will eventually be rolled out to other countries in the future. Apart from this, Facebook also has other life-saving features like, sets of suicide prevention and anti-cyber bullying tools.

Here’s how the feature works –

Google Wave Officially Shut Down

Google has officially shut down Google Wave, a real-time service for sharing docs, sending emails and messages with friends and relatives. Google announced about the shutdown in November 2011, stating that – from January 31, 2012, all waves will be read-only, and the Wave service will be turned off on April 30, 2012. As a part of the shutdown, all Waves will be deleted automatically.

Google launched the online real-time sharing tool back in August 2009. That year, Google Wave was the most anticipated product of the year with people desperate to get their hands on an invite. Google Wave was then released to the general public on May 19, 2010. Despite the hype and intensive publicity, Google Wave failed to survive.

Google Wave was launched in order to compete with Facebook, however, the new networking site didn’t offer features as advanced as Facebook, and it is where it failed to pick up its user base.

Google Wave Officially Shut Down

Google Wave did have some great features in terms of collaboration and editing documents. However, users showed no interest, since they found the service confusing and perhaps not very intuitive. A year after the launch, Google realized that Wave was going nowhere towards success, and thus it finally announced that the Wave project was getting killed.

Later, it was announced that Wave was going to end up as an open source project hosted by the Apache Foundation. Wave did have a lot of great features for collaboration, and the move to open source was welcomed by many.

Now that Google has shut down Wave completely, visiting the page – google.com/wave will redirect you to a support page, where Google explains the two stages of closing down of Google Wave –

Stage 1: Google Wave is read-only — January 31, 2012

In this stage, you will no longer be able to create or edit waves. Marking a wave as read will also not be saved. Robots that try to write to a wave will stop functioning.

During this time, you will continue to be able to export your waves using the existing PDF export feature. You’ll still be able to read existing waves and access the Google Wave client.

If you want to continue using Wave, there is an open source project called Walkaround that includes an experimental feature to import all your waves from Google.

Stage 2: Google Wave shut down — April 30, 2012

In this stage, all the Google Wave servers will be shut down and you will no longer be able to get to your waves. Make sure to export any waves you want to save before that time.

For those users who really loved Google Wave and are interested in continuing to use Google Wave service, the service can be found at the Apache Software Foundation, where development of Wave has continued since 2010. You can take a look at it – Wave In A Box.

Track Your Filed Reports on Facebook with Support Dashboard

Facebook is trying its best to improve security on its site. We have already seen the announcement of the all new Antivirus Marketplace, featuring the world’s best antivirus software products. In addition to that, the social networking company has decided to be a little transparent with its users. The company made an announcement today stating the launch of “Support Dashboard,” allowing users to track the progress of filed reports.

Back in March 2011, Facebook introduced the social reporting feature, which allows users to report a problem to Facebook and also engage a member of their community to help resolve the conflict. However, until today, we didn’t know what exactly happens after we have submitted a report – whether it has been reviewed, or simply ignored. This is where Support Dashboard comes into picture.

Support Dashboard is yet another portal that is basically designed to track the status and progress of the reports that you have filed. With this new feature, you can know whether Facebook employees have reviewed your report, which Facebook claims that they evaluate 24 hours a day, seven days a week, in dozens of languages.

Facebook Support Dashboard

For instance, if you think that someone has uploaded a photo that violates Facebook’s community standards, then you have an option to report it to Facebook. Once done, you can switch over to Support Dashboard to check if the report has been taken into consideration or not. You will be notified once your report has been reviewed by the Facebook’s User Operations team, and also check for additional details in your account settings.

However, if there are no actions taken by Facebook, then it encourages users who feel uncomfortable of any content posted by their friends, to address them directly via Facebook Messages, or have them blocked.

“Because Facebook is a diverse community, it’s possible that things people post can be disagreeable or disturbing without meeting the criteria for being removed. If the content is not removed, the reporter also has the option to message, unfriend or block the person who posted the content. “

At this initial stage of Support Dashboard, the feature will include reports of photos and timelines only. However, the company has planned to incorporate more types of content in the future. The new feature has been enabled to most users. Wait for a day or two, if you don’t see the Support Dashboard option in your Account Settings yet.

Facebook Introduces Antivirus Marketplace

The social networking giant – Facebook has announced the debut of the new Antivirus Marketplace, a one-stop portal that will offer free downloads and (six-month) licenses to antivirus software and also make use of the URL blacklists, which will help prevent users from visiting malicious links. This is a partnership between Facebook and the world’s biggest antivirus and Internet security companies like Microsoft, McAfee, TrendMicro, Sophos, and Symantec.

The free downloads and six-month licenses available via the Antivirus Marketplace are:

  • Microsoft: Microsoft Security Essentials
  • McAfee: McAfee Internet Security 2012
  • TrendMicro: Smart Surfing and Titanium
  • Sophos: Anti-Virus for Mac, Home Edition
  • Symantec: Norton AntiVirus
Facebook Antivirus Marketplace

“The AV Marketplace enables people to download six-month licenses to full versions of anti-virus software at no charge. Facebook’s global community can now download for free powerful software to protect their computers from current and future viruses, and content security threats providing hundreds of millions of people free access to anti-virus software.”

In addition to this, Facebook also announced that is has partnered with the security firms in order to use their URL blacklist system, and eventually add them to its own security system. This is a very interesting move from Facebook, providing its users an additional layer security of by blocking access to malicious download links and sites.  The partnered companies will also provide essential educational materials via the Facebook Security Page.

Facebook states that, “Our URL blacklist system, which scans trillions of clicks per day, will now incorporate the malicious URL databases from these security companies to augment our existing level of protection. This means that whenever you click a link on our site, you benefit not just from Facebook’s existing protections, but the ongoing vigilance of the world’s leading corporations involved in computer security.”

Through the Antivirus Marketplace app, Facebook expects to keep its users safe and away from possible threats and malware attack, and help them share virus free content throughout the Facebook network. The marketplace is accessible from the Facebook Security Page, or you visit the page by using the link – on.fb.me/FBAVMarketplace.

Nikon Unveils D3200 DSLR with Super-sized 24-Megapixel Sensor

Priced at $700, Nikon has unveiled the successor of the Nikon D3100, a new-entry level DSLR – Nikon D3200 with new and enhanced features including, a faster burst mode, a new image processor, a super-sized 24-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, a microphone input jack, and an optional wireless adapter. The $700 kit comes with the Nikon D3200 body along with a 16-55mm stabilized lens.

The new entry-level camera will help amateur photographers to take better shots with the help of a revamped version of the Guide Mode found in the D3100, adding in-camera tutorials for shot composition, manual controls, and shooting modes.

The Nikon D3200 comes with 11-point autofocus systems with Nikon’s automatic recognition system, which allows the photographer to find and keep focus while maintaining a clear view of that subject. According to Nikon, “the AF system is ideal for capturing tricky subjects like a dancer mid-leap during the big recital or a dive for the line drive in centerfield.”

Nikon D3200

The new DSLR offers a fixed, large 3-inch LCD screen packed with 921k dots in addition to a through-the-lens optical viewfinder.  The D3200 is capable of shooting1080p videos at 24 fps and 30 fps with HDMI output. Along with the in-built mono microphone, the Nikon D3200 also comes with a 3.5mm microphone jack for audio options.

Also Read: Canon EOS 5D Mark III vs. Nikon D800 Comparison

In addition to all this, users can also purchase the wireless mobile adapter WU-1a, which allows the user to connect to the cameras using their smartphone or tablet to transfer files via wireless ad-hoc network. It also provides remote control over the D3200’s shutter release at distances within 49 feet of the camera. The WU-1a wireless adapter will be available in May for $60.

 Full Specifications of the new Nikon D3200:


TypeSingle-lens reflex digital camera
Lens mountNikon F mount (with AF contacts)
Effective angle of viewApprox. 1.5x lens focal length (35 mm format equivalent); Nikon DX format
Effective pixels
Effective pixels24.2 million
Image Sensor
Image sensor23.2 x 15.4 mm CMOS sensor
Total pixels24.7 million
Dust-reduction SystemImage sensor cleaning
Image Dust Off reference data (optional Capture NX 2 software required)


Storage and File Format

Image size (pixels)6,016 x 4,000 [L], 4,512 x 3,000 [M], 3,008 x 2,000 [S]
File format· NEF (RAW): 12 bit, compressed· JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx. 1:4), normal (approx. 1:8) or basic (approx. 1:16) compression· NEF (RAW)+JPEG: Single photograph recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG formats
Picture Control SystemStandard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape; selected Picture Control can be modified
MediaSD (Secure Digital) and UHS-I compliant SDHC and SDXC memory cards
File systemDCF (Design Rule for Camera File System) 2.0, DPOF (Digital Print Order Format), Exif (Exchangeable Image File Format for Digital Still Cameras) 2.3, PictBridge


Viewfinder and Lens

ViewfinderEye-level pentamirror single-lens reflex viewfinder
Frame coverageApprox. 95% horizontal and 95% vertical
MagnificationApprox. 0.8x (50 mm f/1.4 lens at infinity, -1.0 m-1)
Eyepoint18 mm (-1.0 m-1; from center surface of viewfinder eyepiece lens)
Diopter adjustment-1.7 to +0.5 m-1
Focusing screenType B BriteView Clear Matte Mark VII screen
Reflex mirrorQuick return
Lens apertureInstant return, electronically controlled


Compatible lensesAutofocus is available with AF-S and AF-I lenses; Autofocus is not available with other type G and D lenses, AF lenses (IX-NIKKOR and lenses for the F3AF are not supported) and AI-P lenses; Non-CPU lenses can be used in mode M but the camera exposure meter will not function
The electronic rangefinder can be used with lenses that have a maximum aperture of f/5.6 or faster


Shutter and Release

TypeElectronically-controlled vertical-travel focal-plane shutter
Speed1/4,000 to 30 s in steps of 1/3 EV; Bulb; Time (requires optional ML-L3 Remote Control)
Flash sync speedX=1/200 s; synchronizes with shutter at 1/200 s or slower


Release modeSingle frame, Continuous, Self-timer, Delayed remote, Quick-response remote, Quiet shutter release
Frame advance rateUp to 4 fps (manual focus, mode M or S, shutter speed 1/250 s or faster, and other settings at default values)
Self-timer2 s, 5 s, 10 s, 20 s; 1 to 9 exposures


Exposure and Focus

MeteringTTL exposure metering using 420-pixel RGB sensor
Metering method· Matrix metering: 3D color matrix metering II (type G and D lenses); color matrix metering II (other CPU lenses)· Center-weighted metering: Weight of 75% given to 8-mm circle in center of frame· Spot metering: Meters 3.5-mm circle (about 2.5% of frame) centered on selected focus point
(ISO 100, f/1.4 lens, 20°C/68°F)
· Matrix or center-weighted metering: 0 to 20 EV· Spot metering: 2 to 20 EV
Exposure meter couplingCPU
ModeAuto modes (auto, auto [flash off]); Scene modes (portrait, landscape, child, sports, close up, night portrait); programmed auto with flexible program (P); shutter-priority auto (S); aperture-priority auto (A); manual (M)
Exposure compensation-5 to +5 EV in increments of 1/3 EV
Exposure lockLuminosity locked at detected value with lock button
ISO sensitivity
(Recommended Exposure Index)
ISO 100 to 6400 in steps of 1 EV; can also be set to approx. 1 EV above ISO 6400 (ISO 12800 equivalent); auto ISO sensitivity control available
Active D-LightingOn, off


AutofocusNikon Multi-CAM 1000 autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection, 11 focus points (including one cross-type sensor) and AF-assist illuminator (range approx. 0.5 to 3 m/1 ft 8 in. to 9 ft 10 in.)
Detection range-1 to +19 EV (ISO 100, 20°C/68°F)
Lens servo· Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); continuous-servo AF (AF-C); auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A); predictive focus tracking activated automatically according to subject status· Manual focus (MF): Electronic rangefinder can be used
Focus pointCan be selected from 11 focus points
AF-area modeSingle-point AF, dynamic-area AF, auto-area AF, 3D-tracking (11 points)
Focus lockFocus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF)



Built-in flashAuto flash with auto pop-up
P, S, A, M: Manual pop-up with button release
Guide numberApprox. 12/39, 13/43 with manual flash (m/ft, ISO 100, 20°C/68°F)
Flash controlTTL: i-TTL flash control using 420-pixel RGB sensor is available with built-in flash and SB-910, SB-900, SB-800, SB-700, SB-600 or SB-400; i-TTL balanced fill-flash for digital SLR is used with matrix and center-weighted metering, standard i-TTL flash for digital SLR with spot metering
Flash modeAuto, auto with red-eye reduction, auto slow sync, auto slow sync with red-eye reduction, fill-flash, red-eye reduction, slow sync, slow sync with red-eye reduction, rear-curtain with slow sync, rear-curtain sync, off
Flash compensation-3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3 EV
Flash-ready indicatorLights when built-in flash or optional flash unit is fully charged; flashes after flash is fired at full output
Accessory shoeISO 518 hot-shoe with sync and data contacts and safety lock
Nikon Creative Lighting
System (CLS)
Advanced Wireless Lighting supported with SB-910, SB-900, SB-800 or SB-700 as a master flash and SB-600 or SB-R200 as remotes, or SU-800 as commander; Flash Color Information Communication supported with all CLS-compatible flash units
Sync terminalAS-15 Sync Terminal Adapter (available separately)


White balance

White balanceAuto, incandescent, fluorescent (7 types), direct sunlight, flash, cloudy, shade, preset manual, all except preset manual with fine-tuning

Live View

Lens servo· Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); full-time-servo AF (AF-F)· Manual focus (MF)
AF-area modeFace-priority AF, wide-area AF, normal-area AF, subject-tracking AF
AutofocusContrast-detect AF anywhere in frame (camera selects focus point automatically when face-priority AF or subject-tracking AF is selected)



MeteringTTL exposure metering using main image sensor
Metering methodMatrix
Frame size (pixels)
and frame rate
· 1,920 x 1,080, 30p (progressive)/25p/24p· 1,280 x 720, 60p/50p· 640 x 424, 30p/25p· Frame rates of 30p (actual frame rate 29.97 fps) and 60p (actual frame rate 59.94 fps) are available when NTSC is selected for video mode; 25p and 50p are available when PAL is selected for video mode; Actual frame rate when 24p is selected is 23.976 fps
File formatMOV
Video compressionH.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
Audio recording formatLinear PCM
Audio recording deviceBuilt-in monaural or external stereo microphone; sensitivity adjustable
ISO sensitivityISO 200 to 6400; can also be set to approx. 1 EV above ISO 6400 (ISO 12800 equivalent)



Monitor7.5-cm/3-in., approx. 921k-dot (VGA) TFT LCD with 160° viewing angle, approx. 100% frame coverage, and brightness adjustment
PlaybackFull-frame and thumbnail (4, 9 or 72 images or calendar) playback with playback zoom, movie playback, photo and/or movie slide shows, histogram display, highlights, auto image rotation and image comment (up to 36 characters)


Video outputNTSC, PAL
HDMI outputType C mini-pin HDMI connector
Accessory terminalMC-DC2 Remote Cord (available separately), GP-1 GPS Unit (available separately)
Audio inputStereo mini-pin jack (3.5-mm diameter)

Two Free JetBlue Airline Tickets (Limited Time Only) Facebook Scam

In the past, we reported the free Southwest Airline Ticket message spreading on Facebook, where users were promised with two free tickets from the airlines, however, that turned out to be a fake message created by scammers. Today we noticed a similar scam that has been spreading across the social networking giant Facebook.

The new Facebook cam is spreading with the following message:

2 FREE JetBlue Airline Tickets! (limited time only)

JetBlue Airline is giving away 2 FREE Tickets to all Facebook users!

Two Free JetBlue Airline Tickets

Please beware that there are no free tickers given away by JetBlue Airways. Scammers have created this message and are taking advantage of Facebook’s 850 million user base in order to spread it. The scam in itself is not dangerous, but it might become if lot of people share them.

Clicking on the scam link message, will take you to a page that is designed to look like a Facebook Page. You are asked to post the same message on your profile and click on the “like” button in order to get two free tickets. However, once you have completed the steps, you will be redirected to another bogus page where you may be asked to download a file, which is a malware program, or take up online surveys.

Two Free JetBlue Airline Tickets

It is recommended that you DO NOT click on such links or scam messages on Facebook. If you come across this scam message, please delete/remove the scam from your Facebook news feed immediately. Alternately, you can report the scam to Facebook Security.

With over 800 million users on Facebook, the social networking giant has always been a main target for spreading scams. It is quite difficult to identify scams on Facebook. Here is a post on How to Identify and Avoid Facebook Scams. Bookmark Techie Buzz Facebook Scams or Subscribe to Scam Alert Feed.

We always keep you updated with the latest scams spreading on Facebook. Alternatively, you can follow our dedicated scams page on Facebook – Techie Buzz Scam Monitor.