So a couple of days ago, or was it just yesterday? I dunno, I logged into my facespace and all of my posts did this weird little dance where they’d flash onto my news feed and then disappear. Like, this would go on for two or three minutes and then there would be only a few posts from one of the pages I follow along with a couple of “people you might know” posts and this at the end:
The “Scour for Mateys” thing means “Search for Friends” My facespace is in Pirate. Has been since 2008 when I got a facespace. It makes me smile. Don’t judge! Anyway, I’ve been trying to figure out why this is happening all of a sudden and set about trying to fix it.
This morning I uninstalled and reinstalled Chrome, my internet browser because they haven’t played nicely in the past and I figured it couldn’t hurt. In *that* process, I had to reinstall a few things and while reinstalling my ad blocker I was reading some of the reviews (because it’s also a thing I do, read reviews to products I already have or may never buy — stop judging me!) and one of the reviews in the ad blocker said that they had experienced something very similar to what I did with that ad blocker installed.
Lo and behold, when I turned the ad blocker off. Facebook started to behave normally.
So why am I posting about this? Just in case anyone else is getting Facespace weirdness and hasn’t figured out what’s going on. Pause your ad blocker and see if that helps. It worked for me I don’t think it matters which ad blocker it is. I’m no expert by any means. Just thought I’d share.
Oh yeah, that reminds me. Facebook rolled out a new thing the other day, which is automatically on, a facial recognition something or other, in which it will scan all photos in your account and any photos you’re tagged in for your face (the face you’ve marked as ‘you’ in your profile). It’s got some reasoning behind this, so it’s up to you to opt out of it. Here’s a screenshot that may or may not help to show you where to opt out (if you wanna) because again, my facespace is in Pirate:
Again, just thought I’d share.
And now, to curl up in a dark room, because… migraine. Blah.