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Should a user logged in through Facebook be able to delete their account?

In my app I give the option the users of logging in with their Facebook account for convenience. Every modern app gives its users the option of deleting/disabling their account. The question is ...
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Facebook reactions as a metric for user engagement

Previously when facebook only had a 'like' button and comments for people to respond to a post, user engagement can be evaluated in terms of the number of likes as well as the number of comments. ...
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Displaying post and file likes

Consider a social-interface like Facebook and Twitter. Users can share posts/notes that are displayed in feed. In a note/post, you can add text as well as images & files. Now if a user likes that ...
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What is the significance of the “Sign Up” button on Facebook's new login page?

So Facebook updated their login page. I couldn't help but wonder the reason behind having a Sign Up button in the header when there already is a Sign Up form in the body section. What aspect of UX ...
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use facebook login feature or not

I intend implementing facebook login to my web app-and also the traditional registration form. There are some questions that arise though and are not general but specific to the nature of the app.Let ...
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Thinking of adding request button on site for items not available? Good idea or Facebook like button will do?

Thinking of adding Request Button for items not available on a planned site. Is this a good idea or will Facebook Like button do to express a"want this item" message?
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Why do profile pictures overlap banner images in most websites?

Why is it that every social application has the user's avatar fully or partially overlapping the user's banner/cover image? The same thing happens with pages also.
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How to handle sign in with e-mail after Facebook sign up

My website has 2 different types of sign up/ sign in for user accounts: Facebook and e-mail. If an user has an e-mail account, he provides us with his e-mail and creates a password, while Facebook ...
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How to use “Greeked Text” —or fake content— to reduce anxiety in cases of long loading times

In cases where loading times are too long (more than a minute) does showing fake content or content placeholders while the application is loading data help reduce anxiety? I've only seen this in ...
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How should I allow Facebook-linked accounts to post anonymously? [closed]

I'm building a WordPress-based website where users will create an account from their Facebook account. Users will be able to post and comment but I'd like to offer the option for anonymous ...
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Why does facebook like button have the text “Like”?

I am wondering what is the need for Facebook for showing the text "Like" when they most popular hand symbol to show the like button. My main concern is that we have a platform for note book ...
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What are best practices for in-app Facebook share?

What are best practices for implementing a share on Facebook feature in my app? I would like to enable users to share portions of my app (selected views) on Facebook.
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What is the color logic behind big mobile application brands like facebook, google etc.? [closed]

Why is facebook blue? Why is whatsapp green, skype in skyblue, Gmail in Red? What is the color logic behind all these applications?
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How to best collect Facebook username?

Situation I have a website that allows users to (mostly) anonymously send links to friends via a variety of methods, including a private Facebook message. This does not require logging in. I am ...
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When logging out of a website that authenticates with Facebook, should the user be logged out of Facebook as well?

I'm working on a website that integrates the Facebook login API. When a user clicks the logout button for the website, I log them out of the website's session. The question is if I should be calling ...
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What's the difference between 'sign up' and 'sign in' with Facebook? [duplicate]

In Airbnb, I see that the user can 'sign up' with Facebook or 'sign in' with Facebook. What is the difference between sign up and sign in? Do these options actually perform different actions?
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App - Should a user be able to edit the text of a tweet or facebook post?

I am building an android app, and i have implemented what i believe to be a very good user interface/flow. To upload a photo to our website there are 3 steps. You select the photo. You enter a ...
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With infinite scrolling/pagination, how should I handle the user loading page 2, but there being new content on page 1?

Say we're looking at a website like Reddit or Facebook where there's infinite scrolling involved, and things aren't necessarily sorted by time, but are sorted by some relevance factor that decides the ...
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What is the difference between Facebook's Share dialog and Feed dialog? [closed]

I am trying to figure out which method is better to implement Facebook sharing, but there are surprisingly few resources comparing these two methods directly. On the Facebook developers' website, ...
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Purposefully obscure user interface design to encourage behaviours

Installing Windows 8 makes it seem that it is mandatory to create a Microsoft account, however the option to install without one is there, albeit wilfully buried. Logging out of the Windows Phone ...
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Profile image authority? (Facebook, LinkedIn or Gravatar)

There are various profile images available from APIs (such as Facebook, Gravatar, LinkedIn, etc). In some cases (many CRM systems for example), you can pull all of these images into your site via APIs....
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Facebook/Twitter login only vs. Facebook/Twitter signup and login separately

I have searched for this topic here, but haven't found solid answers for the problem. So the situation is this: we are creating the authentication screens for a mobile app and we are not sure which ...
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How to tell Facebook users don't be afraid to sign in?

I'm working on a website that only accepts Facebook on their sign. I want to tell my users that we won't post anything on their name or like something that they don't, it's just the sign in proccess. ...
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Sending out a survey over facebook - status or private message?

I have to conduct a survey for a university paper, which is not that scientific but more like cloud brainstorming. Therefore my colleague and our tutors decided to advertise the survey (which is a ...
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Facebook LIKE vs SHARE button

This is maybe a question that has been asked a lot of times, but after searching I can't find the answer I'm looking for so I thought I'd ask :) I am setting up an eCommerce shop with different ...
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The best way to use Facebook Connect for sign-up/sign-in

I am designing the account system for a site and I need to decide how best to handle connection to Facebook vs. natively registered accounts. Some options I have considered: Make user sign up with ...
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Recommended ways to show the user how we use their information?

If I'm building an app that requires a Facebook login, users' first gut reaction is, "this app is going to spam my wall and my friends' walls, isn't it?" How do you get around that? Tinder is an app ...
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Does requiring 'email' to be provided from social signup descrease conversion?

I'm designing a social-login screen which allows, among other things, to signup/login with facebook. I'm wondering if there's any (anecdotal) evidence if requiring a user's email-address from ...
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Best way to capture users facebook & twitter usernames?

When capturing a users details, where the goal is to record their twitter handle (@username) and Facebook URL (/username121) what would be the best way to do this? At first I thought using a simple ...
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Why do Facebook and Instagram force you to play videos?

Multiple times when scrolling through my news feed or looking at new things on instagram, I come across a video from friends, when I scroll past this it immediately starts to play. Normally I really ...
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Sending an invite to iOS application without request dialog [closed]

I'm quite not sure if this is the correct place to ask, but it might be. I've installed an iOS application because friend of mine recommended it. That app is called "Meow". After installation I ...
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Why does the Facebook registration page require you to retype the email and NOT the password?

Why does Facebook require you to retype your address when you register? you already have feedback, so there is no possibility of mistake you can just copy-paste the address they don’t check it ...
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Facebook Share Button equal to Twitter Tweet Button [closed]

I made a working Twitter "Tweet" button through: https://about.twitter.com/resources/buttons#tweet (which indeed does appear on my site on localhost) and really need a Facebook "Share" button that ...
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Is it OK to create a user account on website for user while he presses the 'Login with Facebook' button to view a website?

After user has granted permissions to an app to fetch certain data from Facebook, while he does a 'Login with Facebook', is it OK for me to create an account for him on my app using his data fetched ...
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Faster Image loading like facebook? [closed]

I noticed that, images on facebook loads probably in a little different way(besides resizing/cdn), like load part by part of the images and aggregate them into final image. Is my assumption correct? ...
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What do users expect when showing list of friends who use the app vs friends that don't?

I have made a philosophy/ethics question multiplayer game for a obligatory norwegian course on all universities. App is loaded with questions you can answer alone, or against an opponent. To battle ...
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Limiting registration to be only by Facebook, is it a good idea?

I'm building a web application which is available as a stand-alone website as well as a Facebook App, the target audience are mostly Facebook users. However, I'm confused about the registration ...
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Native users sharing/posting on third party sites workflow

Initially my application had just the native log in form, but I recently added a Facebook log-in as well as sharing/invitation ability for those authenticated via Facebook. I would like to add other ...
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Putting content in white boxes on grey backgrounds

Why do sites like Google+ and the new upcoming Facebook news feed put their content in white boxes on grey backgrounds? Are there any benefits to this compared to say an all white background like ...
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What do you call a web layout style where a single scrollbar moves all content until each one hits bottom?

This style is being used more and more, but cannot figure out a proper term to call it. Constraints: Universal scrollbar, user can scroll from any mouse location in the viewport with the same effect. ...
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My team has to build an app that requires a Facebook auth to enter a sweepstakes. At what stage should the authorization happen?

Would it be better to require this authorization when the user first lands, or let them play the app first and only prompt them once they try to enter the sweepstakes?
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Managing Facebook comments with unregistered users

I have a website at Flickwit. The website has the option to login by email registration or Facebook Connect. The issue that I have is that if users are already logged into Facebook in a previous ...
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Graph Search changes: why did Facebook do this? [closed]

Recently I noticed a little change in the Graph Search UI. It went from this (plain): to this (more pronounced search field): Even though it had the same text "Type to search for people, places ...
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showing buttons on hover?

Lately I have noticed that a lot of websites are displaying a delete "X" when you hover over that specific panel. I have been thinking whether or not this was very usable for the user because there is ...
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How much would Facebook-only signin limit my user base? [duplicate]

On my website, I currently have a general register and login with a Facebook login as an option. The problem I have noticed is that I have more spammy users creating fake usernames and uploading non-...
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Vertical scroll down navigation for Facebook app?

I am designing a web app that must live both as a Facebook app and on a external website. The website is designed as vertical scroll-down website with 3 sections. How do I translate this kind of ...
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Character stats page design for Facebook game

I need some expert advice redesigning the layout of my Facebook game. Below is a screenshot of my home page as it stands now. Styling of margins and some font stuff isn't done which is why some things ...
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Should actions that leave your app require confirmation?

Our app has a 'Facebook' button that opens another user's facebook profile. Based on the assumptions that: most people who network also have higher facebook privacy settings, and also people who use ...
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Facebook user and friends user display patterns for Windows 8 Metro App

I'm developing a win 8 metro app (html) with facebook integration. At windows 8, i cannot use the facebook social plugin to show user informations... So i need to construct my HTML and css to show ...
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Showing facebook profile picture to show logged in user

Let's say you login on a web shop using a facebook connect button. Do you think it is good practice for the site to retrieve your profile pic and display it just by your login name? I wonder if it ...