How to stop Facebook videos playing automatically

stop-facebook-videoYou may have noticed that recently Facebook have implemented a feature where videos uploaded to the site automatically play in your newsfeed, without the need to click on them.

Not only is this annoying, it has potentially costly consequences for mobile users with limited data tariffs. Imagine being charged for downloading data you didn’t even want to see in the first place!

Thankfully the guys at Mobile Geeks have found the solution:

In your browser, click on the small downward pointing arrow on the top right corner of the Facebook page, then scroll down to ‘settings’. Next click ‘Video’ on the bottom left column and you will see your account’s ‘Auto-play Videos’ settings which has a small box allowing you to choose ‘On’ or ‘Off . Select ‘Off’ and videos will not play until you decide to click them.

They also have a mobile solution, but you’ll have to visit their site to find that one out 🙂 Don’t forget to leave them a comment to say thank you!



Pinterest – stop adding me to your boards people, it’s SPAM!

First it was people adding me to their groups on Facebook.

Now it’s people adding me to their collaborative boards on Pinterest.


It’s nothing short of spam.

If you want me to help you build a board on Pinterest then ask me.

I don’t want to be part of your ‘fab people posting on Pinterest’ board. I don’t care about your ‘people who do well on Empire Avenue’ board.

Adding me to your boards is disrespectful, spammy and downright unprofessional.

I’m at a loss to think why people do it. I’m not going to post anything of interest me, trust me; all I’m going to do is remove myself as fast as possible.

I can only presume that you think that you’ll get lots of followers to your board because people following me on Pinterest will follow your board.

If that’s the case, I’d suggest you make more interesting boards.

Whether you do or not, stop adding me to them – all you’re doing is making me angry, and that’s not helping your cause at all.


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