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Facebook Won’t Let Me Create a Page With My Name Spelled Correctly

I use Facebook to stay in touch with friends and family, but I was thinking of creating a page for professional usage: sharing articles I publish on this blog, on Macworld, and on other web sites. When I tried to name the page McElhearn, I saw this:

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Given the large number of names with inter-caps – not only Irish names, but others – and the number of companies with inter-caps as well, I find it astounding that Facebook would have this type of limitation. I’m perplexed. I’m going to try to contact Facebook, but I know that’s as useful as pissing into the wind…

Update: I found that after you create the page, you can edit the name on the Settings page, to correct the capitalization. So if you come across this issue, you’ll find that it’s easy to fix. You can like my Facebook page if you want.

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Facebook Wants Way Too Much Information

I was interested to see that Facebook has released a WordPress plugin. This would allow me to easily share content from this blog to my Facebook page.

I installed the plugin, and went to configure it, and, after creating an “app” on Facebook, saw the following:

Seriously? My mobile phone number? MY CREDIT CARD? WTF? Facebook, do you really think I’m giving you my credit card number?

Needless to say, I have deleted the plugin.

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