And I manage to get kicked out of Facebook. For most people this would be an issue of concern simply because
1. They probably should not have been on Facebook at their new job, in the first place,
2. How are they going to sort it out without anybody noticing, or them getting into trouble?
However, as a person who spends their days engrossed in social media as a job, getting kicked off Facebook on day 3 of brand new job is really not ideal.
Luckily I’m not required to constantly be on clients’ pages for said job, however, familiarising self with pages of new clients would be an ideal task for day 3.
It has now been over 2 hours (update: now nearly three hours) since I got logged out of Facebook. Apparently, my “account may have been accessed” b y someone else. This occurred while attempting to remove myself as an admin from a brand page in Egypt – pray tell how/why on this earth I was even made an admin of a brand page in Egypt having never run said brand page in Egypt.
Anyway, I digress.
In order to verify yourself as “the real” laurenjprior, you must log in from a browser that you have recently logged in from – and it gives you three options of recent browsers. 2 of which I actually don’t understand – seriously, they are not straightforward (I have never accessed FB from my browser on my phone, and what is UIWebView?) – and the other of which is problematic – new job = new computer which = new browser. Problem.
As you can see the alternative is to upload a photo ID to confirm yourself. You can actually take a picture of your ID with your phone and upload that, however considering how bloody high res the smart phone cameras of today are the image is too large to upload (damn you Galaxy S4 review unit with your 3mb photos). So then I whatsapped my photo D proof to some poor unsuspecting contact (my mum) in order to reduce the size as even via email it was sending full size.
They are quite specific about what they will and will not accept, but if you say you don’t have any of these on you, you’re then given the option of uploading a utility bill.
Like you really need Facebook to have any more information on you than you’ve already given them.
If you say you don’t have any of these either they basically can’t help you and you land on a generic Facebook help page.
Luckily I did manage to upload my photo of my ID (photo ID) eventually, however it still with “the team, for review”. Really? I know there’s a time difference but this is a matter of life and death!
Ok it’s totally not a matter of life and death, I’ve still got Twitter, @Colcacchio’s Celebrity Chef Series Pizza deliveries #CSS2013 and plenty of other work to delve into, but still. It’s mildly frustrating.
And then there’s always the concern that you’re quietly and confidently sending off your ID information to some hacker or scammer or spammer. Yay, I’m going to sleep well tonight! How about you?