3 Time Saving Tips for Facebook

March 1, 2009 by  
Filed under Social Media

When I first started on Facebook last year it was pretty cool getting back in touch with old friends and classmates. I can remember perusing through some of my friends profiles that I hadn’t seen in awhile. I wanted to see what they were up to and how they were doing. Now, when I login to Facebook I have tons of different application requests, just as many Facebook messages as emails and several event invitations. With so much going on there it’s hard to find time to do the actual networking you came to Facebook to do. Here are some tips on how to get the most out of Facebook without spending hours of your week sorting through everything you have got inundated with.

1.Tired of getting trout slapped.  Tired of getting 37 little green patch requests.  You can block applications. Any time you get an application that you are not interested in just hit the block application button instead of ignore. If you ignore it someone else or even the same person can send you another request for the same app that you have already declined. Don’t worry your friends won’t know you blocked their app.
2.We all have that friend or family member that joins everything and tries to get us to join their cause as well. You can even block all requests from an individual. Don’t worry they won’t know you blocked their apps. You can still communicate with them via messaging or wall posts, etc.
3.When asking someone to be your friend that you haven’t seen in a long time add a personal message to demonstrate how you know each other. I can’t recall how many friend invites I have gotten that I can’t remember who they are or how I know them.

Please feel free to keep the Facebook discussion going by sharing your favorite tips for Facebook.