We all know that Facebook is a popular time killer. If you want to put off reading that business report, then you can always log into Facebook. If you’re not really feeling like finishing up that presentation, it might be a good time for you to post about that quickly approaching visit to Disneyland with the family. However, there are more efficient ways to procrastinate – if that makes sense. Here are some tips that we’ve compiled for you:
Have some Facebook friends that consistently clutter up your news feed? If it’s not about what they’re eating that day, then it’s about each of the articles that they’ve read – or maybe even their opinion on their favorite reality show. Without de-friending this individual, there is a method that you can clean out the clutter.
There is a function in Facebook which will allow you to unsubscribe from this friends updates. You are able to do this straight from your news feed – all it requires is that you hover over that friend’s update using your cursor, click the down arrow that appears in the upper-right hand corner of the update, and then select the option to “unsubscribe from status updates.”
Extending Messages, not Friendships
Here’s another nifty Facebook tip: You can send messages to people without sending them a friend request. Simply go to the Facebook page of the non-friends to which you want to send messages. Search for the “message” button on the upper-right corner of the page. Individuals who let others send them messages without first befriending them will have this button.
Also, if you feel like you’re always on Facebook to chat with your friends, there is a solution that doesn’t even require being logged into Facebook! For instance, should you have a Windows Live profile, you can integrate it with your Facebook account. This integration is also offered by Yahoo messenger. Perform a quick search through Facebook’s documentation to learn how this can be done.