Be a Better Procrastinator with These Facebook Tips

We are all aware 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, then it could 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 a few tips that we’ve compiled for you:

Filtering Friends

You know that Facebook friend – the one that is always posting about the minutia of what they’re eating or which reality Tv program they’re watching. Despite the fact that they spend time muddling your Facebook news feed with the trivial, you want to stay their Facebook friend. Do not fear, as there is a solution.

Facebook will let you restrict your news feed to things that you want to read. All you have to do is find an update from this prolific Facebook friend, click the arrow which will appear any time you hover over that update with your cursor, then choose to “unsubscribe from status updates” within the menu that will appear.

Extending Messages, not Friendships

Another little known tip is that you can send messages to individuals that aren’t Facebook friends – of course, this requires that their settings allow this. To do so, all you need to do is navigate to their Facebook profile page, then select the “Message” button that’ll be located on the upper-right corner of their page.

Also, were you aware that you are able to connect Facebook Chat to other services? It’s true. If you are a Hotmail user, you can link your Windows Live profile to Facebook. This lets you chat with online friends from your mail window. You can do the same with instant message services such as Yahoo messenger. Simply search Facebook for information about how you can connect your chat programs to the service.

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