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A few Facebook tips
September 25, 2010
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  • Only approve friends who you actually know.  Quantity of friends is not the goal.  Your news feed will be oh so much more valuable to you if it comes from your real friends.
  • When you ask to become someone’s friend, use the link to add a personal note, so they are sure who you are
  • If your news feed is getting cluttered with notices you don’t want, you don’t have to UNfriend the person sending them, you can Hide just that category of stories.  I used to get waaay too many items about people playing Farmville, for example –  now I don’t because I found the ‘Hide’ button … the X at the right of any item in your feed … click it and then you have the choice to Hide anything posted by that person, or just the Farmville stuff.  Perfect.
  • Check your privacy settings.  Click on Account in the upper right corner, choose ‘Privacy Settings.’  Facebook gives you control over exactly what others can see.  For example, I allow Everyone to see my status updates and photos.  Most people don’t.  But, I don’t allow anyone to see my birthdate.  There are several options … you can learn more on Facebook’s Privacy Help Page
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    These tips come from our Geeks on Tour September 2010 newsletter

    Helping Travelers to Plan, Preserve, and Share their Travels

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