The Internet offers a ton of distractions for you when you’re trying to work, but Facebook might be the site you find yourself surprised to be on the most. There’s something addicting about being completely up-to-date on everything your friends are doing, but sometimes it can really hurt your productivity. Good thing there are a number of ways to change your settings in order to keep Facebook from distracting you too much. Cut down on notifications, chat windows, and spammy inbox messages so you can get back to work.
Users who want to see all updates from friends can be at the mercy of Facebook’s News Feed algorithm with the default setting, but there is a way to get around this through lists. Users can create lists of their friends (useful if they want to see what specific groups of friends are posting, such as co-workers or college buddies), then click to see their posts in reverse chronological order. Here’s how.
For users who have not transitioned over to the redesigned News Feed, Facebook is prompting them to add friends with whom they don’t talk much to their acquaintances lists. Users on this list are then designated as low priority and will show up less often in News Feed.
One month after Facebook gave developers more options for Open Graph actions, the site is making it easier for those developers to create engaging stories, as well as to set up collections for users’ Timelines.
Odds are, if you’ve connected with an application on Facebook, you’ve seen the familiar warning that it can post to your Timeline and on friends’ News Feeds on your behalf. There’s a way you can go back and fix this through the activity log, so the app’s activity can only be seen by you. You can also remove the app if you don’t want it to have access to your profile anymore.
Facebook’s overhaul of its events feature took a big step forward Wednesday, enabling users to view their events in either a calendar or list format, with the changes originating from one of the social network’s hackathon events.
Some Facebook users who are included in posts restricted to certain people are now seeing a list of the users who can see those posts.
I see businesspeople acting like they care about something when all they’re interested in is some form of payoff — from likes and comments to sales and referrals. No matter what they seek in return, the insincerity shows through. So, please be aware of the following behaviors that make you look insincere on Facebook, and stop doing them.