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10 Ways To Keep Facebook From Distracting You

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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.

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HOW TO: Cut Through Facebook’s News Feed Algorithm And Create A List

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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.

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HOW TO: Control What Facebook Apps Post On Your Behalf

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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.

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