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Facebook Survival Guide for 2010

January 20th, 2010

facebook-friends.jpgLast year was a big year for Facebook. It seems like everyone and their brother joined. It can get a little complicated when you have your drinking buddies, coworkers, acquaintances, siblings, parents, aunts, uncles, and grandparents all keeping tabs on what you are doing. But fear not, if you follow the steps outlined below you will be sure to keep the proper people informed and the others uninformed.

Facebook now has settings so that you have more control over who sees what you’re up to in your daily life. In the real world we don’t just have Friends and Not Friends. There’s a giant grey area between the two. The first thing to do is to make your friends on Facebook mirror your real life friends in the real world. You can accomplish this by sorting your Facebook friends into lists.

How to do it: On the links at the top go to Account and then Manage Friends. On the following page click on All Connections on the left. Now you will see all of your friends and there will be a drop down menu next to each one that says Add to List. If you click the arrow it will show you your lists and allow you to ‘Create New List’. You can create as many lists as you need. One for Family, Coworkers, and Close Friends should get you started.

Example: If you had a fun night out with your friends and got a little carried away at the bar, just be sure to set that photo album’s privacy setting to just Close Friends. First click on ‘Customize…’, then click on Some Friends. Click on the ‘plus List’ icon on the right and select which List of friends you want to see your pics. In this example you’d choose the Close Friends List you made in the previous step.

So with a little bit of tweaking and list making you can have Facebook function so that it coincides with the relationships you maintain in offline world. This will avoid any awkward moments you may have at the next family reunion. “Yes Grandma, I’ll be sure not to dance on any more barstools…”


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