Don’t use Facebook as your only source of news.
As we’ve mentioned, Facebook may be a great place to get news, but it’s not the only place you should go. If you use your newsfeed as your sole source of information about current events, you’re missing out on some of the best parts of Facebook.
There are plenty of other ways to connect with friends and family besides sharing links from organizations like CNN or Reuters.
Find out how to change your News Feed algorithm.
Your News Feed algorithm determines what posts and stories appear on your News Feed. By adjusting your News Feed algorithm, you can change how Facebook decides what content you see. If you’d like to see more of certain types of content, such as photos or videos, this is how to do it:
Go to Settings in the top right corner of any page on Facebook and choose “News Feed.” At the bottom of the page is an option called “Edit Preferences,” which will allow you to choose what type of content appears in your feed and how often those stories appear.
For example, if you want to see more photos from friends and fewer news stories from publishers and brands (such as CNN), click Edit Preferences under the Photos & Videos section.
Don’t post anything you wouldn’t want to be posted on a digital billboard in Times Square.
Because it’s public, Facebook is a great place to share photos and videos with family members who live far away. But before posting anything on your timeline, ask yourself: “Would I want my boss to see this photo?” or “Would I want my future spouse to see this video?” or even “Would I want my parents or kids to see this photo/video?”
Never underestimate the power of deactivating your account.
Deactivating your account is a great option if you want a brief break from the site. It’s easy to set up and allows you to return whenever you want (there’s no way of permanently deleting your profile).
When you deactivate your Facebook account, all the information associated with it, like photos, status updates, and messages, is still stored on Facebook servers. If you decide later that you’re ready to return, all this information will be waiting for you when you sign back in.
To do so:
- Go to Account Settings in the upper right corner of any page on Facebook.
- Select “Manage Account” in the left menu under Your Account Settings.
- Click Deactivate Your Account at the bottom of this page.
Remember that everyone can see something even if you don’t tag them in it.
When you tag someone in a post, it’s not private. This means that even if someone isn’t tagged, they can still see the post and know what you’re talking about. If you’re going to tag someone in a post, make sure you know their privacy settings and make sure their posts are public enough for them to see what you’re saying about them.
We hope you found this post informative and helpful. As we said in the beginning, Facebook is a powerful tool that can be used for both good and bad. Facebook is a powerful tool that can be used to connect with people, gather information about them, influence them, find out what they’re doing and tell them what you’re doing. It’s up to each of us to use it wisely.