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How to Stop Following Facebook Friends and Facebook Business Pages

How to Stop Following Facebook Friends and Facebook Business Pages

Ever wonder how to how to stop following people and pages on Facebook? Some people have never considered this, but many find that eventually they want to follow fewer friends and/or business pages, but they don’t want to end those relationships. Unfollowing allows you to stop receiving their posts without unfriending them, which can be awkward. Although Facebook doesn’t notify someone that you unfriended them, you could come up in the list of people they might want to friend, which…

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Facebook Posts: Selecting Your Audience

Facebook Posts: Selecting Your Audience

Facebook users can select their audiences for Facebook posts on their personal page. Have you tried changing your audiences? You do it in the section to the left of the blue Post button in the status update box. It’s important that you keep in mind that whatever audience you select will become the default for your next post. So you must be vigilant about remembering to check that you’ve got the right audience for your current post. For example, let’s say you have a post that’s…

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Challenges of Having Two Facebook Accounts

Challenges of Having Two Facebook Accounts

Many people choose to have two Facebook accounts: one for their personal life and one for their business life. In addition, some will use this business-oriented account to replace having an actual business page. I understand the desire to keep personal and business lives separate on Facebook. However, there are challenges with having two Facebook accounts. And for the most part, these challenges overshadow any perceived benefits. First, it is against Facebook’s terms of service to create an account solely…

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The Power of Facebook Lists: Part I of a Series

The Power of Facebook Lists: Part I of a Series

Are you using Facebook lists and/or the list features of LinkedIn and Twitter? Doing so can help you stay focused on the segment of your connections most critical to your business success. Each site gives you the ability to group connections as clients, referral partners, groups needing speakers, and much more. For example, perhaps some of the clients with whom you are connected on Facebook are regular posters. To make sure you see their posts, you could create a “clients…

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Friend, Acquaintance, or Business Associate? Handling Relationship Levels on Facebook

Friend, Acquaintance, or Business Associate? Handling Relationship Levels on Facebook

Ever wonder what to do when a business acquaintance sends you a friend request on Facebook? Many people limit their Facebook friends to people who are actually their personal friends in real life. So they simply ignore and deny friend requests from business acquaintances. However, I have been noticing that more and more of the folks I know through business use Facebook as a way to communicate about matters related to business. For example, a client who is a friend…

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Facebook Lists – What Are They and How to Use Them

Facebook Lists – What Are They and How to Use Them

Ever wish you could focus on just the news feed posts of some Facebook friends and less on the posts of others? There is a way: Facebook Lists. These lists are part of the Friends section that you see in the left column on your Home page.   What are Facebook Lists? To access them, just click on the word FRIENDS. What you see now are the generic lists that Facebook has automatically created for you. They include everywhere your…

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Control Who You Connect With on Social Media

Control Who You Connect With on Social Media

When people you know are setting up their social media accounts, remind them to avoid having the site send out invites for them. Often Facebook or LinkedIn newcomers think they must allow the site to invite folks from their email address book to connect with them. Then they blame the site for “making” them send out a mass email. The sites do this on purpose. There is a point where it appears that you can’t progress in setting up your…

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Avoid Sending Mass Invites to Connect on Social Media

Avoid Sending Mass Invites to Connect on Social Media

One of my pet peeves is how easy it is to inadvertently send out mass requests to connect on some social media sites. Unfortunately, these invites don’t seem to be likely to stop arriving any time soon. Even people experienced on social media sites occasionally fall into the “trap” of clicking on something that auto-broadcasts invitations. The Issue: Actually there are two issues with sending these invite: doing so can come across as unprofessional and it can connect you to…

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Why You Still Need Your Computer for Social Sites

Why You Still Need Your Computer for Social Sites

With so many people opting to access social media sites from their mobile devices, some people may be wondering if they should even bother to keep accessing those sites via computer. My response is – the computer is still necessary, especially for customizing privacy settings and making changes in your personal profile on a site like LinkedIn or in the About section of your Facebook timeline. Certainly there are a wide range of activities that you CAN do on mobile…

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Facebook Friendships with Business Colleagues: Pros and Cons

Facebook Friendships with Business Colleagues: Pros and Cons

The more I network for my business as a social media tutor, the more people in the business world send me friend requests on Facebook. At first I ignored these requests, thinking that Facebook is a social media platform I use for personal reasons and LinkedIn is the platform I use for professional purposes. Then over time, I began to accept at least some of the friend requests, as I found myself wanting to get to know my some of…

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