Tag Archive: Facebook


Yesterday, I posted about cleaning up your Facebook and other social media “friends” list. Of course, potential consequences come with this because people will be “people” to take things personally that they have no reasonable cause to do so. That potential awkward moment or situation, immediately or in the future, in person or online, is enough for some people to avoid removing people from their social media friends or following list. So I have an idea to counter that while still allowing you to parse down your friends or followers list.

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As part of setting or resetting things in my life for the new year, I updated my Facebook friends list. I mostly dropped some, using tips I wrote in 2010 on which Facebook friends should I remove. However, I also added a few who have recently come into my life and who I can say with some confidence I will see and interact with again numerous times in the near future.

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On Facebook, you get notices of your Facebook friends’ birthdays. Most people just write “happy birthday”. A few add the person’s name to the comment. The occasional one will add an additional sentence or two. For the most part, it is pretty superficial, seeming to be an automatic and generic action.

One way you can suddenly stand out in a lot of ways, without a lot of work, is just think of a song you’d like to send that person. Continue reading

When something you don’t like comes along frequently on your Facebook feed, like some annoying meme, there is no way to filter it out at the moment. It’s a feature the Facebook Newsfeed sorely lacks, which’s presence could be highly valued by its users.

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Reflect on 2013 as if it were an awards ceremony. Below are some “awards” that you can grab as text, then fill in the answers in regular case text so the award names stand out in all caps. Do it as a note, series of tweets, or something to share. Leave out and add what you want to customize to illustrate and share what you want of your 2013 year in review. I guarantee you it’ll be far more interesting than anything Facebook or any other site would come up with for your Year in Review summary!

Leave your note as a draft if you need more than one sitting to fill it all in. It could be a lot of thinking for some people to get some of these answers!

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