Keep Your Personal and Professional Lives Separate on Facebook
October 30, 2008 - Facebook
Note: This post was last updated March 7, 2014.
At first glance, one would not think of Facebook as a professional networking site. When I finally signed up, I was shocked at the number of business contacts that I had that were already on Facebook. I quickly learned that I had to learn how to keep professional and personal sides of my Facebook account separate.
Here are a few tips that have helped me keep my two worlds apart:
Create Friend Lists: Separate your friends based on how you met them, etc. For example in my profile I have quite a few lists going: “networking” for people I met through business networking events, “clients” for clients, “high school”, “college”, etc. Just click on the “Friends” tab to edit and create lists.
Create a Facebook Page: You can always create a Facebook page, which is different from a Facebook profile. A Facebook profile is personal, where all your friends can “friend you”. A Facebook page is public and users can choose to follow you.
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With these tips, you will be in the driver’s seat of your Facebook destiny.