Learn to use Facebook well: why Facebook and not another social network? Quite simply because it is the most used in the world of social networks.
In terms of numbers, at the end of 2019 Facebook had 2.5 billion monthly active users and 1.66 billion daily active users globally, and you are probably one of them.
You probably use Facebook to converse with your friends and acquaintances or for marketing and popularization of your products or services. Be aware that others are using it for unhealthy activities, such as spying or publishing false information, etc. To name just that.
In this article, we will see together, and in simple terms, the 7 rules to follow to learn how to use Facebook well. It is about standing out from the millions of people who abuse it and who without realizing it, expose themselves to several risks.
How to learn to use Facebook well?
Never disclose your username and password
Whether you use a phone number or an email address as an identifier, please keep some. The problem with the ID is that some people could easily guess it but, and luckily, it comes with a password.
The first rule to learn how to use Facebook well is never to divulge his information there (identifier and mot de passe). Some people give it less importance. Yet it is this information that defines you and your account with Facebook.
Avoid giving out your username and password, even when it is someone you trust. This is a precautionary measure and not a questioning of the trust you place in this person.
Some will say they have nothing special to protect, maybe so. But will it be the case tomorrow or the day after tomorrow? I can't say that, nor they for that matter.
And since we are talking about it, I invite you to read later how to choose good passwords.
Reduce the frequency of its publications
Many people spend a lot of time on Facebook. This is either for professional reasons, or quite simply to have fun and fight boredom. Another rule for learning to use Facebook well is to reduce the frequency of posts.
If you are marketing, I am not going to advise against popularizing your products or services. If not, please reduce the frequency of your posts, although I know that for some the temptation is strong.
I'm not going to remind you that what you post on Facebook, you make it available to the whole world. Learning to use Facebook well also means resisting the temptation to post when you don't need to.
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Ensure the relevance of its publications
Uh yes, I'll repeat myself but what you post on Facebook you make it available to the whole world, so pay attention. Your posts reflect your personality. They say a lot about you, even more than you realize.
The trend today is to publish in video (s) or image (s) each gesture made during the day. Some do it to reassure their loved ones and the whole world about the quality of life they lead or to show the comfort in which they live. Others think they can find a safe way to save their beautiful photos (allusion made to Cloud or not ? I do not know).
Remember that certain elements (texts, images or videos) that you post today may not correspond to reality in the future and may even be used against you. Learning to use Facebook well also means thinking about who you will be in 5, 20 or even 50 years.
If you want advice on the profile picture, add one that is simpler and reflects your personality.
Your vie privée yours. Whether on your profile or on your newspaper, avoid posting information directly related to your private life. I sometimes liken things posted on Facebook to posters on the street that anyone can see. Unless you've established some privacy restrictions.
Analyze friendship requests received and to be sent
If you are a girl / woman you must know what I am talking about very well. Some receive dozens of new friend requests in a single day, or more. Multiply those requests by 30 days of a month and I'll let you do the math.
Learn to use Facebook well it is also to avoid accepting any request. At the same time, it is also to avoid sending messy requests. Girl or boy, there I do not distinguish.
Only send requests to people you know or to someone you want to befriend. But above all do not forget; a Facebook friendship will never replace a real-life friendship.
Before accepting a friend request, if the person is unknown to you, check their profile. Check the existence of personal information that could reassure you (the list of friends that you have in common is one of the clues).
Some malicious people may send you friend requests in order to spy on you. For that they would just need access to your personal information, your publications or also your list of friends. So be careful.
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Analyze publications before relaying them
You can find anything and everything on Facebook, especially at this time of Fake news. As a reminder, the Fake news or even Infox is false information, which nevertheless appears to be true at first glance.
Some deliberately publish false information, others relay the information without verification. They thus render service to "Fake newsers" without knowing. Learning how to use Facebook well also means avoiding relaying everything that comes your way.
I advise you to always formally verify the source of information before believing its content or sharing it yourself. When you share false information, even without being the author, you are guilty of misinformation.
Funny isn't it to end up in prison for a simple “innocent” click! Um yes, you can be sued for what you know absolutely nothing about.
Adjust your privacy settings
This is a tool that every Facebook user should know how to use. These settings allow you to define, for example, who can see your posts, who can post to your newspaper. They even allow you to review posts you're tagged with before they appear on your journal (very discreet 😊).
To access these web settings, here are some screenshots that will guide you:
Click on Settings and continue:
There you are, going in Journal and identification you can set everything according to your preferences. As you can see, I am the only one authorized to post on my journal. Adjust them as you see fit.
To access these settings on Mobile, here are some screenshots that will guide you:
These are two captures that I decided to store side by side. You must have noticed it, I know.
You can try to exploit these parameters beyond what I present to you through these captures.
Make sure to disconnect
You went to an internet cafe or you borrowed the computer /smartphone from your loved one to access your Facebook account, nothing serious. Above all, since the device is not yours, never save your password in the browser and always log out at the end. This will keep your session closed.
To learn more about saving the password in the browser, I invite you to read how to surf the internet safely.
And so if you have used a device that is not yours, I insist, make sure you are logged out before returning or leaving.
Facebook and its engineers are working around the clock to make users more and more addicted to their social network. And so I can't claim to have given you all the leads for a better use of facebook.
The goal is to learn how to use Facebook well, to use it responsibly and not to get rid of it completely. If you follow these rules, you will save yourself huge problems and maybe even improve your relationship with this social network (and others as well).