Facebook has a lot of “noise”, especially if you’re connected with a lot o people.
Improve your newsfeed
Make a shared photo album.
Facebook recently added the function for shared albums for up to 50 users. This is a great feature for weddings and other events to “crowdsource” photos. Read more here: MakeUseOf
In a recent post, Eric Ravenscraft from Lifehacker summarize his best tips of how to make Facebook useful. One thing that I thought was really great was to use interestlist to your advantage to make a list based on interests. Previously I have only used the lists to sort out people from how I know them, not very useful to be honest. But as the article points out – by using Interest Lists, you can create custom feeds that combine notable people, sites, and Pages for a more specialized feed. Pretty much like a twitter feed. I currently have 2 lists: Training – for training inspiration and motivation and productivity – for tips and trick from entreprenours and pages like lifehacker.
Automatic download of pictures
The article also mentions using IFTTT for downloading all pictures that you are tagged in automatically. I use this recipe, and I also want to be notified when I do get tagged so I can review it quickly. For that I use IFTTT and Pushover, check out the IFTTT recipe
Facebook is also great for closed groups used for chatting and smaller file-sharing. It is an easy setup and once again, since everyone has Facebook it is a no-brainer.
Facebook is probably the best platform for creating events, since you have access to everyone you know. Easy to use and very simple setup. Read the full LifeHacker article Are you overusing Facebook or other social media? Try going OFFLINE! Read this article of what I learned from being offline for a month. How are you using Facebook?