Dave Copeland shares his tips for using Facebook productively and professionally. This and more in today’s Daily Wrap.
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Most of us use Facebook, but do we use it as effectively as we’d like? As a follow up to a recent post that showed you how to pimp your LinkedIn profile, Dave Copeland shares his suggestions for getting the most out of Facebook.
From our readers:
Dagmar Schneitz – Some of this article I agree with, some of it I don’t. I’ve always wanted to wish birthdays more creatively, so I could use that. As far as being unfriended, I’d like to know who would. But I wouldn’t do anything or take any revenge against them. If they unfriend me, they unfriend me.
Helder José – The purpose of contacting people who unfriended you on Facebook is not to exert revenge on them. The purpose is to find out what you did that prompted the unfriend action, and if you did something wrong then apologize and correct. The text makes this point pretty clear.
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