(Almost) Everything You Need to Know to Improve Your Facebook Experience (Links + Infographic)

When you use Facebook, you want to use it intelligently. Efficiently. I’ve found 5 articles plus an infographic that help you do that.

Click each headline to read the full article.

10 things to stop sharing on Facebook

This entertaining article by Jessica Malnik reinforces my decision to rarely check my personal Facebook timeline (profile). It’s because other people’s updates are riddled with one (or more) of these 10 most-detested types of updates:

  1. Pregnancy and childbirth specifics
  2. Small baby milestones
  3. Potty training photos and tips
  4. Medical side effects/conditions
  5. Foursquare check-ins
  6. Lovey-dovey notes
  7. Passive-aggressive comments
  8. Intimate relationship details
  9. How much you hate your job
  10. Social game announcements

3 ways to protect your phone number on Facebook

Read this tutorial by Emil Protalinski of TheNextWeb and follow his instructions. Right now. It only takes a minute.

The startup’s guide to Facebook fan pages

I love articles that are comprehensive, yet to the point. This article from KISSmetrics is an excellent, bullet-point overview about how to get the most out of your Facebook (fan/brand) page. It covers the following topics:

  1. Choosing the right cover photos
  2. Creating status updates
  3. Optimizing your apps and custom content
  4. Building a fan base
  5. Using Insights to improve content performance
  6. Maintaining your page

Facebook revamps its Help Center – finally!

If you use the Fan Page Startup Guide (above), chances are, you’ll be visiting Facebook’s Help Center from time to time. Maybe quite regularly!

Ken Yeung from TheNextWeb provides handy visuals and a quickie tutorial about the Help Center’s new look.

 

15 Facebook marketing resources that will make you smarter

By “resources,” Jon Loomer means “people.” Facebook experts. I religiously follow many of these people and blogs, and if you want to be “in the know” about Facebook, you should, too.

 

Facebook reaches the 1 BILLION user mark (infographic)