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Dos and don'ts

Say no to Facebook excess

Facebook is a fabulous tool to help you connect with your past and forge new relationships. But, as with anything, guard against excessive use. Some dos and don'ts:

• Do use it as a spice to update your day-to-day goings-on. If you want to share something that is particularly interesting, funny or insightful, share away. This mode of communication can convey a message that in pre-Facebook days wouldn't have been shared.

Young woman using the Internet.•  Don't update every last thing you do. This has become a greater problem as Facebook has become available on mobile phones. I don't care what you bought at the grocery store or how big a jerk your boss or teacher is. Sifting through these updates is annoying and potentially awkward if you forgot you "friended" that teacher or boss.


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