Dick Destiny offers advice on how to use Facebook, rather than have Facebook use you. His advice has merit.
This had made a profile in which there are serial posts up until TimeLine was announced. And then an increasing gap, punctuated by a couple music videos I want to remain on one page of scroll, and whatever I have posted to Facebook in the last couple days.
By doing this your Facebook existence is mapped only in the present, or whatever slice of it you wish to present. All status changes and activities are immediately hidden. And if you wanted to see something posted last week, if it wasn’t one of my YouTube things, you can’t. You have to come here. Period. And if you don’t know how to do that because your primary cyberspace experience is Facebook, you won’t be able to do it. Which is fine with me.
I have taken a different approach.
The only thing I post to my Facebook page is my blog posts (the link is automated) and the occasional smapshot of a duck or a goose or a cloud. Since this blog is public, advertising it over Facebook is fair game.
Any Facebook messages I get are emailed to me. Unless they are important, I ignore them.
As First Son once observed, this has made my Facebook page a “very weird internet place.”