Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Edit Profile

It is no surprise that I think your Facebook profile should be carefully monitored. If used properly, Facebook is a great tool for building your personal brand and networking.

One aspect of your profile is the Info section. This is a tab that allows you to explain a little bit about yourself, your interests, hobbies, favourite television shows, and artists. Please do not be fooled, this is not a section for you to write whatever you want. Here are a few tips to creating a great Info section.

# 1. Be honest. Whatever you write about yourself should in fact be the truth. Do not tell people that you are something you are not.

# 2: Be clear and concise: *-*ThErE iS nOtHiNg WoRsE tHaN pEoPle wHo wRiTe LiKe ThIS*-*. I know in grade 8 it was the thing to do, but not only is it hard to read but grammatically, it doesn’t make sense.

# 3: Be Confident. If you are a huge fan of the Backstreet Boys, do not be afraid to like their page. If you love to curl with your grandma on Sunday afternoons, tell people! Every person is different and the corky things that you do and like make up who you are.

# 4: Be private. I would suggest that you don’t put down any personal information such as telephone numbers or addresses. I know that some people type their BlackBerry pins in their profile, but I think that is okay because you are able to decide if you would like to accept the add or not.

Basically you need to remember that you are portraying yourself to a lot of people and you want to give the best representation as possible. Don’t be afraid to be yourself and have some fun with it!

What else do you think is important when editing your profile? Does anyone have any tips for what not to do? 

Here is a great website on some more tips. 


1 comment:

  1. I just put that I liked the Backstreet Boys on Facebook today, how ironic!
    Great post and these tips can be used for many social networking sites.