5 Things to do on Facebook That Are Not a Waste of Time

Although Facebook might traditionally be used for slacking off, there are other, more useful ways in which you can use it for good.

1. Support a cause:

You might think of Facebook apps and games as nothing but sources of procrastination, however this power can also be positive. NGOs have increased their support basis by using Facebook to get their messages shared between groups of people who have similar ideals. To really get people involved, many now use games such as Timberland’s Earthkeeper app, which lets people plant a virtual forest, and by doing so plant real trees around the world.

2. Plan your holiday:

Instead of browsing through hundreds of websites, the new Skyscanner page on Facebook lets you simply post where you want to get to, and replies with the best deals. Then, instead of calling and emailing around to try and get your friends together, you can just share the result with them. For example if you were looking for flights to Jamaica in October you could type ‘Flights to Jamaica October’ and it would ping you back a best price as well as a link to their Jamaica flights page. Simple.

3. Find a Job:

The best way to get a job is to get tipped off about an opening, and to get accepted the recommendation of someone who already works there is unbeatable. Status updates and tweets allow you to get the word out fast that you are job hunting, and it can spread through your network of friends and acquaintances amongst whom someone is bound to have heard of something going. So turning to Facebook can actually be far more productive than poring over the hundreds of hits Google throws at you.

4. Find Romance, or avoid a dating catastrophe:

In Woody Allen’s Play it again, Sam he drinks aftershave to prepare for his blind date, in Notting Hill the protagonist ends up set up with a Fruitarian fruitcake, and in practically ever sit com there will some episode where a character has a disastrous evening with someone grossly inappropriate. That classic cliché of bad dates could well die out as Facebook becomes the first port of call for anyone whose friends have organised a match. Perhaps in this case though, Facebook is actually too practical; it may be more fun not to check!

5. Chose a brand or product:

Researching what to buy can involve a landslide of information, and just because some reviewer likes what they are writing about might not mean that you will. However, if you have friends whose judgement you trust, browsing through the pages they have liked on Facebook can be a quick solution. As research has shown that looking at brand logos activates similar brain regions to those images of your social group trigger, there is a clear link between the people we are close to and the kinds of products we are loyal to.

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