This weekend someone asked:
Do you have Facebook & Twitter open in different windows?
I’ll answer that question below, but first I’m going to link you to a post on how I quickly read Facebook that’s part of a series.
For me, visiting Facebook is primarily for networking, so I try to pass thru quickly.
About the question of having Facebook & Twitter open. I don’t. I close them. Bottom line is it’s too distracting. I use Twitter when I want to distract myself though. For awhile I stayed logged into the Firefox Facebook app, but seeing people’s faces pop up was just too inviting… I mean distracting!
- My Twitter routine – first thing in the morning I open Twitter, so it’s the first tab. Then as I review tweets & see links I’m interested in, I click on them & keep paging back to my last post. Then I start reviewing those tabs. It goes really quickly. I respond in Twitter to what I choose to.
- Facebook sends me email for new wall posts & messages. I give those priority depending on who it is. I turned off the ‘new friend request’ notification, because I catch those when I read my home page per the link above.
Tabbed browsing – is excellent if you want to open a number of windows each morning with your coffee. I use it to open the forums that I visit regularly.
Do you have shortcuts that save you time? I’d love to hear them.