Believe it or not, Facebook's more than just a bit of fun. Sure, it's a way to stay in touch with friends, laugh at drunken photos and maybe waste some time playing games. However, there are other applications can add a hint of professionalism to your profile. Here's our four favourite.
NetworkedBlogs lets you do two things: you can search for and add favourite or new blogs to rollout RSS-style stories, or you can import your blog feed to your profile, which lets your blog appear in a Facebook search so others can follow it.
After you allow the application access to your profile, you'll be asked to select five or more blogs from a list to follow, if you'd like the application to act like an RSS feed.
If you only want to feature your blog, just click 'next' at the bottom to bypass this step.
The next page will list blogs from your Facebook friends; choose to follow some, or click next to continue.
The final screen will bring you to NetworkedBlogs' homepage where you can choose to register your own blog, which will require an additional step to verify it.
Follow the steps listed above to add the blog to a tab on your profile.
The TwitterTab adds your Twitter feed to a tab on your profile and gives you three viewing options: a running list of your tweets, filtering out retweets only or viewing who you follow in a block of icons.
There are a number of other Twitter applications available on Facebook - some let you Tweet from Facebook and include additional features- but many are buggy.
TwitterTab appears to have the simplest interface and is easy to set up. This app is free, but for $1 (64p) per year you can upgrade your account to include a custom background.
- Use the social networking site for more than just fun
- NetworkedBlogs and a Twitter tab
See also: How to use Facebook safely