How to Manage Facebook Groups (2018)

Last updated: May 25, 2018 at 23:36 pm

 

This is the second post in a series about reducing your social media footprint.  Last week’s post was about turning off facial recognition on Facebook.  Today, we’re talking about Facebook Groups.  

One of the most annoying things about Facebook is your friends’ ability to add you to groups without your permission.  (I’d like to see this capability go away when the GDPR becomes enforceable in May.)  Obviously if you have friends adding you to neo-Nazi groups or something else offensive, you should unfriend and block them.  But if you have a friend who constantly adds you to relatively harmless groups for Lula Roe or other MLM’s (I have more than one!  How about you? Let’s all have a show of hands.), what do you do?

Well, you reclaim your Facebook feed and leave all the groups–or at least the ones you’re not interested in being a member of.

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How to Turn Off Facebook Facial Recognition (2018)

Social Media Slowdown: How to Turn Off Facial Recognition on Facebook | Ordered and Organized
Last updated: May 25, 2018 at 3:01 am

 

This is the first post in a series of posts designed to help you manage your social media footprint.  

Facebook makes it sound as though facial recognition is great, doesn’t it?  Check out their description of this feature.  According to Facebook, facial recognition notifies you when someone uploads a photo of you, helps protect you from strangers using your image as their profile picture, and even helps visually impaired persons by telling them who is in an image.  It’s totally awesome, right?!

But are the benefits of facial recognition worth the risk that someone can take a picture of you in public and identify you?  That’s a question you have to answer for yourself.  For folks who want to protect their privacy, facial recognition is downright creepy.  Maybe even Orwellian.

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Don’t let anyone walk through your mind with dirty feet.

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Mahatma Gandi has given us so many great quotations.  I found this one particularly thought-provoking earlier this year.

I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet. | Ordered and Organized

Let’s face it:  Folks try this every single day.  Family members.  Neighbors.  Strangers.  Sometimes even “friends.”

Every time I’m on my personal social media profiles–and particularly on Facebook–someone does this.  And I allow it to happen.  I read comments that add no value to my life.  I allow Facebook’s algorithms to mold my view of the world and politics.  I allow family members to make draining comments on my own status updates and photos because I don’t want to start a row.

Today it stops.  I don’t traditionally observe Lent, but given it starts today, what better time to give up something that adds very little value to my life but adds anxiety and stress and results in wasted time?

So join me on Instagram over the next 40 days as I provide daily challenges to help you walk away from Facebook drama–from the drama that starts in groups to the occasional arguments that start on your own profile or wall.

You can find my Instagram page at http://www.instagram.com/simplifydeclutterorganize.

Blessings,
Bridget | Ordered and Organized

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Decluttering Questions: Would I Buy This Again?

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Over the years, I’ve found helpful a list of questions to guide my decluttering.  As an example, a lot of people go through their closets and ask themselves questions like

  • Does this item still fit?
  • Have I worn this item in the last year?
  • Will I wear this item again?

The single most influential question for me is this one:  Would I buy this item again?  If I would buy it again, I definitely keep it.  If I wouldn’t, I start looking at whether the item needs to be discarded or even replaced.

This single question works for decluttering clothing, shoes, accessories, kitchen utensils, books, movies, toys, even decor.  I highly recommend it as your go-to question as you are cleaning out just about any room in your home.

What Questions Guide Your Decluttering?

I’m compiling a list of questions for visitors to ask themselves as they declutter, and I’d like to hear the questions you ask yourself as you’re deciding whether to keep or discard items.  In fact, in the next week or so, I’ll be hosting a mini-giveaway as an incentive for you to share your questions.  Follow me on Facebook and on Instagram for more information!

Blessings,
Bridget | Ordered and Organized

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If You Can Look Up, You Can Get Up!

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My New Year’s Eve went like this.

My January went . . . . well, let’s just say that February 1st 2nd is a good day to push the reset button.

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