No matter what you do online, there are always ways to get the cyber-world to do more for you. Whether you own a small business, are a seasoned web marketer, or simply like to peruse your friends’ profiles, most of have an active Facebook account and use it for any one of the aforementioned purposes. But, there are still benefits to Facebook that remain largely untapped. As great a tool as it is for connecting, communicating and marketing, when is the last time you thought about using Facebook to learn? The site actually hosts boundless opportunities to enhance your knowledge and explore new interests. Here are some of the top ways to use your Facebook account to further your education:
Any sort of educational organization that is legitimate, whether it be a college, university, scholarship program, or lifetime-learners group, is probably going to have an active Facebook account. If you’re interested in pursuing any sort of degree or would like to check into different colleges or universities, Facebook is a great place to get unbiased first-hand information. You can easily check out which students attend a particular school or program and see what they have to say about their experience. You can also use Facebook to search for programs that you have never heard of by using the search function or following trails of other students’ conversations.
Facebook is ultimately a tool to share and connect. That’s why it’s the perfect location to find people who share the same, random interests as you. Never thought you would meet anyone else who had a love for both comic books and Roman architecture? You never know what types of niche groups you might find, and many of them offer opportunities to learn and share ideas about the topic.
One way many people use Facebook is to share information about what they are reading, what they are watching, and current articles that they have found interesting. Instead of skimming through your best friend’s list of summer novels that you know you could finish from cover to cover in about an hour, try doing a little cyber-stalking of experts or other learned individuals you admire. Maybe you can check out an article that you may not have noticed or read a book you would never have picked up otherwise.