If you are someone who wants to reserve Facebook for close friends, Dixson says, then you need to draft a cordial response to work people who try to friend you.
"Just be polite and say while you value your working relationship with them, you reserve Facebook for your personal life," she says.
Look at those privacy settings
Many of your Facebook profile management issues can be solved by changing the privacy settings in Facebook. After the Beacon advertising incident, where Facebook was criticised by privacy advocates such as Moveon.org, they went back into the workshop and built some of the most sophisticated privacy settings in the social networking market. Unfortunately, says Dr. Mariann Hardey, who pens the blog Practising a Proper Social Demeanor: A Guide to Facebook Etiquette, not many people use them.
"Whilst the level of the privacy in terms of settings is indeed now fairly sophisticated, even to the level where you can specify particular individuals to be included, or distanced from a particular network or information, there is an almost disregard or only latent awareness about the significance of such settings," she wrote CIO in an e-mail.
While it's impossible to know how many Facebook users tinker with the settings, most privacy experts share Hardey's sentiment. Check out our how-to slideshow to learn how to use the Facebook privacy settings in detail).