Anonymous asked realsocialskills:
Hey there. I have ADHD, and at times my sensory processing isn’t exactly up to par. My school’s department uses a Facebook account to update the students on important events. There are alternative ways (email, website), but they are often less updated. I don’t have a Facebook account- I tried years ago and it was too much stimulation to take. Is there anyone well versed in Facebook that can provide a guide to create a Facebook account that provides the least amount of stimulation as possible?
I think probably the best thing would be to make a Facebook account that you only use to follow event notifications.
- If you don’t friend anyone or join other groups, then you won’t end up with a big overwhelming news feed.
- It might be better to use a fake name and picture so that people don’t find you and friend you and expect you to pay attention to them.
- If you do need to use your real name and friend people back, you can hide them in your news feed and unsubscribe to notifications from them.
- You can set it so that you get notifications in your email about group activity, and then you won’t have to log in very often
If the problem is that the website is too overloading rather than that there is too much information, you might try using the mobile version.
- The iPhone/iPad app is more streamlined and less visually noisy than the desktop version
- If you go to m.facebook.com instead of www.facebook.com, you get a very simplified mobile version of the site even on a desktop computer. Some people find that easier to manage.
Do any of y'all have suggestions?