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5 Other Uses For Facebook (Besides Stalking Your Exes and High School Friends)

Everyone knows the best part about Facebook is finding out your BFF from fourth grade is now a crazy cat lady or, even better, the ex that broke your heart in college is now single and miserable. But there are some other great uses for the social network — check out our list.

5. The Latest Deals
Love a good sale? Clipping coupons is a thing of the past — it's all about online savings now. Instead of surfing from site to site, "Like" your favorite businesses and take advantage of their deals updates.

4. Job Hunting
These days, making a living can be a challenge. Often, it's all about who you know and, according to your profile, you know a few hundred people or more. Throw out a status update asking for job leads and see what happens. You never know who might help you get a heel in the door.

3. Advertising
Speaking of all of those friends on your list, if you happen to own your own business, then you know that word of mouth is a powerful tool. Create a page for your store or services and watch the clients roll in. And for those of you who love to enter Junior in online photo contests, ask your pals to cast their votes — everyone else is doing it!

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2. Killing Time

Whether it's SongPop, Words With Friends, or Draw Something, you deserve a little downtime once in awhile. Facebook is filled with loads of mindless games to entertain you while you're waiting for that oil change or for the hands of time to strike 5 o'clock.

1. Grouping
Just because you work full-time, that doesn't mean you can't enjoy the perks that stay-at-home-moms enjoy — namely, bonding with other women. Join a virtual playgroup where you can discuss day-to-day issues with other parents, a book group for analyzing literary treasures (ahem, 50 Shades), or perhaps a cooking enthusiasts' group where you can share recipes. The options are endless!

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10.23.2012 / 04:49 AM EDT by Maria Valiente
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