Facebook has gone and done it again, making everyone mad with changes. Personally, I couldn’t be happier, because I’ve been waiting for the day that this happens. Here’s why…
Forever I’ve been wanting to separate my news feed into “people” and “pages”. If I wanted to see updates from pages, I could just look in one specific spot, and if I wanted to see updates from my friends (which was much more often) I would go to that place. NOW I am able to do this! I avoid the actual News Feed now like it’s the plague.
This is what I’ve done…
First I created a list called “Status Feed”. I did this by clicking the “more” link next to lists on the left side of my Facebook page. Then I clicked “Create a List”. I named the list Status Feed and then added all of my Facebook friends to the list. Then I created another list called “Pages” doing the same thing, except this time I only selected all of the pages (or companies) that I follow. After I’ve created those lists I added them to my favorites by clicking the little pencil icon to the left of the list and selecting “Add to Favorites”.
Now when I click on Status Feed on the left it will show all of my friend’s status updates. When I click Pages, I can see all of the pages that I follow. I have also created a few more lists for more specific people (just like I’ve done with my Google+ Circles.) When I don’t have very much time I can click on just my Utah friends to get updates on them, or close friends, or my blogging friends. Some of my friends are in a few of my lists. Now I only see exactly what I want to see, and I LOVE it!
I’ve customized the feed even further to make sure I don’t see when my friends are playing games, because I don’t care. If you DO care though, you can create another list that JUST shows your friend’s gaming updates! You do this by clicking on your list on the left and then clicking “Manage List” in the top right corner. Click “Choose Update Type” from the drop down, and then click “Manage List” again. Now you will see the different update types you can check or uncheck.
So, before you go complaining that everything is different, go ahead and take advantage of the new customization options you have, and rejoice!
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