Facebook is many things to many people. For some it’s a way to connect with friends and family and see what’s going on in their day to day lives. For others it’s a marketing platform – “Hey look at me, I have something you might want to buy!“ (and I think that’s ok)
For other’s it’s a place to voice their opinions on politics and other important topics. That’s ok too, I like a good healthy conversation. Unfortunately, some people take it further and attack the opinions of others in mean spirited ways. These posts influence nobody and become a yelling match. I’m not ok with that. I don’t want to see that in my Newsfeed.
I recently shared a post entitled “How to Ditch the News Feed Algorithm and Take Back Facebook” which suggest a few ways to use Facebook and see less of the negative stuff. It suggests that you spend most of your time off the Newsfeed and stay inside Groups and Notifications. While that works, we can do better. Here’s my Secret…
That fabulous intro was provided by the ever fabulous Greg Fly!
Lists are the answer to everything in Social Media. I have lists for most anything. If you like Groups think of a list that you build as your own private group. I have created lists around interests like Mountain Biking, and I have created lists around companies and websites. I’ve created lists of people I don’t necessarily want to unfriend but I don’t want them to see certain things.
Important things to know about Facebook Lists:
- Everyone I have accepted as a friend has also been place in a list (or two).
- When you put someone on a list they are not notified.
- They also can’t see what the name of that list is (I have a list for Slimy People).
- You can add people, and remove people from lists easily.
- You can find all your lists at https://www.facebook.com/bookmarks/lists/