HOW TO: Use Facebook Interest Lists
Facebook has been in the news a lot recently with rumors and new features being announced. But the service already offers a great feature that isn’t talked about much.
Time to check out Facebook’s interest lists.
What is an interest list?
Interest lists are a great way to group similar things into one stream on Facebook. You can include pages and people on your lists.
Why should you use them?
Interest lists are great for pages because you can get all of the updates from that page in your list feed. (Otherwise, because of EdgeRank, you won’t see all of a page’s updates.)
How do you use them?
I use them to follow pages that I have liked that I want to interact with more often.
One list I recommend creating: A list for your home town, with restaurants, businesses and annual events. That way, you can just click the link to that stream and see all the news of your home town.
How do you create one?
It’s a breeze to create one of these lists, and there’s two ways to do it.
- On your news feed, click on “more” by “Interests” in your left-hand rail. On the next page, click on “Add interests.” You can then search for lists or create your own.
- Or, on any page, you can hover over “Liked” (I’m assuming you have liked the page), and click “New list” from the drop-down menu.
- If you have not liked the page, on the settings icon next to “Message,” select “New list” from that drop-down menu. (This is the same way you can add people to your list, too.)
Subscribe to my lists:
- Social Media Tools
- NFL (but big focus on the Green Bay Packers)
- Wisconsin Food
- Wisconsin Food Blogs
- Favorite Food Blogs
Do you have a favorite Facebook interest list to share? Please do so in the comments.
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