It’s changed again.
Essentially the big change has turned Facebook into a subscribing feature, much like Twitter or Google+. But what exactly does this mean for you? Well those fancy little lists are a start.
At first glance, I was a little thrown off by the lists and annoyed that I had so many “notifications” on each one. But then I dove in. What I found that my level of Facebook creeping has intensified. I now no longer have to look at people’s individual pages, but instead can place them in a list and see pretty much EVERY activity they have done. What things they have liked, commented on, friends added, everything under the world of Facebook…well that is unless they have their privacy settings set differently.
Essentially, let me break this down for you. Whenever someone subscribes to you (and you have to tell Facebook you want to allow others to do so) they can see anything that you post “publicly” see picture below.
I know this all may seem confusing, but I’m hoping all my links can help explain it. My thoughts on all of this? Well, I love social media and I think it just simplifies everything. It allows you to take control and put what you want to see first rather than Facebook telling you what to see. It’s self designing.
As for Facebook fan pages…well what is the point of having one for a person if you can now have subscribers instead? They can become your subscribers. I can still see the point in having one for a business (they aren’t allowed to have a friend page and therefore subscribers).
Facebook and the world of social media is constantly changing. In a world where people are changing though, it makes sense. Customization and having a sense of individuality have allowed a company like Facebook to succeed in the past - let’s hope it continues.