facebook lists[Edited 1/24/12 This is one of the most visited posts on my site so I am updating it to reflect small changes in Facebook]

I have a list called ‘All’. I click on it and I see, well… I see ALL the posts and updates from ALL the friends and all the pages that I wanted to hear from. Not ‘just’ those that Facebook’s edgerank chooses to show me.

‘Marketing’. My marketing feeds and updates ONLY. Perfect for reviewing without distraction.

‘Local Friends’, ‘Hobbies’…etc. You get the idea.

Are lists hard to set up? Oh not at all. I promise you – 5 minutes or less!

1. Create a list. Go to your home page within Facebook. Click ‘LISTS’ in the left sidebar.  Create a list, call it ‘All’

2. Add your Friends. ‘Manage List’ then ‘Add/Remove friends’.  Click on all the friends you want to see.

3. Add your Pages. ‘Manage List’ then ‘Add/Remove friends’.   ‘Friends’ in top left. Click on it, select ‘Pages’.  Select.

4. Enjoy! Select the list from your left sidebar.Facebook lists

 

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.I love thee to the depth and breadth and heightMy posts can reach, when scrolling out of sight

For the END of top stories you bring to me.

I love thee to the level of every day’s

Most quiet feed, by time and in sequence.

I love thee freely, seeing all my friends.

I love thee purely, and without edge rank.

I love thee with events and messages

Of my own friends, and with mine apps and games.

I love thee with a love I seemed to lose

With my lost friends. I love thee with the breath,

Smiles, tears, of my updates; and, if God choose,

I shall but love thee better after death.

Sorry, EBB for the mangled updating, but it came from my heart.

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.I love thee to the depth and breadth and heightMy soul can reach, when feeling out of sight

For the ends of being and ideal grace.

I love thee to the level of every day’s

Most quiet need, by sun and candle-light.

I love thee freely, as men strive for right.

I love thee purely, as they turn from praise.

I love thee with the passion put to use

In my old griefs, and with my childhood’s faith.

I love thee with a love I seemed to lose

With my lost saints. I love thee with the breath,

Smiles, tears, of all my life; and, if God choose,

I shall but love thee better after death.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning 1806 – 1861

8 Responses to “Facebook Lists: Let me count the ways in which I love you”

  1. Mark Man says:

    Hi I was wondering if you’re up for selling your site? Please get in touch whenever you read this. Cheers. Mark

  2. Debbie Clark says:

    I love the way you counted the ways!

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  5. Cinder says:

    What a great idea Abigail

  6. Cat Zavis says:

    Love the idea AND couldn’t find the place to click on “lists” on the left sidebar of Facebook, any ideas?!

    • admin says:

      Oops! Should have mentioned you need to be on your own home page within Facebook. I will update the blog post to add that. Thanks!

  7. Yay! Love the idea of lists and feeds that seed what I want to read. I am going to create lists this week. Thanks for the reminder and for the poem. I love poetry. Even if it is about facebook LOL Clever switch. Elizabeth Barrett Browning was always favorite.

    Jennifer Duchene
    Home Makeover Mixtress


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