My biggest problem with Facebook is the fact that I have to read through a whole lot of “Like” links, stupid updates that tell me nothing and other information from my friends feeds, just to pay closer attention to those friends I actually want to be following.
Sure I could delete friends I don’t talk to on a regular basis or just hide certain friends messages from appearing on my feed, but then I might miss something important down the road. Thankfully, Facebook is now looking to make it easier to stalk…ummm, I mean follow certain friends.
The new feature, called “Subscribe to (person)” creates a separate feed for each subscribed user, that information is then sent to a separate notification screen so you know when the messages you actually want to receive have arrived.
TYPES OF INFORMATION YOU MIGHT LEARN ABOUT YOUR FRIENDS
Want to know if a friend used Facebook Places to check-in somewhere? Want to find out what your BFF said today? It’s no problem with Facebook’s new option. Basically you know EVERYTHING your friends do on the social networking website, aside from sending private messages and you know that information without having to search out their profile all the time to check up on their activities.
According to the All Facebook blog:
“This feature is being tested with a small percent of users. It lets people subscribe to friends and pages to receive notifications whenever the person they’ve subscribed to updates their status or posts new content (photos, videos, links, or notes).”
CONTROL FOR SUBSCRIBED PERSON?
I only have two questions about the button, first, will users be notified when someone subscribes to their life and can you deny someone the right to subscribe? Not that I have a problem with friends watching everything I do, but for co-workers, business acquaintances and other people I barely talk to, I’d like to know if they are trying to more easily watching my every move and block them in some cases from doing so.
The “Subscribe to” feature is currently being beta testing on select Facebook profiles, just visit and friends page and if you see the link under your friends main profile picture you have the option to give the new feature a test drive.
Let us know what you think about the “Subscribe to” feature once you’ve had the chance to try it out.