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Facebook Smart Lists? What is it? Will Facebook Control It? What about Facebook Groups and Friend Lists?

Facebook is rolling out "Smart Lists" this week.  These will replace Facebook Friend Lists, which have been available for about 3 years, but are only used by about 5% of Facebook Users.  Facebook may be reacting to Google+ Circles, where Users have more control over who they Share Information with. 

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     Facebook, not you, will put your Friends into 3 Categories Classmates, Co-Workers, and Friends who live within 50 Miles.  These will be called Smart Lists.  (Ultimately, YOU will be able to edit and control the lists, according to Facebook).



Facebook Smart Lists on Facebook Help Page

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     According to Mashable,

       "Facebook is also introducing two other Friend Lists: Close Friends and Acquaintances. These lists are not Smart Lists — they do not automatically update themselves. However, they do have a few unique features. If you add a friend to Close Friends, for example, that friend’s posts will appear more prominently in your News Feed. On the other hand, adding a friend to the Acquaintances list will assure you don’t see that person’s posts unless it’s major news (i.e. an engagement)."


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     According to Mobiledia "Smart Lists' automatic grouping of users' friends may be convenient for users who don't like to spend a great deal of time working on their social networks' privacy issues.  On the other hand, other customers may not like Facebook's additional control over their lists of friends and co-workers, and may see Facebook's new Smart Lists program as a type of Privacy Violation."


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     What about Facebook Groups

 

     Groups give YOU total control over who belongs, who can post, who can see your posts.  Groups are great for Families, Offices and Companies, Clubs, Fraternities, Churches, or other Exclusive Entities that want a "Gateway" to who is allowed inside.

 

 

Facebook Groups

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      With Smart Lists being rolled out this week, it remains to be seen how Users will react, and how Facebook will respond. 

* * *   As always, keep an eye on your Facebook Settings and Privacy Settings.  This is a website that is Notorious for "re-setting" your preferences without your knowledge or consent! * * *


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Disclaimer:  Nothing in the above blog article is to be construed as legal advice, tax advice, or financial advice.  For legal advice see an attorney.   For tax advice or financial advice see a tax attorney, certified public accountant, or other qualified professional.

 

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