I’ve seen a lot of negative comments about the new Facebook layout. I’m actually liking it for several reasons. It allows me to quickly see updates from my different friend lists, and I like how it places popular items in the right sidebar. You can tell that they have been influenced heavily by twitter. If you’re like me, you probably have some fake friends on facebook in addition to people you really want to stay connected to. And I also get tired of getting crazy gifts and seeing endless requests to join pirates or ninjas. So how do you filter out all the stuff you don’t want to see? You can click the “x” in the upper right corner of a note to remove that person from your news feed, but there is an even better way to organize your Facebook homepage.
I decided to make a quick video showing how you can take advantage of friend lists to filter through the noise on facebook. I used a free screen capture program called Jing to make the video. Leave me a comment and let me know why you like or dislike the new layout in facebook. And if you haven’t added me as a friend yet, go ahead and click here.