facebook-64x64I’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.

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  1. March 20, 2009 at 2:17 pm — Reply

    Pastor Mike, your video is GREAT!!! I was wondering if I were the only person who was ok with the facebook change. For one, I don't think people read the updates…and I did this time, so I was aware of the change!! Your video on making lists was very informative, as I have been trying to figure out how to avoid seeing all the minute things people were doing with their profiles/pages, etc. Thanks for posting this!

  2. Michele
    March 20, 2009 at 5:30 pm — Reply

    I'm so glad you're a hi-tech red-neck! That was great!

  3. April 8, 2009 at 3:03 pm — Reply

    Mike, how can I share this on my blog? I have had a lot of people ask and now I know how to fix the main problem people don't seem to like.

    • April 8, 2009 at 3:35 pm — Reply

      Check your email – I sent the embed code to you. Jing makes it a little hard to share, but it's a neat application.

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