Facebook introduces ‘Interests Lists’ – The goal is your own personalized Newspaper

We have often encouraged our readers to use Facebook lists to improve and to provide better privacy and security for their Facebook experience. Today, Facebook has introduced another type of list called ‘Interests’.

According to their blog post, “Interest lists can help you turn Facebook into your own personalized newspaper, with special sections—or feeds—for topics that matter to you. You can find traditional news sections like Business, Sports and Style or get much more personalized—like Tech News, NBA Players, and Art Critics.

Interests feature public figures and Pages related to a particular topic, and are put together by people like you. The top stories from each interest appear in your news feed so you can scan interesting headlines or click through to read more posts.”

I’ve always liked the organization that lists bring to my News Feed, so I decided to give it shot. I created an Interest list today called Facebook Scamwatch. On this list, I included our Facebook page, along with several other pages that often cover Facebook scams and hoaxes. (feel free to subscribe and share it with your friends) 🙂

Your Interest Lists will show up on the left-hand side of your page along with your other book marks.

To create an Interest list of your own follow these steps:

  1. Navigate to https://www.facebook.com/addlist
  2. Click on the ‘Create List’ Button
  3. Add as many friends, pages or subscriptions about the topic that you like. You can even search all of Facebook when deciding what to add.
  4. Click the Next Button
  5. Name the List and choose the appropriate privacy setting. You can choose to make the list public, to share it with your friends or to make it completely private.
  6. Click Done

One thing to keep in mind –  If you choose to make it public then your name will show beneath the list as its creator.

*This feature will be rolling out in the coming weeks, so don’t be alarmed if you don’t have it just yet.

Recommended Resources

BitDefender Safego is a Facebook application you can install that will scan your News Feed and help keep you safe from scams like this.

PRIVATE WiFi® is a Personal VPN that encrypts everything you send and receive. Don’t access Facebook from a public WiFi hotspot without it.

Roboform is a 5 Star, award winning password manager. Reduce all passwords to just one, and automatically login to websites.

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