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Managing Friends and Friend Lists

The Friends option allows you to segment your friends into different lists, as shown in Figure 1.23. This is helpful especially when you get past having a handful of friends. You can classify your friends into any list you determine in addition to some of the basic lists/searches that Facebook already has set up for you. This is useful especially with the enhanced privacy features for status updates and the sharing of information. If you’ve created segmented lists, you can choose to share certain updates, photos, or information with only a particular list. That means that your college buddies don’t have to see the industry news that you want to share with your professional contacts, if you don’t want them to. It also means your boss doesn’t get to see your Vegas photos.

Figure 1.23

Figure 1.23 The Manage Friends area, where you can create different lists to enable you to filter your friends quickly.

A lot of people like to specify who their family is, as well, which you can do by going to Profile and clicking Edit Profile (see Figure 1.24). You can even list an expected child now, if you want. Make sure you customize who can see your family relationships in your Privacy Settings.

Figure 1.24

Figure 1.24 Adding to your family list in the Edit Profile section.

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