What We’re Reading – September 16

You can run

But now it’s harder to hide or at least it’s harder to hide posts from pages in your newstream completely on Facebook. You can still hide individual posts from your newsfeed, but actually hiding all posts from a page you like is no longer an option.

Why don’t you just subscribe to me

And now hiding people may not be so necessary. There’s now an option to have people subscribe to your public posts so that you don’t have to friend everyone. It does turn some aspects of Facebook more into a broadcast medium, but it does make sense for people like journalists who can share their thoughts or analysis but where it wouldn’t necessarily make sense to have a fan page.

Before you do that, I’d be sure to understand the new privacy settings for posts and how to change settings on posts even after they are created (it will come up – trust me).

Google goes doodle-less

Even when Google has no doodle it can be news. Google commemorated the 10th anniversary of September 11 with a simple back ribbon.

We know who your friends are

Facebook is rolling out “smart friend lists” – automatically grouping your friends by affinity – those who you went to school with, you work with, you live in the same city with, etc. At least they aren’t automatically grouping close friends and acquaintances – they are just creating empty lists and leaving them for you to fill in.

Lisa Crotty

Marketing Manager

Lisa is a Senior Optimization Specialist at Innate – her friends even teased that she A/B tested her name change. Lisa studied Philosophy of Science & Technology at Virginia Tech and is always asking why.

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