facebook used to allow users to change the opening screen from the default “all friends” to a subset created as a friend list. that ability got lost in one of the remodelings the service did recently, and the new navigation makes it a pain to access your friend lists. there is still a way to open facebook to a friend list you choose. here’s how to do it in the chrome browser; I will update later today when I figure out how to do it on firefox.
I have just finished updating two old posts about using friend lists in facebook and how to change the application’s default privacy settings so you stay in control of what other people see about you. the readers digest version: create friend lists. especially if you have a lot of friends and multiple contexts (school, family,
we have seen oversharing can be harmful to one’s career aspirations or even lead to arrest. it behooves you to learn about and use available tools and settings so you stay in charge of what various people in your life see about you. as one historical figure notes:
“so long as the laws remain such as they are today, employ some discretion: loud opinion forces us to do so; but in privacy and silence let us compensate ourselves for that cruel chastity we are obliged to display in public.” – marquis de sade
Many users of facebook have been vocal in their protests about the service’s new look. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to use friend lists to manage the ‘new’ Facebook