Facebook Friday

Posted by on May 22, 2009 in Best Practices, Social Networking | 2 Comments

FACEBOOK Friday? What’s that?

Well, it’s kind of like a “jeans day.” Remember them? Facebook Fridays can be once a month or once a week. You choose. Employees still have to do their work, but when they have a free minute, they’re free to play around on social sites –within the limits of company social media policy, of course.

Since it’s Friday, and I get this question quite often, I thought I’d share a quick lesson on how to set up lists on facebook and customize privacy settings accordingly. This allows you to give your business and personal contacts different access to your stuff.

(Disclaimer: This feature is pretty new so you shouldn’t let go and let caution to the wind. It is however fairly reliable, so far. If you find any bugs, please report to FB and drop the VMO a note too! Thanks.
  • Navigate to the Friends page. Find LISTS on the left navigation panel. Click on the + sign to CREATE a new list.


  • Name the list. Eg. Business, Personal, Alumni, Family, Friends, Limited View, etc. Type in names or select from thumbnail photos of all your friends.


  • Once your list is created, you can edit or delete it from this point forward.


  • The go to your Privacy settings and select PROFILE. Select a feature you want to customize, such as your Wall, your Photos, etc.


  • Select custom and edit custom settings. Click on the little icon to see your lists or enter names individually.


  • Then go back to the top of the page and type a name into the feature that allows you to see how that person sees your profile.  That’s it. Repeat for all settings, videos, photos, Wall, applications.




  1. Susan Post Munafo
    November 6, 2009

    Hi Jayne,

    Will your friends see/know what category you put them in? Will they know what settings you’ve created for them?

  2. virtualmarketingofficer
    November 6, 2009

    No, no one sees the lists they are on, nor settings, but you. Lists make it easier for you to choose who you want to see what about you and what others see about your friends in your news stream. It’s all in the settings. For example, I have a list for people who I like and don’t want to de-friend, but I also don’t want to get their news in my stream because it’s usually too wild – and I don’t want others in my network to see their stuff on my stream. So I put them in a list and tighten up the settings. No one knows that they are on that list.
    Hope that helps.


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