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Facebooks Subscribe Button What You Need To Know

Facebook launched their new Subscribe button. Basically its a way for people to “technically” be your Facebook Friend and adjust what parts of your feed they want to hear. If you are okay opening up your Facebook to the public, this might be for you. If Facebook is all about being very private for you, you shouldnt enable it.

It does give people full access as far as I can tell right now in the settings. One issue is people can see your pictures. On the left hand side, you can also see who has subscribed to you and who you’ve subscribed to. It is great for people like me who are public and always fighting the 5000 limit. Robert Scoble reported that there are limits, you can follow max 5000 subscriptions and you can only add 200 a day. Its also nice because now I can be lazy and dont have to review Friend requests. I noticed right away people where sending Friend Requests and then Subscribing anyway.

From Facebook: “With the Subscribe button, we’re making it easier to do both. In the next few days, you’ll start seeing this button on friends’ and others’ profiles. You can use it to:
Choose what you see from people in News Feed
Hear from people, even if you’re not friends
Let people hear from you, even if you’re not friends

Choose What You See in News Feed
You’re already getting your friends’ posts in News Feed. With the Subscribed button, you can choose how much you see from them:

All updates: Everything your friend posts
Most updates: The amount you’d normally see
Important updates only: Just highlights, like a new job or move

You can also decide what types of updates you see. For example, you could see just photos from one friend, no stories about games from another, and nothing at all from someone else.”

To allow Subscriptions on your Facebook goto: http://www.facebook.com/about/subscribe

You can see the Facebook Blog Post at: http://blog.facebook.com/blog