Facebook Pushing New Twitter Style “Suggested Users” To Help Grow Subscribers
When Facebook launched their subscribe feature last month many noted that it felt very similar to Twitter and today Facebook have taken that likeness to the next level by introducing their own version of Twitter’s famous suggested user list. What this means is that now instead of having to be a friend with somebody to see their information a certain amount of people are actually allowing anybody to subscribe to their updates and the service is completely opt in to calm any potential privacy fears that users might have had. Not many people know about the feature and the notion of a “subscribe” might be alien to most Facebook users but in the last couple of days they are putting it front and center on all profiles suggesting people you should subscribe to.
A Smart Suggested User List
You’ll see that the list you get served up with is incredibly smart and already covers lots of people that you will want to follow anyway. Some of these might be people you engage with on Twitter but getting access to their Facebook profile is something completely different. The stream of information is not quite as intense and the updates tend to be of a more personal nature.
Why Would You Want Subscribers?
The vast majority of people probably want to keep their Facebook profiles to themselves with as much privacy as possible. If that is what you want then you should 100% not implement this feature. If you are not as worried about privacy and want to expand your network then you should choose to make your updates public and allow subscribers. The number of subscribers that people have are starting to increase and the interaction on Facebook can be a lot higher than other services. It’s a great tool if you are somebody like a journalist or well known person who gets a lot of friend requests because it means you can share your status updates with a large amount of people discretely.