Great news for fans of Facebook Groups! Facebook has made searching for Groups even easier so you can find ones that are the best fit for you.
Now when you search for Groups, Facebook will suggest ones your friends have joined. You will see which of your Facebook friends are in a Group to help you decide on which ones to join. You can also see Groups that are recommended based on your location so you can find ones that are nearby you.
For example, if you wanted to find a Facebook Group to follow along with the new Survivor Cagayan debuting this evening, you could search for “Survivor Brains Beauty Brawn” to find fellow fans.
Open vs. Closed vs. Secret Facebook Groups
Facebook Groups come in three flavors: Open, Closed and Secret. When you search for a Group, you’ll see results for Open and Closed Groups, but not Secret Groups, unless you’re already a member of the Secret Group.
Anyone can join Open Groups, just click “Join”. If you want to join a Closed Group, you can request to be added by clicking the Join button.
Refining Your Search
You can search via privacy setting: Open, Closed or Secret. Again, note that Secret Groups don’t show up in search results, unless you’re already a member of the Secret Group.
Facebook Group Tips
Facebook has suggested that Group administrators add tags to their Groups to help people discover them using the enhanced search.
Facebook also has provided the following tips to help you use Facebook:
Invest your time: Investing time and attention to the Group in the first week helps build a strong foundation. Visit the Group regularly and often to create content, engage with members, and provide a model of behavior for others to emulate.
Personalize your Group: Help your Group stand out and attract the right members by adding in logos, cover photos and descriptions that appeal to potential members.
Spread the love: Appoint multiple administrators to help recruit new members and make connections outside of your circle.
Customize Your Groups Privacy Setting: You can select one of three privacy options for each group you create: Open, Closed or Private. By selecting Closed or Private, you’re more likely to attract active and interested users.
Facebook Groups Poll
According to Mark Zuckerberg, over 500 million people use Facebook Groups. Are you one of them? Vote in our poll and let us know whether you use Facebook Groups:
Will you be using Facebook’s enhanced search features to find new Facebook Groups? Do you use Facebook Groups actively? Do you look for Facebook Groups your friends have joined? Let us know in the Comments section below!
Good-Bye to Facebook eMail Addresses
Facebook will be ending its facebook.com email addresses soon. If you never used your facebook.com email address and its existence only caused confusion in your life, this will be good news for you. If you used your facebook.com email address as your primary email address, well it’s time for a change.
According to a Facebook spokesperson:
“Over the next few weeks we’re notifying people who use their @facebook.com email that the feature is changing. When someone sends you an email to your @facebook.com address, it will no longer go to your Messages on Facebook. Instead, the email will be forwarded to the primary email address on your account. (People will have the option to turn forwarding off.)
We’re making this change because most people haven’t been using their Facebook email address, and we can focus on improving our mobile messaging experience for everyone.” — Inside Facebook
Kindle Fire X-Ray Stats before the Academy Awards
Just in time for the Academy Awards ceremony on Sunday, Amazon has shared statistics about the information searched for most on Kindle Fire X-Ray.
Top Ten Most X-Rayed Oscar Nominated Titles:
1. Despicable Me 2
2. The Croods
4. Iron Man 3 (plus bonus features)
5. Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa
6. Captain Phillips
7. Dallas Buyers Club
8. Iron Man 3
9. The Lone Ranger (2013)
Top Ten Most X-Rayed Actors in Oscar Nominated Titles:
1. Pierre Coffin – Despicable Me 2
2. Steve Carell – Despicable Me 2
3. Elsie Fisher – Despicable Me 2
4. Kristen Schaal – Despicable Me 2
5. Kristen Wiig – Despicable Me 2
6. Sandra Bullock – Gravity
7. Dana Gaier – Despicable Me 2
8. Miranda Cosgrove – Despicable Me 2
8. Benjamin Bratt – Despicable Me 2
8. Moises Arias – Despicable Me 2
Most X-Rayed Movies Ever:
1. Spy Kids 3: Game Over
2. The Hunger Games
3. Sid the Science Kid
Most X-Rayed TV Shows Ever:
2. Dora the Explorer