Facebook Search - Right Under Your Nose

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In a recent blog post, I had written about creating lists in Facebook so that you can keep up with your friends' latest news. Sometimes your news feed throws so much at you in a news feed TIDAL WAVE that you might be missing quite a bit that certain friends are postingĀ  (see that article here)

Sometimes you say to yourself, "hmmm- I haven't heard from so-and-so lately. Let me see what they've been up to in Facebook". So what do you do? You go to "friends" on the menu, scan all over for where your friend list is, finally find it, then SCROLL through your LONG list. A minute OR SO later, you eventually find them.

I did that for a while until I thought, "there sure must be an EASIER and FASTER way.". I slowed down to look again (sometimes we need to slow down and look around). I noticed the search box at the top of every facebook page. I typed just one letter (sometimes two letters, usually no more than three letters!) and there's the friend I wanted to find. It was right under my nose. Glad I found that out - I wanted to share it with you too!

(I like how facebook designed the search results. It shows the friends you are connected to first and then afterward it suggests people based on friends of friends)

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Hello! My name is Craig Daniels and I'm glad you stopped by Craig's Classroom! I hope you learned something new today here in my ActiveRain blog. If you did, there is that 'like' button below that makes me glad everytime I get a click :) Also, there's one more click to consider... By subscribing to my blog, you'll be able to see my future posts in your newsfeed (learn more). Check out my Blog Cover Page to see an index to my posts. Caution: I give abundant takeaways and I can keep you busy in 'homework' for quite a while! Check out my Profile Page to learn more about this tech guy and the various tech services that I provide.

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Michele Miller ~ REALTORĀ®, LMC, HSE, CHS, SRES, CMRS
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Great information Craig. I just subscribed to your blog!

Aug 21, 2010 01:06 AM #1
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Roy Kelley
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Good Facebook tips. It is also good to use groups on Facebook. Put your family members in a group, your co-workers in a group, etc.

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Aug 21, 2010 01:07 AM #2
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Tom Priester
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Craig, another great post that puts some tremendous information out there for us all to contemplate. Thank you so much for sharing and I hope that all is well with your business up in Warwick. Cheers!

Aug 21, 2010 01:09 AM #3
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Craig Daniels
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I'm with you Roy. In fact the blog article that I link to in the post above tells you exactly how to do lists!

Aug 21, 2010 01:10 AM #4
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Michele: thanks for subscribing

Tom: thanks!

Aug 21, 2010 01:12 AM #5
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Richard Thomas
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I was happy when I discovered that feature as well.

Aug 21, 2010 01:17 AM #6
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Great info.  Thanks! 

Aug 21, 2010 02:54 AM #7
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Ken Tracy
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Hi Craig.  I love your posts...

I look forward to more. 

Many fade.  I hope you don't.

:)

Ken

Aug 21, 2010 09:26 AM #8
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Lori Churchill Cofer
Beasley Realty - Pullman, WA
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Craig,

Great stuff always....I really love your posts!

Aug 22, 2010 05:16 PM #9
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Dominick Dina
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Good pointer Craig.  I too just subscribed to your blog.

How come no sidebark widget to "like" you on Facebook???

Dominick

Aug 24, 2010 04:05 AM #10
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Dominick - glad to hear from you - when you go to my facebook 'classroom' page (click here) you should see the "Like" button at the TOP of the page to subscribe in FB also - hope to see you there!

Aug 24, 2010 04:12 AM #11
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Ken & Lori - glad to see your familiar 'faces' - look forward to posting more soon - wheels in my head are churning!

 

Aug 24, 2010 04:15 AM #12
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I've been using it as a search tool to see if an email from a potential client is real or not for awhile and it also give me a way to connect to clients that I didn't have before.

Sep 13, 2010 05:06 AM #13
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Andy Chaudoir
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Hello Craig - This is a great tip.  I recently stumbled upon it as well. 

Sep 25, 2010 02:58 PM #14
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Tara Cummins
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That's actually a feature that I use often.  Love, love, love your new blog background!

Mar 08, 2011 05:34 AM #15
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Thanks Tara - thanks for coming by - you'd be surprised how many people miss that little box sitting right under their nose! glad you like the new bkgd :)

Mar 08, 2011 07:50 AM #16
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Love that rain picture - so fitting with all that new technology out there - sometimes definitely feel like it's raining on me! Then here comes Craig with the umbrella!

Mar 08, 2011 09:57 AM #17
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thanks Marion - always glad to help! which reminds me, I have a scanner task on my list...

Mar 08, 2011 10:48 AM #18
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Craig, thanks for the information and reminder

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