And In Other REALLY Cool Facebook News...

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Facebook seems to be adding really cool features and they aren't stopping.  A few weeks ago they started the Twitter like tool where you can @ your friends and tag them in a post.

Today, while searching for information on Whole Foods Market in The Woodlands (we don't have one but I started a group. Cheap Plug) I noticed that they changed their search tool.

This is completely changing the landscape of how people search for stuff and it's AWESOME!

I was trying to search for a group and found this.   Hopefully I'm not the last person on Facebook to know about it.  LOL.

It was Facebook friend Ken Brand commenting on an article by Nancy Sarnoff saying that we needed a Whole Foods up here on this side of town.

Now, what if we wanted to know what friends thought about the Houston Museum of Natural Science?

Hmm. I wonder if people will use that to search for who their friends suggest to buy or sell a home?  Or what their friends say about certain communities?  Restaurants...

What are your thoughts?

Update***  Here is the Video by Jeff Turner on how to @ your friends on Facebook

Another Update***  Here is a post by John Novak on how to make friend lists

Comments (56)

Brenda Carus
Century 21 Zwygart Real Estate - Monroe, WI

I don't do much searching on FB, so I had not seen that yet either.  Thanks for sharing!

Oct 07, 2009 04:28 AM
Pamela Cendejas
Second Self Virtual Assistance - Kingman, AZ
Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235

Hey Stephanie - It's so time-consuming staying on top of the latest trends.  Since it's part of my job, though, I do my very best.  One of my team members is a Facebook Queen.  So, I'm lucky. 

Oct 07, 2009 04:56 AM
Stephanie Edwards-Musa - The Woodlands, TX
knitwit at thred UP

Hey Guys,

I tried to do a video to show you how to make friend lists but my editing software is not cooperating.  If you click the friends tab at the top of your fb page and click new list - It's all there.

Also, I'm trying to find Jeff Turner's video on the tagging feature.  I will put it in the post for you all...brb.

Oct 07, 2009 05:06 AM
Gene Riemenschneider
Home Point Real Estate - Brentwood, CA
Turning Houses into Homes

I am still trying to get Facebook down.  I have learned a lot of things, but have a lot more to learn.

Oct 07, 2009 06:09 AM
Beverly of Bev & Bob Meaux
Keller Williams Suburban Realty - West Orange, NJ
Where Buying & Selling Works

i like the facebook, twitter connection on TweetDeck, too. I just wish they would let me send a facebook message back from TweetDeck.

Oct 07, 2009 07:43 AM
Stephanie Edwards-Musa - The Woodlands, TX
knitwit at thred UP

Hi Everyone,

I updated the post with a link to Jeff's Video and and post from John Novak on how to make friend lists on FB.

Oct 07, 2009 07:57 AM
Team Honeycutt
Allen Tate - Concord, NC

Most of the time I think FaceBook is a waste of time but I like the gossipy side of it.  I don't like the people who ony write about their businesses.

Oct 07, 2009 08:50 AM
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

Thanks for the news, and I'm going to watch Jeff's video.  I like the way they keep changing FB for the better.  I am using it a lot now and have created a group and a fan page.  One of these days.....

Oct 07, 2009 10:20 AM
Barbara Heil-Sonneck
Design2Sell - Atlanta, GA
Home Staging Atlanta

Thanks for sharing, I am always on the lookout to learn more about facebook and features

Oct 07, 2009 10:42 AM
Lyn Sims and the Blog Dog
Streamwood, Elgin IL Real Estate - RE/MAX Suburban - Bartlett, IL

Thanks for the great update.

Oct 07, 2009 12:47 PM
Lainie Ramsey
Homes By Lainie Real Estate Group - Pottsboro, TX
Lake Texoma Expert

something new I noticed today was the marketplace-- you can add listings's probably been there forever, but was new to me!

Oct 07, 2009 04:14 PM
Christine Donovan
Donovan Blatt Realty - Costa Mesa, CA
Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M

I have bookmarked this post not only for the information you provided but also for the two posts you linked to it.

Thanks for having a one stop tool shop for FB.

Oct 07, 2009 04:37 PM
Delaware Junk Removal Residential And Commercial Hauling Clean Outs
Delaware Junk Removal 302-530-9186 - Wilmington, DE
Whole House Clean Outs, Basements, Garages, Attics

Facebook is a blast and keeps you in touch with sooo many people.  Can ondly help!

Oct 07, 2009 04:46 PM
Jeff Belonger
Social Media - Infinity Home Mortgage Company, Inc - Cherry Hill, NJ
The FHA Expert - FHA Loans - FHA mortgages - USDA loans - VA Loans

Stephanie...  interesting info... but I am actually more interested in the 2 links that you listed, from John and jeff... thanks for that info.  Overall, I put most of my effort into blogging still.. 2nd, FB,,,,  3rd, a far third.. Twitter.  thanks for the tips.

jeff belonger

Oct 07, 2009 05:00 PM
Aaron Hoffman
Florida Homes Realty & Mortgage - Jacksonville, FL

I found the new way to search for Realtors in my area much easier than before.  Now I just typed "Realtor jacksonville fl" and 350 or so came up.  It's a great way to share your listings with them.  Before, the search never really worked that well.  

Also- sometimes you can find out what people are talking about the same way you search in Twitter.  Pretty soon Facebook will be just like Twitter in how it operates, and I don't mind that!

Nice post!

Oct 08, 2009 01:29 AM
Alan Gross
PrimeLending, A PlainsCapital Company, Equal Housing Lender - Bethesda, MD
Loan Consultant

Facebook does have applications that will help you increase your business. As you know, it's all about discovering them.

Oct 08, 2009 03:01 AM
Nicholas Goraczkowski
Aurora, CO
Your Mortgage Resource - (720) 83-RATES

I receive a bunch of articles now from everyone. From a local concert to which bar has karaoke tonight.

Oct 08, 2009 03:27 AM
Melissa Moore Albert
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Morrisville, NC
Morrisville, NC Homes

Great information Stephanie. I love facebook and always looking for new ways to help serve my clients and those potential clients. Thanks.

Oct 08, 2009 04:29 AM
Mark Velasco
West Shores Realty - Whittier, CA
Top Producing Broker Associate

Wow Stephanie. We may be able to find some Real Estate applications here ;-)

Oct 08, 2009 01:44 PM
Stephanie Edwards-Musa

Hey Guys,

Glad that the links are helping you.  I can't get logged in to AR...  :(  Tried to reply to some of the comments.

Oct 09, 2009 01:10 AM