Facebook Ticker - See Your Friends Interactions

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Facebook has an optional sidebar panel that you can turn on that gives you an interesting perspective of what your facebook friends are up to at this very moment. The regular newsfeed shows things that your friends post. However the "ticker" panel on the sidebar shows their other real-time actions like commenting on posts and liking posts.

This gives you more content to browse that is oftentimes relevant to you as well. Your friends are your friends because you share common interests - so I find there is often interesting things going on in the ticker feed as well.

You have to have your facebook window wide enough (or maximized) for the sidebar button to appear. It will be in the lower right corner of the window like you see below.

The sidebar is split top and bottom where the top is the "ticker" and the bottom is the chat window. Depending on your feelings about chat, you can turn chat entirely off. However you can also restrict your chat availabilty only to certain people and not be visible to your ENTIRE friends list. I like that latter option and I'll post more about that topic sometime. If you dig in a little to the chat settings you'll see that option.

The top and bottom has a horizontal split bar that you can drag up or down to re-proportion how much you want to see of either the ticker or chat list.

One feature about the ticker that I like is that you can hover over the items and the corresponding post that someone interacted with will pop up. Then you can decide to click on it or not if you want to see more.

There you have it - the ticker - another facebook feature easily overlooked. I like it. Give it a try by turning it on. What do you think?

 

 

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Jerry Newman
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Hi Craig, Thanks for this Tip. My Ticker was turned off, but it's on now.

Jan 10, 2013 11:19 AM #16
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Thank you for the information.  I was not aware of the full aspects of facebook.

Jan 11, 2013 12:38 AM #17
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Good post - I really enjoy my ticker!

Jan 11, 2013 12:42 AM #18
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Thanks Craig, I had not paid that much attention to the ticker, now I will have to play with this a little.

Jan 13, 2013 12:15 PM #19
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Thanks Craig. This is worth looking into as I hadn't noticed it.

Jan 13, 2013 11:18 PM #20
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Interesting information.  I've noticed the sidebar but didn't understand it fully. Thanks!

Jan 14, 2013 04:48 AM #21
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Tom Esposito
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Good post.  Not many of us are well tuned in to all the "features" that Facebook offers.  Everytime I attend a Facebook webinar it seems like I learn another tip.  Love it.  Thanks.

Jan 14, 2013 05:32 AM #22
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Jon Quist
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Great tip. Now I'm off to try to find the right button to activate. Good luck to me.

Jan 14, 2013 06:17 AM #23
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Thanks my friend. I'm am pretty inept at a lot of social media and I know I have to get in the game sooner rather than later. I'll give this a try.

Jan 14, 2013 06:36 AM #24
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MikenMarie Edwards
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Hi Craig - thank you for reminding us about this facebook feature. We sometimes forget to look at that area. 

Jan 14, 2013 06:48 AM #25
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Pat & Wayne Harriman
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I use the Social Fixer browser add-on to better manage my Facebook experience and it lets you hide the ticker, among other things. I had been hiding it for quite a while because it was kind of distracting in a hypnotic sort of way, but recently I unhid it and have been watching it more closely. If I become too distracted by it again, back it goes to being hid!

Jan 14, 2013 07:26 AM #26
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Dörte Engel
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Dear Craig,

You always know such interesting things. Not that I have much time to spend on Facebook, but probably would be cool for a rainy day with clients, who do not own rain coats and have to reschedule.

Jan 14, 2013 08:31 AM #27
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Elva Branson-Lee
Solid Source Realty GA - Atlanta, GA
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Thanks for your classroom, Craig. I always learn something new and interesting from you. I will check this out.

Jan 14, 2013 11:55 AM #28
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Bob Miller
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Hi Craig, thanks we did not know this.  And we often browse friends manually.  This is a big help!

Jan 14, 2013 07:03 PM #29
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Thanks for sharing that tip.  I am still learning Facebook.  They keep puting me in the corner for being bad.  I have'nt seen the business advantage to facebook as of yet.

Jan 15, 2013 04:10 AM #30
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Sharon Parisi
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Craig, thanks for these useful Facebook tips. Although I am not a frequent user of Facebook, it is important to understand how it operates.

Jan 15, 2013 05:59 AM #31
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Lisa Friedman
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Well that answers my question! I have been wondering for months and months how to get that sidebar ticker. I have seen it on other people's pages in the past, however did not know how to install the sidebar myself. Now I now, thanks to you!

Feb 24, 2014 05:18 PM #32
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Bahman Davani, CM at Texas Five Star Realty, Plano, TX (214) 457-7055
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Great tips and remider. Thanks for sharing.

Feb 24, 2014 09:14 PM #33
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Angie Murphy
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Thanks for the info ,I dint know that. Great post layout also .

Feb 25, 2014 03:41 AM #34
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Dianne Goode
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I often scroll through the ticker and see what I can see.   However, I would like to hide my own comments from other people's tickers.  Is there a setting that will do this?

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