If you're a new media junkie like me, you probably follow hundreds, if not thousands, of non-profits on Facebook—which can get pretty tricky when you're already managing hundreds of friends and now subscriptions (which I still don't get).
I follow so many advocacy groups that just relying on my newsfeed meant a lot of stuff that was important for me to see for my job was slipping through the cracks. So I set up Facebook "Interests" to catch all the stuff I was missing.
Interests let you create lists for fan pages, just like you can create lists for your friends. This way you can easily group different pages, and then look at updates from, say, all the groups that are working on an issue like Keystone XL or Marriage Equality.
Setting up Interests is simple. In the left hand column of the Facebook homepage, there's an "Interests" heading right under "Apps." Just click "Add interest," then “Create a List.” Now go to town and add the pages you want grouped together. You can also subscribe to lists others have created!
You can also add new pages that you Like to Interests easily—once you Like a page, a little gear box appears next to it. Simply click that, select, “Add to Interest List,” and choose the list you want to add it to!
Voila! Now your pages are grouped and you can easily catch up on a specific set of pages just by checking out your Interest lists!
What are your "must follow" advocacy pages on Facebook? Share the best in the comments.
Malinda Frevert is New Media Director on CREDO SuperPAC's Take Down Cravaack project, a BootCamp alumna, and an NOI community member.