Today we’re going to move away from real estate for a moment and talk about Facebook. As I deal with all things internet for the company, I thought I’d take a moment to share one of the easiest and most helpful tips for Facebook – how to follow a post that interests you. Often, you’ll see people making comments like “following” on a post that they want to see all the comments on. Because they made that comment, they will now get all notifications of other comments on that post – effectively they are now following the post. But what if I told you there was a much easier way…one that wouldn’t fill the comments section with 100 people saying “following” – which anyone who is following the post would be alerted to as those comments appeared. You can see where this could get rather annoying on a particularly popular post.
If you take a look at the image above, I’ve used our own Dave Taylor to illustrate how to follow a post on Facebook. First, you’ll need to click on the little triangle in the upper right hand corner of a post. This brings up the menu you see in the image. At the bottom, you’ll see “Turn on notifications for this post” – click this and now, anytime someone comments on the post, you will get a notification from Facebook.
You can also use this to turn off notifications. If you’ve commented on a post and it takes on a life of its own and you want to quiet the noise, simply click on the “Turn off notifications for this post” and you will stop receiving any for this particular post.
image courtesy of Ksayer1