Streamlined Notifications from Facebook

Facebook just announced yesterday that they were rolling out a change in an attempt to reduce the amount of email notifications users receive.  The idea is to allow users the ability to group notifications, cutting back on the overall number of emails generated.

While users have always had the ability to control what notifications they received, each action triggered a new email, so for many, this will be a welcome change.  Having the ability to control the clutter coming into one’s inbox will be a welcome change for many.  For me, I will stick with the old system for now.

I received my email from Facebook a short time ago and unchecked the box to group messages.  While fewer emails is generally a good thing, I already tend to miss some activity between running two businesses, managing six fan pages and teaching social media.   I have found an easy way to sort and separate emails using gmail filters and it works well.  Having separate emails allows me to follow up and verify that I responded when and where needed.  It is my back up system.

The significance of this change, though, is not just the option to reduce emails.  It’s the fact that Facebook is actively working to provide greater control to the user, allowing them the flexibility to customize Facebook in a way that works for them.

Robert Nissenbaum

 

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About Robert Nissenbaum

As a consultant, speaker and educator I provide common sense, practical and actionable social media advice to small business owners and solopreneurs. Active using LinkedIn and Facebook since 2007, Twitter since 2009, Google+ and Pinterest by invitation before public release and now Instagram, the advice, support and training I offer are based on close to a decade of experience in using social media for my personal and own business brands, not simply what I have been taught or read. I approach social media from a very different perspective than most in the industry. I teach small business owners to shift their view of social media; to understand it’s less about their content and more about networking and building relationships. I work with clients to create the blueprint they need to succeed, help put the infrastructure and systems in place and offer continuing support. Social media is more than a career. It’s my passion. Having spoken on and taught social media since 2011, you’ll get a knowledgeable, seasoned speaker who will deliver quality content without fluff and up-sells. I am available to speak or facilitate social media training workshops at your event on a variety of topics and have presented in Washington and Arizona. Speaking engagements and workshops can be tailored to your needs with presentations as short as 20-30 minutes and training workshops starting at 90 minutes.
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