Social networking has ceased to remain just a time killing exercise – it has ingrained itself in our schedules, so much so that many build fortified friendships here. On Facebook, for example we may have hundreds on our friends list, many we knew before we joined Facebook, our professional contacts, typically 'Facebook friends' and so on. But, not everyone on our contacts list makes it to our chat windows each day and neither would many of us want our professional contacts access to our personal posts.
Is that smart?
According to a Tech Crunch report, a new feature on Facebook will typically sort out your friends list into a 'smart list', essentially three groups, which are:
- People you work with
- People you went to school with
- People who live within 50 miles of you
Now, it remains to be seen how the 750 million user base adopts the 'smart lists'.