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Facebook just made life easier for lurkers and stalkers!

Finally! Facebook answers that age-old conundrum — What if I DON’T WANT to “friend” those jerks from high school?! — with the introduction of the Subscribe button.

Today’s Subscribe button announcement follows Tuesday’s official launch of Facebook’s greatly-improved Smart Lists, which allows you to sort Close Friends (people you want to hear from all the time) and Acquaintances (people you hear from when they change profile info such as where they live or if they’re “expecting”).  

Using the Subscribe button, you can now take the high road and accept “friend” requests without the previously-unfortunate byproduct: enduring status updates about which you couldn’t care less. Better than that, you can now catch up with those people whose updates these days rarely make it to your wall.

Continue reading this article at MSNBC’s “Technolog”.

About Adriana Villavicencio

Dr. Adriana Villavicencio is the youngest child of Ecuadorian immigrants. She has moved 29 times in her life, taking her on a journey from California to Bangalore, India, and New York City, where she recently earned a Ph.D. in Education Leadership and works as a Research Associate at New York University. An avid traveler, Adriana has collected experiences in four different continents and 16 different countries. But as a former high school English teacher, some of her fondest memories are those of her brilliant and brilliantly funny students in Brooklyn and Oakland. Adriana has contributed to several publications including the Daily News and, and is a managing editor for the Journal of Equity in Education. She earned a B.A. in English and an M.A. in English Education at Columbia University, and currently serves on the board of Columbia’s Latino Alumni Association (LAACU). She enjoys scary movies with red vines, Sauvignon Blanc, and her Maltese dog, Napoleon.

To learn more about Adriana’s education consulting company, please visit

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are solely those of the author and should not be understood to be shared by Being Latino, Inc.


  1. If they don’t care to see another’s updates then my ? is,”Why accept thier friend request” just curious.


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