Breaking News by Facebook

Breaking News by Facebook

Yes, Facebook offers the opportunity to collect and connect with friends from your current life all the way back to childhood. But there’s more to Facebook than reading random updates from people you don’t really care about.

Simply take a few minutes to “like” the companies, media outlets, nonprofits and such that you want to follow and hear from, and you’ve just turned Facebook into a customized newsfeed. Whether you choose the New York Times or the Onion, Gilt Groupe or Target, suddenly you’re in the know whenever you check your Facebook app. You can get the latest news, find out about great sales, even know when your favorite band is playing in your area. And, of course, because it’s Facebook, you can read comments and post your own — or keep mum.

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