Reblogged from Scott Ayres
100 Awesome Facebook Lists to Follow
Enter Facebook Interest ListsFacebook quietly launched “Interest Lists” about a year ago — around the same time Timeline launched.
Before that, lists were mostly used for organizing friends. The new Lists let users include people (including non-friends) and pages.
Below you’ll find 100 Interest Lists to follow — arranged in categories like:
- social media
- music, art, food, etc.
Edgerank bypassed!But here’s the kicker… ready for it? There is NO Edgerank algorithm applied to Lists!!
Yes you read that correctly.
And the cool thing is the creator of the List gets to decide:
- which pages & people are included
- what types of posts are shown
I’ve done my best to show you a broad array of Lists from different people. But you’ll notice many names repeated — typically Facebook employees who’ve created Lists for users.
Enjoy this “Motherlode List of Lists”! — and make sure to follow them and share this post with your friends and followers!
Social Media Lists on FacebookI start with the niche I talk about the most: Social Media. If you’re in this niche or want to learn how to use social media for your business, follow these Lists!
by Scott Ayres (me). This is my go-to resource for social media related news. You’ll find Mari Smith, Social Media Examiner, Jon Loomer and more. If you’re into Social Media, this List is a must.
Amy Porterfield. Mari’s List has almost 30,000 followers to date!
Scott Kleinberg. Another great List of social media related people. But not your typical big names.
Rosh Khan and Casey Zeman to name a few.
6. Google+by Matthew Rappaport. Great list of over 300 active Google+ members. Matthew has a cool site called “Hangout Conversations” you might find handy as well.
Mashable staff is up to.
Phyllis is the co-author of Facebook Marketing for Dummies and has shared her go-to List for social news. It’s a good one!
Kate Buck, Jr, you need to know her ASAP. She has created a great List to get some juicy social media news from.
Jo Barnes is an amazing person who I’ve talked to many times. I’m honored to actually be on this List with other super heroes!
Jon is quickly becoming one of the top minds when it comes to Facebook tips, and his List does not disappoint. Check it out.
13. Facebookby Vadim Lavrusik. Created by Facebook to list a ton of Facebook employees. Fun to follow.
Tech Lists on FacebookI have a secret — I’m not the most tech savvy person. I’m an old school PC guy and I’ve never owned a Mac. And while I try to keep up with all the tech news, I couldn’t do it without these lists.
15. Tech Headsby Scott Ayres. Yes this listed was created by me — but it contains many tech related pages like Quora, PC World, etc that you need to be following.
16. 50 Women in Techby Rebecca Searles. Rebecca is an editor at Huffington Post and has a great List here. This one is all about women who are rocking the tech world.
Kevin Rose and more.
18. Tech Innovatorsby Hardik Patel. Created by another Facebook employee, this List has some great pages and people, like Techcrunch and Social Media Today.
19. Tech Newsby Vadim Lavrusik. This List by Facebook employee Vadim has over 49,000 followers and has over 127 people/pages in it — like the Verge, LifeHacker and more. Go follow it!
20. Tech VIPsby Robert Scoble. If anyone knows about the tech world, it’s Robert Scoble. Anyone in the startup world or tech industry needs to follow this List.
22. Tech Gadgetsby Evan Fogel. Over 69,000 follow this list, which includes the likes of Gizmodo, Engadget, ThinkGeek and more.
23. Tech Mediaby Sumeet Sham Vaidya. Another great tech List with some familiar faces from the previous Lists. But this one also includes PcWorld, MG Siegler and more.
Cali Lewis, Geek Tech and Wired? Yep… all in this List.
25. Tech Scienceby Kaushik Iyer. Are you a science geek? Then go follow this list. Includes Science Friday, Popular Science, National Geographic and more.
Business & Marketing Lists on FacebookOwn a business? Are you an entrepreneur? Want to keep up on the latest and greatest trends in marketing — both online and offline? Then follow these lists.
26. Business Newsby Vadim Lavrusik. This is a great List with tons of resources for every business.
27. Industry Updatesby Taher Sumon. This list tends to stay on the Marketing track including posts from Marketing Land… and I just realized I’m actually on this list! Woohoo!
29. Media Newsby Vadim Lavrusik. Another Facebook created list with about 50 news sites and people to follow. One of my favorites on the list is the relatively unknown LostRemote.
Jack Canfield, Tim Ferris, Jim Rohn and Dave Ramsey!
Kickstarter and more.
33. Business Authorsby Vadim Lavrusik. This is a power-packed list of 8 — including Seth Godin and more.
34. Business Leadersby Evan Fogel. Huge following on this list including Bill Gates, Guy Kawasaki and Mark Cuban.
35. Media Brandsby Pete Cashmore. Another homerun by Cashmore focused on major news sites. I get my daily news from this List each morning!
SEOmoz, BlueGlass and Facebook Live.
Duct Tape Marketing. I’m surprised his great list only has 632 followers. You can find HubSpot, CopyBlogger and more in here.
Sports Lists on FacebookThis next group of lists is pretty self explanatory so I won’t include any summaries. I’m hoping you know what “NFL” means!
39. NFL Teamsby Adam Schefter
40. NBA Teamsby Evan Fogel
41. NBA Playersby Mark Pike
42. Athletesby Vadim Lavrusik
45. MLB Teamsby Dave Ugelow
46. College Footballby Vadim Lavrusik
47. Sports Newsby Vadim Lavrusik
48. Olympicsby Kristin Thayer
50. Soccer Playersby Dave Goldblatt
51. Nascarby Brad Hettervik
52. Boxingby John Maier
53. NHL Teamsby John Maier
54. Ultimate Frisbeeby Manny Lopez
Television & Movies Lists on FacebookI’m a bit of a TV junky — especially reality TV. These are some cool TV-related Lists that you may find interesting.
55. TV News Showsby Vadim Lavrusik
56. TV Comedy Showsby Charles Porch
57. Reality TV Showsby Charles Porch (mainly all the housewife shows)
58. Newsby Vadim Lavrusik
61. TV Crimeby Al Baxter
Music Lists on FacebookI couldn’t find a ton of music-related Lists, but did manage to find a few you might want to follow — most of them created by the same person.
The titles are pretty self explanatory. None of them are very large lists — and the creators really should add more to them.
63. Music Technologyby Julian Muller
64. R&B Musicby Charles Porch
65. Christian Musicby Charles Porch
66. Rock Musicby Charles Porch (102k)
67. Pop Musicby Charles Porch
Food & Health Lists on FacebookMost of us are trying to get healthier — I certainly am. Below you’ll find some really interesting Lists to help you on your journey.
68. Food Mediaby Morin Oluwole. This List is very well followed with around 54,000 followers. You’ll find PBS Food, Top Chef and HealthyEats.com.
69. Food & Recipesby Shawn Van Daele. Another great find with over 100 resources to help you find recipes! But hardly anyone following it yet. I’ve frequented AllRecipes.com a few times myself.
70. Health Newsby Vadim Lavrusik. A Facebook created List with some news related to the health world.
71. Green Newsby Hanna Welch. This List contains about 30 resources aiming to help you live green. They include HuffPost Green and more. Check it out.
72. Recipesby Bailey McRae. Only 24 sources on this List but nearly 97,000 followers so far! If you need an idea for tonight’s dinner, follow this List. Btw, BakingBites.com is a great site, but might just make you fat(ter)!
Jamie Oliver, Martha Stewart and Wolfgang Puck, to name a few.
74. Exerciseby Bailey McRae. I couldn’t make it all about food so I included this great List of the top exercise-related pages such as Shape Magazine, 24 Hour Fitness, and P90X.
Art Lists on FacebookI couldn’t find a ton of Lists that seem authoritative in the art category. But I did manage to find a few you may want to check out.
75. Photographersby Thomas Hawk. This may be the List I’ve seen with the most followers. Over 157,000 and counting! Contains over 200 photographers that regularly show off their work. The cool thing about this List is its creator, Thomas Hawk, set it up to show only photos — which makes for a really nice feed.
76. Designby Robyn Morris. This is another great List with a massive following that contains nothing but photo posts. Some great inspiration can be found on this list. Love this one!
77. Art Criticsby Nick Grudin
Video Gaming Lists on FacebookTo my shock, Lists on Facebook related to video games are very scarce. I did manage to find a few though. You can check out below. I’m not a gamer by any means, so I really can’t add much commentary on these. But there are some familiar faces.
78. Console Gamesby Sara Brooks
Travel Lists on FacebookWe all need a vacation, right? Here are some great Lists to help you on your way.
82. Disney Vacationsby Barrie Brewer
83. Travelby Morin Oluwole
84. Travel Bloggersby Scotty Perry
Politics Lists on FacebookOk… I’m not really into politics. Maybe on the local level, but not so much nationally. I also try to stay clear of talking politics on Facebook, as it causes too many problems and riffs.
But I do think it’s helpful to share these Lists with you below. All of them are created by Katie Harbath, the Manager of Public Policy at Facebook. She helps politicians use Facebook effectively, and has put together some helpful Lists.
87. World Leadersby Katie Harbath
88. US Democratsby Katie Harbath
89. US Republicansby Katie Harbath
90. US Governorsby Katie Harbath
93. US House Membersby Katie Harbath
Random Lists on FacebookOk… So I called this category “Random”. What I should have called it was “I headlined my list as 100 and only ended up with 93 so I needed to find 7 more to finish this blog!!”
Anyway, below are some random lists I found that you may find interesting.
94. My Little Ponyby Jessica Migatulski. I have 5 and 6 year old girls, so my house is full of My Little Pony!