Much like Twitter, the total number of people subscribing to your profile and the number of people you’ve subscribed to will appear on your profile. Those metrics might make it a handy tool to track Facebook engagement. It’s important to note that while existing pending friend requests will not turn into subscribers automatically, going forward, anyone who sends you a friend request will automatically be subscribed to your public updates.
This feature has obvious benefits for public figures like journalists and celebrities. Currently this update is intended for individual use and won’t have much affect on Pages since Liking a Page is similar to subscribing.
[Via: The Next Web]
Jennifer Beese: Jennifer Beese has worked as a community manager and social media strategist. When she’s not writing, you can find her studying anatomy and physiology—she literally has a skeleton in her closet—or under the stars with her telescope.