Facebook question – how do I create groups and stop some friends seeing my wall?

Recently a friend asked me how to create groups of friends (or lists, as Facebook calls them), and stop some lists from seeing what is posted on their wall.

My answer is here:

FIrst you want to create a friends list with the people you want to restrict. Maybe call it acquaintances or something similar. Instructions on how to do that are here:
http://slymarketing.com/how-create-friends-lists-facebook

Then you want to change who can view things on your wall. This can be done through changing 2 settings.

I’ve copied the following from Facebook’s page:

You can control the visibility of all content you and your friends post on your wall by following these instructions.

Your friends’ posts:
1. Choose the “Privacy Settings” option in the Account drop-down menu at the top of any Facebook page.
2. Select “Customize settings” in the “Sharing on Facebook” section.
3. Look for the “Things others share” section. A drop-down menu allows you to choose who can view the content that friends post to your Wall (you can start typing the name of the friend’s list you’ve just created and it should appear here). If you don’t want people to post on your Wall, uncheck the box next to the “Friends can post to my wall” option.

Your posts:
1. Choose the “Privacy Settings” option in the Account drop-down menu at the top of any Facebook page.
2. Select “Customize settings” in the “Sharing on Facebook” section.
3. Look for the “Things I share” section. A drop-down menu allows you to choose who can view the content that you post to your wall (you can start typing the name of the friend’s list you’ve just created and it should appear here).

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