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Is it possible to receive alert for a particular friend’s activity on Facebook? For instance when he posts/updates on his wall, likes, uploads pics etc.

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Yes, it is possible. It is something called "stalking" someone, and Facebook has a feature for that (though not actually created for stalking people).

In Facebook, there is something called the "Close Friends" list on Facebook. If you want to know everything that your friend did, you would add him/her onto this list and even his/her likes will appear on your feed.

Note: Some people don't like the feeling of being "stalked", so use this sparingly.


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this doesn't send alert or notification – livinggourmand May 11 '13 at 2:35
Yes it does, it sends one for every event – Hydra May 11 '13 at 2:40
You can set whether you get notifications for this list by clicking on Close Friends on the left and then Notifications at the top. – mark4o May 11 '13 at 3:40
I am not getting any notification,I have to open close friend and see the activity – livinggourmand May 11 '13 at 9:54
@livinggourmand: Did you set Notifications On at the top of the Close Friends page? Also check Account Settings » Notifications » Close Friends Activity. facebook.com/settings?tab=notifications – mark4o May 11 '13 at 17:01

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