Facebook and the Random Silencing of Your Friends and Loved Ones
Published On: 02-15-2012 02:35pm
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Have you noticed over the past week or so that you aren't getting as many of your friends updates on as you used to on Facebook?
Just recently (as anyone who visits the Facebook website can tell you), Facebook has changed their format. This isn't just a cosmetic change, although you might not realize it.
There is now a new feature in the Facebook newsfeeds.
Facebook is now limiting and 'randomly choosing' the posts that show up when people open up their newsfeeds. Instead of giving you all of the news feeds that you subscribe to, it now only looks through 250 of your friends/pages and randomly chooses newsfeed updates for you instead of forwarding them all to you as it used to.
There is a way to get around it, but you have to change your settings. For me, this was imperative. I don't want to miss my second cousin's birthday or my best friend's latest good news just because Facebook decided to truncate my newsfeed sources.
Here's the fix...
If you are on the newsfeed page, click on 'most recent'.
Scroll to the bottom and click on ' edit options'.
You can then say however many friends you want to see updates on.
The number only goes as high as 9999, which is what I recommend setting it at. As it says on the edit options page, the higher the number, the more frequently you get new posts. Which means, you have a better chance of receiving all the updates you signed up for in the first place.
The problem here is that not everyone realizes that Facebook has made these edits!
Everyone is having their 'newsfeeds' cut short and has no clue. So be sure to pass on the news and help your friends and family institute these simple changes so that they don't miss out on your news... and you don't miss out on theirs.
Gilliauna Davis is an artisan jewelry designer that specializes in quality artisan jewelry designs for the every day woman who appreciates color, quality and style. As the primary designer of Bits n Beads by Gilliauna, she is available for consultation on custom pieces and is an avid supporter of handmade artisans around the world through her blog, The Meandering Musings of a Consummate Shopper.
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