Thursday, May 26, 2011

Demystify Facebook

    Have you noticed that you are only seeing updates in your news feed from the same people lately? Have you also noticed that when you post things like status messages, photos and links, the same circle of people are commenting and everyone else seems to be ignoring you?

     Don't worry, everyone still loves you and nobody has intentionally blocked you. The problem is that a large chunk of your friend/fan list can't see anything you post and here's why:

     Facebook has a news feed setting that by default is automatically set to show ONLY posts from people who you've recently interacted with or interacted the most with (which would be limited to the couple of weeks just before people started switching to the new Facebook profile).

     So in other words, for both business and personal pages, unless your friends/fans commented on one of your posts within those few weeks or vice versa - you are now invisible to them and they are invisible to you!!

     HERE'S THE FIX: On the homepage click the "Most Recent" title on the right of the News feed, then click on the drop down arrow beside it and select "Edit Options", click on "Show Posts From" and change the setting to "All Of Your Friends and Pages" (you can also access the "Edit Options" link at the very bottom of the Facebook homepage on the right)

This is a re-post from Anne Bradshaw. Check out her blog here.


  1. Whoa, I have saved this so when I join Facebook (alas, my new agent says I should) I can take care of this prob! Thanks very much. :)

    Have a great weekend!

  2. Wow, that is so weird! Thanks for the heads up!

  3. Yeah-- I heard about this--already done. (=

  4. I was wondering what was going on. Thanks so much. Fixed it!

  5. Yeah, it's a good thing to check it once in a while too!


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