And you thought Facebook was dead

FACEBOOK FIX: Where did all the good people go?

THERE’S a little public event going around Facebook which explains why things may have been so quiet on the social network lately. We are reassured that our friends aren’t ignoring us or that we haven’t been blocked from seeing certain people’s updates. Rather it’s an annoying little setting that became the default after you switched to the all-new and blinged-out Facebook profile.

What you are (probably) seeing when you log onto Facebook is a select few individuals who always seem to have something to say and may have developed mild Facebook addictions. People who actually say “lol” in verbal conversation. Either that or no one seems to give a fig about Facebook anymore. In truth, what’s happening is that you are only seeing the updates of friends, people and pages that you interact with most. Annoying, but this can be fixed.

The Fix

On the homepage click the “Most Recent” tab on the right of the newsfeed. Click the drop-down arrow beside it and select “Edit Options”. Click on “show posts from” and change this setting to “All of your friends and pages”. You’ll now be able to view all of your friends and fans once again!

Why do popular websites feel the need to constantly “update” features that worked perfectly fine before? Is it an attempt to stay new and fresh or at least give that impression? I can understand how websites like Facebook regularly rework their design to accommodate more advertising, but when things like profile info and photo viewers are constantly changed, what’s the point eh? It seems to piss off more people rather than appease them.

I’m just saying.

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Galen (name), meaning: "Curious One". A lover of language, human ingenuity and the forces of the universe. Hugely drawn towards the mysterious and unknown. Regular laughter and escapism essential.

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4 Responses

  1. Gerhard says:

    Thanks for the heads up Galen, was wondering what was going on.

  2. Galen says:

    No probs. Have you changed yours yet? Makes quite a difference doesn’t it!

  3. Myles Macaulay says:

    Good tip buddy. Was wondering why the same people were showing up all the time. Kudos on the blog. Excellent writing and 1000 visits a day is pretty spanking!

  4. Galen says:

    Well pip pip and hoorah! Thanks Myles. Happy facebooking!

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