You may have noticed or felt like you weren’t seeing the same amount of updates from “all” of your friends over the past few days. This is because Facebook made a recent change to the user’s newsfeed. The change is pretty significant. By default you only receive updates from the people you recently interacted with. This means that you will not see updates from all of your students, leaders, favorite pages, and groups until you change the settings. To do this in your home page where the newsfeed is displayed click on the “most recent” drop down arrow tab. Select “edit options.” Then select “All of your friends and pages” option.
Why is this important? If you depend on facebook to help you spread the word about your program or to help you stay aware of social life events with the people you shepherd you will seriously see that capacity diminish without the change.
Why is it important to spread the word? With the same effect the change had on your ability to see all of your connections those who have “liked” or who have “connected” with you will never see your information, announcements, or stories unless they have recently interacted with you.
I consider myself an internet citizen and social network proficient and I was not aware that this had happened. If you knew about it… why didn’t you tell me? Seriously.
You seriously need to spread the word on Facebook. Overnight Facebook alleviated their network traffic but in turn blinded your social network scope. Here is a simple update you can cut and paste.
Facebook changed its NewsFeed. By default, you only see updates from people you’ve recently interacted with! To change this, click on the arrow next to ‘Most Recent’, then ‘Edit Options’, and check “receive updates from ALL Friends!” Spread the word.
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