Genealogists actively use social media to communicate and share information. It seems that Facebook is now making it harder for us to do that. In the last week or so they have started making major changes. The problem is these changes are causing me to miss posts by people I want to hear from.
I discovered recently that we need to click the upper right hand corner of status updates to control our News Feeds. This is what you'll see:
Notice all the new settings, particularly - All updates, Most Updates and Only Important? Facebook is deciding for us what we shall see. I have been going in and changing the setting to All Updates for people I don't want to miss.
I did an experiment where I went to the wall of one of my Facebook friends. I noticed that she posted a link 30 minutes earlier. When I went to my News Feed her post was no where to be found. The problem is the option box that you see above is not available when viewing a post on someone's personal wall. It's only available from the News Feed. If I can't find her in the News Feeds then I can't change the setting to subscribe to All Updates.
I'm getting a bit frustrated with Facebook. I'm finding that I need to actively visit certain people's walls so that I don't miss their posts.
If anyone knows the way to fix this please let me know. I'd like to get my friends back!
I've just discovered that you can get to the same options by clicking the subscribed button in the upper right hand corner of your screen (see below). This is visible from your friends' walls. I'm still not convinced this is going improve what I can see.