This may help you with a recent Facebook problem…
Have you noticed that you are only seeing updates in your newsfeed 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 every one else seems to have stopped using Facebook?
Don’t worry, everyone still loves you and nobody has blocked you. The problem is that a large chunk of your friends can’t see anything you post and here’s why:
With the latest FB changes, the newsfeed on your home page has a setting that by default is automatically set to show ONLY posts from people who you’ve recently interacted with or interact with the most (which would be limited to the couple of weeks just before people started switching to the new profile). So in other words unless your FB friends 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: Scroll down to the bottom of the newsfeed on the homepage and click on “Edit Options.” Click on “Show Posts From” and change the setting to “All Of Your Friends and Pages.” Note: This is the fix for personal pages but I am unsure of whether or not the business pages are set up the same way.
Simply posting an update about it won’t do any good because many of your friends already can’t see your posts. You’ll either have to send out a message to everyone on your list (which is a rather tedious method) or post an event explaining the situation like this one and invite your entire friend list. You can also tweet about it hoping that most of your fellow facebookers are also on twitter.
Shame on Facebook for altering the default setting and not alerting their users about it! Just think about how many companies posted Christmas sales and discounts without having any idea that their customers couldn’t see the updates.
SPECIAL NOTE: Be sure to invite your friends and leave a note on the invitation for them to do the same. Otherwise, they will not see it either. JUST BECAUSE YOUR SETTINGS ARE CORRECT, DOES NOT MEAN YOUR FRIENDS SETTINGS ARE CORRECT AND THEY MAY NOT BE ABLE TO SEE YOUR POSTS. Best to forward this invite to your friends as I said above with a note in the invite for them to do the same with their friends.
iPhone Info: If it’s an app, unfortunately you won’t find it at the bottom. If you’re using an iPhone, you should be able to access to site through your browser, Safari, and proceed with modifying your settings.
P.S. Yes, this has been going around for a couple of weeks already. Just doing my part to make sure the knowledge is shared. 🙂
Daily Archives: March 11, 2011
Story of Life
Lisa Beamer on Good Morning America
You may remember her, she’s the wife of Todd Beamer who said ‘Let’s Roll!’ and helped take down the plane over Pennnsylvania that was heading for
Washington, DC back on 9/11.
She said it’s the little things that she misses most about Todd, such as hearing the garage door open as he came home, and her children running to
meet him. She’s now the Mom of a beautiful little girl, Mary. Lisa recalled this story:
“I had a very special teacher in high school many years ago whose husband died suddenly of a heart attack. About a week after his death, she shared
some of her insight with a classroom of students. As the late afternoon sunlight came streaming in through the classroom windows and the class
was nearly over, she moved a few things aside on the edge of her desk and sat down there. With a gentle look of reflection on her face, she paused and said, ‘
Class is over, I would like to share with all of you, a thought that is unrelated to class, but which I feel is very important. Each of us is put here on earth to
learn, share, love, appreciate and give of ourselves. None of us knows when this fantastic experience will end. It can be taken away at any moment.
Perhaps this is the power’s way of telling us that we must make the most out of every single day. Her eyes, beginning to water, she went on, ‘So I would like
you all to make me a promise. From now on, on your way to school, or on your way home, find something beautiful to notice. It doesn’t have to be something you see,
it could be a scent, perhaps of freshly baked bread wafting out of someone’s house, or it could be the sound of the breeze slightly rustling the leaves in the trees,
or the way the morning light catches one autumn leaf as it falls gently to the ground. Please look for these things, and cherish them. For, although it may sound trite
to some, these things are the “stuff” of life. The little things we are put here on earth to enjoy. The things we often take for granted.”
The class was completely quiet. We all picked up our books and filed out of the room silently. That afternoon, I noticed more things on my way home from school
than I had that whole semester. Every once in a while, I think of that teacher and remember what an impression she made on all of us, and I try to appreciate all
of those things that sometimes we all overlook.
Take notice of something special you see on your lunch hour today. Go barefoot. Or walk on the beach at sunset. Stop off on the way home tonight to get a double dip
ice cream cone. For as we get older, it is not the things we did that we often regret, but the things we didn’t do.
If you like this, please pass it on to a friend, if not just delete it and go on with your life!
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.”
HAVE A GREAT DAY!
GOD Bless you every day of your life.
Before printing this e-mail – is it necessary? Think Green / Avant d’imprimer ce courriel, est ce nécessaire ? Pensez environnement.