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Changing Facebook’s News Feed Default Settings

It’s been a few weeks since Facebook launched its recent round of changes.  Those changes not only included a slight face lift (no pun intended), but some under-the-hood changes as well.  If you’re like many, you’re still getting used to them.

In fact, it you spend time on Facebook daily, you may have noticed that what you’re posting isn’t being commented on at the same level you’re used to.  Part of the reason for that, I believe, is due to the changes Facebook made to some of the personal profile default settings.

First, it’s important to note that this won’t change, necessarily, by making the simple adjustments I describe in the video below.  For that to happen, everyone else you’re connected with will need to do the same.  To put it simply, you need to spread the word.

However, if you feel – as I did – that you’re just not seeing near the activity in your Facebook stream that you once did, the simple adjustments outlined in this screencast should help change that.  I hope it helps.

Photo credit, Photos8.com


3 Responses

  1. It seems that Facebook is trying to establish a sort of “social relevance” for content like Google has done for search, but all it has resulted in (for me) thus far is to make it harder for my posts to be seen by my friends and for me to see theirs. I had done what you proposed and started seeing more, but have found that less and less of my posts are even being found by my friends. Facebook is making their service less and less intuitive with each update I think. That are not taking into account that a majority of the people that use their service will not go in and do what you’re suggesting and thus miss out on lots of content from their friends.

  2. I totally agree. My experience with Facebook recently has been almost exactly the same.

    I hope they get their act together soon. It’s been frustrating.

  3. Great video but it appears that these settings are now gone from FaceBook. Is there any other way to allow for more than 250 friends on the news feed?

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