Facebook Changes: Live Feed / News Feed & Where are my Friends?

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Services for Real Estate Pros with AmazingVideoTours.com

You've probably noticed the 2 feeds so let's get right to Facebook's differentiation of the feeds:

"News Feed aggregates the most interesting content that your friends are posting while Live Feed shows you all the actions your friends are making in real-time."

To those that have more than 250 "friends" on Facebook...Facebook is blocking feeds from all but 250 people.

Here is a quote from Facebook, "Live Feed automatically determines which friends to include based on who Facebook thinks you want to hear from most."

To undo: Go to your home page. Make sure your news feed shows "live feed". Then scroll to bottom, click: "Edit Options". You will see your News Feed Settings. Change... 250 to 5...000 (or, whatever # you... want) for Facebook Friend limit. Then hit "save", and your feed will work right again.

Hope this helps you get Facebook back to where you were used to seeing it.

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Comments (13)

Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Hi Steve!  Thank you for this!  I can barely keep up with Active Rain and my websites--FB gets my attention but, not the fine points!  I'll go check this out right now.

Have a great Thursday..

OH--are you going to RDU REBar Camp next week?

Debe in Charlotte

Oct 28, 2009 05:02 PM
Ralph Gorgoglione
Maui Life Homes / Metro Life Homes - Kihei, HI
Hawaii and California Real Estate (310) 497-9407

thanks so much for pointing this out.

I was on Facebook earlier and was wondering why everything seemed a little off.

Oct 28, 2009 05:07 PM
Steve Schwartz
AmazingVideoTours.com - Charlotte, NC
Charlottenulls Premier Real Estate Videographer and Photographer

Debe and Ralph - Glad to help. 

Debe - I wish I could make REBarCampRDU but it doesn't look good, and I hear they are full already.

Oct 28, 2009 05:17 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Steve,  You won't believe how many people sign up because it's free and then don't show up!  I think they could fit you in if you are able to attend!

Debe in Charlotte

Oct 28, 2009 05:23 PM
Steve Schwartz
AmazingVideoTours.com - Charlotte, NC
Charlottenulls Premier Real Estate Videographer and Photographer

Debe - Very true.  I'm gonna see if I can juggle some things around so I can go. 

Oct 28, 2009 05:28 PM
Andrea Swiedler
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties - New Milford, CT
Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT

Good morning Steve, another great post! I don't have that problem yet with Facebook, saw a lot of people complaining about it. I admit, Facebook is my place to play a few games. Shame on me. But, over the course of the next few weeks I am going to try and ramp up with Twitter and Facebook. Thanks to you!

Oct 28, 2009 11:00 PM
Steve Schwartz
AmazingVideoTours.com - Charlotte, NC
Charlottenulls Premier Real Estate Videographer and Photographer

Andrea - Thanks.  Don't apologize for using Facebook for fun.  I'm on Facebook to connect with family and friends (limited network).  I'm an advocate of using Facebook for fun and Twitter for business, although I do have a Facebook Fan page (for my business) which is open for all to see. 

Oct 29, 2009 01:10 AM
Ross Quintana
Real E Smarter - Spokane, WA
Real E Smarter Real Estate Coach - 509-362-1966

Thanks Steve, it takes a person to got there first to save everyone else the confused dog look. Thanks again

You do What?

Oct 29, 2009 08:40 AM
Rob Thomas
Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954 - Bristol, TN
Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro

Steve....thanks for the information. I am on Facebook everyday but did not realize how to use it effectively.

Thanks

Rob

Oct 29, 2009 01:01 PM
Gerry Michaels
Glasswork Media Arts - Gettysburg, PA
GettysburgGerry Social Meida

 

Thanks Steve, i don't like the new set up, thanks for helping

Oct 30, 2009 01:09 AM
Nancy McNamee
Keller Williams Realty - Roseville, CA

Thanks for the info.  Every little bit helps.

Nov 05, 2009 02:35 AM
Marchel Peterson
Results Realty - Spring, TX
Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro

Steve, so I'm wondering if I should change it.  I have sooooooooo many friends on facebook but only a handfull that I talk back and forth with.  It appears that this feed differentiates between the two.   Is that the case?

Nov 16, 2009 07:25 AM
Steve Schwartz
AmazingVideoTours.com - Charlotte, NC
Charlottenulls Premier Real Estate Videographer and Photographer

Marchel - In either feed, you can select to "Hide" posts from certain people to minimize who you are getting updates from.  You can reverse this by Selecting "Live Feed" and scrolling down to the very bottom of the page and selecting "Edit Options".  Select the X by the person's name to have them appear in your feed again.  Hope this helps! 

Nov 16, 2009 09:56 AM