Does Facebook seem lonelier lately? There's a reason!

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Services for Real Estate Pros with Bluegrass Homes & Farms Realty, Agent Know How

Facebook has done it again, changing things without telling us. We should be used to it by now, huh?

I noticed about a month ago that Facebook seemed to be slowing down. I was talking to the same people and many of my friends seemed to disappear. I assumed that most had joined the new Groups and many of those groups are private, so of course their posts don't show up in your news feed.

Then a Facebook friend from New York posted a reason and a solution on her status.

Go to your Home page (News Feed):

Facebook News Feed

 

Then, scroll all the way to the bottom. On the right hand side click on Edit Options:

 

Facebook Edit Options

Then, change the Show Posts From from "Friends and pages you interact with most" to "All of your friends and pages." Be sure to Save, and that's it!

Now you will see people that you thought dropped off the face of the earth. Happy Networking!

-Lynda

 

 

Comments (28)

Leslie Prest
Leslie Prest, Prest Realty, Sales and Rentals in Payson, AZ - Payson, AZ
Owner, Assoc. Broker, Prest Realty, Payson,

I had wondered why I wasn't seeing some people. I'll check that. Thanks.

Feb 15, 2011 07:42 AM
Lynda White
Bluegrass Homes & Farms Realty, Agent Know How - Louisville, KY
Admin. Mgr., Keller Williams Realty

Hope it helps you, Leslie!

Feb 15, 2011 07:56 AM
Jordon W.Y. Wong, Jr.
Marcus & Associates, Inc. - Kailua, HI

Facebook attracts many people, but Activerain is so valuable when used to share these types of things.  Thank You!

Feb 18, 2011 01:36 PM
Lynda White
Bluegrass Homes & Farms Realty, Agent Know How - Louisville, KY
Admin. Mgr., Keller Williams Realty

You are so welcome, Jordon! I posted it on Facebook too, but like some people said, only a few people would see it because the majority of my friends had not changed their status and did not see it!

Feb 19, 2011 11:19 AM
Melanie Hedrick
Elite Texas Properties, the best homes from McKinney to Dallas! - McKinney, TX
972-816-7205

I'm so glad you posted this!  I wondered what happend to everybody!!!

BTW, have you been following the KW Reunion info on Twitter -- wish I was there!

Feb 21, 2011 02:42 AM
Lynda White
Bluegrass Homes & Farms Realty, Agent Know How - Louisville, KY
Admin. Mgr., Keller Williams Realty

Yes, Melanie, I have, although sporadically. I had to stay off the computer most of the day yesterday just to get a break, and I've been swamped with contract work this morning which is a very good thing!

But our office is broadcasting the "State of the Company and Culture" at 12:30 and I will be there! When I get home I'll catch up on everything else.

Feb 21, 2011 02:53 AM
David Bruce, Jr.
Frederick Web Promotions - Frederick, MD
Local SEO Apex Predator

I used to toggle between News Feed and Recent News to see the difference.

 Thanks Lynda, I didn't know about that setting to turn posts from less interactive friends back on.

I suspect FB does this intentionally: they don't want FB to be overrun by more prolific posters the way Twitter can be.

Another way of looking at it is Facebook Has A Spam Filter

Followed you on twitter, left comment on your wordpress.com blog, and sent FB friend request

Good blog post, did you use SnagIt for the screen shots?

 

Feb 22, 2011 10:31 PM
Lynda White
Bluegrass Homes & Farms Realty, Agent Know How - Louisville, KY
Admin. Mgr., Keller Williams Realty

Thanks for the compliment, subscribing, following and friending! No, I used PrintScreen and Paint. I learned that trick way back in the 90s.

Feb 23, 2011 12:25 AM
Jim Frimmer
HomeSmart Realty West - San Diego, CA
Realtor & CDPE, Mission Valley specialist

I’ll have to check on that because some of my friends used to post every hour. Now they don’t post at all, seemingly. That could be the reason.

Feb 26, 2011 02:44 PM
Jim Frimmer
HomeSmart Realty West - San Diego, CA
Realtor & CDPE, Mission Valley specialist

I came back to tell you that it worked. Everyone’s there again! Thanks!

Feb 26, 2011 02:52 PM
Lynda White
Bluegrass Homes & Farms Realty, Agent Know How - Louisville, KY
Admin. Mgr., Keller Williams Realty

Yay, Jim, I'm so glad it helped you! :) Have a great evening!

Feb 26, 2011 02:54 PM
David Bruce, Jr.
Frederick Web Promotions - Frederick, MD
Local SEO Apex Predator

Hey Lynda, I want to reblog this post on my Search Engine Ranking & Social Media Marketing blog

My 2100 readers will want to know about this

Feb 26, 2011 10:49 PM
Jeff Lorenzen
Keller Williams Park City Real Estate - Park City, UT - Park City, UT
Park City Real Estate

Thanks, again, Lynda. Not only did you get me to sign up for Twitter following your Twitter 101 post, you've taught me something new about Facebook. I had no idea they had done this. Thank you, but I'd rather be the one to decide who I listen to -- not them!

Mar 10, 2011 04:24 PM
Todd Clark
eXp Realty LLC - Tigard, OR
Principle Broker Oregon

I had no idea, I will have to check that out and change that. Actually, I just figured out since I use RockMelt I can see all my facebook friends even without using facebook.

Mar 10, 2011 10:33 PM
Lynda White
Bluegrass Homes & Farms Realty, Agent Know How - Louisville, KY
Admin. Mgr., Keller Williams Realty

Sorry, guys, I just got notice last night that I had comments.

David: Of course you can reblog this! I'm flattered.

Jeff: Thanks, I am now following you on Twitter.

Todd: I didn't know that about RockMelt, so you taught me something too. I mean, I know I can "see" them, but can you talk to them too?

By the way, I have a couple of RockMelt invites if anyone wants to try it out. It's a browser designed for social media.

Mar 12, 2011 04:44 AM
Dave Halpern
Keller Williams Realty Louisville East (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
Louisville Short Sale Expert

Lynda,

Thanks for solving that mystery! I was wondering where everyone disappeared to! See you next time at KW Realty Louisville East.

 

Mar 15, 2011 11:25 PM
Lynda White
Bluegrass Homes & Farms Realty, Agent Know How - Louisville, KY
Admin. Mgr., Keller Williams Realty

Dave, you solved a mystery for me too, of why short sales take so long. It seems as if banks are as slow and full of red tape as the government! Glad I could help.

I'm not a Realtor® yet, but since I'm doing contracts now (and may be one some day) I want to learn as much as I can about the process. Our team does short sales from time to time.

Mar 16, 2011 01:13 AM
Dave Halpern
Keller Williams Realty Louisville East (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
Louisville Short Sale Expert

I just flicked the switch. Everybody came back!

Mar 16, 2011 08:48 AM
Dr. Stacey-Ann Baugh
Century 21 New Millennium - Upper Marlboro, MD
A doctor who makes house calls.

Even with that it still doesn't show everyone and that frustrates me.

Apr 18, 2011 02:22 PM
Lynda White
Bluegrass Homes & Farms Realty, Agent Know How - Louisville, KY
Admin. Mgr., Keller Williams Realty

I get frustrated too, Stacey, because it still shows only the people you interact with the most. Well, how are you supposed to interact with people if you can't see them? 

Apr 19, 2011 02:06 AM