Ed. note: this tweet impressed upon me that readers may think the list of apps pictured below that I’m blocking notifications from are my apps.
I assure you, they are the apps of my elderly relatives and elementary school acquaintances!
Amid all the shouting about Facebook’s Pages updates, a bizarro but profound change happened to the news feed.
Facebook is hiding most of your friends & Pages updates, and only showing the few users/Pages you interact with the most.
This has the effect of making Facebook seem darn near abandoned in the past few days, which can’t possibly be what the aging social network is looking for. Users at this point need to be assured that Facebook is still a busy, happening place, or there’ll be no one left to sell stuff to.
The feed modification instead gives the appearance of all but the most active people up and leaving, resulting in a boring, mildly confusing, and certainly not cool vibe. This is a weird choice at a time when people are reacting with dismay to the faintest suggestion that Facebook might buy Twitter, bringing it’s (presumably) uncool culture with it.
Get reacquainted with your friends by scrolling to the bottom of the page (challenging because of the autorefresh; you’ll see) > Edit Options > All friends. Refresh.