I check Facebook regularly. When I’m on my laptop at home, I keep it set to “recent stories.” When I hop back on Facebook from whatever I’ve been doing, I start at the top and basically scroll down until I start to see posts I’ve already seen before.
I figured, heck, I check this shit enough that I’m probably not missing anything, right? I want to see recent stories. That should mean, I least I think it should mean, ALL the recent stories.
When I check Facebook on my phone, however, the default is top stories. I started to notice recently that the “top stories,” by and large, were stories I’d never seen before, despite the fact that I check Facebook constantly and most of these updates were posted upwards of eight hours ago.
So, if I haven’t liked your posts recently, if I haven’t congratulated you or commiserated with you or or laughed with you, it’s because you’ve been hidden from me.
Here are the posts I’ve missed over the past 24 hours:
- A friend asking everyone to name their favorite Simpsons episodes
- Norm Dachman’s obituary in the Tribune
- Kim Dale’s Fiction Friday
- A funny status about Tindr
- A status update from a friend about how much she likes her job
- Another friend thanking everyone for birthday wishes
- Geek Girl talking about changing her name
- A picture of a dog sitting near mini bottles of alcohol
- Many, many, many people taking the ALS Challenge (I guess Facebook is good for some things)
- An article about some crazy sausage dish to be served at Packers games
- A cute pic of my friend’s eight-month-old
- Hugh Jackman looking like a pirate
- Pictures of friends’ kids heading off to school
- Another friend touting her book release
- And on…and on…and on
- Seriously, I know the title says “all the posts Facebook has hidden from me…”
- …But there are just too many to count
But, naturally, Buzzfeed articles and Jim Bob’s comments on the posts of people I’ve never met are way more important.
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