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to STILL not understand how Facebook works?

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bibbitybobbityyhat Sat 10-Sep-16 21:26:50

I was late to FB, joined about 7 years ago as I have much younger half siblings who like to communicate this way. I only have a few (80) friends.

I still don't understand how/why FB chooses what I get to see on my news feed and when.

My laptop has been on all day as I was working this morning and I have a tab open for FB, which I've looked at a few times.

About 10 minutes ago I saw a photo in my newsfeed - which was posted by one of my best friends this morning. This is one of my "top 5 friends" if you like, a really close rl friend and if she puts a picture up I like or comment (and she does the same to me). So why, if she posted it 10 hours ago, have I not seen it until 10 minutes ago confused ?

CraftyPenguin Sat 10-Sep-16 21:31:50

Are you viewing 'top stories' instead of 'most recent'?

TheRedCarWon Sat 10-Sep-16 21:39:51

I think it depends on how active you are with that particular friend, how many people have reacted to or commented on that post and the activity or interestingness of other things that have been posted before or since.

Soubriquet Sat 10-Sep-16 21:42:14

FB is pretty easy really

Twitter on the other hand...I do not get that at all

Quietlygoingmad67 Sat 10-Sep-16 21:44:44

If there are a few people who you want to make sure you don't miss anything then if you do to their FB page - it will tell you that you are friends - press the tab and it should give you the option of 'seeing first' this basically means all their posts will appear at the top of your wall whenever you log on smile

Quietlygoingmad67 Sat 10-Sep-16 21:45:40

Sorry i meant the 'follow' tab which is next to the friends tab!

bibbitybobbityyhat Sat 10-Sep-16 21:50:50

I switch back to "most recent" instead of "top stories" every few days. Is there any way I can make that a permanent choice? I don't have thousands of friends, and some of them are not all that active, so I wouldn't mind seeing everything they post.

Like I said TheRedCarWon - this is one of my best friends, in RL and on FB. So I don't understand why I first saw her picture 10 hours after she put it up.

TheRedCarWon Sun 11-Sep-16 08:39:56

I don't think you can make "most recent" a permanent thing.
There is a way of choosing the people who's feeds you see first though. It's that little star next to the follow tick when you go on their profile.

onemorecupofcoffeefortheroad Sun 11-Sep-16 09:12:45

Could it be that a mutual friend either liked or commented on it and that then returned it to the top of your newsfeed.

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