Did You Get Your FaceBook Event Invitation? How to Change Your Feed

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The FaceBook Non-Event

April 4, 2011 Day 4 of the Hubpages Challenge

I wish that I had taken a tape recorder along with me all day to take some dictation. When you do a 30-day challenge, your mind continually turns round and round about what you will write, the topic for the day, how it relates to your other hubs, the format, photos and even videos that can be included to beef up the article and provide a complete experience for the reader.


Usually something unexpected happens, as you will see in today's story. I'm saving a fun one for tomorrow because I received a FaceBook invitation to an event that was a non-event.


All you FaceBookers ~ Read about it below.

Have You Updated Your FaceBook Today?

As FaceBook Makes Changes Without Notifying Members You Have To Get The New From Friends

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I Was Invited, Were You?

I received an invitation to an event in FaceBook. Only, it was not the usual kind of event, like a workshop, an on-line teleconference, a FaceBook party, an invitation to join a group or anything like that.

Someone figured out that the best way to notify a large number of people about an important piece of invitation was to create an Event, send out the news, and let it go from there as a chain of events, messaging one person to the next. Everyone inviting their friends and thus, we all know what to do to update our FaceBook page. 

Probably, this method was used because with the FaceBook change people could not read a regular update status anymore. Read on...

THE INVITATION

THIS IS THE FACEBOOK EVENT MESSAGE

PLEASE READ - THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT TO EVERYONE WHO USES FACEBOOK FOR BUSINESS OR PERSONAL REASONS!!

Forgive the invite. This is not really an "invitation", so no real need to press "attend" - Facebook likes to make changes and not really tell everyone. This is an easy way to get the word out - and currently the only way to assure that everyone can see it.

Have you noticed that you are only seeing updates in your newsfeed from the same people lately? Have you also noticed that when you post things like status messages, photos and links, the same circle of people are commenting and everyone else seems to be ignoring you?

Don't worry, everyone still loves you and nobody has intentionally blocked you. The problem is that a large chunk of your friend/fan list can't see anything you post and here's why:

THE NEW FACEBOOK

The "New Facebook" has a newsfeed setting that by default is automatically set to show ONLY posts from people who you've recently interacted with or interacted the most with (which would be limited to the couple of weeks just before people started switching to the new profile). So in other words, for both business and personal pages, unless your friends/fans commented on one of your posts within those few weeks or vice versa - you are now invisible to them and they are invisible to you!!

THE FIX - Go To The Top of Your Page Click "MOST RECENT"

CHOOSE "EDIT OPTIONS" IN YOUR DROPDOWN LISTS

FaceBook for Dummies

New and Improved FaceBook

HERE'S THE FIX: On the homepage click the "Most Recent" title on the right of the Newsfeed, then click on the drop down arrow beside it and select "Edit Options", click on "Show Posts From" and change the setting to "All Of Your Friends and Pages" (you can also access the "Edit Options" link at the very bottom of the facebook homepage on the right) Note: Business pages do not have a newsfeed however page owners should adjust the settings on their personal accounts.

The good news is: now you can now view all of your friends and fans again. The bad news is: YOU ARE STILL INVISIBLE to a large portion of your list. You must get the word out to ALL of your friends and fans by inviting them to this event or creating one of your own so they can read the post and adjust their settings. To invite your friends: Click on "Attending" at the top and then you will see an option to invite your friends at the top left. It’s public so everyone who logs onto facebook can view it and even the friends who can’t see your posts WILL see the event invitation. You can also tweet about it, create a blog post or send out an email to your subscribers in hopes of reaching them all.

Click and Select "ALL FRIENDS AND PAGES." Don't forget to SAVE

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einron 5 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

Thanks for the update. Had no idea that this occurs.


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Debby Bruck 5 years ago Author

Yes! It will make a huge difference in your stream.


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Fossillady 5 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

I had an idea about this from my niece but didn't quite understand, now I do...thanks Debby


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Debby Bruck 5 years ago Author

Glad I could be of service. Have a super day.


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einron 5 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

Thanks to you, I have updated my Facebook a/c. I wondered what happened to my earlier friends. I do get back some news, but Facebook seems to cut back a lot of the information.

I have been only 14 months on FB, but have quite a great deal of friends (5000+), but do not quite understand fully the workings of FB.


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Debby Bruck 5 years ago Author

Hello Einron ~ How the heck did you get 5000 friends in just 14 months? WOW! Well, FaceBook does not stay the same very long. They do not inform users of changes. Depend upon your friends to tell you and ask for their help. Many of my friends activity also disappeared from view. So, you will need to tell them if you would like to see them again. Cheers! Debby


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einron 5 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

Debby Bruck

May I have your permission to use it in my fb. I just had another letter from someone in fb, but it was not illustrated. Yours is much clearer.

It is to the glory of God that I now have 5000 max. and a second a/c with 920 friends. I would not know how to do it, but because I prayed to God and He helped me.

I also have a twitter a/c. I reached 1570 followers, but I followed 2000 (maximum) and could not gain any more. So I erased some of them, and lost about 100 followers, but I now follow about 450, but have 1484 follower. God again helped me in my quest. Thank God Almighty!


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Debby Bruck 5 years ago Author

Dear Einron ~ I would be most grateful if you would simply copy the URL and post to your friends or use the SHARE button. Blessings, Debby


Colleen Gray 5 years ago

Hey Debby, thanks. But you know what else I'm running into; sometimes when I pull up feeds there is absolutely nothing, other times there they all are? As I am in FB a lot I run into this quite a bit, like just now. I went in to a biz feed site and they were there. I double checked the setting per above again, and bam gone. I cannot figure out what that is about.


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Debby Bruck 5 years ago Author

Hello Colleen. A number of people have been mentioning this problem today. I'm wondering whether FaceBook is presently in the process of working their magic in the background, which causes glitches in the system. Did you also try clearing your cache or opening in another browser? Let me know how it is working. Thanks for letting me know. Blessings, Debby


Kaviraj 5 years ago

FB has changed and failed to let us know about it. Take a look at your URL address (the top box on your screen.) If you see "http" instead of "https" you DO NOT have a secure session & can be HACKED. Go to Account - Account Settings - Account Security - click Change. Check box (secure browsing), click Save. FB has automatically set it on the non-secure setting! Do your friends a huge favor, copy & re-post..


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Debby Bruck 5 years ago Author

Thanks for this note, Kaviraj. Important part of message.

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