See All Of Your Facebook FriendsJust a quick public service message for you Facebook users out there. Most people have received the new user interface by now. I only just received it myself, so I haven't lived with it long enough to render judgment. However, one of the things I noticed right away (besides the fact that they broke the Blackberry app for a few days...grrrr) was that I was not seeing all of my friends' status updates. So, after remembering what they did last time, I checked and indeed they throttled back the number of friends appearing in the feed to 250. I'm not sure if those 250 are random or somehow ordered, but it doesn't matter because I want to see all of my friends. Let me make the decision about who I want to ignore, Facebook! ;-)
So, the resolution is quick and easy:
1. From the homepage, click the "Most Recent" link so you are seeing the real-time friend feed.
2. Scroll down to the very bottom of the feed and you'll find a link labeled 'Edit Options'. Click this link.
3. In the resulting dialog box, you'll see that they are setting the number of friends you can see to the default value of 250. Change this to a higher number, up to 5000, which is currently the maximum number of friends you can have. Click the 'Save' button.
That's it. Once you complete these three simple steps, you will be back to seeing all of your friends' farm updates, mafia scores, news on their pets, etc. On second thought, maybe you want to set that number to 0. ;-D
Pass it on...