Recently I’ve had different Facebook Friends post about;
- Cyber bullying
- Their Parent dying
Facebook’s algorithms decided these posts were not important to me and hid them in the Newsfeed ‘Top Stories’ mode (which I gather is the default). It seems more ‘popular’ (from the same people) or ‘liked’ sponsor posts from others take precedence. I only discovered them when I saw one briefly appear on my tablet Facebook app live tile then switched to “most recent” in the feed display.
I understand the need to filter feed content (or it would be overwhelming) but find the way it does this frustrating. I’m not a Facebook expert but can’t see any way for an author to control ‘importance’ or priority of their content.
There are lots of other reasons I don't like Facebook but it is the only web presence for many people I know. My strategy to is to create the content I value on my blog(s), where I control it, and cross post a link to Facebook so they can see it. I can’t understand, especially companies, using Facebook as the place to author/host anything you really value.