If you read my blog regularly, you already know that I "Like" Facebook a lot, but the social network recently made a quiet little change which, as far as I can tell, wasn't really announced to its +500 Million users.
Have you noticed lately that you seem to see updates on your Facebook News Feed from a handful of the same people all the time, while you almost never see updates from other friends? I noticed this before reading about the change and a few times thought, "Did this person unfriend me? I haven't seen anything from them in a long time!"- at least now I know that there's a reason for it.
If you scroll down to the bottom of your News Feed- it will take you a few scrolls, since as you probably know it auto-loads more content as you read through updates- you'll see this option at the bottom:
Was yours defaulted to the "Friends and pages you interact with most" option? Yep, Facebook pulled a sneaky one on us and defaulted to that setting. If you want to see all of your friend's and pages' updates, you might want to switch to "All of your friends and pages."
I'm not sure why Facebook would implement this option and not publicize it- maybe it's because they wanted users to experience a more "virtually localized" News Feed- but regardless, the setting is now there for you to choose the option that best suits your Facebook perusing style. And, now you actually know about it! It might even help cure your exhaustion from seeing every.single.update. from your super nice, but not so spelling or grammatically savvy, Facebook friend (it's they're, not their!!!)... but that's never happened to me :)