If you've spent a lot of time on Facebook over the past few years, you may have noticed that you don't see quite as many updates from your friends and other Facebook pages as you once did.
That's because Facebook, which once allowed users to see a complete stream of updates from their friends, now filters out all but about 15% of those updates, according to technology news site TechCrunch.
You're less likely to see status updates and links from friends unless they've already received "likes" or comments from other people. If you use the Facebook page's "Sort" in "Top News" mode rather than "Most Recent," you may be seeing even less of the whole picture.
The use of a little known trick can help ensure you're seeing more, if not all, of your friends' updates. When you visit Facebook, append this text to the end of the http://www.facebook.com/ in your browser's address window:
You can also just bookmark this link.
Facebook told TechCrunch this is "an old link that allows you to access your news feed operating on an earlier version of our ranking algorithm."
That suggests Facebook may eliminate this workaround sometime in the not-too-distant future, particularly if it starts seeing a lot of use that the company did not intend. In the meantime, though, enjoy the unedited news feed.
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