Facebook Changes Home Page…Discovering the Glitches

March 16, 2009 at 7:01 pm Leave a comment

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The most popular social networking site, Facebook, changed the information that appears on everyone’s home page this week.  I’m sure there are a lot of improvements, but of course some glitches too.  One big glitch I caught today is that now whenever you post to someone’s wall, typically private conversations, it’s now automatically adding that to the news feed viewable by all of your connections. 

Most likely you’ll want to change that.  To do so, go to Settings>Privacy Settings>Manage>News & Feeds and then uncheck the box that says Wall Posts on the top left. 

Otherwise everything you write on someones wall will show up in all of your mutual friends news feeds on the home page.  You may or may not care, but most likely you won’t want every private conversation automatically broadcast.  It used to just say that you wrote on someone’s wall and then they could click through to see the conversation.  But now it’s just showing everything you write in full.  Not an improvement there Facebook!  But I still love the site none the less.

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