Facebook Tells You You ‘Missed’ The Stories It Chose Not To Show YouBy: Chris Crum - March 21, 2014
Facebook may be going out of its way to hide more content from users from Pages that they’ve liked, but they’re also testing a way to make sure those users don’t miss some of their friends’ posts.
Inside Facebook and AllFacebook (which are both operated by MediaBistro) share the same screenshot that a reader sent them. It invites users to “Check out stories you haven’t seen yet from _____ and 39 other people,” and to “Show unread stories.”
Choosing to show unread stories takes you to another page with the following URL: facebook.com/feed/missed_stories. You can go ahead and put that in your browser, and you’ll probably be able to view the feed.
Interestingly, I was given at least one story that I had already seen in this feed. They are just “testing” it.
Mostly, the feed appears to be made up of posts that Facebook itself chose not to show me in my News Feed. It wasn’t necessarily that I “missed” it. If Facebook hadn’t buried it in the first place, I probably wouldn’t have missed it at all.
And did you notice how they got rid of the “most recent” option in the latest News Feed design?
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