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Old 10-20-2014, 08:47 AM
 
Location: Metro Washington DC
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Top stories often has posts from days ago. I always choose most recent. Last time I used facebook on my phone, the most recent setting was well hidden. It was there, though. I don't know now because I don't use it on my phone anymore.
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Old 10-20-2014, 10:51 AM
 
Location: Riding the light...
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I've set my Facebook to Do Not Disturb. It thinks I live in Amsterdam and puts up advertising in Dutch.
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Old 10-21-2014, 03:52 PM
 
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The single most irritating FB crap for me is the "People you may know" feature and I cannot find a way to turn it off.
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Old 10-21-2014, 05:48 PM
 
Location: God's Gift to Mankind for flying anything
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Just to satisfy my curiosity, I do not see *Top Stories*.
I have a right hand column that says *Trending*.
On the left I have a column, like *a menu*.

In the middle a double wide column, that has the things I chose to see.
Those are usually posts from my family and VERY dear friends.

If I want to know what everybody else is up to, I drop down on *Notifications*

I also almost never see "People you may know" ... ,
unless I am looking for somebody (Find Friends).
I very seldom look for Friends, since for some reason,
those who think I am a friend or possible friend, *find me* ...

So, somewhere I am at a loss about obnoxious things on FB ...
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Old 10-22-2014, 05:44 AM
 
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I hate how it keeps reverting or defaulting back to "top stories" when I want it on "most recent." I don't know anyone who really prefers to Top Stories to Most Recent, but facebook wants that to be your default.
Most likely an active marketing decision by FB. Increases time on site and gives more control to them.
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Old 10-23-2014, 12:24 PM
 
Location: God's Gift to Mankind for flying anything
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Just to satisfy my curiosity, I do not see *Top Stories*..
I figured out why I do not see *Top Stories*.

Mine says *Recent Stories* and very vague light blue, it says *Back to Top Stories* ...
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Old 10-25-2014, 05:10 AM
 
Location: on an island
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Most likely an active marketing decision by FB. Increases time on site and gives more control to them.
Facebook itself is one huge marketing platform and we are all willing participants.

I don't want to quit FB, I like keeping up with faraway relatives and friends. I just try to keep as much privacy locked down as I can.
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Old 10-25-2014, 02:32 PM
 
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Facebook itself is one huge marketing platform and we are all willing participants.

I don't want to quit FB, I like keeping up with faraway relatives and friends. I just try to keep as much privacy locked down as I can.
Ditto, and hi!
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