February 9th, 2010

facebook

News Feed

Like much of world, I spend entirely too much time on the Facebook. So, its design sort of directly affects the karma of my online day. So, can someone explain to me how the news feed works? I've avoided using it forever, but the new design sort of forces my hand.

Why do some people's status messages seem to never appear... and yet news that someone did something in Mafia Wars yesterday at lunch is at the top of the list? Is there some sort of algorithm that determines this?