There are two different content streams you can view on your homepage; you simply toggle between them by clicking the "Top News" and "Most Recent" buttons. Ticker --A real-time feed of actions your friends are taking on Facebook that appears in a small scrolling box in the right sidebar of your Facebook page.
Beneath that is a snippet of bio about the person and a one-column "Wall" summarizing their activities on Facebook, including recent posts from and about them, as well as any photos, videos, status updates they've shared. The News Feed contains a steady stream of short summaries describing activities and messages that your friends are sharing on Facebook.
A short summary appears by default, clicking "info" displays the full bio.
A multimedia journalism professor who covers social media, web publishing and internet technologies. As mentioned above, in the fall of 2011, Facebook created a separate display option called the Ticker, a kind of mini news feed. It was introduced in mid-2011.
Well, on your profile page, and your friends' profile pages, a short summary of each user's personal bio or "Info" as Facebook calls it is accessible there.
Use the floating navigation bar that contains the user's name and two drop-down menu labels, "Timeline" and "Now" to scroll back through the person's Facebook history.
And once you understand how Facebook's core features operate, you should find Facebook a livelier, friendlier place.
Share Pin Email. News Feed Viewing Options: Publisher Box --the blank "status" update box for typing in text updates, sharing Web links and other media.
Privacy Settings --used to determine who can see your status updates and personal info. They remain puzzled after getting past the Facebook login and stare at the publisher or Facebook status box that asks, "What's on your mind?
You can also click most any item in your left sidebar to have its associated content appear in the middle column of your Facebook homepage. Access them by clicking the down arrow to the right of the "Home" button in the top blue horizontal bar.
New users often have trouble understanding their limited, confusing options for changing or influencing what's shown in their personalized News Feed on their homepage. Need-to-know basics include figuring out where your messages show up for others and determining who can see which parts of your Facebook activity. Continue Reading. Learn more about the audience selector tool, also known as the inline Facebook menu, which allows you to make Facebook private , in this article.
Friends --your list of friends, those with whom you've connected.
You have the option to make your Timeline content viewable to just your friends, only you, the general public or a customized list of people. The News Feed on your homepage is hard to miss, it appears smack in the center column. Facebook modifies its toolkit fairly often, but most core functions persist.
Using Facebook isn't as easy as it seems.