Missing friends on Facebook?


Have you noticed that you are only seeing updates in your newsfeed from the same people lately? Have you also noticed that when you post things like status messages, photos and links, the same circle of people are commenting and you are not hearing from anyone else?

…………The problem is that a large chunk of your contact list can’t see anything you post and here’s why:

The “New Facebook” has a newsfeed setting that by default is automatically set to show ONLY posts from people you’ve recently interacted with or have interacted the most with (which would be limited to the couple of weeks just before people started switching to the “new profile”). So, in other words, for both business and personal pages, unless you or your friends/fans commented on one anothers posts within those couple of weeks – you are now invisible to them and they are invisible to you!!

On your homepage click the “Most Recent” title on the right of the Newsfeed, then click on the drop down arrow beside it and select “Edit Options”. Click on “Show Posts From” and change the setting to “All Of Your Friends and Pages” (you can also access the “Edit Options” link at the very bottom of the Facebook homepage on the right)

Note: Business pages do not have a newsfeed. Owners of business pages should adjust the settings on their personal accounts.

The good news is:
You can now view all of your friends and fans again.

The bad news is:
YOU ARE STILL INVISIBLE to a large portion of your list. If you want to re-establish contact, you will need to get the word out to ALL of your contacts by inviting them to this “event” or creating one of your own so they can read the post and adjust their settings.

To invite your friends:
Click on “Attending” at the top and then you will see an option to invite your friends under the smiley face. It’s public so everyone who logs onto Facebook can view it and even the friends who can’t see your posts WILL see the event invitation. You can also tweet about it, create a blog post or send out an email to your subscribers in hopes of reaching them all.



Concerns about cancer and Exide

By Maher Maso, Mayor of Frisco

As I have written about previously, I am focused on making Frisco the cleanest city in the Country. Recently, I directly received good news from Luminant about the decommissioning of the old TXU plant on the west side of Preston. This took many years of work and I have been interacting with their executives for some time.

The citizens of Frisco have made it clear they expect a safe environment for our families and I have left no stone unturned as I represent our Council and you, our residents, on this issue. In my numerous local and state meetings with the Texas commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), our State and Federal Legislatures and Exide, I have made it clear that having a clean, safe environment in our city is non-negotiable and that our citizens will get the answers they need to be informed and that their concerns are addressed.

This has not been an easy road and while others are playing politics with it, the only solution is to remain focused on the job at hand. When you are dealing with a well-funded industry with powerful lobbyists, it takes experience to carefully marshal all your resources to protect the city. Our citizens also must help by being engaged, attending the public meetings to make their opinion known and to support our elected officials in their quest to clean up Frisco.

One of the things that our citizens have shared with me is the concern about a potential link to Exide and Cancer. As a cancer survivor, I take this very seriously. I have lost many good friends to cancer and know of many others that are battling this horrible disease today. I invest a lot of my time with Relay for Life and attending fund raisers for the families that are facing the challenges of this terrible disease but will also work with regulatory agencies on this issue.

When questions arose about this potential link, I immediately contacted the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC forwarded me to the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS), the agency that has jurisdiction over this potential issue. I sent a letter to DSHS and started a dialog with Dr. Eric Miller with the Texas Cancer Registry and who is the Manager of Epidemiology with the Cancer Epidemiology and Surveillance Branch of the DSHS.

I invited Dr. Miller to Frisco where I personally met with him and also a concerned parent of a child with a rare form of cancer. The full report and time/letters are below. I will continue to interact with the state and federal officials on this issue until I am satisfied that we have all the answers regarding this issue.

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