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Facebook Offers More Suggestions For Your Friends

Do You Like Facebook's Reconnect Strategy?

I just read an article about Facebook's "reconnect" strategy — the newly implemented practice of featuring a friend you haven't interacted with in a while. They appear on the right side of the newly redesigned homepage. Facebook's explanation:

Facebook is only useful and relevant if you can connect with friends that matter to you. Now you also will begin seeing new Suggestions about people with whom you are already friends, including those who are new to the site. You will see just how much help your friends need by checking out the progress bar located below their profile picture on their profile. You can help them by writing on their Wall or sending them a message, so they have a chance to get involved in sharing as well.

Underneath your friend's photo: the prompt, "Help make Facebook better for her," or "Find more friends for him." What's any caring FB friend to do? While I'm not completely positive how the Facebook algorithms work, it's funny to see who they suggest (my grandmother, for instance). In general, I don't have a problem with the new feature — except if it starts trying to reconnect me with an ex-boyfriend, of course.

Do you like this feature, or would you prefer Facebook stopped making suggestions?

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sparklestar sparklestar 6 years
It keeps telling me to reconnect and talk to MY OWN BOYFRIEND. =)
cheekyredhead cheekyredhead 6 years
Tidal Wave---it was a network of friends/followers that were driven to my content in other sites and blogs. It was over 30000 people who have now vanished from my facebook page. BTW...left you another comment at my link. Many people use Facebook as a means to develop their business contacts, or in my position I am working on "branding" my writing and content as a specific voice. These were not idle "comments" on my profile feed...they were people who were there because they liked my writing, blogs, and other content I could point them to. Now they have vanished. Can I just sit and pray I meant enough to them that they'd come find me? Really silly because they have always depended upon my event notifications announcing my new issues "Cheeky" and now they aren't getting them. Sugar basically did the same thing to me when they discontinued the notification feature on here and then it took them almost three months to find my follower list...and it still is not complete. The bottom line is that my Facebook account was linking people to my work in other places...a network. I have lost that and it is not replaceable. Facebook AND Sugar fail to see the impact of someone like me on their business and perhaps they need to. I pulled people into Sugar by using Facebook and vice versa...so I was promoting them as much as I was myself. When Facebook ignores my complaints they are also ignoring my reader base which then does effect BOTH Sugar and Facebook. The traffic in several forums here on Sugar since my Facebook profile issue is down 45% and that is not a small number. My blogs are now down almost 75%....HUGE. No...it was not my thesis...it was my livelihood. I am building a business and this is like stealing all my clients.
TidalWave TidalWave 6 years
@cheekyredhead: i dont understand. just become friends with everyone again. it's not like you lost your thesis.
Zivanod Zivanod 6 years
I don't care about the new reconnect feature. If I haven't talked to person X then I don't want to. And I too don't get the two new news feeds.
cheekyredhead cheekyredhead 6 years
That is hysterical. I friend you but you are "Anonymous" ... which means nobody can friend you. I have always wondered why there was a need for "Anonymous" comments.
dexaholic dexaholic 6 years
I just removed a bunch of connections the other day, to streamline my friends list. I got rid of all the people I had no interaction with, like friends from highschool or old work colleagues. So I'm not sure how helpful this new feature will be! Btw, can anyone explain the difference between the two News Feeds??
SusanTeufel SusanTeufel 6 years
I like it until it recommends me to reconnect with a friend who has sadly passed on.
cheekyredhead cheekyredhead 6 years
I am SO angry at Facebook ...or perhaps what happened when I made the mistake to click on sugar's little "post this comment to my Facebook feed" which effectively resulted in ALL my friends/followers evaporating on Facebook. Perhaps it was a coincidence that it fell on the same day that Facebook changed----but Facebook is not concerned about my lost content....ALL of it...I get little tiny emails saying "oh yeah we no there is a problem" but nothing has been done to repair it. For more on this: http://cheekyredhead.onsugar.com/
Beauty Beauty 6 years
I don't like it. I feel like it's guilting me. Yes, I know I haven't talked with XYZ in a while. I'm BUSY.
skigurl skigurl 6 years
funny that you mention that - mine totally tried to reconnect me with my ex the other day...and a few more times after that until i clicked the "x" to get rid of it! i'm okay with it but it seems repetitive...i keep getting the same 4 people over and over
skigurl skigurl 6 years
funny that you mention that - mine totally tried to reconnect me with my ex the other day...and a few more times after that until i clicked the "x" to get rid of it! i'm okay with it but it seems repetitive...i keep getting the same 4 people over and over
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