How to Make Sure You Get Open Culture in Your Facebook Newsfeed: Now You Can Take Control

in Media, Technology | July 9th, 2015

For the longest time, Facebook gave you no ability to control what content you see in your Facebook newsfeed. Some 378,000 people have “liked” our Facebook page. But only a fraction actually see Open Culture posts in their newsfeed. That’s because a Facebook algorithm started making the decisions for you, showing you material from some people/publishers, and not others.

Now, Facebook has finally introduced a new feature that will let you control what you see. Please check out the instructions below. When you’re done reading them, consider giving us a Like on Facebook, and then set your newsfeed accordingly. (You get bonus points if you Follow us on Twitter too!)

  • If you’re using a mobile phone, open the Facebook app, click the “More” icon along the bottom of the app, then scroll down and click “Newsfeed preferences,” then click “Prioritize who to see first,” and make your picks. (You can select more than one item.)
  • If you’re using Facebook on a computer, click on the downward facing arrow on the top nav bar, then click “Newsfeed preferences,” locate one of the people or publishers you follow, and change the setting from “Following” to “See First.”

Hope all of that makes sense.

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  1. Keith says . . .
    July 9, 2015 / 7:10 pm

    This doesn’t look like it’s related to desktop usage at all. Mobile only?

  2. Dan Colman says . . .
    July 9, 2015 / 9:44 pm

    Hi Keith,

    I added some instructions above. Hope they make sense.


  3. Sergio Brasileiro Lobo says . . .
    June 8, 2016 / 7:53 am

    Esta foi uma ótima dica, gostei. Muito obrigado.

  4. Ochang Emmanuel says . . .
    July 2, 2016 / 2:05 am

    like your page

  5. Bud Rutkowski says . . .
    December 23, 2016 / 2:40 pm

    How could one part of a sentence be so confusing “, click on the downward facing arrow on the top nav bar, then click “Newsfeed preferences,” .

    What nav bar ?

    What arrow ?

    I didn’t even see the Indians.

    Could you try one better for someone who ius totally confused by your direction but anxious to try out your instructions

  6. Ronnie Bernard Lazarus says . . .
    January 25, 2017 / 4:35 am

    I don’t know what the “more” icon is at the bottom of my Facebook page on my mobile. Can you be more specific

  7. Surjit singh s says . . .
    February 14, 2017 / 8:47 am

    A know ge able website

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