I've noticed that when I look at the "Recent Activity" on my facebook home page, it still filters out people (I assume based on people I don't interact with often?). How can I turn this off so I really just see the most recent activity for all my friends?
Facebook recently changed how this works (again). These instructions are for February 2011.
From your News Feed with "Most Recent" selected, click on Most Recent and then Edit Options. In the dialog box, select Show posts from: All your friends and pages and press the Save button. It will then show posts from all of your friends and pages, except those listed in the "Hide posts from" section.
It filters out activity based on your privacy settings and your friends privacy settings.
How can I control what Recent Activity Stories display on my profile?
Recent Activity stories only appear to people who are able to view the original content that they are about, based on privacy setting chosen by the person who posted the content. For example, if you comment on a friend's status, then only people who are permitted to see both your Wall and your friend's status will see a story about it when they look at your Wall.
You cannot completely turn off Recent Activity stories; however, you can:
- Prevent people from seeing certain Recent Activity stories on your profile by editing individual privacy settings.
- Remove Recent Activity stories by clicking the "Remove" button that appears to the right of the story after you move your mouse over it.