Okay. So I know all of my friends will just be shocked that I am pissing and moaning about Facebook again. But today my friend Susan and I seem to have encountered some kind of really nasty Facebook bug. Susan told me that for some reason no entries at all appear on her Facebook page. So I went to her page and sure enough. The header and the comment box load, but no entries load. If you click on any of the time links at the right (I clicked April), older posts to the page will load, but there is no way to see the current posts. So about an hour later I had to reboot and logged in to find my own page behaving exactly the same way.
It appears that Empire Avenue is tinkering with the algorithms for the different networks. I notice that my Facebook score has been going up, up, up every day while my WordPress.com score goes down every day. It seems to me that my networking on these two sites has not changed, which is why I suspect (as several other players have recently observed) the scoring is undergoing some changes. This may necessitate more re-writing to Walking Down The Avenue than I had anticipated, although it is frankly too soon to know what changes might be necessitated in the book, beyond simply mentioning them. Also as of now I am assuming this is simply a temporary Facebook glitch that will be fixed fairly soon. If the problem becomes wide spread and people stop using Facebook, this could prove to be a significant social media turning point. (Though I suspect the problem will resolve itself shortly.)
What about you? Have you encountered the missing posts on Facebook user pages problem? Do you expect it will be quickly resolved? Have you noticed changes in the Empire Avenue scoring of different networks? Has it changed the way you network? Please leave a comment and let us know.