Facebook says I got 633 birthday greetings Friday. The problem was I didn’t see 633. That was troubling.
The way it seems to work is, Facebook only lets three or four similar posts sit on your wall at any given time. Once you’ve looked at them new posts will come through, but again only three of four.
What about the posts that come in-between? Under normal circumstances they’re hidden! Worse still, Facebook never mentions this (or it does it’s in the most obscure way).
I knew something was up when I looked at timestamps. Posts were clustered close together, then large gaps. How could three people send birthday notes over five minutes, then nothing for hours?
A little Google sleuthing revealed the trick to finding them all, but what a pain! Don’t ask me how I did it, because I don’t think I can replicate the steps!
Once the magic was unlocked, I went back and read (and “Liked”) each and every one.
Without Facebook I wouldn’t have gotten 633 greetings. That part is good. But it’s obviously a two edged sword.