I've always found facebook a bit of a mystery but it's definitely got worse lately!
I blogged last month about how to stop getting email notifications.
Now they've switched me (and presumably all of us!) over to the new profiles and everything's changed.
The first thing I had to tackle was the little group of pictures at the top of the page selected from any and every photo that anyone had tagged with my name. Somehow, a photo of myself in bed opening Christmas stockings with my small children 20+ years ago is not what I want to look at every day! They're easy enough to "hide" though, you just hover the mouse over the pic and click the little x in the top corner. I also found several photos that I'd been spammed with (some sellers think it's a good idea to tag everyone they've ever heard of in a product pic - I call it a good way to get unfollowed)
I was then left with very few photos, so the solution was to tag myself in some photos I actually wanted to show - and we're there!
I'd been wondering why my News Feed seemed to have decreased, I hardly seemed to see anyone's news there any more. I found a very useful post from Mariann Rea which explained how to get my feed back: In order for you to view ALL the posts from your friends and pages that you have liked you need to do the following:
Go to the front page. Next to the news feed there is Most recent, click on that and choose Edit options. There you can change the settings to "show posts from All of your friends and pages"
I was now concerned enough to check my account settings (top right corner) - and discovered that my phone number and address had been reset so that they could be seen by all my "friends"! Seeing as I personally know maybe 6 of my hundreds of "friends" and "likers" I changed many of the privacy settings - and would urge you to check yours. I don't know for a fact that these were changed by the updated profile coming online - but I can't believe I'd deliberately set my phone number to be made public, I HATE talking on the phone at the best of times!
Any other daft changes you've noticed, please let us know in a comment. Thank you!