So your "wall" or whatever, has a lot of content that is not in your control (Google Plus is the same way) and what is displayed is not like a directory listing on your hard drive, but an amalgamation of stuff based on some unknown criteria.
"Facebook has long applied a complicated algorithm to determine what you see and who sees your updates. The algorithm is based on what the company computers think you’re likely to want to see and it’s based on several factors."
With Social Media sites, trying to control the content on your "Wall" is like shoveling water. Or, more like trying to play chess while on acid. You may think you are moving the Rook, but you just grabbed the Queen. It creates a sense of disconnect - cognitive dissonance - where your actions do not produce the reactions you expect.
It is, well, disorienting, and I get seasick when on Facebook or any social networking site, as a result. My sense of equilibrium is off. THEY have all the control over what I see. I have nothing!
Thanks to the helpful reader who turned me on to this YouTube video, which explains the problem:
When I go to other online sites, like discussion groups, I can see ALL of the content. Most sites have a site map.
Facebook has an algorithm, which plays peek-a-boo with your content. So what you see and what you post, is not all that is available to you. It is weird and disorienting, to me at least.
I really noticed this when DELETING my Facebook content. You delete "all" the posts on your "wall" and suddenly, new "hidden" posts Pop up.
It is like having a Nanny, filtering your content. "Oh, no, dear, you don't want to look at THAT!"
Really? Maybe I would!