A quick tip for people who use Facebook. If you have noticed that you are only seeing a few posts from your friends and a lot from newsgroups, business pages, and advertisers, switch your news feed preferences from Top Stories, which is the default, to Most Recent. Chances are that neither you, nor your friends can compete as a “Top Story” when paying posters with 100,000 viewers are in the same pool.. but chances are your friends have posted recently - so look for the recent rather than the popular posts.
And tell your friends to do the same! Won’t it be nice to start seeing them again?