For the most part, Facebook users start their day by looking at their phone and scrolling through their news feed. This, of course, is after you check any notifications, the more exciting new messages and friend requests.

Did you know that Facebook chooses what is in your news feed automatically based on your interests, likes and search history? Your digital footprint is perpetually recorded and Facebook tries to push posts to your news feed that are most relevant to you.

There is a chance you could miss out on something local and new if you follow national posts. Facebook has worked on their algorithm and continues to update and change it. Today in my feed I noticed a button post generated by Facebook offering to turn on local notifications.

For example, if you live in Poughkeepsie, you can adjust your news feed settings to show you more posts regarding Poughkeepsie and your surrounding area. Facebook is a very common media source where a lot of people get their current events from, it's nice to know that you can get a heads up on what's happening in your neighborhood and not so much what the cast of Jersey Shore is up to.