I can’t believe I’d never even noticed that “other” link in my Facebook inbox. I only became aware of it when I read this article in Slate.
Sure enough, when I checked it I found messages from old friends, some groups I’m interested in, and even my biological father. And this despite the fact that my filtering was set to the lowest level (of only two options). There is apparently no way to adjust privacy so there are no filters at all.
Thanks Facebook! Guess what… you still aren’t smarter than me.