A lot goes on through Notifications that we don't care to check, but you definitely run through your page and when you see friends posts.
This is the magic key to build engagement on a social community. Works like charm on Facebook.
Come to think of it what's the essence of connections or friends tie if you don't want to see their posts.
I logged in to see 192 Notifications on my DP, it's mind blowing to begin scrolling through all this.
Having my friend's posts shared on my timeline makes a whole lot of sense.