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Make Facebook Useful

I’ve never really liked Facebook because there’s always too much noise. No matter how many people I hide from my stream there’s always junk coming in. The problem is that I can’t set my stream to default to a group of people that I actually care about.

Fixing this takes 30 seconds

Here’s an easy little trick to get around it and only see the updates of a specific group. Just right click on the link to the group you want to follow and then set that page as a bookmark.

If you use Chrome, then setup facebook as a “search engine”.

To do that, right click in your address bar then edit search engines. Set the Name to anything you want, then the keyword to facebook and the url to the group you want. Then when you goto facebook, just type “facebook” with a space after it and hit enter. It will take you directly to the page you want.

Now just curate that group carefully for people you actually want to follow. Mine only has 16 people in it.

It’s simple I know but it helped me.

update: Upon the completion of this post Facebook immediately removed this feature. FML.

Posted Monday, November 29, 2010
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Sonya76
Sonya76

Great tip. I don't use Facebook as much as I used to and a lot of it was because there is just too much going on, as you said too much noise.

Sonya76
Sonya76

Great tip. I don't use Facebook as much as I used to and a lot of it was because there is just too much going on, as you said too much noise.

jan de graaf
jan de graaf

@Sonya76 I Agree with you. especially if you have a lot of "friends" you will have a lot of nonsense on Facebook. And too much people are getting addicted to social media. I've heard story's about people loosing there jobs because they were to much on Facebook ed.

jan de graaf
jan de graaf

 @Sonya76 I Agree with you. especially if you have a lot of "friends" you will have a lot of nonsense on Facebook. And too much people are getting addicted to social media. I've heard story's about people loosing there jobs because they were to much on Facebook ed.