Facebook Noise: Controlling People Like Me

So, of late I’ve not written much here, but today was one of those days when something led to something which inspired a few words, and here they are.

If you’ve been away from Facebook for a while and recently come back you’ll notice some big changes have taken place, mainly the platform now focuses on “updates”, i.e. close to real-time friend action (hmm that sounds odd)..

Anyway, the “news feed” on your Facebook homepage will now contain a stream of updates from your friends. Now, some of us “Internet Workers” use these tools for pleasure AND business, and to be frank, we often integrate them into one singular input point. As an example I also use Twitter and when I “tweet”, that also appears in my Facebook status. I’m the type of user that does things “proper” so if I am working hard on something you’ll not hear a peep out of me, but if I am in need of answers, or talking with people or something else like pissed-off annoyed or being loud, you’ll know about it in twitter or facebook.

So recently this has led (since the Facebook update) to a few friends complaining, you know too much noise, “stop talking” – “I’m going to remove you” blah blah… WELL – there is a solution.

  1. De-friend me, I won’t be offended
  2. Be clever and learn your tool

You may not know this but you can filter out noise in Facebook very easily, simply by creating “sets” of friends, yes folks, it really is that easy.

As an example I have a feeds such as:

  • News Feed (everyone)
  • SAE (big client, LOTS of people)
  • Family
  • The Insane
  • Sexy Booty (for giggles)
  • General Clients
  • Need To Research (who are you?)
  • So you see, just switch on the stuff you want… it’s not hard.

    Creating a feed is easy, hit “create”, and add us noisy people to it.. or not..

    Have fun.

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Chris Hambly

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