Open your Facebook Timeline3.
Instead of hiding the post, unfollow the “facebook friend” if his/her post which appears on the timeline matches these following conditions:
- It’s an anger posts and your “facebook friend” keeps posting anger posts4.
- It’s a link shared from questionable sources.
- It’s an “attention seeking” post5.
- It’s an opinion backed with weak argument posted by a person who wouldn’t fairly admit that he/she might be wrong6.
- It’s a post which tries to promote a product7.
- It’s a post from a person you don’t actually know8.
- Basically anything that makes your Facebook timeline annoying9.
Repeat step #2 until you find that every post appears on your Facebook timeline feels relatively awesome.
When Facebook firstly rolled out the “follow” and “unfollow” capability, I actually thought that Facebook had lost its vision by blindly copying Twitter’s mechanic. Now, I see this follow-mechanic as a brilliant move:
- You might have a connection to certain people, hence the “friend” connection.
- But you might not want to “follow” that person.
That’s the reason why you never meet an old friend10 in the first place: you have a connection, but you’re not interested in keeping up with him/her. In some societies, “unfriend”-ing often sees as a rude move, hence the need of the “keep the relationship but unfollow the person” mechanic. It allows Facebook to be once again fun again11 without forcing people to “harshly” unfriend-ing his connection on Facebook12.
Well played13, Facebook.
With few adjustment on the filtering process ↩
Duh, obviously ↩
When a person OVER posts every single activity, every single thought, or every damned dumb jokes. Sidebar: for the time being I seriously think that this kind of person experiences lack of actual and real attention on the offline life ↩
Pro tip: never waste your life debating a person who wouldn’t argue that he/she might be wrong after a solid, backed with fact, and delivered with well manner argument. I learned this the hard way: It’s a time wasting. ↩
Repeatedly, for what it’s worth ↩
Or you don’t actually care ↩
Suggestions, anyone? ↩
Whom you’re able to meet, not the one who is separated by distance ↩
Clearly, only for person who are want and knowledgeable enough to do so ↩
Connection between people is what makes Facebook worth in the first place, isn’t it? ↩
For my quite-tech-literate need. It is not that well played for most Facebook users: this is what news feed algorithm should automatically do in the first place. To be fair, I think they have done it but the result are not that good hence the manually edited timeline ↩