Facebook has just done something that would make your social networking experience a little less annoying than before. You now have the power to bar from your newsfeed any website that you don't like.
What it means is that if one of your contacts frequently shares webpages from a particular site, you don't need to unfriend him to rid yourself of the visual pain. You can simply blacklist that particular website, and that's it. From there on, any post that has that blacklisted site won't be seen on your Facebook account ever.
To check this feature out, simply click on the down pointing arrow on the top right of any post and select the option of "Hide all from..."
While we're at it, here are some more annoying things about Facebook that desperately need Mark Zuckerburg's attention:
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The giant ads that appear on the right side of your Facebook page irritate the hell out of most users. Not only are the ads annoying and sometimes even creepy, they carry the extra information that this and this friend of yours has liked it, like we really care.
Fortunately, this highly unwanted feature will go away for good by April 9, 2014, thanks to a class action lawsuit.
The "Dislike" Button
Okay, so we've gotten pretty used to the Like button in the past five years, but where is the dislike button? It sometimes is very unsatisfying when you completely disagree with the contents of a particular post but you have no way to vote it down.
The "thumbs down" option was launched for Facebook late last year, but it was a pesky sticker and not the real thing. Hey, Zuck, the idea of providing free internet is nice and all, but could you provide us with the dislike button first? Surely, it mustn't be that hard.
People weren't cool with the Hashtag thing when it was copied from Twitter last summer. In the subsequent nine-month period, the feature has failed to catch on, leaving us wondering why not accept that the move hasn't paid off.
This is probably the most annoying Facebook feature of all time, even more so because most people know there is a way to block them out but rarely take out the thirty seconds it would take to do so. It's like slow poison, it kills you one notification at a time.
Dear Facebook, we may be too lazy to do it, but we understand, you aren't. Why don't you just disable these game requests for yourself?