08142014 Facebook: Keep Someone As A Friend, But Never See Any of Their Posts in Your News Feed

IF you don’t want to see posts from a friend but yet maintain them as ‘friends’ on FB, go their page and uncheck the “Following” button on the top of the page. Their activity won’t show up in your News Feed or Ticker, if you have one. No more political conspiracy stupidity (especially Obama-related), no more exhortations to burn incense on Tuesdays…(This message is a Public Service Announcement!)

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The above image is a cropped screenshot of what it looks like on a friend’s page, if you are following him or her.

not following

The above image is a cropped screenshot of what it looks like on a friend’s page, if you are not following him or her.

You can also click on “get notifications” on the drop down menu on the page of your friend’s wall. Regardless of what list or group you have him or her in, this will ensure that you see their activity when FB would normally not necessarily show it to you.

You can also INCREASE your exposure to people by adding them to your “Close Friends” list.

P.S. I know that many people loathe my craziness, but if I had to endure very much “Obama is the anti-christ” or “Redneck Philosophy” or “Exceedingly extremist nonsense” I might stick my own tongue in a 440-volt outlet.