The noise! Ah, the noise!
Part of what is so frustrating about Facebook is how annoying and noisy the news feed can be. I can only deal with so many baby pictures and silly posts and or how little Joey just couldn’t go to bed tonight. Or random pictures of people I don’t know… Somewhere, deep down somewhere in Facebook there are thoughtful posts and pictures from friends I actually want to hear from.
So I am asking Facebook to help us help ourselves to use Facebook more by giving us full control of the news feed. I want to customize it as I wish based on characteristics of both my friends and type of posts. I am sure they would appreciate us using Facebook more, but the number 1 complaint I hear from people is it’s just not relevant anymore.
Imagine being able to simply slide a bar to tune out those annoying over-sharers without doing the awkward unfriending or having to hide them. What about wanting to see more posts (and pictures) of women? Or men? What if you could organize it more positive updates rather than see people vent and rant (which by the way doesn’t make my day any better when I read those).
My vision of it is below. Share on Facebook and Twitter if you agree and maybe we can help make this happen sooner than later.