Social network friendships are a complicated thing; it’s hard to turn down an acquaintance’s friend request, but after you’ve approved 50 of them, the signal-to-noise ratio of your homepage drops significantly. Here’s how to fix it without un-friending (or offending) anyone.
Any Facebook user is probably familiar with the Hide feature that allows you to selectively hide friends (or applications) you don’t want to hear from on your homepage, but rather than sifting through your significant friend list, web site Silicon Alley Insider suggests creating a special “People I actually care about” list to which you selectively add your MVFs (Most Valuable Friends). After adding your friends to the list and dragging the list to the top of the Facebook sidebar, you’ll see only updates from your closest friends when you go to your homepage. Hit the full post for details, or let us know how you manage to keep your signal-to-noise ratio in check in the comments.
How To Filter Out Facebook “Friends” Without Them Knowing [Silicon Alley Insider]