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PostPoints tip: Prune your Facebook news feed

The Facebook social-networking site can be a wonderful thing, but there's such a thing as too much of it. That's especially true when it comes to the "news feed"--the stream of updates about your friends' Facebook activity that fills the site's home page--if too many of your pals spend their spare moments playing random games and quizzes. You may not care to find out that your buddy from high school just collected a new Cadillac in Mob Wars, while your co-worker down the hall would be Swiss if she were a kind of cheese. In that case, park the cursor to the right of a news-feed item, and you should see a little "Hide" menu appear. Click that for options to hide all news generated from that game or quiz. You can also use this menu to hide all of a person's updates from your feed... though if somebody's that annoying, it's worth considering if you should keep him or her on your friends list at all.

By Rob Pegoraro  |  June 9, 2009; 9:20 AM ET
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