Facebook Newsfeed Needs a Key Words Filter

Facebook Newsfeed allows you to control some content that appear there. Primarily, it allows you to remove or minimize content by a person and/or a source that one or more people on your Newsfeed might share a lot of. However, I’m not finding that enough. Few of my Facebook friends share so much annoying stuff I have Unfollowed them. As for sources of links shared, there are so many few appear often enough for me to do something about it. What I’m finding is that neither serves to suit my needs to just remove stuff I absolutely don’t care to be seeing, like Donald Trump.

Wouldn’t it be nice if the Facebook Newsfeed allowed you to remove content that had certain key words in the title or any text that gets shared? That might not be the main body of an article, as it’s a link that’s shared, with some summary text, not a whole article usually. It also wouldn’t be fair to expect Facebook to know what’s in the article and what’s not by screening text on the other end of the link. I’m just talking about text shared like statuses, text with links, tags, embedded tags like in pictures, etc.

Word screening could be full words, but that would eventually work against the user, I think. It’d have to be some combination like “Donald+Trump” as a rule, not just “Donald” or “Trump”. If just either one, you could eliminate a whole bunch of content you might want to see. That accidental screening would be the main deterrent to people using the key word filter, or Facebook to administer it. I get that. However, let people use it at their own risk. It’s search engine results for stuff people aren’t even looking for! It’s not like guns and alcohol and cigarettes that carry a lot more risk which people are allowed to use all the time!

Man, what I wouldn’t give to screen out content on my Newsfeed like “Donald Trump” and the “Film Tax” given all the nonsense involved in it that appear on my Newsfeed!

C’mon man! Whaddaya say, Facebook?

Facebook Newsfeed Needs a Filter Feature

When something you don’t like comes along frequently on your Facebook feed, like some annoying meme, there is no way to filter it out at the moment. It’s a feature the Facebook Newsfeed sorely lacks, which’s presence could be highly valued by its users.

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Facebook Should Have UN-Likes in their Newsfeed

Leading up to the 2012 US election, lots of people Liked Mitt Romney or Barack Obama on Facebook. With Obama winning the election, though, a lot of people are quietly removing evidence they supported Mitt in shame by Un-Liking his Facebook page. What’s a lot? Try 847 per hour as of last Saturday (Mashable). See the current rate on DisappearingRomney.com.

I say “quietly” because it’s not like Facebook puts it through the Newsfeed, or on a Timeline, that you UN-Liked a page. It’s not a good example why Facebook should have UN-Likes in their newsfeed, but it’s certainly a curious one.

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