Clean up Facebook

Nov 19, 2013 by

I’ve talked about the idea of filtering out unnecessary information before and have preached it to my friends and families.

Recently one of my friends texted me this:

I deleted everyone but friends and family from Facebook.  Everyone!!  Feels good.

If your Facebook feed is feeling a bit cluttered it might be time to clean it up.  Now you don’t need to go as far as she did by removing everyone but friends and family, but it may be time to filter out some of the noise.

First, clean up your pages you’ve liked.

If you’ve signed up for some random contest or just liked hundreds of pages and websites over the years your feed might be full of stuff you don’t have any interest in seeing any more.  Get rid of anything you don’t care to see anymore.

hide pages

 

Second, clean up your friends.

You can do this one of two ways.  You can actually remove them as friends and if they are an asshole, then you should.  The alternative is to keep them as  a friend, but you don’t have to see everything they post.  Hide all the posts from friends you don’t want to see anymore.

hide friends

I am ruthless with this.  Everyone has those certain things that people post that annoy them.  If you post nothing but hey-look-at-me self shots, you’re out.  If you post nothing but whoa-is-me I need attention posts, you are gone.

I want to see my close friends and see the fun and interesting things they have going on in their lives.  I hide all the rest.

YOU are in control of what you see.  Make it worthy of your time and energy.

Your TSA for this week is to clean up your Facebook timeline.  Filter out the noise and make it interesting again and of course like the TrulySimple page for more great stuff like this ;-)

Ben…

TSA = Truly Simple Actions The goal of the TSA project is to improve your life and help make this world a better place, one simple action at a time.  Take time this week to do this one simple thing. Previous TSA’s: 

 

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