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Susan Fourtané
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Susan Fourtané,
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6/29/2014 | 2:21:47 AM
Re: algorithm needed or just a general clean up
jgherbert,

"What would perhaps be ideal would be if these decisions were more optional. I'd love it if I could have a "everything from everybody" option (Facebook "Classic")"

I agree. That option would be ideal for people who don't collect people as if they were collectable objects just to put them in drawer of forgotten objects after a week. if you have 300 friends and pages on your Facebook by choice you might as well want to see what they post.

An opt-out button is also a good idea. :)

-Susan
jgherbert
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jgherbert,
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6/29/2014 | 12:25:29 AM
Re: algorithm needed or just a general clean up
Personally I'm pretty good at scanning long lists of information and figuring out which ones to pay attention to. I do it to my Inbox every morning, and I used to do the same with Facebook before the algorithms decided to make that decision for me.

 

What would perhaps be ideal would be if these decisions were more optional. I'd love it if I could have a "everything from everybody" option (Facebook "Classic"), as well as perhaps selecting various knobs myself. I can already filter app spam from the web client (or is that SocialFixer doing that? I forget.) I think that their progres is extremely clever, and for many people it will improve their experience of FB without them even realizing the changes. I'm usually in favor of an opt out button though! :) 
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6/28/2014 | 2:55:57 PM
algorithm needed or just a general clean up
Anyone who has 1500 potential posts to view and needs them "sorted" down to a more "managable" 300 should reconsider just what "friends" and pages contribute to this clutter and perform some house cleaning. If posts from pages are being hidden, just "unlike" them. I doubt that most of the "friends" who would be "unfriended" would even notice.

Facebook can be very useful, fun even, but if someone needs Facebook to manage their feed, they have other, bigger problems managing things in their lives.
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