Posted tagged ‘Facebook’

FB Rant

June 21, 2016

Okay, here are a couple of things that bug me about Facebook (or maybe FB users). If you don’t do FB then go read something else or go arrange your sock drawer or something.

At this moment in time, I have 336 FB friends that are spread around this country. These friends are from a wide range of organizations including Eastern Star, Masons, Church(es), Relatives and ex-coworkers. I have been doing FB now for about 8 years. My lovely wife Paula does it too but not for quite as long.

So every now and then I get some new friend requests or FB suggests people that I should be FB friends with. So I ask myself, who is this person? And where do I know them from? Are they from the east coast or west? Did you once work for DEC or Compaq or HP? Did you work with Paula? You get the picture.

So I get a friend request. I start by looking at person’s profile picture. Oh dear, the person a picture of their dog or cat for their profile pic. How am I supposed to figure out who you are if I can’t see your face. When you get to my age, you have met many people.

I know that people like to put up pictures of something they feel strongly about. But for God’s, sake get the picture back to what you look like, preferably a picture that was taken in the last 10 years. There are other places on FB for pictures of your pets or your boat or whatever.

If you don’t have a picture up on your FB profile and you don’t know how to do it. Stop and figure it out or ask someone for help. It’s not rocket science.

There, I feel better.

How to disable Game Notification on Facebook

August 20, 2013

A couple of days ago, i posted on Facebook about the annoyance of getting game notifications. I like FB. It allows me to keep up with news from my friends around the country that i would not be able to do otherwise.

But the constant game notifications is just plain annoying. I am happy that my many friends enjoy FB games. But as I stated before, I could care less about your latest exploits on Farmville or Candy Crush Saga.

I don’t think that you can disable all of the notifications, but you can get rid of them. Here’s how.

Open FB on your PC.  Click the “Games Feed” button on the left hand side of the page. You should see something like the following:

games feed


Then click the “friends” button under one of the games. It doesn’t matter which game. And you may have to do this more than once. This will give you a list of your FB friends who have played that particular game.

games feed 1


You should get a list something like the following:

games feed 2


Mouse over the “Friends” button. Then you should see a list of menu choices. I wasn’t able to get a screen shot, because my screen grab app can’t get a mouse over image. So you’re going need to follow along with the steps.

The are several menus and sub-menus on the Friends list. The first is “Get Notifications” after that you will see “Show in News Feed”. If “Show in News Feed” is checked, there should be a “Settings” item right underneath. Click on the “Settings” button. You then should see a list of items to be included in your “News Feed”

Unclick the “Games” item. Repeat the process on each FB friend listed in each game. This will eliminate most of the Game noise, but probably not all. It may take a while to get all of the game notifications. But sometimes you just have to do the unfriend thing. I try to judge the signal to noise ratio (or in some cases, the noise to signal ratio). You just have to judge if it is worth keeping a FB friend.

I hope you find this useful.