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I have completely hidden my news feed. Since I consider FB only to be valuable as a utility, i.e. a means of communication or a repository of information such as where someone lives, the newsfeed is a complete waste of time and useless.

My solution is to use custom CSS to hide the newsfeed, but keep everything else. As a result, I spent 1/10th the time on Facebook, and only use it when I need to get information from it.


I did something similar on Youtube, I've hidden all the side videos to help me focus on the video I was watching. But on FB, I unfollowed 99% of the people, and only left things like 'March Against Monsanto', and 'Naturalnews', so so my feed only contains stuff that matters to me.

How long did it take you to unfollow everyone on FB? Sounds like that would take a while for someone with 1800 friends.

~150 friends only, I unfollowed only when a post appeared. And I marked lots of people as acquaintances. Why do you have 1800 friends? Dang.

Yeah and someone with 1800 friends probably wouldn't have the time at hand anyway

I really like this idea. I think I'll give it a go. Thanks for sharing it!

You're welcome! Let me know how it works for you in the Medium comments.

Thanks, this is great!

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