I appreciate that lots of my friends have fun with Farmville on Facebook.
I, however, am not interested and would love to not have to wade through that stuff. Since I try to spend as little time as possible on Facebook, it has taken me a ridiculously long time to figure out how to hide these things.
Here, for those of you who can’t be bothered investing the time, either, to find out how to hide Farmville or hide Mafia Wars, or hide “What Sex Position Are You” (?!), is a cheat sheet:
1, Find the offending Farmville update from one of your friends in your feed (I have removed the name of this one because it didn’t seem fair to single out one person from the many MANY people on my friends feed who bombard me with this stuff):
2, Hover your mouse over the update. A little “Hide” box will appear.
3, You will see this confirmation message. If you’re really ticked off, you can hide the friend altogether, but if your friendship can survive their addiction to Golden Eggs and Fluffy Chicks, then you can simply hide the application:
4, If you suddenly contract brain fever and are seized with an urge to rejoin the world Farmville or Mafia Wars or some other application’s spectators, you can click on the “Edit Options” button and adjust your settings.
There. I hope that helped.
Also, you might want to consider updating to Facebook Lite, which hides all this stuff.
And here’s a fun post, mainly aimed at business folks, on How To Lose Friends and Tick People Off on Facebook (thanks to Debbie for that link)