[Marxism] Facebook frustration
eindeoc at freenet.de
Sun Mar 4 06:00:37 MST 2012
On 03.03.2012 15:54, Louis Proyect wrote:
> Rule #1: YOU MUST clip all extraneous text when replying to a message.
> I simply don't understand how comrades with a large number of FB
> "friends" can wade through all the stuff to find something relevant. I
> only have 330 friends and it takes forever to go through the posts. I
> know that some people who are really into it have more than a thousand
> "friends". It is the same kind of complaint I used to hear from people
> who unsubbed from Marxmail because they couldn't deal with the volume.
> That is why I set a 5 post a day maximum. Part of the problem is that my
> FB friends feel the need to convey information that will not be news to
> anybody on top of current events. For example, I don't need to be
> informed about Rush Limbaugh's sexist radio commentary. I guess that
> goes with the territory when you become "friends" with total strangers.
Using the subscribe function you can limit the types of posting you get
- so for example I've cut the posts about games from all my FB friends.
It gives you a bit more control than simply unfriending them.
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