Hate The New Facebook? Fix It!

The New FacebookI love Facebook. It has wasted years off my life, but I am still addicted to it. Why? Because everyone is on it and like most of us, I am nosy. There are several things that really irk me about the new Facebook and none of it has anything to do with me being jealous that Mark Zuckerberg is a gazzilionaire, even though he looks like he is twelve years old. What are some of the things that you hate about the new Facebook? I’d love to hear what your complaints are. Here are mine.

myfivebest -1GETTING RID OF GAME REQUESTS

These things drive me mad. I like playing games, but I don’t have time for them. I don’t want to virtually farm, play Pictionary with people, or bake a fake cake with you. Please stop these stupid requests. I can say this until I am blue in the face, but it won’t stop anyone from sending them. So how do you stop them? Follow these directions:

  1. Log in to your Facebook account.
  2. Click on the “account” tab at the top right of the page.
  3. Select “privacy settings” from the list on the left.
  4. At the bottom of the page, under “apps and Web sites,” choose “edit your settings.”
  5. On the “choose your privacy settings” page, click the “edit settings” box that corresponds with “apps you use.”
  6. Once the list of apps you use comes up, click the X to the right of the game you wish to remove.
  7. You will be asked to confirm that you wish to delete the game.
  8. Once you confirm, the game will no longer appear on your profile or apps page and will not have access to your information.

myfivebest - 2PROTECT YOUR PRIVACY

If you are concerned about someone digging through posts that you made in 2009, there is an easy solution to fixing this problem. In the upper right hand corner, you will find your privacy settings. Click on this. Scroll down on the resulting page, and you’ll see that the second-to-last item says “limit the audience for past posts,” and to the right of them are the words are the linked “manage past post visibility.” Click on the link and a pop-up window will appear. Click on “Limit Old Posts” and “Confirm”. You can now go into the rest of the Privacy Settings and decide who can see what you post.

myfivebest - 3BEING TAGGED IN RANDOM POSTS

Totally hate this. If I had wanted pictures of me posted or have me identified, I would post them. It isn’t up to other people to add me into something I didn’t want made public. When this happens, it is an easy thing to fix. You will be notified if someone tags your name in a photo. Log into your Facebook account and click on the image. People tagged in the picture will be shown as a link below the image. Simply click on the “untag” link beside your name and voila! You are no longer a clickable tag. You can’t change the caption, but you’ve stopped it from including you. Then, you can simply delete the image from your photos section.

myfivebest - 4SOMEONE “LIKES” A PUPPY WITH CANCER

I read a lot of news pages on Facebook and without fail, someone will always comment on how horrible it is that someone “liked” some tragedy. There is no way of stopping this. People have the right to “like” whatever they want. Does it mean that they are happy when a religious group protests a soldier’s funeral? No! It means they want to follow the story without having to post a comment. That’s it. This is up to you to stop the complaining.

myfivebest - 5GETTING RID OF TIMELINE

This is probably the number one complaint I’ve heard on Facebook. People hate Timeline. How do you get rid of it? The problem is pretty easy to resolve. Depending on your browser, you just have to activate a plugin or add-on called “TimelineRemove”. Install this and you’re back to the old Facebook. Here’s how you do it.

First: Determine what Browser you are using.

Chrome: Click on Chrome Web Store. Search for TimelineRemove and install. Close Chrome and reboot.

Firefox: Pretty much the same, but go to this website: http://timeline-remove-firefox.en.softonic.com/

Internet Explorer 9: http://timeline-remove-internet-explorer.en.softonic.com/

I hope these tips help. If you are looking for more trivia and tips, sign up for my Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/myfivebest