How to hide game messages (or particular people) on your Facebook newsfeed
Over the last couple of days, I've heard a lot of people gripe about how they hate to see Facebook messages on their newsfeed for games like Farmville, Mafia Wars, Yoville, and the like. While you yourself may not like taking part in those games, there's a good chance that others you follow do. So can you filter out those game messages and keep the other stuff they post to Facebook? Or can you just eliminate their Facebook postings altogether without deleting them as friends?
Yes, and here's how...
When you see a message for a particular game, mouse over the headline for their post. You should see a Hide link appear off to the right side of the posting:
Clicking on that Hide link will give you the option to hide messages from either that game or the person:
When you made your selection (such as hiding all the Mafia Wars messages), they will all disappear from your news feed and you no longer have to be bothered by them.
So now, I don't know who has a new tractor, who scored what in Bejeweled, and who has an otter who needs to be fed at the zoo. I don't care, and I don't have to gripe about what other people are doing or not doing on Facebook.