Like so many others, I have a Facebook account…and it’s a love-hate relationship. On the positive side, it’s a great way to connect with acquaintances. On the negative side,  you’re presented with information that pollutes your mind: i.e. political ramblings, dinner photos, attention whoring, etc.

About a year ago, I found a wonderful solution. It’s an app, available through Google Chrome, entitled “Kill News Feed.” When you install the application, your Facebook wall will be removed. You won’t any postings (unless you choose to visit somebody’s page).

Your page will look something like this:

kill news
Your Facebook page will look like this after you install “Kill News Feed”

I found this to be a wonderful addition. Now, I only use Facebook for two reasons: 1.) To check my mail;  2.) To review the information from a small group of friends (3-4 people, really).

So that’s it…that’s all you have to do. Install “Kill News Feed” and watch as the Facebook wall die a slow – yet deserving – death. You’ll no longer have to see what a co-worker ate for dinner. You’ll no longer have to see your neighbor’s political ramblings. And you’ll no longer be accosted with fake news on the right-hand side of the page.

Here is a helpful video, for all you visual learners:

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6 thoughts on “Why You Should Install the “Kill News Feed” Option in Facebook

  1. A better option? Kill Facebook! A few months back I deleted ALL my social media accounts, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, LinkedIn, only keeping WordPress with my email accounts. Peace, perfect peace!

  2. My husband is opposed to Facebook on a visceral level. The more he hears or reads about it, its founders, etc., the stronger his opposition to it. needless to say, I don’t have a Facebook account.

    I do have an Instagram account that he tolerates so that we can stay aware of what our young adult daughters post on their accounts. I find that it is quite easy to see what my extended family members are up to on that platform as well, without news or extemporaneous commentary. Baby and kid pictures, vacation pictures, etc are all there with minimal chatter and I haven’t heard of ONE Instagram feud.

    There are occasional times the lack of a Facebook account has kept me out of loops I’d rather be in on, but on the main, I haven’t missed it or felt deprived.

    1. “My husband is opposed to Facebook on a visceral level. The more he hears or reads about it, its founders, etc., the stronger his opposition to it. needless to say, I don’t have a Facebook account.”

      Yes, they quickly went from a company that offers a product to a company that pushes socio-political theories (often questionable).

  3. Gratitude from Sorcerygod to Major Styles for the single quote — though I had to dig it up in the depths of the website!

    http://www.starofmagic.wordpress.com

    of mine is just getting started.

    It is a pleasure and a good thing to be renewing our ties, Major. Take it from me — it will be worthwhile.

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