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Exhausted of your Facebook friends' constant updates? Send them for a snooze
17 December 2017, 01:13 | Ricardo Garza
Viewed from the other side of the table, the groups will likely appreciate it as Snooze could mean more people will stick around in controversial times rather than outright leaving. Even after purging half of my "friends", I couldn't put up with all of the nonsense littering my feed on a daily basis.
They present both positive and negative research on social media and write about what Facebook is doing to combat the negatives and prioritize the positives.
While Snooze isn't entirely different from the ability to straight up unfollow people, it is nice to have an option to remove certain posts from your News Feed for a limited amount of time.
Muraleedharan wrote "it turned out, you're not alone" if you think you are inundated with content you don't want to see.
The new feature can serve as a way to dial down the content you don't want to see, without having to fullyunfollow or unfriend someone.
Facebook is one of those places where sometimes we feel bad for unfriending people, even if their posts annoy us. Facebook's algorithms are sophisticated, but they haven't overtaken us yet.
They said they are "critical questions for Silicon Valley".
Facebook recently pledged $1 million toward research "to better understand the relationship between media technologies, youth development and well-being".
Facebook is now rolling out a new feature called Snooze to all users after going through a testing period in September. In the options drop-down menu you see appear on each post in your News Feed, you should see a new option for Snooze.
And Facebook is working on suicide prevention, including support on Facebook Live and artificial intelligence to detect suicidal posts before they are reported.
"At the end of the day, we're committed to bringing people together and supporting well-being through meaningful interactions on Facebook".
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