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Shelly Palmer Radio Report – December 9, 2013

Facebook recently said it would add an “unfollow” button to hide a friend’s updates who might share a few too many things. You’d still be friends with him, but you wouldn’t have to see his posts clutter your News Feed. If this sounds like a dream come true, there’s no need to wait around for Facebook to officially add the button – you can hide pesky over-sharers today. Here’s how. Find something that bugs you on your News Feed – whether it’s a status update, photo album, app update or anything else – and click the upside down triangle in the top right-hand corner of the update. Then click “I don’t want to see this.” If you want to hide everything from that person, click “Hide all from this person.”  That’s all you have to do! If you want to add that person back to your feed in the future, go to their page, mouse over the “Friends” dropdown at the top, and click “Show in News Feed.” Now, who needs that “Unfollow” button, anyway?

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Shelly Palmer is the host of NBC Universal’s Live Digital with Shelly Palmer, a weekly half-hour television show about living and working in a digital world. He is Fox 5′s (WNYW-TV New York) Tech Expert and the host of United Stations Radio Network’s, MediaBytes, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment.