I’m not into games on Facebook, so I generally don’t care which ones my friends are playing. Happily there used to be an option to hide all the updates from a given application, by clicking the cross in the top right and selecting ‘hide all updates from…’
Lately this has disappeared, which is bad news for anyone who doesn’t want to be a Zombie/Pirate/Farmer/Digger/whatever and who doesn’t much care, if you are, how it’s working out for you.
What gives? Many of my friends work in games and play them often. I do want to know what these people are doing when they’re not playing games, so hiding all their updates isn’t appropriate.
There’s no mention of the missing feature on Facebook’s help pages. I’m not being spammed, which suggests that applications I’ve previously hidden remain so, and I’m only being told when someone first starts playing a new one.
Has Facebook forced app developers to cut down on the status spam, and decided as a result that the all updates filter isn’t needed any more?