March 22, 2012 at 10:36 AM ET
We all have a few of those Facebook "friends" — ones which we barely know and never interact with — but we'd feel guilty about unfriending them, even though their constant posts are irritating. Thankfully Facebook's devised a way to ignore those "acquaintances" more easily than ever.
Facebook's list feature has been around for quite some time. It helps control not only whom you're sharing posts with, but also whose posts you want to see. In plainer terms: It helps remove all those kinda-sorta-but-not-really "friends" from your News Feed without actually unfriending them. And now Facebook will even suggest which folks you should stick onto one of those lists.
All you have to do is go to your "Friends" page, select the "Acquaintances" list and click "See All Suggestions." Ta da! Facebook will make your life simpler by pointing out with which individuals you haven't interacted much lately and allowing you to add them to the appropriate list with a click. Once you've done that, you'll see fewer of those individuals' posts in your News Feed.
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