The Acquaintance List may solve newsfeed clutter and Facebook is here to help!
Facebook has updated yet another List tool .
Facebook has announced a tool to make it easier for you to add friends to your Acquaintances list. If you add someone to the “Acquaintances” list they will not be unfriended. Don’t worry they will have no way of knowing they have been put on the “list” but you will see fewer of their posts in your news feed. You will start seeing Facebook recommend groups of people that could be added to your Acquaintances list based on your lack of interaction with them.
Friends can be on multiple lists. If you have them on your list of friends from High School and also add them to your acquaintance list what happens? When you go to your HS list you will find their updates. However in your daily New Feed you will see less content. This is good for that person you hardly know that posts 8 times a day.
Facebook engineer Jonathan Coens wrote in a blog post about the new feature:
If you are reading this and saying I don’t have lists.. UGH!!!!!!! In September of last year, Facebook launched “Smart Lists,” which automatically created friend lists for you based on information from your profile, work place, schools attended, where you live etc…. You can then from the same location create your own lists.