FACEBOOK will unveil a brand new setting which will allow users to automatically hide friends X-Factor comments and posts, turning the social network into a more desirable destination on the web.
Founder Mark Zuckerberg will launch the setting as part of a new approach in ‘stamping out stupidity’ at a brief conference on the 21st of October.
Zuckerberg is also expected to expand the setting into other categories such as: ‘Man United fan posts on Sundays’, ‘Hangover posts’, ‘I’ve been to the gym today posts’ and the ‘I’m drunk on my own in the house so I’ll post up my favourite collection of YouTube music videos for the best part of the early morning posts ‘.
Sources say the companies 750 million users will also be able to automatically hide drunken or misspelled posts from friends and family members. The new filter setting will no doubt be a driving force in the regeneration of the written language.
While the world’s most popular social network is keen for its users to have full control of their post filters, Zuckerberg has consistently emphasised that the best way to totally erase idiocy from your Facebook is to de-friend your idiot friends.
“There is only so much we can do about stupidity. We can give you the tools, but it’s really up to the users themselves to choose their friends carefully. The new settings will only hide specific posts and comments related to a certain subject. It will not hide plain stupidity.” he said. “However, we are working on that one here in the USA, where we have plenty of test subjects to choose from.”