Facebook recently announced it will now let you adjust the amount and type of activity you see from friends such as photo posts and game and status updates. You can also now follow the public updates of people on Facebook who are not your friends and opt-in to share your public updates with people you don’t know but who might be interested in you.
PCWorld’s Ian Paul has posted a helpful guide for using the Facebook subscribe button, which is much like Twitter’s model. You already can see everything your friends post, but if you choose to subscribe to someone’s posts who is not a friend, you’ll see every public post that person shares, but they won’t see any of your posts (unless you opt-in to share public posts and that person subscribes to you).
But how do you find people you might want to subscribe to? On the right side of your home page you should start seeing suggestions, similar to the “People You May Know” section also located there. For instance, Facebook now suggests I subscribe to TechCrunch’s MG Siegler’s public posts because one of my friends did. Good idea!
You also now have the option of subscribing to a stranger’s public updates when one of your friends comments on one of them.
Whether it’s a friend or a stranger, you can adjust what kind of content you see from either. This means if FarmVille updates annoy you, you can choose not to receive them.
To make such an adjustment, you need to visit that person’s profile and click on the “Subscribed” button at the top right of their profile which will show you a dropdown menu of options to control the content you see from that individual.
Read more at PCWorld.