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dave
Premium,MVM
join:2000-05-04
not in ohio
kudos:8
reply to Tweakbl

Re: [Rant] THis is why Facebook needs to go away!

It's tragic the way people can't distinguish satire from reality.



Hall
Premium,MVM
join:2000-04-28
Germantown, OH
kudos:2
reply to ropeguru

I said it before and will repeat it again: I'm not so sure this is anything that the user did "wrong", i.e. clicking links they shouldn't have, etc, etc. I'm very safe (read: smart) on using FB and not clicking random links posted by people (not actually posted by them, but by bots that they've mistakenly allowed to do so) but have had a "Trending article" appear at the top of the news feed. Well, today, there's a "trending article" buried in the middle of my news feed.

I think this is FB experimenting or testing.



ropeguru
Premium
join:2001-01-25
Mechanicsville, VA

said by Hall:

I said it before and will repeat it again: I'm not so sure this is anything that the user did "wrong", i.e. clicking links they shouldn't have, etc, etc. I'm very safe (read: smart) on using FB and not clicking random links posted by people (not actually posted by them, but by bots that they've mistakenly allowed to do so) but have had a "Trending article" appear at the top of the news feed. Well, today, there's a "trending article" buried in the middle of my news feed.

I think this is FB experimenting or testing.

That is exactly what I was seeing. I sort by most recent and if I had been away for a while and starting scrolling down, the "trending" crap would typically show up somewhere in the middle of my feed.

I have since put socialcam manually in my blocked apps, along with another trending article that showed up today which allowed me to block the article's owner which was yahoo.


Hall
Premium,MVM
join:2000-04-28
Germantown, OH
kudos:2

I always sort (or re-sort) to "Latest..." so those could have appeared at the top based on activity.

You, and a few others, keep pointing at SocialCam though. This is NOT just about SocialCam, as shown in your original post. MSN is involved as well.



ropeguru
Premium
join:2001-01-25
Mechanicsville, VA

said by Hall:

I always sort (or re-sort) to "Latest..." so those could have appeared at the top based on activity.

You, and a few others, keep pointing at SocialCam though. This is NOT just about SocialCam, as shown in your original post. MSN is involved as well.

Agreed. I have had to deal with SocialCam, MSN, and now Yahoo.


Hall
Premium,MVM
join:2000-04-28
Germantown, OH
kudos:2

I believe I've only seen "Trending Video" from SocialCam and it was 1-2 times only. I have watched 2-3 videos on SocialCam and it was weeks ago. Of course, FB never forgets anything... What I suspect is my "friends", and a fair number of them, watch these videos.


Secyurityet
Premium
join:2012-01-07
untied state
reply to ropeguru

If you didn't have a FB account, you wouldn't see any of that.

Just sayin'.



AVD
Respice, Adspice, Prospice
Premium
join:2003-02-06
Onion, NJ
kudos:1
reply to Tweakbl

said by Tweakbl:

Yeah Social Fixer is a good Tool but it does come with a cost of a performance hit to page loading.

Adblock on the other hand in Firefox and I think also Chrome will block a lot of junk like this.

Any way to stop this on the iOS app?
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Hall
Premium,MVM
join:2000-04-28
Germantown, OH
kudos:2
reply to ropeguru

I had a "Trending article" show up today




There is an "X" available now. I think the other times I'd seen this show up there was no "X". Note the choices though -- no "Hide Trending..." option available.


ropeguru
Premium
join:2001-01-25
Mechanicsville, VA

That is exactly what I am seeing and I am using the "Hide all by" option. However, it is still really annoying just not being able to turn of the entire trending thing.

I have had ones pop-up with sites I have never heard of.



mastsethi

join:2012-05-26
reply to ropeguru

That's like shooting the messenger. The internet is full of porn! It's a shame facebook is one of the medium but it would be unfair to blame it.



ropeguru
Premium
join:2001-01-25
Mechanicsville, VA

said by mastsethi:

That's like shooting the messenger. The internet is full of porn! It's a shame facebook is one of the medium but it would be unfair to blame it.

At least on the internet I have some control over it. With Facebook, well, they just stick it in your face.


Tweakbl

join:2008-09-25
Rosedale, WV
reply to AVD

No clue. I ran Social Fixer for about a Week and on Hughesnet Satellite it made it even slower then "normal" (And that is saying something.) However Adblock with Firefox works awesomely. I have no experience with iOS at all.



mastsethi

join:2012-05-26
reply to mastsethi

How many times a year have you come across such kind of stuff?