Originally Posted by medford
I'll admit, I don't use facebook, but can't you just unfollow someone if all they post are pictures about their kids that you don't care about? Does Facebook automatically show you the pictures that others post on their page? Can you just turn that off? In my world, I'd only see the pictures you post on your page if I go to your page, perhaps that's not how FB works.
Yes, you can hide people from your news feed without defriending them and they never know about it. You can also do the reverse and have your own profile on limited view (e.g., no status updates, no pictures) to certain people you're friends with.
I have so many people hidden from my news feed, including almost everyone I went to high school with, that I wonder why I even keep them on as friends. The people who can't see much of what I post are current/former work colleagues and, bizarrely, some family members, because I don't want to get into it with them politically. And I don't even say much politically on Facebook. Facebook is a weird world. I hate the interface so much now that I'd drop it completely if it weren't such a simple way to keep updated on the people I do care about.