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Facebook adds a Snooze button for muting people, groups and Pages for 30 days

My JOB description is running a WebSite

It also now includes BLOGS

We got out of the “traditional” WebSite because marvelous Google told us we were not Web Friendly to Remote WebSites…..people on phones.

Switched to WordPress. No more lines of “coding” to Google.

Instead we got visitors from “social websites”

FACEBOOK is ONOROUS!

people send all kinds of “mail” to us.

after a while it gets ONOROUS

Worse than adding couple of lines of coding


Snooze joins a series of other content controls for News Feed, like UnfollowHideReport and See First, which give people more ways to customize their experience, notes Facebook.

The update, while seemingly minor, comes at a time when many people – including some ofFacebook’s early founders – are questioning whether social media is having a negative impact on people and society as a whole. A network that’s too tuned to what people want to see, and provides that to them by way of algorithms, can lead to addiction and an inability to relate to different people and opinions.

The flip side of Facebook’s toolset for deep personalization, including now Snooze, are these ongoing concerns that Facebook’s social network can become overly comfortable for people. It allows people to ensconce themselves in a world where everyone thinks like them, enjoys the same things, and posts similar news and other things. But this is not the real world, where people’s opinions can wildly differ. The result of this bubble effect is a reduction in being exposed to new ideas, and an increased intolerance for those who don’t share your same beliefs.

Snooze, in that context, could be seen not as an empowering tool, but one that could potentially lead people to further distancing themselves from friends with different perspectives – whether political, religious, cultural or otherwise – simply because it’s something you don’t want to see.

But at least Snooze’s forced cooldown period could stop people from unfriending people with these opposing viewpoints.

Facebook notes that when the Snooze period is about to end, it will notify you of this – presumably, in case you need to snooze them again. You can also reverse a snooze at any time, the company notes.

The Snooze button is rolling out today, across Facebook.