Is your Facebook friend list as bloated as a whale carcass on Georgia’s official marine mammal exhumation beach?
Well I’ve got some good news for you: You can demote all of those “friends” you barely care about to a new, less lofty “acquaintance” status.
Facebook, on its blog, released the joyous news Tuesday. The change will be rolling out to users “this week.”
Placing your distant cousin Geech on the acquaintance list means you will hear about his tick-related ailments less often.
If you put the almost-GF from college on the new “Close Friends” list you will see pictures of her children (or cats, depending on her reproductive choices) more frequently, says Facebook.
It’s a move that’s long overdue.
Also new are Smart Lists, which can automatically sort your friends according to the work, school, family and city information they provide.
Since most of my friends tend to fill their personal info page with random and wrong information, I’m not sure how useful that will be, but I have high hopes, though it sounds a bit like Google+ “Circles.”
So get out there and demote some friends! You know you want to.