Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Kill those annoying Mafia Wars posts on Facebook


By David Gewirtz

I don't know if these things annoy you as much as they do me, but I find many of the little Facebook games annoying as all heck. Perhaps the most annoying is the Mafia Wars game, but all of the others (iHeart, anyone?) come in at a close second.

Fortunately, you can permanently remove these annoyances from your news feed. All it takes is a few simple steps. The secret is a small, hidden menu.

Move your mouse to the upper, right side of any Mafia Wars (or similar) posting, as you can see in Figure A. Move it right about where the red arrow is pointing.


Move your mouse to where the red arrow points.

Suddenly, you'll see a previously hidden drop-down menu appear, as shown in Figure B.


Kill Mafia Wars dead.

Just select Hide Mafia Wars and it's gone, gone, gone. Almost like you gave it a pair of cement boots.

Do the same for all the other annoying applications in your news feed, and suddenly Facebook won't seem nearly as annoying.