Facebook now allows us to download all of our personal information in one zip archive (Account:Account Settings: Download Your Information). That's good.
On the other hand, I realized today I can't block game posts any more.
Until recently when I moused over a Facebook "app" generated game posts generated by a friend's game use, I would see a small "X" to the right of the post. Clicking on that produced a list of options like:
- Hide this post
- Hide all by Joe
- Hide all posts from this application (roughly)
Now I only see the first two. I can either hide a single post (pointless), or I can hide all from "Joe" (not what I want). I can't hide all posts from, say, "farmville".
Now I'm seeing Facebook App posts in my news stream - for the first time in a year.
Games are how Facebook makes its money. Even so, this surprises me. I wonder if it's a technical glitch ...
Update: Some game related posts from today still have the "Hide All ..." option. I wonder if some app vendors are trying to bypass FB's "Hide All" feature.
Update 11/21/10: Per comments this has been going on for weeks. I don't think it's a glitch. Strange that there's been abundant coverage of FB minor events, but none of this much bigger change. I'm going to have to start hiding all posts from my friends who use FB Apps that publish activity.