You fire up Facebook to see your friend's latest vacation photos, read madcap tales of your grandkid's first day of school or get the latest updates from yours truly. What you often find instead is a news feed clogged with ads, game notifications, reposts of political news stories - with commentary - and images of cutesy sayings on top of stock photos.
It's enough to make you want to close down your account for good, and I don't blame you. Still, there is a middle ground between shutting things down and scrolling endlessly through the fluff looking for something you actually want to see.
And no, I'm not talking about unfriending people, although that is perfectly acceptable if you have a friend list in the hundreds or thousands of people. Really, 150 "friends" is about the limit of what the human brain can handle.
No, there's a better way to filter things out, and it takes just a click or two.