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Article posted: 12/29/2012 7:02 AM

Review: Making Facebook a warmer, smaller space

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A Facebook User Operations Safety Team worker looks at reviews at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. Curating your facebook news feed, and other practices that can help personalize a user's facebook activity can be burdensome process, but the result: Less tabloid magazine, more personal messages and cute pictures from people who are actually your friends.

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On Facebook, I'm connected to a lot of people who are not my friends. Over the years, as my Facebook friend list grows, it's made me increasingly uncomfortable that I seem to know so much about people that I don't actually know. So as the new year approached, I took a four-week break -- a "Facebook Fast" -- from the world's biggest online social network. But after eight years on the network, I can't quit. Like it or not, Facebook is an important part of my life.
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