The Anti-Social Network: 7 tips to keep friends and alienate unwanted Facebook attention

Stay free from Pirate Kings, annoying messages, and not hurt anyone’s feelings in the process
The Anti-Social Network: How to keep friends and alienate unwanted Facebook atte

For the millionth time, I don’t want to play Pirate Kings. Also, I don’t want to see your little whiney life update, and stop trying to talk to me please.

That’s probably the refrain that’s been running through your head. But that’s the price you have to pay for being on Facebook. However we have a list of solutions that will make your Facebook life a wee bit better.

Now, all we need to completely soothe our ragged nerves is to learn how to eliminate all hashtags on Instagram for good.

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App requests

The Anti-Social Network: How to keep friends and alienate unwanted Facebook atte

Whether it’s Mafia Wars, FarmVille, or Pirate Kings, we have equal disdain for them. It’s all thanks to the avalanche of requests we’re constantly being sent and how they annoyingly pop up in our Notifications. Facebook knows how annoying invites can get and has dedicated an entire page in your settings to blocking all manner of them.

Get rid of them: Go to Settings, hit Blocking in the sidebar. And go to town blocking app invites from that one person who doesn’t get that sharing isn’t always caring. Don’t worry, he won’t be able to tell that he’s been blocked. Or you can get to the root cause and block the offending app itself (Pirate Kings, anyone?).

You can also choose to block event invites from certain people (like that club promoter friend you know), and Pages. If you’re at the end of your tether, just block the user entirely.