For a while now, one of the more irritating things about Facebook is how the side decides what’s going on the top of your feed and you have no say in the matter. Facebook’s algorithm prioritized news that it thought was important, even if you disagreed. No longer. Thanks to a recent update, you can now pick friends whose posts will appear at the top of your feed.

This should prevent sites like Upworthy and Mashable from gaming the system and writing the sorts of articles that are sure to make it into your field of view. Facebook still defends their algorith, with Adam Mosseri, Facebook’s News Feed product manager saynig that a chronological feed would result in folks missing important news. The problem is most people would agree that they should decide what’s important to them or not.

The timeline is still far from perfect, and I’m not 100% sure how this new change works, but I know makingpages as “favorite” makes them more likely to show up near the top of your feed. Facebook has become a necessity for so many of us, but it’s still weird and irritating how much control Zuckerberg and company wants to exercise.

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