Want a Better Facebook?
Facebook's user interface and features have changed over the years, to the chagrin of a vast majority of users.
Despite all the "improvements" and pages screaming to "have the old Facebook" there's really never been a way to customize the experience or, if we dare, create a better facebook.
That's changed with a service called intuitively, "Better Facebook."
Built mostly for the Facebook power user, Better Facebook is a browser plug-in for popular internet browsers which alters the appearance and behavior of Facebook.com. The plug-in can be downloaded as a user script, add-on or extension for Firefox, Chrome, Safari or Opera.
When a user browses Facebook with it installed, they see a Better Facebook option panel in the top navigation bar allowing them to add or remove panels from the home page; create news feed tabs housing special news feed filters; hide feed posts a user has already read; and, much more, according to a post on Inside Facebook.
The plug-in causes the Facebook home page to take a few extra seconds to load, but doesn’t result in much additional slow-down while browsing, according to the post.
There are a slew of features, including the ability to opt-in to have "Mark Read" buttons next to every news feed. Additionally, Better Facebook allows users to create custom news feeds streams of specific content. They can select authors or applications, story types, and included keywords and have stories that match those parameters hidden or moved to their own news feed tab, according Inside Facebook.
What do you think about Better Facebook? Have you installed it? Tell us about your experience.