Facebook Snooze lands in time to avoid Star Wars spoilers

Simply put, Snooze is something that allows you to purge a person, page, or group from your News Feed for a set amount of time.

Snooze joins a series of other content controls for News Feed - Unfollow, Hide, Report and See First - to customize users' experience, Facebook noted.

Willie Taggart Agrees To Join Florida State As Head Coach
How long will OR take to get a new coach? Both of Taggart's previous head coaching stops have been rebuilds of sorts. McMurphy also cited sources saying returning to his home state of Florida was a factor in Taggart's decision.

The snooze feature is based on research that people are more happy using social media when they interact with people they like, versus just browsing the news feed, which some research says can be depressing. Imagine having a friend whose vacation pictures are giving you serious FOMO, or you just need a break from your insane uncle's MAGA rants (you might be better off unfollowing him entirely, but the choice is now up to you). Who would you like to test the new button on? Just because a person or a page or group sent one or two annoying posts doesn't mean they are totally going to annoy you forever, therefore totally unfollowing/unfriending them in this case is the permanent decision (sorta) that you shouldn't be making...yet. Facebook writes, "We've made several changes to News Feed to provide more opportunities for meaningful interactions and reduce passive consumption of low-quality content - even if it decreases some of our engagement metrics in the short term". The people, Pages, and groups you snooze will not be notified. The post was entitled, " Hard Questions: Is Spending Time on Social Media Bad for Us? .

Exhausted of seeing posts by a friend on your news feed but don't want to outrightly use the unfriend button?

Palestinian Report: IDF forces kill two militants in Gaza Strip
On Sunday, Israel said it had destroyed a tunnel dug by Hamas into Israeli territory, apparently for use in an attack. The rocket was intercepted by an Iron Dome anti-missile battery.

Facebook can get a little overwhelming at times, especially in today's era of fake news and hot-topic political takes.

Google's 'Check for update' button will start working in 2018
Some weeks back, we received reports that Samsung would release final stable Oreo updates for its flagship devices in Q1 2018. The Android 8 .1 update has been rolled out an an over the air update to the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones.

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