Date:21 July 2012
Q I love Facebook and I love my cousin, but sometimes his updates are a little… much. I don’t want to unfriend him, but it’s getting obnoxious.
A It’s possible to mute your Facebook friends without notifying them. If you hold your mouse cursor over your cousin’s picture in a status update, a miniprofile should appear with a drop-down menu button. Select Settings from that menu and then you can customise how many updates you’ll receive from him. You’ll still be able to check his profile whenever you want – say, before the next family reunion – but his updates won’t clutter your main feed.