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See only friend’s status updates on Facebook ’10 (Feb edition)

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Want to see only status updates on Facebook so that you don’t have to see every time one of your friends buys pizza for someone else in Mafia Wars?  Here’s how…


Facebook tip – see only status updates

In February of 2010, they changed Facebook again, and it was designed by people who assume

  • you have all day to look at Facebook
  • you have to know when one of your friends makes a new friend
  • you have to know someone pokes another person
  • you know what a poke is

You can do Facebook much faster if you just see Status Updates, and they made it harder to do it.

Here’s the new Facebook trick

On the left hand side of your new page, if you click on Friends, you’ll see your friend lists, and just below it, it should say Status Updates.  Click on that.

The URL at the top should say

but may have some other stuff in the middle.  The fact is that if you use the string above, and bookmark it, it should show you status updates (until the Facebook nerds do another one of their redesign/scavenger hunts).

Video demonstration

The problem

The big problem with this is that if you only see Status Updates, you won’t see when every one of your friends picks up a piece of cow shit in Farmville.

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1 Facebook - How do I see only status updates | Missing LinkedIn Tips for Sales, Jobs, Recruiting, HR, etc { 02.09.10 at 9:41 am }

[…] This changed in February 2010.  Now go to Facebook friend’s status updates only […]

2 Johnny Mac { 02.09.10 at 8:41 pm }

Hey Pat thanks for the tip.
Your the Man

Johnny Mac

3 Patrick OMalley { 02.10.10 at 3:11 pm }

You’re welcome, Johnny Mac

4 JANINE { 02.10.10 at 3:38 pm }

Thanks Patrick! You’re a lifesaver, and you make me laugh to boot!

5 Barbara { 02.11.10 at 3:55 pm }

THANK YOU! Now can you figure out how I can check the status of the pages I follow? Then I’ll be back to where I was. Why is Facebook so incompetent?

6 Patrick OMalley { 02.12.10 at 2:06 pm }

Thanks, Janine.

Barbara, I don’t know what you mean when you say “can you figure out how I can check the status of the pages I follow?”

7 BO { 02.27.10 at 10:44 am }

THANK U !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

8 Melissa { 10.18.10 at 7:25 pm }

Thank you very much. I just clicked on Friends then on Status Updates. What a relief!

9 Johan { 12.31.10 at 6:41 am }

They’ve changed it again!
Now, first click on “Most Recent”, which becomes an drop-down-menu where you can choose to show only status updates, new photos, videos and some more!

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