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For example, suppose I wanted to see all the recent news-feed entries for mafia wars. Is there a way to filter your feed down to a specific application?

I can do this using the Facebook iPhone app client, but haven't figured out a way to do it in the browser interface to the site.

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It does not seem to be possible. There is chatter in the Facebook Support Community but nothing to suggest that it is a feature right now.

There was a time where you could at least have priority of the filters by dragging but that seems to have been removed in the redesign.

For now until Facebook brings it back , you are going to be stuck with a add-on like Feed Filter or just stick those people you know use mafia wars into a Friend List .

  • I do have a friend list for mafia wars already. is there a way to filter the newsfeed to just items from a single friend list? – JohnFx Jul 15 '10 at 14:29
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    @JohnFx not exactly you can get the feed of your friend list, on the left click Friends then click your relative Mafia Friend List – phwd Jul 15 '10 at 14:46
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If you'd like to read News Feed items in your feed reader of choice, you can follow these instructions to build RSS feed URLs. You could then pipe the "News Feed" feed through something like Yahoo Pipes or FeedRinse to filter out/only the applications you're interested in.

A bit of a struggle, but it should work for you.

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Unless you want to dive into the Facebook API and do some coding then the answer is currently 'no'.

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