Facebook's News Feed has always seemed rather arbitrary / random to me. I'd like to control which friends appear in the news feed. Is there a way I can do that using my various friend lists? Alternatives to using friend lists beside explicitly excluding people?
Scroll to the bottom of the Most Recent feed and click Edit Options. You can adjust the friends in the modal dialog that comes up.
Alternatively you can just click the HIDE button next to an item on your feed to hide the person completely or hide just the type of notification. so you can hide all those darn Farmville updates!
In the sidebar on the left, click "Friends" and then click on the name of a friend list. The news feed will then show only the feed items from friends in that friend list.
This setting is not saved, however. The next time you go to your news feed it will back to the full feed.