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Posted by raisingachampion
Why Am I Seeing Trending Videos In My News Feed?
You can skip to the removal steps (below), but I strongly suggest you read these notes before jumping ahead…
Some people actually don’t like the idea of having the MOST DESPICABLE videos pushed to their news feed. I’m one of them. All of a sudden, I see at the TOP of my news feed, some of the most appalling subjects on display, and it seems as Socialcam is the culprit. Think again.
Firstly, SocialCam is being fed to your newsfeed by, guess who? FACEBOOK. There is no virus, or spam issue here. Facebook has introduced a new “Trending Videos” sub-feed, that interjects videos from SocialCam, Viddy, and other video services. SocialCam, Viddy, and others are actually Facebook APPS, that are being PROMOTED by Facebook. Watch one video through the new “Trending Videos” feed, and you’ve given the app that provided that video access to your profile.
Don’t Go Into The Light
So, just when you thought you were watching videos in SECRET — when you figured your harmless view of the world’s largest zit popped, or that quick glance of public fellatio has gone unnoticed — THINK AGAIN. By default, those apps let your friends know exactly what you did. It is now a KNOWN FACT that your MARRIED male friend is peaking at naked pictures of “Snooky”, and it is potentially known by ALL his Facebook friends (his wife, his friends, his wife’s friends, teen children, co-workers, and more). All those friends have to do is get a glimpse at the Trending Videos feed. And, yes, Facebook is making sure all its users get that Trending Videos push.
Okay, so I’m not about to tell you how to indulge in secret, because I think the video feeds are absolutely DISTASTEFUL IN EVERY WAY. Great job, Facebook, in seeking out the very best in human nature.
How To Remove Trending Videos Without Installing A 3rd-Party Software Plugin:
All right, so you CANNOT remove the Trending Videos without installing some 3rd-party software plugin. But, you CAN remove the APPS that are pushed through the Trending Videos — right within Facebook itself — and in so doing, HIDE the Trending Videos feed. Just disable Socialcam, Viddy, and other video services the Trending Video feed pushes, by blocking them. Follow these steps to BLOCK video services like Socialcam, Viddy, and others:
1. Click “Privacy Settings” in the upper right corner.
2. Click “Manage Blocking” (located to the right of ‘Blocked People and Apps’)
3. Type the name of the video app (Socialcam, Viddy, etc), and hit ‘Enter’. [Do this for all the video services Trending Videos uses, and Trending Videos will have nothing to show].