Facebook is a timesink and the less time you spend on it the better your life is. If we're honest.
But if you are going to use it as the efficient social network it can be, then there are a few things you need to know.
Here's what we hope is a comprehensive guide to getting rid of all the extraneous, unwanted rubbish that comes hand-in-hand with Zuckerberg's data-harvesting, advertising, media gate-keeping, progress-stopping digital monstrosity.
We hope you like it.
1. Categorise your friends like the elitist sociopath you know you are.
If you click this tab on the sidebar...
...you can access the friends page, from where you can create lists and filter what you see from whom, and who you allow access to certain parts of your profile page.
You can also create a virtual burn book, if you wish. However, we didn't tell you to do that.
2. Stop your mate Barry from posting awful, sweaty club photos of you.
That night in Infernos when you vomited over the bar doesn't need to be remembered in a post to your wall. Yet it always is.
To stop this madness go to your timeline and tagging options and deny Barry the option of posting on your timeline.
3. Repair that erroneous like.
See this button at the top?
Hit it. Then Activity log. And look at the 'like' damage your pocket has done.
It might be too late for them to have not noticed, but at least you can keep up appearances, eh?
4. Desktop messenger.
Facebook is a great hulking internet drain of a site.
Autoplaying videos and statuses are just an annoyance if all you're trying to do is message people.