If you use Facebook regularly, you really should give this browser extension a try. You can 'Fix' Facebook in so many ways. Mark Stories 'Read' so they get hidden (no trying to remember the last post you read), Reply to people in comments AND auto tag them AND quote parts of the comment you are replying to, make Timelines single column instead of two, get rid of the Ticker, go back to the old Chat list. Fantastic!

How to Make Facebook Infinitely Better with One Browser Extension
With each update, Facebook has gotten incrementally more cluttered, perplexing, and ornery—and I'm not even talking about all your annoying acquaintances flooding it with inane status updates.