It was while ago when Facebook made some changes to the newsfeed, and then came the ticker, which sort of offered a solution, but for some users this still did not do the job. Now Facebook have changed things once again and this time it really does look like the user can pick and choose what stories they want to see in the feed!
Here is how you sort out your news feed to do what you want it to do;
Click on the Sort menu in the top right of your News Feed to change how stories are sorted.
Recent Stories First: Stories will appear in the order they were posted. Highlighted stories will be marked with a blue corner.
Highlighted Stories First: Highlighted stories you haven’t seen yet will appear at the top of your News Feed. (If you don’t see highlighted stories, it’s because there aren’t any new highlighted stories since your last visit.)
To some users this may not seem like a big deal, it really depends on how busy your pages are and how active your friends are as whether or not this is important to the user or not.
According to Mark Tonkelowitz, an engineering manager at Facebook, he posted on the official blog;
Now you have a new way of sorting your News Feed: most recent stories first. You can also continue to view highlighted stories first, followed by recent stories, like what you see today. If you don’t have the updates to News Feed yet, you can expect to see them over the coming weeks as the rollout continues.
Source [Web Pro News]