Not content with driving users nuts with large font sized updates, Facebook is keen to frazzle our eyeballs with coloured background updates. They look a bit like this:
You can have flat colours or gradiated. Thankfully it's on Android users who can irritate the sh!t out of us at the moment, but it's going to be rolled out more generally in the coming weeks and months. Facebook is desperate to get us to update our status entries more often since we've been reducing this of late, and they can't have that, can they? Of course, it would help if people just didn't do it but I suppose that's rather too much to ask for really. The alternative of course is to just unfriend them, which if I see much more of it, I shall be sorely tempted to do.
However, there is another option, called FB Purity. It's a nice little tool you can download that allows you to view your Facebook feed in the way that you want, not how Facebook think you should. The most recent update consigns these irritating coloured updates back to the hells they came from. If it irritates you as much as it does me, you might be installing FB Purity in the near future!