Facebook statuses-only homepage
Many people (including me) are confused about the new Facebook look. News Feed > Top News just cuts off things that you are probably not interested in (you can easily miss something important). News Feed > Most Recent gives you everything, including group joins, friend additions, and all other unimportant stuff. But if you want only all status updates, you have to click on Friends > Status Updates in the left panel – there is no way to move this on top and set it as default (as it was in the older version).
But it’s very easy to add kind of this feature using a Greasemonkey script. This little script will redirect you to Status Updates if you click on the Facebook logo in the upper left corner and also if you just enter facebook.com in the URL field of your browser – so it’s something like if you set the Status Updates as the default.
I’ve tested it in Chromium (Google Chrome), Opera and Shiretoko (Mozilla Firefox) with Greasemonkey extension – worked in all of them.
Update: Download a better version. If you have problems with this version, please let me know, I’m not sure if the new script is really stable.