Hey thanks for the response the facebook notifications are one that bothers me and is there a beta of Swype?
Bother you like you dont want them? They can be turned off
Bother you like you want more? Then you need to use a 3rd party app like Bloo, which is no longer in development.
The Swype beta has ended, but follow the link
Bloo is still being developed an update hit today and fixed some of the issues