I go to Facebook every few days, weeks or whatever. Kids’ pics. Volleyball happenings. Doings of people I’ve known over the years.
What’s happened to my follow-feed, though, is people I know to be fine people in real life appear in the feed as the girl on the left:
This is disheartening at best.
Politics is entertaining, but, golly, let’s not scream at our favorite character on TV when they do something dumb. Get a grip.
But, of course, the other guy will never get a grip.
So, for Firefox, there’s Grease Monkey and my quick and dirty Grease Monkey script, FaceBookFix.user.js, to the rescue.
This script simply takes Facebook posts off screen if they contain, in text form (sadly not in images), any of a list of words.
It’s not heavily tested, to say the least. Which is to say, I tried it a couple times.
I made it easy to add or delete banned words. Non-programmers can change the script if they can find it on their disk and save it as a text file from WordPad or a better text editor.
The results are nice. My feed is now pleasant. Again. “Never do yourself what a computer can do for you,” so the computer now lets me see the real news un-flooded by noise. (If this post makes it to Facebook, I can’t write “f*** news” or the script will make the post invisible to me!)
Oh. Here’s the whole script as of this moment: