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.
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: