Talk to me after November

The browser extension Social Fixer is now positioning itself as the solution to all that damn politics on Facebook. A sample filter:

Here is an example to start with:
/politic|obama|romney|republican|democrat|election/i
(If you want details on exactly what this means, read more below.)

Now click “Move to Tab” and enter a tab name, like “Politics”. All posts that match this filter will be moved to this new tab in your Facebook stream. If you want to just hide the posts altogether, you can click the “Hide” box instead.

I’m not about to claim I speak regex like a native, but I can generally comprehend what it’s trying to do.

Still, this doesn’t strike me as something I really need. I have FB friends to my left and to my right; I figure if they’re yelling across the aisle at one another, it might prevent me from falling into the nearest echo chamber.







4 comments

  1. Roger Green »

    5 September 2012 · 8:58 am

    I’ll take two…

  2. Lynn »

    5 September 2012 · 8:58 am

    It might help me with my problem: a nephew who’s a rabid Ron Paul fan. It can be awkward to unfriend relatives.

  3. McGehee »

    5 September 2012 · 9:37 am

    I mostly keep politics out of my Facebook timeline — or if I do post something political I preface it with a “feel free to ignore” warning and put the actual content in a comment instead of the post.

    Still, most of the people I’m friended with seem to be mostly in agreement with me on what we want to see happen in November, which given that I don’t choose Facebook friends for their politics (as opposed to Twitter or Google+) is actually kind of a surprise.

  4. Kirk »

    5 September 2012 · 10:22 am

    Clowns to the left of me,
    Jokers to the right,
    Here I am,
    Stuck in the middle with you.

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