Adblock works by removing parts of web sites. It has a built-in list of ad companies it can block. But it can also block defined parts of web pages.
I decided to put it to good use this morning. I don’t like trending topics. I don’t need them and I do my best to avoid them. Their either vapid Celebrity Y said X about Celebrity Z nonsense or Clickbaity Headline.
I avoid them on Twitter easily enough but on Facebook their ever-present.
I used adblock to remove part of the page where Facebook puts the Trending Topics, suggested friends and other ads. It worked after a reload of the site. Hopefully it will stick until they change the page design next time.
Here’s what the filter looks like in Adblock.
The filter is: www.facebook.com##[id=”u_0_0″]
This has made using Facebook on the web more pleasant for me. Hopefully it will help you too.