No, that’s not a request, nor is it a demand.
It’s a statement
Flashback to July 2012.
For 21 consecutive days the Tour de France was broadcast on TV. The broadcast started live at 5 am every morning with the race finishing somewhere around 10 am pacific time. While I love watching the race, I had work to do. I recorded the race on the DVR during the day and watched the Tour de France each night.
I really didn’t want any of my friends to spoil it by posting results on Facebook. That was going to be a big issue.
I had the same thing happen during the Olympics.
Of course, it would be awfully rude of me to ask my friends to stop posting certain things. I do have some manners. I wasn’t going to go all day without checking in to my newsfeed either. So it was up to me to modify how I use the network.
And that’s why I Un Friended Jim Walberg. (read the real story)
BLOCKING YOUR FRIENDS
The problem with blocking or unfriending or unlisting people is then you may miss some really important stuff.
They are either in your newsfeed or they are not. There’s no shade of grey – it’s black or it’s white.
Enter the Grease-Monkey Script! Here’s an excellent way for you to ‘miss’ what you want to miss and still see what you want to see.
Pretty Cool? Your friends are still posting, it’s just your browser that’s hiding them from you.
A word of caution.
Adding any script to your browser can be dangerous.
You are giving some pretty big access to a 3rd party you don’t know.
Think twice before you do.
It looks like a great script – but do you know who’s behind it? What if they get hacked?
* For the record, I am not running this grease-monkey script. I actually don’t mind all the politics you share. If it’s part of what makes you, YOU – then I want to know about it. The same goes for religion, sex, animal rights, gun control, homelessness, and of course.