Hiding Junk You Don’t Care About on Facebook

If you’re like me, you have a love/hate relationship with Facebook.  Some things people post are great and worth your time, but there’s an increasing amount of stuff you just don’t care about in the least.  For me, this list includes the following:

  • Baby photos & parents updating on what their baby just did
  • political issues
  • Husbands & wives talking about how awesome their spouses are
  • Live updates of sporting events currently playing on TV
  • Facebook shares, likes, product placements, claiming of offers, etc.

Lucky for me (and you) there’s a pretty handy way to hide any and all Facebook posts that contain words related to these subjects!  Enter the Google Chrome plugin Unwhatever Me – download it!  Once you have it, all posts that contain words you don’t want to see will be replaced by an image of something awesome you’d rather be looking at, like cats or robots or cakes.

Here’s how I’ve got it set up.  First, go into the settings and delete any of the replacement content feeds, the defaults are no good.  Instead replace it with the current best images from 500px – a pretty awesome photography site.  The URL for the feed is http://feed.500px.com/500px-best

Next, update your word list.  Here’s all the words I block, and I’ve even broken them up into categories for you! Each word or phrase should be separated by a comma, and the plugin will look for these words in the post body and in the comments of a post!

Baby Stuff

year old, so adorable, our family, just learned to walk, years old, month old, months old, so adorable, pajamas, eating solid foods, crawling, so cute, is precious, is too cute, look at those cheeks, cutest baby ever, newborn, and mommy, looks like dad, toesies, just like mom, looks like mom, mother and, father and, cute baby, can’t wait to meet, gorgeous baby, infant, new addition to the family, first ballgame, day old, bundle of joy, birth, ultrasound, baby feet, lbs oz, toddler, carriage, cradle, gave birth, little one, sonogram, preschool, first day at school, gerber, wait to meet him, wait to meet her, little gift, pregnancy, born today, now a father, first birthday, grow up so fast, baby boy, baby girl, 1st birthday, is growing up, diaper, diapers, tiny toes, all snuggly, binky, pacifier, bib, onesie, sockies, gerber, such an angel, what an angel, little angel, little princess, daycare, tantrum, won’t stop crying, is finally napping, first steps, carseat, sweet little baby, weeks old today, months old today, Big boy, bath time, little girl, little boy, he is adorable, she is adorable, little munchkin, too cute

Spouse Brag

best wife, best husband, best hubby, amazing wife, amazing husband, amazing hubby

Sports

auburn, roll tide, war eagle, BCS, touchdown, gators, LSU, Mississippi state, florida state, Aggies, Aggie’s, NC state, Texas A&M, bama, football, baseball, basketball, watching this game, watching the game, to overtime, SEC, ACC, NCAA

The Dumbest Possible Stuff

that moment when, yolo, like if you, share if you

Facebook Annoyances

Share this photo and, claimed an offer from, sponsored post, · Sponsored, Games your friends are playing, Suggested Post, RELATED POST, shared, AT&T American Idol

That’s all the words I use to block by, but occasionally something I haven’t thought of will slip through and I have to make changes. Got any other words to add to this list? Let me know!

One reply

  1. MIchael Newman says:

    Boy, you sure do hate babies!

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