Facebook Blocker to get rid of Facebook links

Facebook is everywhere. It appears that almost all the websites and blogs today are infested with the Facebook Like button. If you find it overwhelming and want to block Facebook creeping into all the websites, then you can use the Facebook Blocker browser add-on.

Facebook like button on the Apple web site

The Facebook Blocker browser add-on is available for Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Apple Safari. So you can easily install this add-on in any of these favorite browsers. First of all, visit http://webgraph.com/resources/facebookblocker/ in your web browser.

Facebook Blocker web site

Click on the appropriate link to install the Facebook Blocker add-on for your web browser. As previously stated, the download is available for Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Apple Safari. In this article, we will be installing the Facebook Blocker for Google Chrome web browser – so we click on the download link for Google Chrome. The installation process for other browsers is similar.

Chrome will show a warning that extensions, themes and apps can harm your computer. Click on the Continue button to proceed.

Installing Facebook Blocker in Google Chrome

After clicking on the Install button in the confirmation dialog, the extension will be installed. Now you are ready to use it. Actually you have nothing to do, the Facebook Blocker extension will do everything.

Install Facebook Blocker confirmation

You will not see any more of the Facebook crap on any of the web sites and blogs. This includes Like buttons, Recommended lists, and should also stop any Facebook scripts from tracking your browsing history. The genius of this extension is in the fact that it does not block the actual Facebook site – so if you want to login to the Facebook site, you can do so as much as you want. Also sites that use Facebook Connect for sign in purposes, or that use Facebook as a conduit for other functionality will continue to work as expected.