When: November 2016 - present
Tools: Chrome Extensions, WebExtensions API (anticipated)
Back when muting people on messenger.com didn’t actually remove their heads from your recent chat list, I made an extension to temporarily hide my chattiest friends while keeping in touch with my study buddies during a high-volume assignment/exam period so I could have a shot at passing all 8 courses I was taking that semester. Obviously, getting off Facebook was not an option.
The news feed content filter was mostly created out of a need to block comments from people I didn’t really care to pay attention to. After a couple of drinks with a friend, we thought it would be funny to further amplify the Facebook “echo chamber” by adding the ability to filter out every ounce sensitive/undesired content.