If you spend a lot of time on Facebook, you probably have a small list of petty gripes about the site’s user interface….
Good news: a browser add-on called Social Fixer does all of the above and more. It was written by a software engineer, Matt Kruse, who lives in Illinois and works for a hedge fund. Mr. Kruse created the add-on, originally called Better Facebook, to solve his own pet peeves. But when he set up a site and published his creation for the world, the reaction blew his mind: so far, a quarter of a million people have downloaded it. Facebook’s lawyers asked him to change the name, but otherwise the company seems cool with it. And why not? Social Fixer gets people to spend more time on Facebook.
Browser extensions that enhance a user’s experience on a particular website encourage more users to visit and to spend more time on the site. It’s what most social network services want!
serenitynerd said: as a extension creator that i trust, do you think this is legit and safe like yours? it’s wot rating is a little low, although it was in the nytimes, so that’s something. i’m super careful about what i download.