Facebook has continued to integrate itself into the web like a gangrenous infection. Are the “Like” button or other Facebook widgets getting in your way or running afoul of your company’s firewall? Fortunately, there are a number of extensions out there to help you.
- For Firefox, install FacebookBlocker.
- For Safari: install Defacer or FacebookBlocker from Apple’s Safari Extensions gallery.
- For Google Chrome: Try Facebook Disconnect.
You can also use an ad blocker to obstruct all things Facebook. For Firefox, AdBlock Plus is the way to go. For Safari, install AdBlock from the Apple’s Safari Extensions, or use the older Safari AdBlocker for pre-Safari 5 browsers without official extension support.
Just add the following custom rules to your adblocker to block only the Facebook widgets and the “Like” button:
Or, if you want to block Facebook entirely: