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Silencer: Hides annoying spoilers on social networks

Chrome: Nobody likes spoilers, but unless you take a break from Twitter and Facebook entirely, you're bound to accidentally come across the ending of the newest Game of Thrones episode or thoughts on the new Arrested Development series. Silencer is an extension that blocks those spoilers with a click.
Silencer works in a couple of different ways. The simplest thing it does is allow you to create keyword blocks that hide content from your Twitter and Facebook streams. So, if you're sick of seeing updates about Apple, you can simply make add "Apple" to the dictionary and it'll hide any posts about Apple. Silencer also has packs you can install that block everything about popular shows. For example, the Game of Thrones block adds 44 different keywords to keep any spoilers our of your social media stream. Silencer only works on a handful of social networks, but it's pretty easy to block out everything else if you need to.

This is a good supplemental to that:
Bumping this. I think I'm going to get a lot of use out of this one:

Web: A dictionary tells you the meaning of a word. WordHippo tells you the meaning and also finds synonyms, antonyms, words that rhyme with it, sentences containing it, other words starting or ending with it, its etymology, and much more.

The webapp is really easy to use. Just key in what you are looking for and choose the appropriate category. WordHippo will spit out the results, as well as give one-click links to other data for the word. Quick, simple and worth bookmarking for future reference.
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Comment Snob filters out undesirable comments from the Web. It comes with support for YouTube by default, but you can add support for many other sites by installing Comment Snob rules. For each rule that you install, you can choose from the following filtering parameters:

  • Number of spelling mistakes
  • All capital letters
  • No capital letters
  • Doesn't start with a capital letter
  • Excessive punctuation (!!!! ????)
  • Excessive capitalization
  • Profanity
  • Filtering on custom words and phrases
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