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2011/09/22

How to hide the new Facebook news feed

In case you are using Firefox and you want to hide the new Facebook right-column news feed, here is a quick hack.
  • At first, you need to install Stylish, if you don't have it already.
  • Add a new blank style with the following lines in it and give it whatever name you want.
  • Energize! ;-)
 The code:
@namespace url(http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml);

@-moz-document domain("facebook.com") {
  .fbFeedTickerStory { display: none !important; }
}

2011/09/18

How to forward a Google+ post to your email inbox

While we 're still waiting for the full Google+ API to be available in public, I recently asked in twitter for "an easy way to save GooglePlus posts for later reading or archiving" and this is the solution I found since then:
  • Go to Google+ and create a new circle.
  • Add in this circle one of your email addresses, that has NOT a Google+ account; just the email. In case you don't have a second email address, either create one or use the plus-enhanced mode of the one you already have (if your provider accepts this mode), i.e. something like username+gplus@email.provider.tld (given that your email is username@email.provider.tld, you should add "+gplus" (or something similar) just before the "@" sign -- replace "username", "email.provider.tld" as appropriate).
  • From now on, when you find something interesting, you have to share it with this new circle and, since the one member of the circle has no Google+ profile, the interesting post will land into your email box.

Update [2011/09/21]: this technique comes handy also when you want a copy of your posts into your email box. You just have to include the "me" circle as a recipient of your posts, along with the other circles or people.

With this trick you don't need an RSS feed for your posts [although I think that Google must implement this as a feature, IMHO]