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Break-up apps that keep you from looking at exes on Facebook/Instagram?
August 2, 2014 5:14 PM   Subscribe

Does anyone know of an app (or apps) that block you from looking at a particular Facebook page, or a particular Instagram feed? I've heard of Break-up Apps that recently have come about where you can 'erase' someone's photos, tags, etc. from your Facebook, as if they were never there, and I also know of chrome extensions which block you from a site altogether, but I can't find a good app that blocks only a particular PAGE on the site (i.e. www.facebook.com/ex'susername). I would like to be able to continue being 'Facebook Friends' with an ex, as not doing so will be disruptive. I also need to use Facebook for my job. I've already blocked them from appearing on my newsfeed and in chat, but I can't seem to stop myself from, fairly regularly, checking their Facebook page, or their Instagram feed. Any good solutions you've seen online? If not, I may have to team up with a programmer to create one because I think it'd be a very useful service! I sure could use it ASAP.
posted by anonymous to Human Relations (4 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
 
I've used LeechBlock and it's pretty good.
posted by htid at 5:38 PM on August 2 [1 favorite]


Any of the site blocking apps allow you to block specific pages. Don't type www.facebook.com, type www.facebook.com/blahblahusername. I use Chrome's blocker.
posted by rogerrogerwhatsyourrvectorvicto at 5:45 PM on August 2 [1 favorite]


Edit your hosts file. A quick google search will show you how.
posted by jeffmilner at 3:15 PM on August 28


I'm late to the party here but I love the Chrome add-on StayFocusd. It's designed to keep you from wasting time on certain websites while you're at work (yes, sites like AskMe and yes, I am at work), but it can be tweaked a bit and I think you can specify certain pages you want blocked.
posted by fishingforthewhale at 8:45 AM on August 29


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