August 10, 2018 7:23 PM   Subscribe

A Firefox extension aimed at increasing human happiness by blocking social media sites.

GPLv3 licensed, source here.

* You can block specific pages, directories, or whole domains.
* You can control when the blocker operates both with a weekly schedule and with a snooze button.
* The weekly schedule indicates which days anti-social should block sites: eg, only block Monday to Friday.
* On days when blocking is on, you can set an automatic window when blocking is temporarily turned off: eg, don't block at lunchtime.
* If you don't want an automatic window, you can set the length of it to zero, and there won't be one.
* You can turn blocking off with a 'snooze' button in the popup menu, but it comes back on again after five minutes.
* If you use the 'snooze' button, you can't use it again for the next hour.
* You can change these default snooze timeouts; snooze can be up to 30 minutes, snooze timeout up to six hours.
* If you set the snooze timeout to zero, you can snooze as often as you like: use of this option is between you and your conscience.

Others like it do exist, with different feature sets (I've listed the ones I know about in the source link above), but this is mine.
Role: programmer
posted by motty (4 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

Thankyouthankyouthankyou! The worst thing about MetaFilter right now is the idiots and assholes linking to Twitter & Facebook. If I wanted to swim in that sewage, I wouldn't be at MetaFilter!
posted by oneswellfoop at 8:24 AM on August 11, 2018

Exactly what I was looking for today. Thank you super much!
posted by Spiderwoman at 8:58 AM on August 14, 2018

...wouldn't this site be blocked too, it's social media.
posted by GoblinHoney at 9:56 AM on November 1, 2018

Glad you asked, GoblinHoney.

By default, anti-social blocks Facebook and Twitter. However, you, the user, are in complete control of the blocked site list on your own copy of anti-social. So, if you want to block MeFi, or any other site that you feel you spend too much time on and want to use anti-social to limit access to, you can.

posted by motty at 6:46 PM on November 17, 2018

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