Sick of your ad-ridden Facebook newsfeed? Convert it to Hacker News!
This extension removes your Facebook newsfeed and replaces it with Hacker News.
hackernews-newsfeed can be installed on the chrome webstore here.
Or you can clone this repo and upload the folder to chrome extensions at chrome://extensions/.
git clone https://github.com/yczeng/hackernews-newsfeed
If you have Firefox, install Greasemonkey, the friendly user-script injection service.
You can install from greasyfork, the Greasemonkey/Tampermonkey/*monkey hosting service. Then just click the link to install the script, and you're good to go.
If you don't want to do the above option, you can do stuff the hard way.
Go to Firefox's addon page
Go to Greasemonkey (or User Scripts), and click New User Script...
Name it whatever you want, provide your email as the Domain, and click Done.
Edit the script, and paste the contents of
greasemonkey.jsin, and click save.
Click on Preferences, User Settings, and then Add included pages.
https://www.facebook.com/*, then click OK, and OK again.
Why make this?
I'm hopelessly addicted to Facebook and the only way to curb my addiction is by replacing my newsfeed with something equally addictive, like Hacker News.
Why is the Chrome extension different from the Firefox extension?
I use Chrome so I built the extension for myself in Chrome. apizzimenti saw my project on Github, thought it was a good idea, and sent a pull request with a Firefox implementation.
Why does the Chrome extension cover the entire Facebook newsfeed?
I don't want shortcuts to help me spend more time on Facebook.
What can I do?
Right now the Hacker News css of the Chrome extension is changing the text on the right part of the search bar gray. If you can separate the Facebook css from the Hacker News css, feel free to send a pull request.
Is this a joke?
hackernews-newsfeed is available under the MIT license. See
LICENSE file in the repository.