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szdaily -> Speak Shenzhen
‘Sadblock’ helps you avoid sad news
    2017-December-7  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

In the old days, you had to go looking for crushing existential horror. Now, you can just wake up and glance at literally any social media site, and a bevy of it will be waiting for you. That’s where Google Chrome extension “Sadblock” comes in. It helps you out by cleaning up sad, triggering, and sometimes just plain annoying news from your social media feeds.

Sadblock will help you “take back control of your social feeds,” according to the extension’s website. It does this by allowing you to block certain types of posts from your social media. “Current categories include sad stories, political posts, climate change posts, and those that include common trigger words,” the site says. You can download Sadblock for free from the Chrome Web Store.

The extension allows you to block these various kinds of content wholesale, and its multi-site approach appears to be a step up from other blockers, most of which exist for one service only and require you to add in your own blacklisted keywords. For example, Tumblr Savior allows users to filter their Tumblr feed, but users must manually add words and tags they want to see blocked, like “death” or “Trump.” Twitter application TweetDeck has a Mute function, but also requires you to manually input words, phrases and links you want banned from your feed.

Sadblock’s range allows you to block upsetting political content, or videos of abused animals, or stories about certain celebrities. Its functionality allows people to block things that annoy or mildly upset them. It also allows people who are triggered by seeing news about sexual assault to avoid it completely.

“At Sadblock we trust you already know the planet is struggling and that people all around the world are dying in terrible ways, and we won’t judge you for wanting to turn off the sad for a little while,” the site adds. “Someone will bring it up at the water cooler tomorrow anyway.”

Basically, Sadblock is intended to help people unwind and take a mental breather away from the constant influx of horrible information. It’s not intended to help people ignore reality.

Words to Learn 相关词汇

【过滤】guòlǜ filter remove by the action of a filter

【喘息】chuǎnxī breather a short pause for rest

在过去,恐怖故事要自己找才有得看。现在,你每天醒来后随便扫一眼任何社交媒体网站,都有一大堆恐怖故事在等着

你。于是,谷歌扩展“悲伤屏蔽”应运而生。它能帮你扫除社交媒体动态上那些悲伤、刺激性或烦人的新闻。

据该应用的网站称,“悲伤屏蔽”能帮你“重新掌控自己的社交媒体动态”。有了它,你就可以屏蔽社交媒体上特定类型的消息。该网站称:“目前可屏蔽的类型包括伤感故事、有关政治和气候变化的帖子,还有包含常见煽动性词汇的文

章”。你可以从谷歌网店免费下载“悲伤屏蔽”应用。

这款扩展应用不但可以批量屏蔽掉各种内容,而且可以作用于多个网站,这令它胜过了许多其它屏蔽插件——大多数屏蔽插件只对一个网站起效,且需要你自行添加黑名单关键词。举例来说,Tumblr Savior能够过滤Tumblr上的消息,但用户必须手动添加屏蔽词汇及标签,如“死亡”、“特朗普”;TweetDeck拥有“静音”功能,但同样需要你手动输入希望屏蔽的词汇、短语和链接。

“悲伤屏蔽”能帮你屏蔽掉让人心烦的政治内容,受虐动物视频,或某些名人的消息。它不但能屏蔽掉让人讨厌或不爽的内容,还可以让受不了性侵新闻的人从此与之绝缘。

该网站称:“我们相信,你就算不看那些新闻,也知道地球正处在水深火热中,世界各地的人们正以可怕的方式死去,如果你想暂时关掉悲伤频道,我们完全理解。反正第二天也会有人在饮水机旁提起这些新闻。”

基本上,“悲伤屏蔽”意在帮助人们放松,从持续涌入的可怕信息中获得片刻喘息,而不是让人们无视现实。

(Chinadaily.com.cn)

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