I love my family members, relatives, friends, colleagues, acquaintances, and any other person that may lie under a different category and I have him/her in facebook as a friend.
“Do others what do you want others to do you”. Personally, I grew up not thinking that a birthday is a special day that needs to be given much attention. When I was a child, my parents used to make it special by making a delicious meal, certainly a cake and singing me the birthday song. But I cannot remember when I last had this.
My birthday is at the end of May. Either in School, or in University, this coincides with the final exams of the scholastic/University year. As a result, the last thing that I would care about in such a day is a birthday a party. I have much more important things to care for!
At the beginning, I and facebook had a difficult relationship. One reason that I usually stated for not having a facebook account was that you will have to congratulate your friends when their birthdays come. Later on, I was convinced by the idea that you need to congratulate special person. I did that initially. But later on, I asked myself: “Would not this cause some facebook friends of mine that to be angry to see that I congratulate many people but not him/her?” As a result, I easily solved it by no longer congratulating any of my facebook friends in their birthdays (even my first-degree and second-degree family relatives)! In return, by default, I disabled anyone from writing on my facebook wall. As a result, when my birthday comes, even if anyone thought of writing me something on my wall, he will not be able to :). In my last birthday, for example, no one wrote on my wall! So, I did not congratulate you, I am not expecting you to congratulate me in return.
As I got used to that, I grew impatient by the facebook birthday reminders. I do not want them! Why force me to see them every day a birthday of a facebook friend of mine comes? Why do facebook compulsorily remind facebook users with that? Did not you notice that there is no option to remove this feature? As a result, I resorted to a google search to help me find a solution. After considerable search of 1-2 hours, I did not find a solution. If a definite solution exists to any software or internet question, then it definitely appears quickly when making a google search. As a result, I surrendered.
Today, I received an “Update Notification” by a free Chrome facebook extension that I use which is called “Social Fixer”. This extension is great. It requires no experience. After a few clicks, it is installed. You can see the first link below:
· Page of social fixer on Chrome web store: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/social-fixer-for-facebook/ifmhoabcaeehkljcfclfiieohkohdgbb?hl=en
· Website of social fixer: http://socialfixer.com/
After being installed, this extension gives you the opportunity to do many things. I adore the ability of this extension to hide many compulsory parts of the facebook page: Apps recommendations, pages recommendations, friends suggestions, and so on and so forth of annoying reminders and announcements. This is a concise list of the main features of this extension:
Today, in the website of Social fixer, I was extremely happy to read that one of its new features is: The ability to “Hide more things”. One of the new things that can be hidden is? Yes, you guess it: Birthday Reminders.
I activated this feature and it is now working. Now, the right side of my facebook page contains nothing except the very useful facebook feature of reminding me with Events that I said that I am going to. You can see how “empty” is my facebook home page! No annoying reminders I do not like : )