How to stop facebook from reminding you of the birthdays of your facebook friends? With Social Fixer, no more friends birthdays reminders/notifications.

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.

Facebook birthday reminders

Source: “Use Facebook’s Birthday Reminders to make people think of you”. Link.

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.

Social Fixer Logo

Social Fixer Logo

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:

Features of social fixer

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.

Hide facebook birthday reminder using social fixer

Source: Website of social fixer, http://socialfixer.com/blog/category/releasenotes/

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 : )

Notice the empty right side of my facebook home page. Also, notice the activated blue "Social Fixer" icon: Top right.

Notice the empty right side of my facebook home page. Also, notice the activated blue “Social Fixer” icon: Top right.

With social fixer deactivated. Notice the red social fixer icon in the top right and the multiople reminders in the right side of this page. Of course, other types of reminders appear at other times.

With social fixer deactivated. Notice the red social fixer icon in the top right and the multiople reminders in the right side of this page. Of course, other types of reminders appear at other times.

 

Social Fixer: Thank you very much 🙂

Facebook… I am coming!

Though most of the studetns in my faculty lab are always surfing this site, though I got many invitations from close friends (Yazen MS, for example) of mine to join this enigmatic site, though I always read how facebook made the headlines, I never was never convinced to open an account in Facebook. Now, in the next few minutes, I will be opening a facebook account. But why?

For 2 main reasons: In advertisments promoting goods and products, companies are ready to pay milliions and millions of dollars just to have an important person (Actors, football players, singers…) appear in their advertisment. It is because when the viewer see this will immediately follow the certainly ‘good’ choice of this person or that. It happened with me today, I got convinced by 2 things:

  1. Amman municipality have an account.
  2. The site of abouna.org which I haven’t entered for ages… Incredibly, it has an account on facebook.

How strange?! Those 2 accounts which I discovered almost half an hour ago will make me have an account there… See you there… I hope that I won’t get addicted to it. 🙂

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