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Banish All World Cup Tweets from Your Twitter with the Click of This Button

Jason O. Gilbert
Technology Editor
Yahoo Tech
June 16, 2014

Banish All World Cup Tweets from Your Twitter with the Click of This Button

Jason O. Gilbert
Technology Editor
Yahoo Tech
June 16, 2014

The World Cup is only a few days old, but tweets about it are already fairly overwhelming. If you’re looking for a way to reclaim your Twitter without unfollowing Cup-crazy friends or resorting to byzantine keyword blocking, a new Chrome extension called Halftime might just do the trick.

The Halftime logo. Fitting. (Halftime)

Halftime is the product of Parham Saidi and Ali Tehrani, two London-based developers. Once you install Halftime, you’ll see a new option in your settings on Twitter.com to “Hide Football.” If you click it, all the soccer-related tweets should disappear instantly. Should you get a hankering for some World Cup Twitter, clicking “Show football” will resurrect the tweets.

Below, I hide soccer tweets from HuffPost Sports and writer Dan Nosowitz. Sorry, guys.

The Chrome extension isn’t perfect. Some World Cup tweets — especially those that are just single words or phrases spewed out via Twitter without any context whatsoever — will still manage to sneak through. But for those looking for a quick, free, and painless way to zap away the World Cup in their Twitter feeds, Halftime represents a solid start.

You can install Halftime for Google Chrome here

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