PERSONAL WEB BLOCKER

Chrome is our favorite web browser at least this month. Google came out with a new app for Chrome that lets you block any website from appearing in search results. Say you like news but hate what have come to be called “content farms” in the trade. These are sites that dish up news surrounded by lots of ads. Click to block those sites from ever coming up in your search results list again. Shoppers might want to block eBay, if they never shop there. Parents might want to block Facebook or more dangerous sites.

To get the blocker, install Google’s free “Personal Blocklist” from their web store at chrome.google.com/webstore. To use it, do a Google search as you normally would. Then look for the “block website” link under each result.

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