I thoroughly recommend this one if you use Facebook regularly. I've been using it for a while now, since before it became available as a stand-alone extension, and between this and Adblock Plus my Facebook time is now a lot less irritating. Allows configurable removal of application spam from your news feed along with most of the annoying automated events: like someone changing their profile pic again, making friends with someone you've never heard of, or liking a dozen pointless pages for idiots. Also allows removal of Facebook Places notifications, which was a godsend after some of my more excitable friends took to informing the world that they were at work, eating pizza or on the lavatory. Plus it lets you remove most of the really irritating right-hand boxes -- like, for example, the "Get Connected" and "Suggestions" boxes -- so you're no longer constantly subjected to annoyances like incessant whining over how everyone except you uses Friends Finder, or endless pictures of people you don't know but might for some inexplicable reason want to make friends with anyway. You can also resize the default font, which has made things much more pleasant since Facebook arbitrarily decided to set it too small to read without squinting. This is well worth adding and I'm glad to see it's finally available through the normal Firefox add-on process. However, given the regularity with which Facebook rolls out ill-considered changes to its platform you ought to check for updates on the fbpurity.com website regularly rather than rely solely on Firefox to notify you that there's a new version on here.
The spirit of Facebook isn't on Facebook, but what's not on it. F.B. Purity is by the same developer who created the Greasemonkey script of the same name. The F.B. Purity extension is your force field against the nonsense notifications on Facebook. Steve is the coder behind this extension and the Greasemonkey script, so show some consideration for the white hats who make the Internet a little less irritating. If you spend hundreds of dollars for software you don't use, but can't spare a few dollars on something you will use every day, then you make efforts like his a lot harder justify.
Thank you! :)
Awesome addon! It makes Facebook a great deal less annoying. It achieves this by filtering out all the crap, in particular the spam/scam application messages. I also really like the fact i can customise which other types of stories i see in my news feed. The options to hide the right hand side panels and increase the stupidly small facebook font size are the icing on the already delicious cake! yum yum!