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There is a certain young singer who I do not like but who is very popular on twitter. Is there some way I can block tweets (aka make them invisible) so I don't have to look at his name anymore, and all the spam related to him? A Safari extension is also fine.

If this isn't already there I have to actually implement it myself. :(

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Stop following people who mention him ;) – ChrisF Mar 1 '11 at 22:53
Will still show up in the trends, public timeline, replies by retarded bots, etc :( – rightfold Mar 1 '11 at 22:56

There is an extension called Tweetfilter for Safari 5+

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The above image is from Google Chrome using Twitter's web client.
As an example I will try with the current trending Charlie Sheen.

So I match the following in the filter

  • Charlie
  • Sheen
  • CharlieSheen
  • @charliesheen

And the results that do not appear in my timeline.

Notice this will not work on your own tweets/searches/lists. I have not tried to check to see what happens if someone mentions you within a filtered tweet.

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Not related: I love Charlie Sheen though. This was only a test. – phwd Mar 1 '11 at 23:45
I'll try the extension asap. Btw, the dude I was talking about is also trending right now. Actually, his birthday is trending. Oh well… – rightfold Mar 1 '11 at 23:49
I guess you will have to add the trending hashtag and all possible combinations of his name (intentional spelling errors inclusive). Good luck. – phwd Mar 1 '11 at 23:54

Here is a script for Greasemonkey/Greasekit which ignores tweets with specified hashtags.

I hope this helps :)

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It does not work with the new Twitter. – Mehper C. Palavuzlar Mar 2 '11 at 8:08

Refynr is a web client focused on filtering in (or out) by keywords, users, or hashtags on Twitter & Facebook.

So, you just add #tigerblood, Sheen, & #winning to your Filter List and you'll have a clean Refynr Stream.

[full disclosure: I'm the founder and creator]. I hope you find it useful, and let me know if you want a Beta Invite code.

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