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Greasemonkey Script: Filter FriendFeed by Service

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I’ve sipped the Kool Aid and I’m really liking Friend Feed as a lifestreaming aggregator. One feature that is a bit hard to find is filtering by individual services. I’ve created a Greasemonkey script that sticks a huge bar of icons at the top of the page to make this accessible.

  • It remembers the context you’re in.
    • If you’re browsing within friends, then clicking on the icons will filter by that service on your friends.
    • If you’re browsing within a specific user, then clicking on the icons will filter by that service on that person.
    • If you’re browsing the public timeline, then clicking on the icons will filter by that service for the public timeline.
  • It returns 100 results per page instead of 30.
  • It will automatically update itself if I update the script.

Let me know if you have any problems in the comments.

Friend Feed By Service

Figure 1: It adds a bar of icons at the top of the page.

Friend Feed By Service on Public Timeline

Figure 2: Clicking on the icons at the top filters by service.

Friend Feed By User

Figure 3: If you’re on a user page, it will filter by service for that user. Same for if you’re on the “everyone” page.

How to Install

My Other Friend Feed Greasemonkey Scripts

The scripts are packaged separately instead of being one massive script so that you can choose want you want to use.

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  2. Webomatica said, on March 20, 2008 at 6:55 pm

    Slick, works great.

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  5. Mike Doeff said, on March 21, 2008 at 1:02 am

    I was so impressed by this that I created a brief screencast for it… http://snurl.com/229ue

  6. areseven said, on March 21, 2008 at 5:22 am

    Excellent. Great idea. One of those “should already be a feature of the product” plugins. Or “Hey, developers? Duh.”

    I like FriendFeed as well, but it’s still definitely in its early stages. It has the Twitter problem of getting too loud too fast, but it’s a good service. Definitely worth watching at least.

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  12. Flora said, on March 21, 2008 at 5:36 pm

    Yup, I drank the Kool Aid too, and absolutely love FriendFeed.

    This script is seriously fantastic! Many thanks!

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  14. engtech said, on March 24, 2008 at 11:53 am

    @ areseven:

    It is a feature of the product already, it’s just hard to find.

    This script makes it obvious. :)

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  16. Corvida said, on March 26, 2008 at 8:05 pm

    Will you be updating this to include the new services that FriendFeed has recently added.

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  18. engtech said, on March 27, 2008 at 8:37 am

    @ Corvida:

    Yes, I pushed v0.2 out on monday or tuesday.

    In the future I’m going to have it automatically detect new services on Friend Feed.

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  27. Slippy Lane said, on March 31, 2008 at 5:49 pm

    This script actually prompted me to install the Greasemonkey extension, which I previously had no use for. Totally awesome script.

    Is there any way to modify this script so the user can toggle a selection of services on or off for display, and make that selection persist across sessions?

    This extra level of filtering is, in my opinion, the only thing that friendfeed is lacking, and would certainly streamline my browsing experience.

  28. engtech said, on March 31, 2008 at 11:41 pm

    @ Slippy Lane:

    Paul added a feature to Friend Feed today to completely hide specific services.

    http://friendfeed.com/e/04625d7a-6bff-46f2-b9a6-475ab680148e

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  30. Slippy Lane said, on April 01, 2008 at 3:03 pm

    Er, did he? I see the “new improved hide function” (I’d already commented on it), but that only hides a service for a specific user, and it doesn’t exist on the “everyone” tab, which is where I really want to use it. Am I missing something?

    The point being, I want to filter out specific services for everyone except than the people I’m subscribed to. That way, I can see all the interesting stuff on the everyone tab, not just chatter between random strangers in varying languages.

  31. engtech said, on April 01, 2008 at 3:51 pm

    @ Slippy Lane:

    oops. I stand corrected. :)

    I misread Paul’s message and thought he’d implemented the “hide all tweets” feature. I wonder what’s taking them so long?

  32. Slippy Lane said, on April 01, 2008 at 4:09 pm

    Yeah, it’s a bummer. He says they’re working on it…”Baby Steps”….I can think of half a dozen ways to do it, and I’m only just learning web programming, lol! :-)

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  37. Mike Doeff said, on June 06, 2008 at 2:51 pm

    I noticed that filter by service function doesn’t show up on the recently released Best Of day/week/month feature. http://blog.friendfeed.com/2008/06/friendfeed-adds-personalized.html
    It would be very cool if you extended this script to also work on the ‘Best Of’ pages.

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  44. Ole Begemann said, on July 02, 2008 at 4:31 pm

    Small bug report: If you receive an invitation to a room, FriendFeed’s invite notice partly covers the Filter By Service box.

  45. Michelle / chelpixie said, on July 06, 2008 at 10:59 pm

    Getting an error everytime I try to install the script. Yes, I have both FF and Greasemonkey installed and running for other programs so it’s not either of them.

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  47. Aseem Kishore said, on July 18, 2008 at 2:22 pm

    That is a great Greasemonkey script!! I also wrote a post a while back on 25 Greasemonkey scripts you don’t want to miss out on:

    http://www.online-tech-tips.com/computer-tips/25-useful-greasemonkey-scripts-you-should-take-a-look-at/

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  50. felix said, on September 18, 2008 at 2:06 pm

    Not working now.

  51. embee said, on September 30, 2008 at 6:56 pm

    Hmm.. Filtering box appears after installation, but clicking any of the buttons doesn’t do anything. Is the script still functional?

  52. John Ager said, on October 09, 2008 at 10:41 am

    Really good script, but is it going to be updated as no longer works? Best wishes, John.

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