We have an extension that makes the noise on Facebook disappear, focusing on the status page and prompting you to start an actual (video) conversation with one of your friends.
It’s a nice idea I thought. Sadly, it didn’t work at all.
Here’s what I did
- Setup a secure socket server
- Keep socket stuff in a separate file because I was getting errors
- Still without success, I became superstitious and started trying chromes tabs.sendMessage function and p5’s createCapture
- Then turned to peer - figured I would try building that on a regular webpage first
The Facebook delayed disappearance (1000 ms) worked but not properly. Like the menubar, groups etc would go away, as well as text statuses but not entire divs of news feed items.
And there was this ever present error:
I’d been trying for a few days now, battling errors one by one making progress bit by bit with due encouragement and help (Kyle/Shawn/Sam/StackOverflow). I figured it was time to throw in the towel.
Code on Github