For some people social media is just too noisy, full of random babblings about things they’re not interested in. Silencer is a handy Chrome browser add on that lets you mute words, hashtags and even people in Twitter and Facebook, literally rubbing them out from your internet. This tool is perfect if you’re a few episodes behind on the latest blockbuster TV series or have recorded a big sporting event to watch later and don’t want to stumble across any spoilers. Just mute the terms relating to your broadcast and they’ll be hidden from view. The developers have helpfully compiled mute packs to cover a gamut of topics around popular TV series; though they are pretty US focused. Once you’re ready to start seeing the conversations again just unmute the topic and they all come back. This is one of those occasions when I wish real life were as simple as the internet!