Sometimes those not attending SXSW (South by Southwest) act as if they hate SXSW, or at least hate the flurry of “I’m eating a chili corndog at #SXSW” tweets that clog Twitter timelines for the duration of the event. Fortunately, Techcrunch reports a new browser extension is available to help alleviate any undue #SXSW tweet-stress: notatsxsw.lanyrd.com.
This extension goes further than one available last year–it doesn’t simply block the #SXSW hashtag, it apparently cross-references a directory of people at the event with Twitter users, blocking them entirely. So if NotatSXSW works as Lanyrd claims you can have March 9-18 blissfully free of a timeline containing delectable nuggets of prose like those seen in this screengrab posted in Lanyrd’s blog entry about the extension:
Lanyrd’s Jake Archibald wisely notes that “prolonged exposure to this brand of gushing joy, in-jokes and comradery (sic) can lead to violent emotional and/or physical outbursts.”
Though the event is still three weeks away, those inclined to install this extension are likely aware that there are already plenty of “OMG! Game of Thrones #SXSW meet-up!!!” tweets underway (quote anonymized to protect the innocent).