For those people who are looking to get rid of the new Trending Box
I found a great method for hiding this latest Facebook monstrosity. It seems facebooks main role is to keep prodding you with stuff to try and get your attention every 5 minutes, which is not conducive to getting anything done.
The solution for a quiet life and to get rid of Facebook plague of information overload, is the marvelous FB Purity browser extension. Its completely safe, free aand one of the highest rated extensions around, so you can be sure, this is the real deal.
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