What if you could press a button to shut off all the clamor of election season? Wouldn’t it be nice to have a few more months of peace and quiet?
Now you can. I Haven’t Got Time for the ‘Paign works like a snooze-bar for American politics: it filters out campaign coverage from the Internet, so you can focus on other things until you're ready to engage with news about the candidates.
Download the free extension for Chrome, Firefox or Safari and then set the date on which you'd like the filter to shut off. (Do you want another 6 months of 'paign-free browsing? Another year?) You'll see an alarm-clock icon in the upper corner of your browser window. That how you know that it's installed.
The extension works to screen your Twitter and Facebook feeds for election-related keywords, and hide anything it finds. It also does its best to filter headlines from major news websites: Slate, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, CNN, Huffington Post, Vox, Atlantic, Vice.
If you want to see the hidden articles, just click the alarm-clock icon to toggle the extension on and off for any page.
You can also add your own, custom keywords by going to the "options" menu. (In Chrome, that's under Windows → Extensions; in Safari, it's under Safari → Preferences → Extensions; in Firefox, it's under Tools.) With some careful curation, you could turn I Haven’t Got Time for the ‘Paign into a filter for any other topics in the news that cause you consternation. Haven’t Got Time for Game of Thrones? Just type 'game of thrones' into your custom keywords. It's your snooze-bar!