Thank the internet gods for search engines. Without tools like bing, Google or blekko, no one would stand a chance of finding anything online. Prompted by just a few keystrokes, their powerful blend of math, ingenuity, and unicorn tears bring the world to our doorsteps. Unfortunately, search engines are so good at their jobs that they sometimes bring us way more of the world than we want them to. Thanks to content farms, reblogging, and other search result padding endeavors, it’s getting more difficult by the day to locate the information that you’re after. To solve this issue, you can dust off those Boolean skills of yours and input a set of search parameters as long as your arm, or if you’re a Google Chrome user, you can install Personal Blocklist, our Browser Extension of the Week.
Unfortunately, at the time that this story was written, Personal Blocklist only worked when searches were conducted using Google. Whether or not Google will opt to allow Yahoo, bing or any other search engines to access the extension remains to be seen.
Be sure to check back next week for another edition of Browser Extension of the week.