Show of hands: How many of you now know way too much about high school friends’ video viewing habits, thanks to SocialCam‘s overshare-enabling default settings? And surely we can’t be the only users enraged by being prompted to install an app before we can read an article on Yahoo News or The Washington Post?
Facebook apps and their “frictionless sharing” are aggravating–so naturally, a couple of enterprising developers have created workarounds for both Chrome and Firefox, reports TechCrunch.
The plug-ins allow users to read or watch whatever their friends have shared, without sharing it themselves. That means you can assuage your curiosity re: TomKat while browsing Facebook, without blowing your “I don’t read celebrity news” cover.
Of course, this only solves accidental oversharing. If you’re the type to chronicle every dispute and drunken cocktail party on Facebook, there’s not much we can do for you.