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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

How to wipe Charlie Sheen off the Web

While I have been kind of following the Charlie Sheen story while reading online, I have not watched any of the videos. Until last night that is...Entertainment Tonight comes on right after our local News. I didn't get the channel changed.

Wow, I feel bad for him. But I don't want to watch anymore....then I read this.

http://www.cnn.com/2011/TECH/web/03/09/charlie.sheen.blocker/index.html?hpt=Sbin

(CNN) -- Don't think Charlie Sheen is #winning any more?


Now you can wipe Hollywood's favorite out-of-control warlock from the internet ... or at least your version of it.
Tinted Sheen is an extension for the Firefox and Chrome browsers that will blot out Sheen's name anywhere it appears.
"Sorry Charlie, but it is time to leave the Internet and go back to your porn family," reads the website for the plug-in. "Let this be the hangover cure for the #winning buzz from which everyone is still recovering."


Sheen's high-profile flameout over the past couple of week has been hard to avoid. He's popped up on interview shows, podcasts, TMZ and, seemingly, any other venue that would have him.


He even took to Twitter, where he almost instantly rocketed to the micro-blogging site's elite -- breaking the record for thefastest rise to 1 million followers and turning #winning into a constantly trending topic.


It's all been enough to make some people say, well, "enough." (You know, like "Two and a Half Men" did).


"Everything is so much better with this app," one user wrote on the extension's website.


"Is there a TV version of this coming out?" wrote another.


Sheen isn't the first overexposed celeb to get the blackout treatment.


The extension comes from the same folks at F.A.T. (Free Art & Technology) who brought us a Justin Bieber blocker.


On a more personal front, Mashable staffer and our own "netiquette" contributor Brenna Ehrlich reminds us about "Ex Blocker," which lets you black out the name of anyone, presumably an ex, from your browsing.
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What I don't understand is why anyone would want to block The Biebster? I Luvs the Biebster!

Of course, I don't have any tween girls living here playing Baby Baby over and over again.... Sphere: Related Content

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