I love Adblock plugins, and install them on a variety of browsers. They hide or remove ads, which take out a lot of clutter from sites.
However, I was thinking, is there any Adblock-like plugin (the more cross-browser the better, currently using Chrome, but my Girlfriend is between Firefox and Opera) that hides social widgets, buttons, and the like?
The only social thing I don't want to remove is comments (such as the disqus ones), because most of the time they are meaningful to the content, but far too many sites have a horrible amount of "Like me", "Follow me" "Plus me" and so on. Some even have a terribly distractive bird that wants you to follow them at all costs by flying in front of what you want to read.
So what I want is a plugin that hides or removes: like/follow/plus buttons and counters, tweet feeds, social site sharing and bookmarking buttons (StumbleUpon, Reddit, etc), "mail to a friend", vertical tabs (literally) left and right, little "cute" effing blue birds flying on the screen, etc.
I mean, something is wrong with my internets!
Actually, there's still a lot of remainders in that page, so that page is now my test: the plugin that does the best cleaning job is the one I'll accept (even if it only works for one browser of the set Chrome|Firefox|Opera).
Please navigate to this page to see the use case.