I’m a web developer and blogger. These are the browser extensions that I actually use right now. It’s an ever-changing set, and I’m never afraid to try new ones, but I’m also fairly picky and uninstall anything I don’t find myself using.
Ghostery is a browser extension that shows you, and more importantly, helps you block third-party resources (mostly scripts). This is a big deal for a bunch of reasons. These two are the most important to me: 1/ It makes for a faster web. It’s not uncommon to see Ghostery block 50 scripts from a page. That’s a lot of scripts to download and run. But these are just advertising and tracking scripts! Typically Ghostery isn’t breaking the functionality of the site, just stopping those. 2/ By stopping them, it cleans up a lot of bad UX crap, like popups and in-your-face social sharing things.
... read the whole story at mediatemple.net.