Shut up, already: Want to block Twitter mentions of #thedress? Here's how

Miami Herald Staff

So, it went viral. Everyone's talking about it. No one will shut up about it. The novelty is over, and the backlash has begun.

Perhaps you never cared whether #thedress is #blueandblack or #whiteandgold. Maybe you had initially been interested, and now you'd rather bury yourself in the warm folds of CPAC minutiae, here's how to block hashtags and topics on Twitter.

TweetDeck: In the left rail, click the gear icon and select Settings. Click Mute, and enter your hated phrase or hashtag. Click the Mute button to confirm.

Mobile: There doesn't seem to be a way to mute specific words or hashtags in Twitter's native apps. Third-party apps or browser extensions like Tweetlogix and Open Tweet Filter seem to do the trick.