How to stop all these annoying URL shortener toolbars from jacking your content

<script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript">
if (top.location != self.location) top.location.replace(self.location);

This blog post at argues DiggBar, Facebook Bar, and top bars steal traffic, steal links, steal content, and steal potential revenue.

It's hard to disagree. While they provide some amount of value (being able to comment back on Facebook is kind of useful) -- it's kind of an annoying distribution hack too. Why would I want my browsing to carry around this annoying parasite of UI? And if I'm a site owner, I wouldn't like that either.

The short snippet of javascript above clobbers any link bars and restores sanity. Pretty handy.

4 responses
Can you guys add this as an option for all Posterous blogs?
It's funny seeing that snip of code resurfacing from the 90's wasteland of overly framed web pages.
for me, the most annoying feature of those things are when you follow links and navigate to another page, and there's no easy way to see/copy the URL of where you are, and clicking the X ends up taking you back to where you started.
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