Facebook Link Rewriter

By Dan Rasmussen Last update Oct 8, 2010 — Installed 3,549 times.

Script Summary: Modify external links in Facebook to bypass redirect This speeds up page loads and shares less of your information with Facebook.

Often, my Facebook friends post links. Facebook rewrites its links so they can track which pages you go to. Unfortunately, this slows down your web browsing session, with no benefit to you. This script cuts out that extra step, speeding up your browsing.

Example: Facebook rewrites links to my website as http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fda... . This script turns it back to http://www.danrasmussen.org/

I would have liked to do this at the proxy level, so it would apply to all of my web browsers out-of-box. If anybody implements such a thing or knows an easy way to do so, please let me know!