jQuery :empty vs filter()

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Preparation code

<script src="//ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1/jquery.min.js"></script>
<div class="philosophy-bubble">
</div>
<div class="philosophy-bubble">
</div>
<div class="philosophy-bubble">
</div>
<div class="philosophy-bubble">
</div>
<div class="philosophy-bubble">
</div>
<div class="philosophy-bubble">
</div>
<div class="philosophy-bubble">
Only not empty div
</div>
<div class="philosophy-bubble">
</div>
<div class="philosophy-bubble">
</div>
<div class="philosophy-bubble">
</div>

Preparation code output

Only not empty div

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Test Ops/sec
jQuery filter()
//div's with a certain class
$('.philosophy-bubble').filter(function() {
        return $.trim($(this).text()) === ''
}).hide()
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jQuery :empty
$('.philosophy-bubble:empty').hide();
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