Unbaby.me keeps you from having to look at baby pictures on Facebook

Aug 6, 2012
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Unbaby.me keeps you from having to look at baby pictures on Facebook

It is a natural fact that once Facebook friends have their first baby, pictures of the baby is pretty much all you see from them. If you're the sort who doesn't want to think about kids, and you're getting annoyed at having to look at all the babies on Facebook you might want to check out Unbaby.me. Unbaby.me is a Chrome plug-in.

The plug-in is able to detect images of babies in your Facebook feed and replace those images with other pictures of your choosing. Unbaby.me launched last week and has so far received over 41,000 Facebook likes, so apparently there's a market for blocking baby photos. The developers of Unbaby.me are Yvonne Cheng, Chris Baker and Pete Marquis.

The plug-in is available on the Chrome Web store and promises to be easy to install and uninstall. The way the plug-in works is by scanning your Facebook feed looking for keywords that correspond to babies such as "cute," "adorable," and "first birthday." I can see this accidentally replacing pictures of subjects other than babies.

I think my Facebook feed is split between people who post pictures of their pets like their pet is a kid and people that actually post lots of baby pictures. Once the plug-in detects those keywords, it replaces the photo associated with the keywords with another picture from an RSS feed. The default RSS feed is photos of cats.

[via LA Times]


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