Are you tired of seeing your friends’ or friends of friends’ baby photos? Or, perhaps, you feel it’s impossible to compete with “Likes” when it comes ANY baby picture whenever someone posts them. A new Google Chrome extension called “Unbaby.me” will find those pictures on your newsfeed (based on key words like “cute,” “adorable,” etc.) and replace them with other images such as cats, manatees, bacon, and other “awesome stuff,” according to their site.
According to the L.A. Times, Unbaby.me was developed by three people in their late 20s and early 30s. Their Facebook page has over 52,000 “Likes” with over 14,000 downloads, or current users.
Babies Out, Bacon In
It works by the application filtering key words related to kids, which you can edit. Those keywords are used as triggers to replace all the rosy-cheeked kids with other images.
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The current keywords include:
“year old, so adorable, our family, just learned to walk, years old, month old, months old, so adorable, pajamas, eating solid foods, crawling, so cute, is precious, is too cute, look at those cheeks, cutest baby ever, newborn, and mommy, looks like dad, toesies, just like mom, looks like mom, mother and, father and, cute baby, can’t wait to meet, gorgeous baby, infant, new addition to the family, first ballgame, day old, bundle of joy, birth, ultrasound, baby feet, lbs oz, toddler, carriage, cradle, gave birth, little one, baby boy, baby girl, 1st birthday, is growing up, diaper, diapers, tiny toes, all snuggly, binky, pacifier, bib, onesie, sockies, gerber, such an angel, what an angel, little angel, little princess, daycare, tantrum, won’t stop crying, is finally napping, first steps, carseat”
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I tried the app and just like it says, it’s a simple download, but you do need to have the Google Chrome browser already installed, as it is an add-on extension to the browser. I made sure there were some baby pics in my Facebook Feed (which DID have many “likes”), and after installing it and restarting my browser, Voila! no more babies … just some pictures of cats and some good-looking bacon. The default is pictures of cats from an RSS feed, but you can search for words like bacon and add those to the feed, which I wanted to try out.
Where there were baby pictures before on the feed, now showed the words “Baby Removed” above a replacement picture of cats or bacon (with my updated settings). When I decided to uninstall the extension (because I do love baby pics and often click “Like” on my favorites), it was simple, and the baby pictures were back.
So, if you do download it, and after a while, you feel guilty about replacing your family member’s babies with juicy bacon, then it is an easy uninstall.
So, what do you say? Baby pics or no baby pics?
Category: Tech/Social Media