“Un-Baby” your Facebook Feed
Tired of seeing proud parents constantly posting photos of their adorable little ones? Unbaby Me feels the same way. This new Facebook plugin is an “extension that deletes babies from your news feed permanently, but replacing them with awesome stuff.”
So how does it work? The application scans for common keywords in photo captions and when something like “adorable little baby” comes back as a match, the accompanying photo gets replaced by a pre-loaded photo of your choice. So if you’d rather see bacon over babies, UnBaby can make it happen. The new caption will read: “Baby removed.”
The browser extension was started by three friends, Chris Baker, Peter Marquis, and Yvonne Cheng who are all in their late 20s and were all fed up with constant baby photos on their news feeds.
“For our age group, it’s a problem that’s a year or two old, and it’s just getting worse and worse,” Baker explained their rationale. “We just realized, if it was a problem for us three, it was probably a problem for 3,000.”
So far the reactions have been mixed. Some people find it offensive while some feel that it’s a gift from the Facebook gods. Overall though, Unbaby.me received 2,000 likes in just its first 30 minutes of launch last Wednesday afternoon and now has over 25,000 fans.
What are your thoughts on Unbaby Me? Will you ever use it?