I’m sure that your close friends and family love seeing photos of your baby on Facebook, but, let’s face it, not everybody does. Even fellow parents can get sick of seeing a seemingly endless stream of photos of other people’s babies and toddlers.
Now there’s Unbaby.Me, a browser extension that can replace photos of your friends’ babies with “awesome stuff” like pictures of bacon, baby elephants, cupcakes, or whatever you’d like.
Apparently, there’s a huge market for this sort of thing. According to Mashable, the extension, which is designed for Google Chrome, received 2,000 Likes on Facebook in its first 30 minutes after launching on August 1.
How does Unbaby.Me work? “The extension searches for statuses with a number of words, including ‘so adorable,’ ‘so cute,’ ‘is precious,’ ‘cutest baby ever,’ ‘newborn,’ etc. You can also add other terms to the already-long list, including the name of your friend’s baby,” according to ABC News.
Want to Unbaby your newsfeed? Simply visit Unbaby.Me and they’ll walk you through it. Basically, you install the extension and then refresh your Facebook feed. The next step? “Rejoice. Now you don’t have to look at all your friends’ annoying kids,” according to Unbaby.Me.
Personally, I agree with Sarah Perez at TechCrunch who finds the whole idea of Unbaby.me somewhat ridiculous and offensive. “You hate seeing baby pictures on Facebook so much that you have to use a Chrome extension to block them?…No one is twisting your arm to stay connected with us breeders here on Facebook. Too many babies? Feel free to ‘unfriend’ at will.”
I think it’s just another way to bash parents and fuel the whole breeder vs. non-breeder war. There are lots of things I can’t stand reading about on Facebook. But I don’t need a plugin to banish them. I’ll simply unfriend or “hide” someone’s newsfeed if it’s so annoying.
Do you find the idea of Unbaby.Me anti-kid or are you tempted to do it yourself? Be honest.