Tuesday, August 14, 2012

✍ FYI: UNBABY-ME - Putting an End to Those Endless Baby Photos on Facebook!


For Your Information...
Putting an end to the endless baby photos on Facebook!

Ok, before you go shooting the messenger - this is strictly another app and link that I came across which I thought some of you may find useful.

Unbaby.me is a "Chrome extension that deletes babies from your news feed permanently - by replacing them with awesome stuff", like cars, ice cream, bacon ... women, whatever, lol.

Unbaby.me launched on August 01, 2012, and its website has already received over 44,000 Facebook likes. That's a lot of people who were really sick of seeing babies on Facebook.
The photo-replacing plug-in is the brainchild of three New Yorkers -- Yvonne Cheng, Chris Baker and Pete Marquis -- who work together at the advertising agency BBDO. They are, unsurprisingly, in their late 20s and early 30s.

"We were having drinks one night after work and were joking around about how Facebook is just lousy with babies, and wouldn't it be funny if you could replace all those photos with cats," Cheng said in an interview with the Los Angeles Times.
The friends, who all work in interactive advertising, contacted a developer to help them make their joke a reality. Cheng said it took about one month from the initial conversation to the launch of Unbaby.me.

The plug-in can be downloaded from the Chrome Web store. It's easy to install -- and, if you feel guilty, to uninstall.
Once it is running, it will scan your Facebook feed for key words such as "cute," "adorable" and "first birthday" -- trigger words that indicate a baby photo may be attached. You can also add your own key words. Then it replaces the offending baby photo with a different photo from an RSS feed of pictures. The current default feed is cat photos.
Pictures of babies that have no captions will not be replaced, though, so if you are looking for a complete baby-photo-eradicating solution, this may not be it.
Cheng insists that not wanting to see pictures of babies on Facebook does not correlate to not liking babies at all.
"Personally, I don't hate babies. I love babies. But I do get tired of looking at babies," she said. "I think we just addressed the fact that people use social networks for different reasons, and I guess because of the age we are, the majority of people we knew were just using to post pictures of their babies." - latimes.com/
It's pre-set up to replace them with cats, but if you hate cats, it's easy to change it to pugs, or girls, or whatever you're into.  And if you're worried about privacy, the extension checks to see if you're on facebook, and if you're on your newsfeed. If so, it starts searching for the set keywords. They're not taking any information about you or any friends or anything like that. They just want to remove babies. Nothing more.

By the way, it not only work for babies.  You can change the keywords to filter anything you want - or rather, don't want - to be seeing all the time - like weddings, for example. lol. 

Examples of some keywords....
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

P.S. If it's not working at first, don't give up! Try clearing your cache and restarting Chrome. That should do the trick.

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