Tired of babies crying, sleeping and spitting up all over your Facebook News Feed? Kiss those motherfuckers goodbye thanks to a new Google Chrome add-on developed by Google’s very own Chris Baker, Peter Marquis and Yvonne Cheng! It’s like Christmas in August, you guys!!
OK, OK…that was harsh. But if you’re a late-twenty-something such as myself, surely many of your friends are popping ‘em out faster than you can slam a 12-pack of your favorite Summer Ale. My girlfriend sent me the link to the add-on, coined Unbaby Me, and though it’s not entirely perfect, it’s definitely a step in the right direction.
The add-on searches for baby content on your feed by using keywords such as: toddler, car seat, year old, day care, eating solid foods, and more. You can also customize additional keywords to your liking. The program then removes those posts for you and replaces them with cat photos, dog photos, or any other photo-based RSS feed of your choosing.
Facebook really needs to incorporate a keyword-based filter into their system. Oftentimes, I don’t want to unsubscribe from good friends’ posts, but when our lives are seemingly in two different places, I always wish there was a way to clean up my feed a bit so I can focus on what really matters: bacon, Internet memes, cats and music. People use social media for many different reasons, and we should have a way to filter out specific content, without cutting ties with the people and relationships that we care about.
Kudos, Google! Looks like Zuckerberg has some catching up to do.
Disclaimer: This post isn’t specifically aimed at anyone, so don’t take offense. Your babies are probably lovely when they aren’t screaming, pooping, crying or spreading their germs around.babies ugh, Chris Baker, Chrome, Facebook, Google, News Feed, Peter Marquis, unbaby me, Yvonne Cheng