Unbaby.me Removes Baby Pics From Your Facebook News Feed
Are your friends new parents? Are they tagging hundreds of baby pictures faster than you can unsubscribe from them on Facebook? Do you want to preserve Facebook as a place for sharing funny videos of cats and not little humans who poop and throw up constantly? There may be help.
Unbaby.me is a Chrome extension that finds pictures of babies in your Facebook News Feed and replaces them with something you find cooler. (The default is cats, but the Unbaby.me website also suggests robots, puppies, and bacon.) And just to be clear, Unbaby.me doesn’t photoshop these things over the baby in the image- it just replaces the whole image.
Will Oremus at Slate even realized that the extension can be used to block out anything- just change the settings, and you can replace annoying photos of friends’ lunches, pets, or duckfaces.
Just one problem: Unbaby.me doesn’t work that well. The program doesn’t use anything as fancy as facial recognition software. It just scans the photo captions for key words that might relate to babies, leaving a lot of room for error. Baby photos that don’t have captions, or that don’t include key phrases like “so adorable” or “16 weeks!” would go undetected.
What do you think of Unbaby.me?