A new plug-in developed by Chris Baker, Yvonne Chine, and Pete Marquis is aimed at blocking images of babies on Facebook and replacing it something else.
The plug-in, Unbaby.me is downloadable from the Chrome Web store and is fit for those who aren’t fans of baby pictures, or to those who are annoyed at people who post their baby pictures and/or pictures of other infants.
Unbaby.me works by scanning the user’s Facebook newsfeed for words that could be associated with babies, such as “adorable”, “1st birthday”, “Christening”, etc. and then replacing the despised baby pictures with images of the user’s choice.
The pictures to replace the photographs of babies are obtained through an RSS feed, with the preset image being pictures of cats.
It was launched just a week ago, and has had more than 41,000 Facebook likes since then. The fact that the plug-in garnered 41,000 likes signifies a market for plug-ins similar to this.
The down-side of the program, is that it may end up replacing pictures other than that of babies, as it solely relies on keywords.