Thursday, August 2, 2012

Unbaby Me!

I am sick of babies all over my Facebook wall. 

I know I'm joining a whole bunch of other infertile ladies when I say that publicly on my blog. Right? I mean, babies have taken over my Facebook. It wouldn't be bad if it were, say, just a few baby pictures came up a day. But there are a whole lot of people who post multiple photos daily. Here's my baby trying on her third outfit of the day. Here's my baby spitting up. Here's my baby growing hair. It's like, I get it. You have a baby. Congratulations. Excuse me while I try to erase this constant reminder that I can't have what you have.

Recently, I made the decision to hide some of these people from my feed. I was annoyed about having to do that, because it's not like I don't want anything to do with these old friends/new mothers. I'd like to stay current on their affairs without the baby pictures getting out of control!
 
And then this morning I heard something on the radio that changes everything. It's a new Google Chrome extension called "Unbaby Me" and it recognizes baby faces on Facebook and changes them into picture of animals, art and bacon. I can get on board with seeing more of these things and less of babies.
Picture from www.unbaby.me

With this extension, you can still get non-baby pictures and updates from these baby over-sharers, without the copious amounts of baby pictures. I think you have to use Google Chrome for your browser (and I already do). 

I haven't tried it yet, but I think I'm going to give it a whirl. Has anybody else ever heard of this? Tried it? Gonna try it?

14 comments:

  1. I just heard of this last night, too! It is an infertiles dream! I am going to try it today, actually. I just want to make sure I can turn it off on the days I am stable enough to look at their babies. Otherwise I might say something rude like, "Damn your bacon is cute lately." :)

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  2. I have completely quit facebook because of this very reason. I am so tired of all of the announcements and pictures of people's kids and babies and hearing how difficult it is to be a parent (wah, wah, wah). If I ever decide to go back to FB I might try this unbaby idea.

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  3. This is genius. GENIUS! I always use Firefox, but I'm more than willing to switch to Chrome so I can use this.

    I don't have a lot of friends with babies (probably because we're all so old and I'm the only decrepit one left without children), but I have one friend who posts multiple pictures of her new baby every freaking day. We get it. She's cute and is doing adorable baby things. Now give it a rest!

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  4. Sign me up! I might just switch to Chrome simply to have that option!

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  5. It's slightly cannibalistic to switch out a picture of a baby for bacon, right?

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  6. This is really funny. Now that FB lets you follow just important things, I mostly only see close friends in my feed when I do go on, but this is definitely a more humorous way of dealing with the onslaught of children :)

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  7. OH MY GOD. I had not heard of this and I don't normally use chrome...but you better belive I'm going to start using this now. I LOVE THIS.

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  8. My husband just told me about this! Haha it's a relief to know I'm truly not the only person that can't stand seeing babies everywhere too!!!! I haven't done it yet though. Jabber you?

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  9. Oops! Commenting from my phone is not working so well right now. Anyway, my husband just told me about this and it was such a relief to know I truly wasn't alone in wanting to scream with all if the babies and pregnant bellies on FB. I still haven't tried it yet, have you?

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