As some of you know, the holidays are a time of merriment and family values….sort of. For some, merriment is time spent around a tree with close family and friends and the new year is spent in front of a TV watching the ball drop in New York, or celebrating with sparklers amongst close friends. However, for young professionals, this is sometimes also followed by office parties, crazy new years parties, and this year particularly, Mayan end-of-the-world parties (and ‘we survived’ parties afterwards).
If you’re like me, you like the holidays as much as the next person, but don’t always want to see some of its unintended drunken side effects: that’s right, I’m talking about drunk pictures. Unlike potential employers, I’m not really interested in seeing pictures of people I knew in high school or college’s ‘happy drunkidays’ albums pop up on Facebook. Seeking a way to remove these unsavory holiday horrors, I found a fun fix that has multiple applications.
Unbaby.me is a chrome plug-in designed to eradicate images of babies from your Facebook feed by replacing them with pictures of cats, sports cars, or whatever you happen to like. A while back, I discovered that this application could be manipulated to screen out any unwanted images whether it be people’s cats, tattoos, drinking pictures, political views, or what have you. You can swap out these things for literally ANYTHING you like. That’s pretty cool. Here’s how it works:
First, input keywords you don’t want to see. The preset will be set to baby terms like ‘child’, ‘baby’, and ‘birth’ but you can swap these out for things like ‘kegstand’, ‘drinking’, ‘yolo’, ‘alcohol’, ‘party’ or ‘wasted’.
Next, input the substitute topic of your liking. For me, I really like Koalas, so I opted to have koala pictures used. The result will look something like this:
BOOM! Just like magic you can remove images of your daughter’s unsavory boyfriend, your friends getting wasted, and even (if it’s not your thing) all your friend’s random snapshots of their food.