I don’t know who came up with the concept of Unbaby.me – but
whoever did was brilliant.
For those that haven’t heard, Unbaby.me is a new Facebook
app that lets users substitute the never ending stream of baby photos that clog
up their news feed with something more – um -- stimulating.
Essentially, the way the app works, is to search through
your news feed for a variety of different terms, like “cutest baby ever” or “baby’s
first string beans” or something similar.
Users can then select photos that will appear in place of
the baby photos – whether it be a Hollywood star, athlete, outdoor nature scene
or even bacon. Yep, I said bacon.
While Facebook has been great at letting people keep in
touch with old high school and college friends, it has also become a dumping
ground for pictures of their kids.
There are photos of the kids eating breakfast, sitting in
the middle of the floor, picking their nose, etc.
I don’t know about anyone else, but I get a little irritated
at the 40 photos of the same baby that appear daily in my news feed.
And, here’s a little tip, no one cares about your baby as
much as you care about your baby. No one else thinks it’s the cutest baby in
the world. That’s a thought that’s unique to you. Yeah, I said it.
Unbaby.me is such a good idea that it started me thinking
about other apps I’d like to see. If anyone can get on the following, I would
greatly appreciate it:
* No one cares what you’re eating: This is for those
annoying individuals that think I want to see photos of their eggs and bacon, venison stew or sushi
every day. I don't.
* This is not a pity party: This is for those individuals
that post sob stories on Facebook and then get off on the sympathy their
friends ply them with.
* Stop playing games and read a book: This is for those that
clog up my news feed with whatever farm animal they’re feeding, tree they’re
growing or bubble they're bursting. Those 20 messages a day prove one thing to me – you need to read more.
If you’re going to play a game, play a real video game.
* When did you become a fortune cookie: This will block
those “inspiring” platitudes and quote book posts that serve no purpose but to
help you scratch your head. You know, like "Fear is not an option."
* Political fights are juvenile: I’m guilty of this one –
and I find myself annoying when I do it. You’re not going to change someone
else’s mind on Facebook. So why do we argue again?
* Music is for radios: Sure, it’s great when there’s one
song you haven’t heard in awhile and you want to share it. Fifteen in a row is
another story. I don’t care how many times you try and force it on me, I’m not
going to like Justin Bieber.
What do you think? What Facebook apps would you like to see