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Unbaby.me Glorifies How Passive-Agressive We Can Be Online
By: Christine Geraci
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Someone has created a Google Chrome extension that lets you replace baby pictures in your Facebook feed with bacon, Star Wars characters...whatever you want, apparently. 
 
Unbaby.me actually allows you to choose from different types of photos that replace those cherubic babies your friends plop in your Facebook feed with, and I quote, "awesome stuff." For instance, the default setting replaces babies with cats.  
 
Is this funny? Yes. 
 
Necessary? No. 
 
Symptomatic of a larger issue? Maybe. 
 
Humor us. How often do we complain about the downsides of a particular technology or service, when the power to change things lies not with the provider of said service, but with us? If we dont like to look at pictures of our friends' offspring, we can simply manipulate our news feeds so as to not show them.
 
We can also change subscription settings for offending friends. Or hide certain friends. Or unfriend certain friends.
 
But instead, we need an app to replace our friends' baby pictures with images of cats. 
 
Yes, passive-aggressive behavior is alive and well in the online social space, and it's laughably interesting to examine.
 
Have you ever used Unbaby.me or an app like it?


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Christine Geraci is the Social Media/Promotions Specialist at MVP Health Care in Schenectady, NY. Connect with her on Twitter @christinegeraci.
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