Condom Company Promises to Eradicate All Baby Photos From Social Media

By Gary Cutlack on at

Condom maker Skyn has had an idea that might get in the news seeing as we're well into royal baby news/photos backlash territory; automating the blocking of all baby photos on Facebook.

It takes the form of Chrome extension Baby Blocker, which, as you might imagine, uses [technological term] to pull in Facebook's data regarding the composition of photos and weed out the baby ones. Perhaps replacing them with photos of cats, but then you might be badgered into getting a cat, which is actually worse than being badgered into having a baby, because cats don't learn things or get cleverer over time. Cats also won't come to visit you when you're in a care home in 40 years' time, nor can they evolve the ability to bring you a cup of tea.

Hang on – this is supposed to be about obliterating babies, not how they're often the only chinks of light in the bleak tunnel of the future. Skyn's press release says that: "On average, parents share 1,500 pictures of their little darlings from the moment they arrive to the age of five, which for some people might be a little bit too much," hence you might want to go nuclear if that old school friend has recently reproduced or if you really don't need any more photos of the royal one.

The extension does indeed exist, but is sitting on zero installs at time of writing. [Skyn via TST]