Sick Of Kardashian News? One Click Will Erase The Famous Family From Your Life (At Least Online)
One of the Kardashian women dyed her hair. One of them said something really offensive or dumb. One of them put her kid in high heels. Do you care? If not, and if you’re sick of your Facebook and Twitter feeds being flooded with them anyway, there’s good news for you — a browser extension will soon let you block every mention of the Kardiashians.
It’s called KardBlock, and it’s still under development, but you can sign up to be notified when it is ready. What’s the purpose? Developer James Shamsi explains:
We don’t care about how Kanye & Kim didn’t care when Amy Schumer ‘fell over’.
We don’t care about who the Kardashians are or aren’t sleeping with.
We don’t care that Kim dyed her hair blonde.
We don’t care about the Kardashians.
We do however care about raising awareness of transexuality, the one benefit of the Kardashians.
We do care about raising attention and money for the thousands that died in Nepal.
We do care about the tens of thousands being slaughtered by ISIS.
He says that eliminating the Kardashians from your social media feeds will allow you to see more of these more important issues, and that the next project will be to help delete Justin Beiber from your feeds, too.
Of course, there are already apps and browser extensions to help control what you see in your feed. Social Fixer, for instance, is so customizable that if you like, you can block specific keywords from specific people — like that one aunt who won’t shut up about same-sex marriage leading to God’s judgment. You can block the word ‘marriage’ from her, and still see everything else she posts (assuming you want to) and all the marriage posts from everyone else.
Still, the concept of a browser extension designed to rid your life of one particular celebrity, or celebrity family, is pretty intriguing, and if you’re completely over the Kardashian love, or if you’re just done Beliebing, you’ll want to put your email address in here so you don’t miss it.