Half of the fun that comes along with having a Facebook account is dealing with the seething rage inspired by watching someone’s status become more popular than yours. Well if that whole thing isn’t really your cup of tea, then the Facebook Demetricator is for you.
The browser extension lets you look at Facebook without the number of likes and comments hitting you in the face. It’s the perfect solution for the Klout-less among us whose statuses are left naked and bare, just hanging there, probably not even showing up in your newfeed because Zuck’s magic algorithim knows that no user could possibly ever admire them.
The extension was created by Ben Grosser, a Champaign, Illinois, based new media artist. Mr. Grosser told the L.A. Times that it took four months to build and that his goal was to “to eradicate all the quantifying numbers on the site.” It’s available for free on his website.
We guess Mr. Grosser’s project falls in the “art that makes you think” box. After all, what’s the point of having a baby if you can’t know how many of your friends like that you have it?