Have you had about all of the Justin Bieber you can stand and then some? Do you use Firefox or are you willing to start? If you answered yes to these questions, Greg Leuch from the Free Art and Technology Lab is about to become your new hero.
Leuch has developed a Firefox add-on calledShaved Bieberthat can automatically or with just a couple of clicks deBieber your internet experience.
The tool, dubbed Shaved Bieber, evaluates any page a person is browsing and censors all mentions of the teen idol. It works on every site, from Twitter to Google to Wikipedia. People can even go to his personal home page and watch as every mention of Bieber is blocked out.
Shaved Bieber is available in two versions: an add-on, which does all the Bieber removal itself, or a bookmarklet, which requires a person to click on it before it hides mentions of the pop star. The tool also censors photos labeld “Bieber” or “Justin Bieber,” so users don’t even have to look at him.
If this catches on, how long do you figure it will take before we start seeing political themed versions of it? Just imagine if there was something like this when W was president.