Monday, 31 May 2010

Beiber Blocker

Aha finally someone has come up with a useful sensor. Fed up with seeing news about celebs like Justin Beiber every time you log on? Now a software developer in the states has come up with a useful soloution. Shaved Bieber is a firefox plugin that blocks all mention of the 16 year old singers name from any site including his own. The developer Greg Leuch was quoted "Personal censorship is an emerging idea in response to government and business censorship; an approach to providing a free, open, and neutral web that can still be censored by the individual,".
This news comes just days after Twitter blocks JustinBeiber as a trending topic. Fans are appauled and one particularly aggrivated teen wrote to the developer : "I just wanted to give you the heads-up that you will have MANY people that are enraged with you. I'm talking 5,000,000. Me included.I realise that you're just stating an opinion, but what you're doing is going back to World War II all over again. Hitler wanting to erase Jews from society - you want to erase Justin Bieber."
It took the developer 6 hours to create the application after friends mentioned that they were fed up of seeing the singers name appear in their online browsing.
Beiber owes his succes to the internet as hew was discovered on Youtube when his mother posted videos of him singing.

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