Thursday, November 7, 2013

Bitstrips Sucks

Leave it to the Facebook community to find something even more annoying than posting photos of your breakfast via Instragram or changing your profile picture to a giraffe. I'm speaking of Bitstrips, the annoying app that encourages people to post comics of themselves in contrived situations with other Facebook friends. The Bitstrips app was recently released for the iPhone and went straight to #1 due to the abundance of soccer moms discovering that they no longer needed artistic talent to create an annoying comic. And, of course, Bitstrips caters to the need that some people have to idealize themselves.

Although Bitstrips comics start out pre-captioned, the app does let you edit the caption and add speech balloons. The thing is, most folks I know don't even bother with those two options. They just post their Bitstrips comic pre-captioned, tag their friends and go merrily on their way, blissfully ignorant of the shitstorm of annoyingness they've contributed to. The net result is a Facebook News Feed jam packed with dozens of different versions of the same comic. If Bitstrips comics look like they're a bit of an anachronism, with their Seinfeld references and aging clip-art, it's because Bitstrips has been around since 2008. Blackstock started Bitstrips five years ago as a website for people to create their own comics without having to redraw their characters over and over again. The comics didn't truly become popular until the Bitstrips app allowed for easy sharing on Facebook. And now, Bitstrips has become the Crocs of Facebook.

The good news is that you can easily keep those Bitstrips comics off of your Facebook News Feed so that you won't have to see them. Here's all you need to do:

 How To Block Bitstrips From Your Facebook News Feed

  1. Click on the Facebook Account Settings icon, and click the Blocking option on the left side of your screen.
  2. Scroll down to the Block Apps option at the bottom.
  3. Type in Bitstrips.

Or, you can just you hover over a Bitstrips post on your News Feed, click on the drop down menu in the top right corner of the post and click Hide all from Bitstrips

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