- Shinigami Eyes for Chrome
- Shinigami Eyes for Firefox
- Shinigami Eyes for Firefox for Android (experimental)
How does it work?Whenever you visit a social network or a comments section, this extension will color known trans-friendly (green) and anti-trans (red) users/pages differently.
Which sites are supported?This extension supports Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, Tumblr, Medium, YouTube, Wikipedia articles, search engine results and all the sites with Disqus comments.
How does it know how to color each page?The initial version has been created through a mix of manual labeling and machine learning, but you can contribute with your own labels.
Does it submit the list of pages that appear on my screen?No, the check is done offline, on your computer.
Which criteria is used to determine the label?This extension is focused on anti-trans (including anti-nonbinary) sentiment, of all flavors: radfem/terf, religious, alt-right etc. (although most of the data is about the first group). See the guidelines below for more details.
I think a page is labeled incorrectlyRight click its link,
Mark as (whatever is appropriate). Your contribution will help us improve this extension.
Can I see the list of pages and their labels?While the data is stored locally on your computer, it's represented as a bloom filter. It's a data structure that "remembers" whether it contains something or not, but that is unable to explicitely list what it contains. It's susceptible to false positives, but there should be very few of them.
Yes, but only on Android.
- Install Firefox for Android (Nightly)
- Tap on the main menu (three dots) and select Settings.
- Scroll all the way down and select "About Firefox Nightly".
- Tap on the Firefox Logo at the top (next to Firefox Browser) five times until the "Debug menu enabled" notification is displayed.
- Go back to the main Settings page.
- Select "Custom Add-on Collection".
14290610as collection owner and
shinigamias collection name.
- Restart Firefox, open Settings, Addons, and enable Shinigami Eyes.
How can I stay up to date or interact with the developers?
Follow us on twitter.com/ShinigamiEyesT.
Is there a mechanism in place to prevent malicious/fake reports?
Yes. While your overrides are immediately visible to you, changes are included in the publicly visible dataset only if they pass some trustworthiness criteria (including human validation).
What's the origin of this extension's name?
In the Death Note manga/anime, "having the shinigami eyes" means being able to see people's names and remaining lifespan just by looking at them. In a similar way, this extension allows you to see a person's trans acceptance orientation just by looking at them.
Why did you create this extension?
As a transgender person, I got used to be distrustful towards people. While guessing the attitudes of an openly conservative person or group towards transgender people is easy, this is much more difficult when you deal with communities that tend to be moderately progressive or with intersectional interests, such as the feminist community, the lesbian community, women's associations and the atheist community.
The purpose of this extension is to make transgender people feel more confident towards people, groups, and pages they can trust, and to highlight possible interactions with the trans-hostile ones (when this is not already evident, such as when discussing about common LGBT or feminist goals).