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This article was published on June 7, 2010

    Childish but brilliant: Liblr lets you vandalize other people’s tweets

    Childish but brilliant: Liblr lets you vandalize other people’s tweets
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    Martin Bryant is founder of Big Revolution, where he helps tech companies refine their proposition and positioning, and develops high-qualit Martin Bryant is founder of Big Revolution, where he helps tech companies refine their proposition and positioning, and develops high-quality, compelling content for them. He previously served in several roles at TNW, including Editor-in-Chief. He left the company in April 2016 for pastures new.

    Here’s five minutes of fun for a Monday; Liblr is a site that allows you to replace words in other people’s tweets. If you’re like me the result will be nothing but childish glee.

    For example, tell it to replace “iPhone” with “donkey” and it will serve up a list of Twitter search results containing phrases like “I really hope Apple releases a new donkey today at WWDC” and “My donkey’s vibrating in my pocket every five minutes”.

    If you find suitably amusing results you can tweet a link to the resulting page direct from the site. In fact, it was a link to Liblr results replacing “had sex” with “played Scrabble” that drew my attention to the service. Search results that came back included: “A recent survey, proved that 80% of all men have played scrabble in the shower”, “Ever played scrabble on the sand, I guarantee you this be the ride of your life” and, rather disturbingly, “I played scrabble with my sister”.

    The novelty of Liblr wears off pretty quickly so make the most of it while it lasts.