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This article was published on October 12, 2009

    Tweact.com: ¡uʍop ǝpısdn sǝʇıɹʍ ʇı

    Tweact.com: ¡uʍop ǝpısdn sǝʇıɹʍ ʇı
    Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten
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    Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten

    Founder & board member, TNW

    Boris is a serial entrepreneur who founded not only TNW, but also V3 Redirect Services (sold), HubHop Wireless Internet Provider (sold), and Boris is a serial entrepreneur who founded not only TNW, but also V3 Redirect Services (sold), HubHop Wireless Internet Provider (sold), and pr.co. Boris is very active on Twitter as @Boris and Instagram: @Boris.

    I wasn’t sure if I wanted to publish this as I thought writing upside down was, like, sooo ‘2007’.

    But my friends told me it was new to them. So after I told them I never wanted to see them again (how unhip!) I figured that maybe it is new to some of our readers too. So here we go, you have been warned, I present to you: Tweact.com.

    The thing that Tweact does is replace each character you type with a similar character that looks like your original character upside down. So if you type ‘b’ they replace it with a ‘p’.

    And some characters are just readily available upside down in your basic fonts. Here is the whole upsidedown alphabet for you so you don’t need Tweact anymore:

    abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz

    ɐqɔpǝɟƃɥıɾʞןɯuodbɹsʇnʌʍxʎz

    If you don’t look forward to copy-pasting all those little characters you can just rush over to Tweact and surprise your friends with Tweets like this:

    upside down tweet by @Boris

    But do the world, and your friends, a huge favor: don’t annoy them with this. Just test it, leave a few upsidedown comments here (include ‘lol’ or ‘lmao’ where appropriate please) and move on. Can you resist it?