How to EDIT your favorite website!

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Today I’m going to teach you a cool trick that you can do with any website. You can make the website of your choice editable.

What does that mean, and how is it of any value? Well, I’ll be the first to admit that the value is mostly in the novelty effect. By making a website editable, that means you can actually change the content that shows on your screen (and this is only your screen – anyone else that goes to that website will see it the normal way).

Here’s an example. Let’s go to the website for the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review and look at one of the articles (you can click on the image to see it full size):

Wow, what a boring article. We need to fix that. With our newly-found ability, we can change it to something crazy like this:

You can delete text, and type over it in exactly the same font that was already in use. You could put your friend’s name on the cover of the New York Times if you wanted to.

In order to make a website editable, you first must go to that site. Then, up in the address bar (the place where the website address that starts with “http” is located), copy and paste the following, then hit Enter:

javascript:document.body.contentEditable=’true’; document.designMode=’on’; void 0

Now just edit as if you were working on a Word document. Once you have created “your” article, just save a screenshot of it and then you can email it to anyone interested.

This week’s video features a very curious child, a parent that wasn’t paying attention for a minute, and a machine full of stuffed animals. Good thing Walmarts have video cameras to provide the internet with some entertainment.

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