This App Allows You To Create Fake News Headlines To Temporarily Ruin Your Friends’ Lives
Yesterday, I was sitting at my desk, doing my thang, when all of a sudden one of my buddies sends me the above screenshot of what looks to be Deadspin’s mobile site asking, “What the fuck is this?”
My heart stopped for a minute.
I got that anxious, first-tee-shot-of-the-day feeling.
Every word I typed from the previous 72 hours flashed before my eyes.
“Uhhhhhhhhhhhhh…what the fuck did you say?” I said to myself in a state of utter fucking panic. Why did Deadspin write this? WHAT THE SHIT, TOM LEY? I thought we were boys! (We’re actually not boys, but we traded emails once and that was lovely.)
Immediately I began searching Gawker, Deadspin, Jezebel, Tom Ley’s Twitter account, EVERYWHERE to see why this headline was a thing that existed. The only thing I could think of was that my Cinnamon Apple post from earlier in the day had something to do with the LGBT community. Well, that, or this was all a savage prank.
Of course I found nothing. No signs of this post anywhere. And as you probably gleaned from the headline, it was a savage prank.
The gag was pulled off using an app called Twerker, which basically allows anyone to alter internet headlines and send nerve-racking screenshots to their friends. Or, you can just use it to write idiotic headlines in general, like these that I found on the Twerker website…
Writing stupid headlines for the sake of writing stupid headlines is all well and good, I suppose, but I prefer the use of this app for the momentarily ruin someone’s life option.