Hi Dave,

I hadn't seen Nick's Deletionist but it sounds familiar. Either he has mentioned it to me or I've come across it before. Fun to play with.

Chrome extensions are pretty easy to create. They're mostly just javascript. I used regular expressions to search and replace text in the current document. I've attached the source code if you're interested in exploring it.

Best r.
Pall

On Thu, Feb 25, 2016 at 4:25 AM dave miller <dave.miller.uk@gmail.com> wrote:
Hi Pall and Bjorn

Have you seen this from Nick Montfort and Amanda Borsuk (2013):
http://thedeletionist.com/about.html

The Deletionist is a concise system for automatically producing an erasure poem from any Web page. It systematically removes text to uncover poems, discovering a network of poems called “the Worl” within the World Wide Web.

Also - bit of a different approach - translating web pages into slang:

The idea of filtering the news using a browser is interesting, as the news we receive is filtered anyway.

How did you make the Google Chrome extension?

dave


On 11 February 2016 at 12:22, Pall Thayer <pallthay@gmail.com> wrote:
I thought about that... i.e. that it would be interesting if users could change settings to find and replace whatever they want with whatever they want but didn't feel like digging too deep to figure out how to do that. Who knows... maybe a plugin like that already exists.

Best r.
Pall

On Thu, Feb 11, 2016 at 5:34 AM Bjørn Magnhildøen <noemata@gmail.com> wrote:
very cool - browsers should come with this feature default, the
ability to add names, words, and expressions to a list to be
automatically replaced or deleted, for whenever you're tired of...
being branded (the consumer is consumed). imagine people starting to
share and build subcultures of find and replace where google would
only be known as gargoyle, facebook as [fill in], twit as twat or
whatever, undermining business branding, or any concept or expression
you're tired of being read into. and it's so simple.

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> I made a Google Chrome extension that replaces Republican candidates names
> with their "rapper" nicknames...
>
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