Timesify, A Web App That Camouflages Embarrassing Web Articles as New York Times Articles

Timesify

Timesify is a handy web app that camouflages “embarrassing articles” from websites like BuzzFeed and TMZ into convincing New York Times articles. The app works through a bookmarklet that automatically converts any link to a dummy New York Times article page complete with a real headline from the news site. The link text is embedded after a short blurb from the real New York Times article. Photos are hidden behind a dummy ad on the page.

Timesify was the winner of last weekend’s Comedy Hack Day NYC. The app’s developers presented Timesify on stage at the end of the hackathon:


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