All of this is a rather long way of saying that we, like many Internet users, generally dislike YouTube comments, which is why we're so excited about a new browser extension from developer Tanner Stokes that does the Herps derp thing possible with them: When active, the extension automatically replaces every word of every YouTube comment with the phrase "herp derp," or a long string of "herps" and "derps.
Anchor listeners can now leave voice messages after listening to the podcast. If one were to make the case that achieving universal literacy is a bad idea, one could start at worse places than YouTube comments.
They are typically sophisticated and nuanced: Now, let's turn on the "Herp Derp YouTube Comments" extension for Chrome and look at the same comments section: Voila! It is a frenetic, unceasing million-car demolition derby, spattered with racism, homophobia, profanity, and incendiary genital-wagging, all submitted with a clear disregard for grammar, punctuation, capitalization, and spelling.
Like Stitcher On Facebook. Once you've downloaded and activated the extension -- available here for Chrome, Firefox, Opera and Safari -- the process is automated so that you'll never have to read the asinine drivel of an actual YouTube commenter ever again.
Life is all about confidence. For example, let's take a look at the comments beneath the latest Justin Bieber video. Most YouTube commenters are just going "herp derp derp herp herp derp derp derp herp" anyway; Stokes' extension simply formalizes it.
Gene editing is new to the world of science and exploration. And if you do find a need to actually wade into the muck of the comments section, you can click on any comment to "un-herpderp" and show the original text: At the end of June, a Google exec revealed that YouTube was working on some sort of comment screening system to "tame its most loathsome members," in the words of Wired's Ryan Tate.
With everyone supporting each other as lovers, friends, activists and community members, we all here for our immunity in believing we are more than just herpes!
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