We know comments on YouTube are bad. Really bad. And what are the great minds and engineers at Google doing?

Bubkhas.

Therefore, a small distributed group of technical savvy pissed off Mom’s have developed a new internet protocol invoked by calling #MoPoCoPa. With reverse geolocation DNA gene tracking database realtime quadro facto lookup, an offending commenter’s Mom can be summoned through a time reverse sequencer and presented in situ to the rude party.

Leave it to Moms to clean up the net.

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This was my last (for now) Mozilla Webmaker effort, this time using X-ray Googles to do a complete makeover of a YouTube page. It took little effort to find a video with rude comments, like 3 clicks to find some video from some show I know nothing about.

You can see #MoPoCoPa in action http://p.webremixes.org/erdlklkd

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I have used Googles for previous ds106 units where we do a thing called Storytelling in The Web, with the idea of using an existing web page to be re-written to tell a new story.

The thing with doing Goggles is that most people just tweak a few things. I tried to hit almost every element of the page, and added a number of animated gifs.

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A few of these I opened in Photoshop and removed tha background to make background transparent, and resized them to be the size that would fit in the right side suggested videos:

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The latter meant to look like Mom was sitting on top of the video.

I also made this one, that was trimmed nicely as a user icon when added to the page

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I loaded these on my own web server so I could reference them by URL in all the IMG tags. These could be used if you wanted to remix another youtube page

I modded almost every button, link name, etc. I even went in manually (via the advanced editing tab in Googles) to change the “thumbs up /down” icon to only by thumbs up, because Mom Says It is Not Nice to Not Like Things

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I’m not too sure of anyone would really remix this, but you can apply Googles to a page created by Googles. It at least lets you see what I did.

Now go out there, and comment nicely. Because someone might invoke #MoPoCoPa on you

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An early 90s builder of the web and blogging Alan Levine barks at CogDogBlog.com on web storytelling (#ds106 #4life), photography, bending WordPress, and serendipity in the infinite internet river. He thinks it's weird to write about himself in the third person.

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