After loading ninety pages of I Can Has Cheezburger, you may find yourself out of lolcats. Not to worry. Ian McKeller is here to help you.
The LOL feeds page will take an arbitrary RSS feed and apply the headlines to a set of cat photos, taken from the Cute Cats series on flickr. The original application was designed to create better Twitter error pages (which feature cute cats, but are static, which gets frustrating when Twitter goes down half a dozen times in a week.)
What this means is that you can read news headlines from CNN, each one augmenting a cute cat image. Or feed in your own news source and see how your blog looks plastered on cat images.
Actual lolcat from the Global Voices lolcat feed. No cats or Kazakhs were harmed in the making of this image.
I found out about this when reading the notes from a recent meeting of the Global Voices lingua community, the amazing folks who translate content into a dozen other languages so that we’re able to share citizen media with people all over the world. Evidently, the LOLCats version of Global Voices is an action item coming out of a two hour meeting. I don’t know if this is a proposal to localize McKeller’s tool, so we can produce LOLCats in Bangla (one of the tasks I suggested in my Cute Cat Theory talk) or whether it’s simply a proposal that we change the format of Global Voices to all LOLCat.
I could live with that.
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