“i feel like a bric-a-brac shop, all monsters and Liars!”
The preceding sentence comes courtesy of a fun little hack that took the Web by storm this week called “What Would I Say?”, which allows Facebook users auto-generate personalized statuses.
“What Would I Say?” is the creation of Princeton graduate students, who busted out the hack during a hack-a-thon at the university. The app plugs into your Facebook and sorts through your statuses, spitting out something wholly new and you-like. Or, as BrennaBot says, “It’s weird. I knew about giant beetles that.” You said it, me.
While the app has become wildly popular among Facebook users everywhere, we can’t help but notice that it doesn’t really work with celebs. For example, if you plug in, say, “Miley Cyrus,” you’ll get something akin to what a PR person might type in the middle of a nervous breakdown: “It’s American Night on the concert special on the LIVE.” And that’s no surprise, given that many celebs use Facebook solely as a promotional tool.
When we asked the “What Would I Say?” team if they would ever consider making the app for Twitter — where more musicians and other high-profile acts talk with fans — they said, “We think it could definitely be applied to Twitter …. Many people have been passing this suggestion along, though, so it seems like a pretty popular idea!”
Here are the eight celebs who would make a Twitter version of “What Would I Say?” worth it:
I open the debate … The 2nd verse of New Slaves is the best rap verse of all time … meaning … OF ALL TIME IN THE HISTORY OF RAP MUSIC, PERIOD
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) July 20, 2013
Suggested Feature: Caps lock randomizer, for when extra emphasis is a must.
LUVS IHYFI,SIRENS,RED,TILAM,DTK IWA,YHSTLOM ,FS I HAVE Tech IDEAS,HOW 2GET LOTS OF THEM IN.Personally I would love 2 COMPLETELY recreate W2B
— Cher (@cher) November 13, 2013
Suggested Feature: Wingdings, for when mere words do not suffice.
So @Andy told me they made perfume out of my pee from the trash in WWH dressing room (long story) U HAVE BEEN WARNED IF HE TRIES TO SPRITZ U
— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) November 12, 2013
Suggested Feature: Extra exclamation points! Because!
Don't sleep with a white tee on next to ya shawty. Gonna wake up wit footprints on ya back.
— Chris Brown (@chrisbrown) October 22, 2013
Suggested Feature: Tweet retrieval service, for when those digital messages just happen to vanish.
PARTY TIP: Money might not buy happiness, but it can buy @TacoBell, and that's close enough for me.
— ANDREW WK (@AndrewWK) November 15, 2013
Suggested Feature: Extra “party” in every tweet.
Lots of silver trembling humans at the show last night!!!! Yessss!! LOVE LOVE LOVE!! Thanks … http://t.co/43rwlNMXrV
— Wayne Coyne (@waynecoyne) November 11, 2013
Suggested Feature: Some random black censor bars — you know, for the kids.
roman girls – they'll leave u in ruins, neapolitan girls – they'll do u 3 flavors of dirty, venetian girls – they'll rob u blind? idk fuk it
— Ezra Koenig (@arzE) November 14, 2013
Suggested Feature: Just a whole mess of oxford commas.
i was in a cab home in nyc and royals came on and i laughed and the driver asked why and i told him it was my song and he said "mine too!"
— Lorde (@lordemusic) November 4, 2013
Suggested Feature: Just something — anything — to make this kid sound dumber so we can all feel better about ourselves.