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Ever wanted to show your friends or colleagues that you have the writing chops to be published on the front page of the New York Times website? How about a photo of you being caught steeling cookies from a celebrity plastered over TMZ's website? These things are now yours to obtain by simply using a tool built into Google Chrome called "Inspect Element".

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Disclaimer: This will all disappear the moment you refresh the page you are editing. Also I am not technically versed in the correct terminology for these advanced features, so bear with me if I use the wrong verbiage.

Step 1: Find the article or blog post you would like to edit. This one is easy, find an article with a lot of pictures for a picture heavy "edit", or find an article with text heavy paragraphs for a more written "edit".

Step 2: Now that you have the article selected, right click the title of that article and select "Inspect Element" from the menu. (See below)

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Step 3: A pop-up window will appear on the bottom of the page, and highlighted inside the popup, in blue, will be a large "element" that contains the title.

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Step 4: Double click on the title, and select the backspace or delete key on your keyboard. As you can see in the second image, the title space is now empty.

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Step 5: Now you will type whatever you wish into this area to create the new title of the article, the press the enter key on your keyboard.

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Step 6: To further edit your selected article, you can change the articles picture as well. All you will need is a replacement picture of your choice. You will need the direct link to the image you wish to use.

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Step 7: As with the title earlier, you will now right click on the main image on your articles page. Then you will again, select "Inspect Element". Highlight the area that contains a long image link of .jpg at the end of it and double click on it.

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Here is the selected image URL below:

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Step 8: Now simply paste into the same section the picture URL you found earlier, and press enter.

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Step 9: Now to change the text of the actual article, right click and select "Inspect Element" on the main body of text in the article.

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Step 10: Sometimes you may need to press the tiny drop down arrow to get the actual element you need, but after expanding the section you will have the needed element open.

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Step 11: Continue to edit the article as much as you want. Have fun making distinguished websites seem ludicrous.

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P.S.

You can also edit celebrities' Facebook Posts, Profile Pictures of any friend/celebrity, and even mess around with regular website. Just remember that the moment you refresh the page, your changes will disappear.

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