This Is What Happens When Headlines Are Replaced With User Comments

03/25/2014 11:10 am ET | Updated Mar 25, 2014

What would the news look like if headlines were replaced with user comments?

Web and interactive designer Richard Westenra decided to make that thought a reality by creating a new tool that replaces the headline of any article on the Daily Mail's homepage with user comments from that same article.

"The results are often a little terrifying," he wrote.


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Westenra's said he got the idea from Twitter user TechnicallyRon, who did a similar experiment earlier in March:

Obviously, HuffPost commenters would generate headlines that were far less "terrifying" and far more "extremely thoughtful, perceptive and witty."