We’ve noticed a trend these days, that if you have an exciting scoop or interesting article on the internet, you have to do a “behind-the-scenes here is how we made it” blog post to go with it. We love following trends. Here are 16 behind the scenes secrets about our “Ed Balls Teaches Typing” toy.
I hate myself for joining this stupidity. My best http://t.co/Z3ehyWX3E0 is 0.754sces - pedestrian.— Richard Young (@RichardYoung) June 12, 2013
Law exam in 2 days, instead of revising I have spent the last 5 or so minutes seeing how fast I can type ‘Ed Balls’ toys.usvsth3m.com/edballs/— Arthur Hill (@ArthHill) June 11, 2013
Anyone else think the Ed Balls game is a sinister plot to subliminally make us all vote for Ed Balls? Also, 0.402, swivel.— Martin Robbins (@mjrobbins) June 11, 2013
Cheating at http://t.co/ha3gt6fQYU gives me 0.095 seconds and a rating of “ED BALLLLLLSS!!!!!”— Dave Page (@davepage_mcr) June 12, 2013
You can score really good times by having ‘d balls’ ready to cut and paste after you’ve typed the initial ‘E’.
But we did get 83 visits to it from computers identifying themselves as being situated in the Houses of Parliament
7yo daughters attempt - I won “Ed Balls Teaches Typing” in 23.062 seconds! My rating: “Ed Balls :(” http://t.co/B7WCWZAibC— Lou (@Lou_Lou_H) June 12, 2013
I won “Ed Balls Teaches Typing” in 2.644 seconds! My rating: “Ed Balls :(” toys.usvsth3m.com/edballs/ <— childish. But full. Love you really Ed— Louise Mensch (@LouiseMensch) June 11, 2013
Assuming anyone who was likely to do that would be making minimum wage, we think “Ed Balls Teaches Typing” may have cost the UK economy as much as £451.99.
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