Anonymous App Raise Awareness By Hijacking Twitter Trends

World-renowned hacker group Anonymous have created an app which can manipulate trending topics on Twitter to draw attention to causes they deem...

Claudia Cukrov
Claudia Cukrov on September 15, 2011. @claudiacukrov

World-renowned hacker group Anonymous has created an app which can manipulate trending topics on Twitter to draw attention to causes they deem important.

Designed to combat the increasing ‘redundant and pop culture like’  topics trending on the social network, URGE  (Universal Rapid Gamma Emitter) gives app users the ability to ‘hijack’ trending topics that Anonymous chooses, and tweet messages alongside them.

URGE is not technically a hacking tool, but rather a platform to allow the group to tweet their messages and raise awareness without having to constantly ‘copy and paste’ trending hash-tags.  Anonymous hopes the tool will help raise awareness about more pertinent global issues.

The official release from the group:

To the people of the interwebz,

We recently have become tired of seeing trending topics on twitter that were redundant and ‘pop culture’ like.  We have also grown tired of Twitter not trending hash tags that actually serve a cause and mean something to free thinkers of the world.  We have taken note of why Twitter would not do so, they only trend topics which would ‘appeal’ to people and can get people to tweet more.  This was pathetic in our eyes, and we could not stand by and take it anymore.  We have developed a program called ‘U.R.G.E. Universal Rapid Gamma Emitter (twitter edition)’ which hijacks trending topics of our choice and and lets us tweet messages within them.  This will help raise awareness of problems going on in this world and show people that real problems exist outside of ‘Jersey Shore’ and ‘Sex.’  We will distribute this program amongst Anonymous and anyone else who cares to use this for awareness and bashing corrupt politicians. This is not a hacking tool nor is it an exploit tool, it was created to make it easier for us to tweet faster without copying and pasting constantly.

You can Download this program HERE (Windows-Beta)

You will need .net framework four to run this program. You can get it: HERE

U.R.G.E Users Manual

Source Code

We Are Anonymous
We Are Legion
We Do Not Forgive
We Do Not Forget