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In April 2011, the url of Encyclopaedia Dramatica began redirecting to OhInternet. In a span of a few days, an important part of the Internet subculture Anonymous had disappeared. And was replaced by a website similar to the dozens of websites that commercialize Internet phenomena. Here’s some investigation of what may have happened.
http://www.techtangerine.com/2011/05/09/who-killed-encyclopaedia-dramatica/In April 2011, the url of Encyclopaedia Dramatica began redirecting to OhInternet. In... more
Rage Guy comics are great, but as the Buzzfeed post points out everyone claims ownership for the best or originals.
The comics usually follow troll, rage guy, forever alone and number of other classic cast members.
"Starting in 4chan in 2008, these MS-Paint drawings are popular on Tumblr and Reddit, and the contents of the comics often reflect those values of the communities.
Some of the top results in Reddit's F7U12 are based on very relatable, common experiences. Rage Guy plays the part of the reader, basically typecast as empathetic. Some of the best are those common situations that most people don't talk about often because they're either shameful or silly: "-buzzfeedRage Guy comics are great, but as the Buzzfeed post points out everyone claims... more
Internet shouting is injurious to health.
The man behind WikiLeaks has won the most votes in this year's Person of the Year poll.
Readers voted a total of 1,249,425 times, and the favorite was clear. Julian Assange raked in 382,020 votes, giving him an easy first place. He was 148,383 votes over the silver medalist, Recep Tayyip Ergodan, Prime Minister of Turkey.
But Assange wasn't the winner in all aspects -- Lady Gaga trounced him on Facebook, receiving 65,417 "likes" on Facebook to Assange's 45,643. See the top 10 readers' choices below, and view the full poll here.
1. Julian Assange
2. Recep Tayyip Ergodan
3. Lady Gaga
4. Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert
5. Glenn Beck
6. Barack Obama
7. Steve Jobs
8. The Chilean Miners
9. The Unemployed American
10. Mark ZuckerbergThe man behind WikiLeaks has won the most votes in this year's Person of the Year... more
In the last few weeks, it's hard no to move for all the articles titled 'Who are Anonymous?' though for one Guardian journalist finding out consisted of chatting to some members who remained an0n and observing the IRCs.
It's a good read, but here are some of the best most interesting quotes:
"You wouldn't say that it's directed; more that it swings in various directions like a flock of birds, apparently aware of its own vector but unable to force it on any of its members.
They're in it for the lulz
"I've seen some people do some fucked up shit 'for the lulz'," an0n told me. "People trolling RIP pages on Facebook, missing girls pages. It's the most racist, xenophobic place on the internet. It's addictive, and it pisses [outside] people off."
"If you had a DVD of Harry Potter 7 Part 1, you would make 12-15 grand selling it to the [hacker] scene [on IRC]", my guide explained.
The real thing about Anonymous, he says, is that it's like Fight Club, where you don't say that you're in it,
But an0n pointed out that there are more serious players in there: "I know a guy who is using a botnet of 25k computers to do this," he observed. Hired, I asked, or his own creation? "No idea,"
But of course Anonymous isn't really about freedom; it doesn't have a manifesto as such.
Since then, every successive year has pushed access to the net earlier and earlier, meaning that what was novel to the previous one becomes commonplace for successors. Peer-to-peer? Done it. Bittorrent? Everyone does. Swarming attacks on sites? It's new this year, but it will be standard procedure in a year or two.
This generation of Anonymous members is going to grow up. But the idea won't go away."-GuardianIn the last few weeks, it's hard no to move for all the articles titled 'Who... more
A hacker with a name and a plan or a member of Anonymous? Looks like there is some discussion going on about Coldblood or Chris Wood who's been talking to news outlets (now un-blurred) about Operation Payback and Anonymous.
From the Urlesque post, it sounds like for some members he's the King of /b/ and for other he's a user who broke the Anonymous ideals of being Anonymous/leaderless.
"In a 4chan thread from this afternoon, 4chan founder Moot (Chris Poole) responded to a thread claiming Chris Wood was the new King of /b/ with, "I disagree." When asked to elaborate, he offered an alternative king."-Urlesque
Going by images Moot posted a picture of Tinky Winky from teletubbies with the text "Some men just want to watch the world burn," (a line from Alfred in Dark Knight)
"Clearly moot is just messing with his followers. (It's also possibly an imposter.)"-Urlesque
From the posts, it sounds like Coldblood might hit some backlash from anon or will be ignored due to continuing Wikileaks operations. Though on twitter the Anonymous opps hit a problem with numerous fake accounts giving out different cyberwar commands, downside of no /b/ King.A hacker with a name and a plan or a member of Anonymous? Looks like there is some... more
On the day that MPs voted to increase uni fees to £9,000 and scrapping of EMA, a group of students are used Google Maps to inform fellow protesters of police whereabouts
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Today's generation of youth protests is using digital technology far more to remain organized, safe and up to date with any changes. Of course, this does rely on a good web connection on a mobile if they're moving in police kettling.
@UCLOccupation has been tweeting its occupations of university campases in protest against the tuition rise.
However, they are now linking to Google maps, which informs protesters about police movement fro helicopters to where horses are.
Will this give them an edge over the police communications? Hopefully it won't cause a 'flash mob gone wrong' situation, since the speed and how easy it is.
With the anon opp the tech based protest communications and wikileaks it does look like the internet has really changed politics for a younger generation.
http://bit.ly/dXXYJlOn the day that MPs voted to increase uni fees to £9,000 and scrapping of EMA, a... more
The forces of Anonymous have taken aim at several companies who are refusing to do business with WikiLeaks. 4chan’s hordes have launched distributed denial-of-service attacks against PayPal, Swiss bank PostFinance, and other sites that have hindered the whistleblowing site’s operations.The forces of Anonymous have taken aim at several companies who are refusing to do... more
Urlesque reports on the Puddi invasion of 4chan. They remark on rare but great occasions Moot interrupts the boards of 4chan, like last summer when a vuvuzela sound loop played on every page.
The latest sound sloop is a video advertisement for Puddi.
"But every once in a while he screws with his users in hilarious ways. Yesterday he posted an autoplaying video of a Japanese pudding commercial on every page of 4chan's famous /b/ board. He also instituted a comprehensive "wordfilter," a bit of code that turns everything anyone posts into "PUDDIPUDDIPUDDIPUDDI...","-Urlesque
With posts being translated into "PUDDIPUDDIPUDDI" 4chan users were left with only on option, posting in images. The results are of course hilarious.
http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/giga-pudding-puddi-puddiUrlesque reports on the Puddi invasion of 4chan. They remark on rare but great... more
Hot Topic started selling T-shirts of a popular web meme 'Rage Guy' guessing by the 4chan rage, Hot Topic didn't find the creators of the prints.
Though now Hot Topic decided to end the 'Rage Guy' production line because 4Chan started making 'Race Guy', which the same comic style but filled with racism.
After they made 'Race Guy' 4Chan users complained to Hot Topic about printing shirts showing images of a racist meme. Resulting in Hot Topic ending the 'Rage Guy/Race Guy' line. Some are saying it was a clever move and some are questioning the campaigns use of racism.
"Rage Guy is the character Hot Topic sells, see the original post from 1 year ago. The character focuses on interesting situations, check out the image gallery.
Race Guy is the newest iteration posted this afternoon, today (the character everyone is talking about).
Who created Race Guy? We don't know. Who created Rage Guy? We don't know.... We sold the shirt because it is pop culture and the series was funny. Why not let our customers express they're interest in meme's? So now what? Well, Hot Topic is the last company to support racism. Hell, we support diversity and wear it proudly. Now that the character represents racism because of these unknown creators - we will no longer be selling it.
After tonight (11/17), it will be removed from our website. Next week, it will be removed from our stores."-Hot Topic announcementHot Topic started selling T-shirts of a popular web meme 'Rage Guy' guessing... more
Today was supposed to be the day that 4Chan took down Tumblr. Instead, it looks like 4Chan itself is down. Could Tumblr be behind it?
As you can see, 4Chan is down for everyone, not just me. And it has been that way for at least the past 15 minutes. The timing is interesting since it was supposed to be 5 PM ET when the 4Chan DDoS attack was to begin — that was roughly 15 minutes ago. It is possible that Tumblr users, which had been planning a counterattack for tomorrow, moved it up to today to break 4Chan?
Tumblr, by the way, is still very up.
More to come, I’m sure.
Update: It seems quite a few people are seeing various Tumblr sites down as well (though it’s still up for others). The usual downtime message has been replaced with the image below as commenter Darren Lehane captured: (picture in link)
Update 2: And the 4Chan boards are up, but appear full of Tumblr users and a ton of things are 404ing.
//it's a hilarious battle being taken seriously.
The pictures in the link are great.//Today was supposed to be the day that 4Chan took down Tumblr. Instead, it looks like... more
KISS frontman Gene Simmons, besides being a rock god, is the biggest blowhard on the planet. So when he gets in an internet fight with the 4chan-affiliated internet vigilantes Anonymous... well, you end up rooting for Anonymous.
Anonymous is a shady, loosely-organized band of bored internet "vigilantes" who like to hang out on the anarchic 4chan message and, embarrassingly, wear V for Vendetta-style Guy Fawkes masks at Scientology events. Recently, with a typically ostentatious and self-important "open letter," they kicked off "Operation Payback," a coordinated attack on law firms, trade groups and other organizations and individuals with strong pro-copyright stances, and took down the MPAA website pretty quickly.
But that wasn't all that funny. This was. According to observers who were hanging out in the Anonymous IRC channel, there was a bit of a split over whether or not to go after "individual artists" like Simmons, who had made some typically aggro comments about copyright lawsuits recently. Some members of the group decided to take down Simmons' site, and were able to do so partially with a DDoS attack—essentially, a flood of traffic that overwhelms the target server.
Tieve.tk, the "official" Operation Payback site, apparently "distanced" itself from the attack. Until Simmons responded, as Slyck reports, with maybe the most clueless lashing out since Jesse Slaughter's dad back-traced it:
"Some of you may have heard a few popcorn farts re: our sites being threatened by hackers.
Our legal team and the FBI have been on the case and we have found a few, shall we say "adventurous" young people, who feel they are above the law.
And, as stated in my MIPCOM speech, we will sue their pants off.
First, they will be punished.
Second, they might find their little butts in jail, right next to someone who's been there for years and is looking for a new girl friend.
We will soon be printing their names and pictures.
We will find you.
You cannot hide.
Oh, Demon. Dude. Dude. The blog DANGER NAZI ZOMBIES AHEAD writes:
'I read the announcement on his own page, roughly five minutes before Anonymous's IRC channel did apparently, because a few minutes later the site was completely and utterly dead. It's fair to say Anonymous didn't take the threat seriously. He's now made himself a real target and Tieve is happily advocating attacking him. Stay tuned, Gene Simmons is set to shortly become the first man with a negative IQ.
As several people have pointed out, Simmons' threats are pretty empty and his claims are nonsensical. You can't exactly pinpoint which of the IP addresses visiting a site during a DDoS attack are part of the attack, nor which ones are intentionally attacking and which have been roped into the attack as part of a "botnet." Also, Gene: Where did you get their pictures?'
As of the writing of this post, genesimmons.com was still down, and "I Was Made for Loving You" was still a jam.KISS frontman Gene Simmons, besides being a rock god, is the biggest blowhard on the... more
(NSFW ACTUAL VIDEO) 18yo Elizabeth Hawkenson Stars In “Reality Porn”, Should She Lose $33,000 Scholarship???Despite What You May Have Heard, an ASU Freshman in “Reality Porn” Movie Didn’t Lose Her $33,000 Scholarship
Oct. 6 2010
18-year-old Elizabeth Hawkenson. She’s an ASU freshman from Copperas Cove, Texas, studying geology at ASU’s Tempe campus. She’s attending school on a $33,000 academic scholarship. She was also featured in a “reality porn” video, currently making the rounds on the Internet, in which she proudly displays her ASU student ID card.
Click to view....(NSFW ACTUAL VIDEO) 18yo Elizabeth Hawkenson Stars In “Reality Porn”, Should She Lose $33,000 Scholarship???...http://ctpatriot1970.wordpress.com/2010/10/10/nsfw-actual-video-18yo-elizabeth-hawkenson-stars-in-reality-porn-should-she-lose-33000-scholarship/Despite What You May Have Heard, an ASU Freshman in “Reality Porn” Movie... more
Gawker explains how the image of pedobear is used on 4chan in reply to a post which shows "a picture of a questionably young looking girl in a sexy pose," and being 4chan the birth of a meme began.
Over the internet reports appeared of a warning by a police telling families about it being a mascot used by paedophiles, with a web article on MSNBC and a news report: http://thedailywh.at/post/1110330929/the-intertubes-are-leaking-of-the-day-the-san
"The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Department is warning parents about a disturbing new phenomenon made popular by pedophiles and sexual deviants.
The Pedo Bear began as an online Japanese cartoon character, and is known for his "lecherous nature" towards prepubescent children.
Recently, pedophiles have adopted the bear as a mascot.
Although there have been no reported sightings of the image on the Central Coast, individuals dressed in the bear costume and car decals have been seen in Southern California."
Gawker called up the office and got a reply over the story
"Update: Oh, wow. We just got off the phone with the San Luis Obispo Sheriff's Department. The good news: They apparently do understand Pedobear is an Internet joke. The bad news: They sent us this colorful two-page Public Safety Information Bulletin: "A Seemingly Innocent Menace: An Introduction to PEDO BEAR". It's as good as it sounds. Take a look! "-GawkerGawker explains how the image of pedobear is used on 4chan in reply to a post which... more
Last week 4chan heard the call of an old man and his 90th birthday party. The call was a poster, which the grandson noted was a joke for friends and family, but they still welcomed gifts and cards to be sent by well wishers.
Now the webnets are filled with images of the party and the mountain of cards William J Lashua received.
""I called the Legion.
His grandson got on the phone:
50 Bouquets of Flowers
He said 5 UPS have pulled up today with stuff for him.
They also said the local Postal Mail had 2 trucks full of cards.
He told me to pass along to Anonymous a
Grandson post on reddit with pictures from the party: http://www.reddit.com/r/reddit.com/comments/d9zmp/dear_internet_on_behalf_of_the_lashua_family_i/Last week 4chan heard the call of an old man and his 90th birthday party. The call was... more
After reports of fear and oh noes, the webnets is showing the sweet tale of 4Chan helping a WWII vet celebrate his 90th birthday.
The poster says "Wanted, People For Birthday Party" with a picture a slightly sad looking William J Lashua. This led to the 4chan /b/ to organise sending him birthday cards and even gifts.
Though on Reddit the Grandson of William J Lashua posted how happy the family was for the love and generosity, but said the attention had been a misunderstanding since the poster was designed for people who knew William.
" It was in no way to indicate that he is alone. He has 7 children, many grandchildren, and even great grandchildren. In his younger years he was a foster parent to dozens of foster children. He is well liked in the community, and will be fully supported on his 90th birthday. I ask that if you don't know him, to not attend the party, as it is for his friends and family. The venue for the party is a very small hall, and will be full to capacity with people he knows and loves.
By all means, send cards and well wishes, but please refrain from sending gifts/strippers/cakes/candies/etc. "-Reddit http://www.reddit.com/r/reddit.com/comments/d8uyh/i_am_william_j_lashuas_grandson_please_read_this/After reports of fear and oh noes, the webnets is showing the sweet tale of 4Chan... more
In the sites magazine sections, there's a new article informing Beeb readers the ins and outs of 4chan. Most other description posts on 4chan tend to follow 'best and worst side of the internet' factor while exampling the different memes created by the site.
"Coventry cat tormentor Mary Bale has become the latest victim of 4chan - a website credited with creating some of the web's biggest phenomena, whose users wreak havoc across cyberspace. Just what is it all about?"-BBC
The aritcle goes into many sides, like describing what pedobear is, classy.
"Another 4chan favourite is Pedobear, a harmless-looking ursoid cartoon character who, despite his loveable appearance... you get the idea."-BBC
Looks like readers can leave comments on the article, though 4chan might be a bit busy trying to track down a girl throwing puppies in a river (http://i.imgur.com/V7bg2.jpg).In the sites magazine sections, there's a new article informing Beeb readers the... more
The Smoking Gun has dug up some entertaining testimony from the trial of David Kernell, the 22 year-old hacker convicted of breaking in to then vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin's email in 2008.
Specifically, it's the testimony of Christopher 'Moot' Poole, founder and administrator of 4Chan, the image board on which Palin's password was posted.
Moot was called in to testify about 4Chan and the data he turned over to investigators. But, for some reason, both the prosecution and defense felt the need to question him about 4Chan slang. Nothing in the rest of the testimony makes it clear why these questions needed to be asked, but they're a lot of fun:
Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/4chan-founder-moots-weird-testimony-in-sarah-palin-email-hacking-trial-2010-8#ixzz0wFUKAgZGThe Smoking Gun has dug up some entertaining testimony from the trial of David... more