Is Christopher Poole, the creator of 4Chan who’s also known as “moot,” going to work for Google? If we’re to believe the latest blog post (and tweet) from the notorious community leader, that’s exactly what’s happening.
The tech world loves their Easter eggs, from Adventure’s original hidden feature to Tesla’s various car tricks. But don’t fall for the recent claims for one hidden in your iPhone: if you attempt it, you’ll brick your device.
8chan, the online message board that brought you some of the nastiest shit on the internet (and Gamergate!) has had its domain seized by its Bahamas-based registrar. According to the takedown notice, "child abuse" content on the site is to blame. Guess the internet's trolls will have to find a different bridge to hide…
Trolls are shitting all over our internet. You can hardly search for something as innocuous as "dog" on Google without coming across inflammatory attacks on every possible dog-related opinion under the sun. All horrible things have to crawl before they can walk/crush spirits, though. Even trolls.
What is art? For this eBay seller it's something as simple as a 4Chan post. Originally caught by Artnet, a vendor known only as "Artwork by Anonymous" turned the above piece of what would usually be everyday internet ephemera into a $90,900 masterpiece. The lucky buyer also gets free expedited shipping.
Incredible as it may seem, today 4chan turns a full 10 years old—hello tween years! But 4chan is, let's say, advanced for its age. And the precursor to pretty much the entire internet as you know it has given us a whole lot to think about over the years.
You're looking into the face of one of the internet's most disturbing legends: Jeff the Killer, whose face was burned off with acid and who hides in your closet, telling you to GO TO SLEEP. But where did this 2008 image come from? The story is as horrific as the meme itself.
Kim Jong Un invented time travel, cured cancer, cloned a wooly mammoth, and became the first male human to give birth, which is exactly why he's Time's 2012 man of the year. Wait, that's the North Korean version of the story. In reality, 4Chan just manipulated the vote.
A quick browse of comments on the Internet will do more to destroy your faith in mankind than watching an hour of cable news. The Onion's answer? A site that's built specifically to lure moronic commenters. It's satire, yes, but it's also an idea that needs to happen now. Like right now. Please?
Did you know Twitter lets you upload pictures now? Yeah. So in return TwitPic lets you, um, Twitter. That's right TwitPic cloned Twitter. I can't even tell if it's a joke. For real, is this a joke?
The celebrity hacking group Lulz Security borrows its name and aesthetics from the roiling message board 4chan. But now the group has declared war on 4chan and its users—many of whom identify with the hacking group Anonymous—pissing off the nerds who are most likely to support their online shenanigans.
NATO recently condemned the antics of Anonymous, saying that "the longer these attacks persist the more likely countermeasures will be developed, implemented, the groups will be infiltrated and perpetrators persecuted." Anonymous didn't like that.
The rabble rousers at 4chan are creating fake OkCupid profiles in an attempt to create an involuntary flashmob in New York City. It's sad for the potential victims but I gotta admit, sorta funny!
4Chan turned a member over to the FBI after he posted plans to go on a shooting spree at his college. He now faces two felony charges: one for posting the threats, and one for the child pornography found on his computer. [Switched]
Truth be told, I'd willingly watch most of these. Although I suspect that 80% of the Facebook show would just be Farmville weather reports. [College Humor]
After focusing on the PayPal, VISA, MasterCard, and Amazon websites, the members of 4chan-affiliated group Anonymous have decided to pick a new target for an unorthodox DDoS attack: Fax machines belonging to corporations which they believe are against WikiLeaks' mission.
LOIC ("Low Orbit Ion Cannon") is an application developed by 4Chan-affiliated hackers designed to—when used en masse by thousands of anonymous users—launch Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks on websites. Like Visa.com and Mastercard.com, for instance.
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.
While they're back online now, for a while there both the Motion Picture Association of America and Recording Industry Association of America's websites were under DDoS attacks from piracy-lovin' 4chan members.