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Old 07-13-2009, 11:41 PM
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Default 4chan wins the internets... again

Once again, the deranged and glorious folks at 4chan.org prove they have final dominion over the Internet and all who reside within its walls.

When TIME magazine opened their 3rd annual poll for the world's most influential person, I'm almost positive they didn't expect moot, the founder of "memebreeding forum" 4chan, to win in a landslide.

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One can easily argue that 4chan is one of the most influential sites on the Internet; in the world of odd memes, obscure anime images and bizarre photoshops – and these make a very large and important portion of the entity we refer to as “the Internet” – moot is king.

However, the results of the vote have nothing to do with influence. If you think that this is the result of a fair vote, think again. The entire first 21 results, as noted days ago, are the result of an elaborate hack done by 4chan users.
It gets better though. The lovely folks at 4chan decided to pour salt in the wounds by manipulating the results so this subtle message would appear:



The best part though is the fact that TIME is attempting to make the results seem valid and fair:

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“Moot denies knowing about any concerted plan by his followers to influence the poll, though TIME.com’s technical team did detect and extinguish several attempts to hack the vote.“
I'm sure that "you lost the game" reference was just a coincidence (you don't even want to know what Marble cake means).

Here's a link describing how 4chaners hacked the vote.
http://musicmachinery.com/2009/04/15...recision-hack/

Apparently TIME decided it didn't want to include authentication or CAPTCHA, so the 4chan crowd created hundreds of autovoters.
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Old 07-13-2009, 11:44 PM
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That's my /b/

I think they also launched the DoS on South Korea/USA...

But marblecake is...well...just google it with safesearch lol

I <3 /b/
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Old 07-13-2009, 11:48 PM
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Oh wow...that is....amazing
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That's my /b/

I think they also launched the DoS on South Korea/USA...

But marblecake is...well...just google it with safesearch lol

I <3 /b/
They're definitely a living representation of the worst aspects of the human spirit. If evil was an Internet website, it'd be 4chan /b/.

Which is precisely why they're awesome. Although once you enter /b/ you leave your soul at the door.

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Old 07-14-2009, 12:05 AM
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I never though anyone here would visit /b/, but I guess I'm wrong. Most of the time it's stupid, but then things like this make it great.

Many have called /b/ the arse hole of the internet
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Old 07-14-2009, 12:37 AM
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Wow... I've never heard of any of this stuff!
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Many have called /b/ the arse hole of the internet
It really is. Most of the time it's ****, but occasionally it'll pinch out a few diamonds.

Here's a track record of /b/ finest moments:
  • In mid-February 2009, two videos featuring the physical abuse of a domestic cat named Dusty by Kenny Glenn, who was calling himself "Timmy" were posted on YouTube. The 4chan community, outraged by the abuse, was able to track down the originator of the videos, a fourteen-year-old from Oklahoma, and passed his details to his local police department. As a result of this, a suspect was arrested and the cat was treated by a vet and taken to a safe place.
  • Users of 4chan and other websites "raided" Hal Turner (an infamous white supremacist) by launching DDoS attacks and prank calling his phone-in radio show during December 2006 and January 2007. The attacks caused Turner's website to go offline. This cost thousands of dollars of bandwidth bills according to Turner. In response, Turner sued 4chan, 7chan, and other websites; however, he lost his plea for an injunction and failed to receive letters from the court.
  • Around midnight on September 11, 2007, a student posted photographs of mock pipe bombs and another photograph of him holding them while saying he would blow up his high school—Pflugerville High School in Pflugerville, Texas—at 9:11 a.m. on September 11. Users of 4chan helped to track him down by finding the perpetrator's father's name in the Exif data of a photograph he took, and contacted the police. He was arrested before school began that day.The whole thing turned out to be a hoax; the "weapons" were toys and there were no actual bombs.
  • In May 2009, members of the site attacked YouTube, posting pornographic videos on the site. 4chan claimed responsibility for the attack, one member told the BBC that the attack was in response to YouTube "deleting music".
  • The stock price of Apple Inc. fell significantly in October 2008 after a hoax story was submitted to CNN's user-generated news site iReport.com claiming that company CEO Steve Jobs had suffered a major heart attack. The source of the story was traced back to 4chan.
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Wow... I've never heard of any of this stuff!
Be glad you haven't. This is the average reaction after viewing /b/ for the first time:
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Yeah I've heard of some of those eleden...good stuff
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It really is. Most of the time it's ****, but occasionally it'll pinch out a few diamonds.

Here's a track record of /b/ finest moments:
  • In mid-February 2009, two videos featuring the physical abuse of a domestic cat named Dusty by Kenny Glenn, who was calling himself "Timmy" were posted on YouTube. The 4chan community, outraged by the abuse, was able to track down the originator of the videos, a fourteen-year-old from Oklahoma, and passed his details to his local police department. As a result of this, a suspect was arrested and the cat was treated by a vet and taken to a safe place.
  • Users of 4chan and other websites "raided" Hal Turner (an infamous white supremacist) by launching DDoS attacks and prank calling his phone-in radio show during December 2006 and January 2007. The attacks caused Turner's website to go offline. This cost thousands of dollars of bandwidth bills according to Turner. In response, Turner sued 4chan, 7chan, and other websites; however, he lost his plea for an injunction and failed to receive letters from the court.
  • Around midnight on September 11, 2007, a student posted photographs of mock pipe bombs and another photograph of him holding them while saying he would blow up his high school—Pflugerville High School in Pflugerville, Texas—at 9:11 a.m. on September 11. Users of 4chan helped to track him down by finding the perpetrator's father's name in the Exif data of a photograph he took, and contacted the police. He was arrested before school began that day.The whole thing turned out to be a hoax; the "weapons" were toys and there were no actual bombs.
  • In May 2009, members of the site attacked YouTube, posting pornographic videos on the site. 4chan claimed responsibility for the attack, one member told the BBC that the attack was in response to YouTube "deleting music".
  • The stock price of Apple Inc. fell significantly in October 2008 after a hoax story was submitted to CNN's user-generated news site iReport.com claiming that company CEO Steve Jobs had suffered a major heart attack. The source of the story was traced back to 4chan.
What's good about those last two?
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What's good about those last two?
I dont know about the last one but the one before it got them to stop deleting all the music...
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Older than the internet. Why didn't you help vote?
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What's good about those last two?
Not necessarily good, just displays how influential that website is.
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