Eager YouTube fans were greeted with annoying pop-ups, disabled comments, and even porn redirects over Independence Day weekend as they tried to scope out their favorite videos. A group of malicious pranksters (believed to be from 4chan) was able to take advantage of an cross-site scripting vulnerability in YouTube's comments Sunday, breaking [...]
Even if you didn't know who he was, this picture would probably be pretty funny on its own.
Dealing with 4chan is like having a pet chimp. You never know if it's going to smoke a cigar, fling its poo, or eat your face off. And most of the time it flings its poo.
Rumors are swirling that Oprah may be rigging votes against Zach Anner, the popular favorite to win her reality television show contest. Apparently, a contestant named Dr. Phyllis accrued more than 300,000 votes and surpassed Anner in a matter of 20 minutes, raising eyebrows across the internet. Anner had previously been in the No. 1 spot [...]
"Got Milk, Thought so" hilarious
Hi, I’m Troy McClure. You may remember me from such movies as “You’re Reading This In My Voice” and “Even Though I Just Stated It, You’re Still Reading This In My Voice.”
Good news everyone, I have also invented a device that makes the final countdown play in your head!
This sort of thing is so immature... I just invited all my friends.
Anon posts pic of himself doing drugs at work to 4chan. Another anon examines EXIF meta-data which contains GPS coords that point to White House
The elevation in the file is listed as 49m (160ft) above sea level. The white house is only ~17m (59ft) above sea level. To my knowledge the white house is not 100ft tall so something is fishy here... (more…)
Nevermind CES, health care, or Qaeda cells in Yemen, this is the real story of the week. Salon's Mary Elizabeth Williams has a piece out about LUKEYWES1234, a chunky, bespectacled 10 year old boy who happily cranked out YouTube videos about playing with Luigi and Mario... until 4chan discovered him. (more…)
Yep, just like they promised, youtube is now being flooded with adult videos disguised as disney pop-stars and cartoons. Some of the major news media, like BBC, have already reported this. Google was apparently aware of this and has been getting ready to remove videos asap, but I guess nothing can stop the power of the interwebz. Click the [...]
Contest | #1 moot
Doug Rushkoff's latest piece for the Daily Beast is something of a post-mortem on the recent Anonymous vs. AT&T internet battle, with a dash of cultural anthropology and spaghetti western for good measure... When AT&T recently blocked access to a hugely popular hackers' Web site, 4chan.org, many of us Internet old-timers froze in place. [...]
What a horrible scale to use for this, might as well be likert. Also, Moot is #1... LOL 4chan FTW. (more…)
Like many successful internet phenomena, 4chan (NWS) is a shockingly simple idea: an online bulletin board where anyone can post pictures. This simplicity is deceptive. 4chan's founder is a 21-year-old New Yorker named Christopher Poole. Known as "moot" to the site's devotees, Poole is disarmingly well-spoken and pragmatic about what he has [...]
Offering a "snapshot of what’s on the public’s collective mind by viewing the fastest-rising searches for different points of time," Google Trends is a regular stop for those of us who spend the day searching for fresh meat to feed the beast we call the Posted news blog. Today's Hot Trends page, pictured to the right, serves up the usual [...]
Looks like Bill O'Reilly skipped the First Amendment section of Journalism 101. He thinks owners of websites (4chan is NSFW) that posted Sarah Palin's hacked emails should be prosecuted along with the hacker who broke into her account. When a Fox news anchor attempts to explain why the websites can't be prosecuted, he refuses to accept it, arguing [...]
A 4channer had Soulja Boy's Myspace account held ransom for $2500 earlier today (perhaps last night too). This could have been epic but Soulja Boy contacted Myspace and got the account back. Now he's offering $10,000 for the name of the "hacker" to anyone willing to snitch. What was his password you ask? SupermanDatHo Soulja Boy and his [...]
This happened to a friend of mine yesterday. The forum he posted this on is "members only" so here it is. Absolutely hilarious... --scroll to bottom for cliffs-- "First off, I never thought I would be the one telling one of these stories so if you dont think this could happen to you, think again. I work as an IT Tech for a local city [...]