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Kim Jong Un Wins Time's Person of the Year Reader Poll with a Little Help from 4chan

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One of the Internet’s most prolific Kim Jong Un memes. (Photo: 1mut) A few weeks ago we reported that 4chan, the Internet’s favorite underbelly, was galvanizing to vote North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to the top of Time‘s person of the year reader poll. It seems they were successful in...
Kim Jong Un Wins Time's Person of the Year Reader Poll with a Little Help from 4chan

Evidence On Our Smartphones

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This line in the New York Times this morning is interesting: investigators scrutinized scores of videos and photographs from surveillance cameras from nearby businesses, as well as from marathon spectators’ smartphones and television crews that were filming the Boston Marathon It made me think of this image from the inaugural...
Evidence On Our Smartphones

Could crowdsourcing be a better way to make legislation?

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Crowdsourcing has proven to be a pretty good way to accomplish things that require a lot of input from different people, including the creation of encyclopedias and the financing of personal projects such as movies and comic books. But could it be used to create legislation as well? A...
Could crowdsourcing be a better way to make legislation?
4Chan releases API that could have 'huge performance implications'

Did Some Web Designer Troll Rick Santorum? 4chan's Moot Pictured On Santorum's Website

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This one is just funny. First noticed by folks on Reddit, former Presidential candidate Rick Santorum -- perhaps most well known among internet kids for the Google bombing of his name to associate it with... something unpleasant -- apparently has a picture of Chris Poole, better known as moot, the...
Did Some Web Designer Troll Rick Santorum? 4chan's Moot Pictured On Santorum's Website

Somebody's watching: how a simple exploit lets strangers tap into private security cameras

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Last week, a blog called Console Cowboys exposed a security vulnerability in some models of Trendnet home security cameras. Following the instructions on the site, thousands of streaming personal IP cameras can be accessed. Links to the compromised feeds spread quickly on message boards like Reddit and 4chan, where...
Somebody's watching: how a simple exploit lets strangers tap into private security cameras

BuzzFeed Has A Pinteresting Predicament

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BuzzFeed is a great source for cute animals photos.  If you want to see the 25 happiest animals in the world or adorable pictures of rabbit bathtime, it's a must read. The Atlantic wondered where all of the troubled otters and pretentious horses come from after noting that only two...
BuzzFeed Has A Pinteresting Predicament

Internet-famous octogenerian Ecce Homo "restorer" seeks royalties

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When Spanish octogenarian Cecilia Giménez botched the restoration of a famous, century-old mural by painter Elías García Martínez, she hardly expected the "restored" image (which at present looks sort of like a teddy bear, or a very hairy monkey) to become a meme that would blow up on reddit,...
Internet-famous octogenerian Ecce Homo "restorer" seeks royalties

It's Not About Whether Amateur Internet Journalism Is Good Or Bad, But That It Happens And Will Continue To Happen

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There's been a lot of hand-wringing among the types of people who hand-wring about these things, that there was a flurry of activity on Reddit and Twitter late last night / early this morning believing that one of the suspects in the Boston Bombings was Sunil Tripathi, a Brown student...
It's Not About Whether Amateur Internet Journalism Is Good Or Bad, But That It Happens And Will Continue To Happen

The Future Of Memes: 4chan Hits 22M Monthlies, Unveils New API

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4chan, the often anonymously-used imageboard that’s spawned memes like Lolcats and hosts the weirdest porn you’ll ever see, just released an API and its first new features in five years for its 22 million unique monthly visitors. 4chan’s founder moot said the API “potentially has huge performance implications” and that...
The Future Of Memes: 4chan Hits 22M Monthlies, Unveils New API

Guy Who Made 4chan the Villain of His Slasher Film Shocked by 4chan Backlash

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Mr. Gallagher (Photo: IMDB) Michael Gallagher just wanted to tap into the zeitgeist. The 23-year-old filmmaker is known for his popular YouTube series, Totally Sketch, and is about to release his first full-length feature film, a low budge horror flick called Smiley. But what should amount to buzzy excitement leading up to the film’s...
Guy Who Made 4chan the Villain of His Slasher Film Shocked by 4chan Backlash

Censorship row over Russian internet blacklist

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Claims that law aimed at blacklisting websites devoted to drugs, suicide and paedophilia is being used as a censorship toolRussian internet users warned on Monday that a new law aimed at blacklisting websites devoted to drug use, suicide promotion and paedophilia was being used as a tool for censorship after...
Censorship row over Russian internet blacklist

Introducing Your Hyperconnected Online-Offline Identity

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Yesterday we wrote about the positive and negative consequences of living a hyperconnected life. One becomes more accustomed to multitasking, shuffling through personal and work-related tasks, and a heightened ability to pick out nuggets of information that are actually useful. On the downside, one can become obsessed with the Internet,...
Introducing Your Hyperconnected Online-Offline Identity

CloudFlare CEO: Despite outage, we're still getting 3,500 new customers a day

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                   Sept. 9 - 10, 2013       San Francisco, CA           Early Bird Tickets on Sale NEW YORK — It’s easy to make a lot of cheesy puns about web performance startup CloudFlare and its success — “it’s burning,” “it’s blazing,” “it’s hot,” “it’s on fire and...
CloudFlare CEO: Despite outage, we're still getting 3,500 new customers a day

Bald Beliebers Remind Us: Just Because You Read It On Twitter, Doesn't Mean It's True

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My mom always said that the most dangerous lies are the ones mixed with truth. That’s why the internet, namely Twitter, can be such a spurious environment. We sometimes forget that with the real-time, viral benefits of the short-winded social network come the same negative effects. Truth can spread like...
Bald Beliebers Remind Us: Just Because You Read It On Twitter, Doesn't Mean It's True
Arizona legislature passes Internet censorship bill to make trolling illegal

See Reddit, Cheezburger and Tumblr founders speak at NYC’s largest photo hackathon

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Attention hackers and designers! Less than a month from now, Aviary and General Assembly (one of the 5 coolest coworking spaces in New York City), will be hosting Photo Hack Day #2 , the world’s largest photo hackathon, right here in NYC. Along with many of the wonderful details present in PHD’s first event back in August,...
See Reddit, Cheezburger and Tumblr founders speak at NYC’s largest photo hackathon

OK Glass, RIP Privacy: The Democratization Of Surveillance

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How’s this for synchronicity: Google Glass started shipping on the same week that CISPA passed the House, 3DRobotics unveiled their new site, and 4chan and Reddit pored over surveillance photos trying to crowdsource the identity of the Boston bombers. Cameras on phones. Cameras on drones. Cameras on glasses. Cameras atop...
OK Glass, RIP Privacy: The Democratization Of Surveillance

The Oatmeal Thinks It's Time To Put LolCats To Sleep [TCTV]

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Matthew Inman is sick of memes about bacon and kitties. Better known as web comic artist The Oatmeal, Inman gave TechCrunch the lowdown on what’s funny, what’s not, and how he finds inspiration. In this video interview he shoots off his thoughts on 4Chan and The Harlem Shake. When asked...
The Oatmeal Thinks It's Time To Put LolCats To Sleep [TCTV]

4chan founder sics lawyers on startup for using the name "moot"

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A lawyer for Christopher Poole, the founder of the popular online forum 4chan, has sent a letter to the startup firm moot.it asking it to change its name. Poole has gone by the nickname "moot" since 2003, and his lawyer argues that gives him a legal claim to be the...
4chan founder sics lawyers on startup for using the name "moot"

You can hack it, you can bash it, but Tumblr's still got it | Bim Adewunmi

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The hackers who infiltrated the microblogging site were spot on about its flaws and indulgences, but it won't put us users offAlmost everyone on the internet agrees that most memes are born on 4Chan. How they propagate thereafter is a little fuzzy, but there is little doubt that a big...
You can hack it, you can bash it, but Tumblr's still got it | Bim Adewunmi

Photos of iPhone 5 Clone Circulating as Alleged 'iPhone 5S'

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Last week, Chinese site sjbbs.zol.com.cn posted several photos (via The Times of India) of what was alleged to be the iPhone 5S in production. Despite the fact that the device is clearly an iPhone 5 clone, the photos have been widely circulating today. The photos show a device with an...
Photos of iPhone 5 Clone Circulating as Alleged 'iPhone 5S'

Despite the Rumors, RickRolling Isn't Dead

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Dramatic headlines cried out overnight that RickRolling was dead. The original Rick Astley video with more than 30 million views has been pulled from YouTube due to copyright violation. In fact, however, YouTube appears to have simply moved the video to Vevo, its music video website in partnership with Universal...
Despite the Rumors, RickRolling Isn't Dead

CloudFlare blows hole in laws of Web physics with Go and Railgun

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Today, a large collection of Web hosting and service companies announced that they will support Railgun, a compression protocol for dynamic Web content. The list includes the content delivery network and Web security provider CloudFlare, cloud providers Amazon Web Services and Rackspace, and thirty of the world’s biggest Web...
CloudFlare blows hole in laws of Web physics with Go and Railgun
Time's Person of the Year: Tim Cook, Marissa Mayer, or the woman who led the biggest science experiment in history?

4chan creator's new iPad app, DrawQuest, passes half a million downloads in 2 weeks, over 1M drawings

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Canvas, a NY-based startup founded by 4chan creator Chris Poole, launched its first app, DrawQuest, two weeks ago and is now sharing early milestones: the iPad-only app has passed half a million downloads and has seen over 1 million drawings. As a recap, when DrawQuest first launched we called it “a...
4chan creator's new iPad app, DrawQuest, passes half a million downloads in 2 weeks, over 1M drawings
4Chan's Moot writes rare update after billionth post, opens new /q/ board for site discussion
Lessons from crowdsourcing the Boston bombing investigation

Valve's Newell says three different controllers are in hardware beta, already out in the wild

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Valve's hardware beta is apparently getting underway ahead of schedule, as a recent 4chan group interview with company head Gabe Newell revealed that the beta's already in user testing. Moreover, Newell says that three different controller prototypes are in circulation. He echoes Valve hardware engineer Jeri Ellsworth's words from...
Valve's Newell says three different controllers are in hardware beta, already out in the wild

Trolls game Taylor Swift competition in favor of school for the hearing impaired

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A web-campaign to get Taylor Swift to play at any school in the country has been hijacked by 4Chan and Reddit usersA large batch of online trolls have gamed a web contest that promises a Taylor Swift performance at any school in the US. The target? Horace Mann School for...
Trolls game Taylor Swift competition in favor of school for the hearing impaired
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