Author of New 4Chan Book Talks About Moot, the Memesphere, and What Happens When They Find Your Apartment Number

When Betabeat first met Cole Stryker on the roof of the Barbarian Group this summer, the very tall, very blonde young man was recounting the story of how he and ex-Valleywager Nick Douglas used to try to out-gross each other with images from 4chan’s /b/ board. But it wasn’t just for the lulz, Mr. Stryker’s fixation with 4chan and Anonymous also carried into the workplace, where he amassed a collection of posts on the community’s mayhem and malwebolence for Urlesque.

The publishing world took note and next week, the 27-year-old Mr. Stryker will release his first book: Epic Win for Anonymous: How 4chan’s Army Conquered the Web. Naturally Betabeat wanted to know more. But before we could ask him a question, Mr. Stryker had something to report …

“They found out where I live. He tweeted me my apartment number!”

Are you serious?

I’m like freeeeeeeaking out. [laughs] Read More


  1. Anonymous says:

    Awesome article!  Also, did you get his digits?  hott.

    1. Nitasha Tiku says:

      Haha. Bringing some DI to BB. I like.

      1. Anonymous says:

         He could play Ben Affleck.  I have friends from DI who would pay for those digits if you’re not using them.  50/50?  How about just the rest of the address; I’ve already got the apartment number.

  2. IJB says:

    Yo, How do I private message  the bird that wrote this? I need you to phone me, I’m IJournalismBlog from Twitter.

    If this roody poo is going to summer up the place with this kind of behaviour, you can at least give me a bell and get my side of the story.

    Don’t be another ill-informer writer, don’t be Cole.

    1. IJB says:

      Derp – “informer”.


    2. Anonymous says:

       Wow, that was insulting.  Nice work.

      1. IJB says:

        Wow, shut your whore mouth you greasy little faggot.

      2. Anonymous says:

        Come do it for me.  Or does your bravado end at your keyboard?

      3. IJB says:

        Ask your mum where my bravado ends champ, I can go hours. Now unless you’ve got Nitasha’s phone number you can carry this conversation on by yourself.

      4. Anonymous says:

        Just like I thought.  Now, supposing I did have her number…do you really think I would share it with you?  Amazing.  Billions years of evolution down the drain.

    3. Nitasha Tiku says:

      My email is ntiku AT observer DOT com.

      1. IJB says:

        I’ve emailed that, your gmail, facebooked and tweeted you. Hurry your beeswax or I may as well have used snail mail.

        Lol, jk, you’re not a baddie.

  3. Guest says:

    Blonde or blond? Looks like a Freudian slip to me.

  4. Micmacmello says:


    A hipsterkid thats trying to create a mainstream description of Anonymous. Fail harder plox.

  5. JP2GMD says: