They See Me Trollin'
Little Deuce Cute
One 39-year-old creep may finally achieve his dream of sniffing Taylor Swift’s hair–at least if 4chan has anything to do with it.
A contest organized by Boston radio station KISS 108FM is offering to send one lucky winner to a Taylor Swift show on July 27th and get their picture taken with her. When you register for the contest, you generate a unique link; in order to win, you have to get as many people to click on that link as possible once a day until the end of the contest.
In the conference room at a Brooklyn shared work space called Williamsburg’s Secret Clubhouse, Small Girls PR sits around the table planning out the week ahead.
Mallory Blair, the company’s 24-year-old co-founder, runs through the prospective clients that have approached the agency: an iOS social app called Ketchup, a line of shoes called Portovelo and a new line of pants for petite girls called Lilipantian. “Which is awesome, because we’re small girls,” said Ms. Blair. (It didn’t pan out, though, according to Ms. Blair, because the fledgling company couldn’t afford her agency.)
Occupy Wall Street
You may remember Jessi Slaughter, the outgoing Florida teenager whose attention-seeking YouTube videos earned her the scorn and mass rage of the 4chan army. An intense online battle ensued between Ms. Slaughter and 4chan; her family famously got involved, with that now-notorious video of her father shouting “Ya dun goof’d,” which became a meme in itself. Now, it looks like 4chan is going after another woman who has dared to challenge them. Her name is Lacey Vicich.
“Two years ago there was a girl names Jessi Slaughter,” reads an anonymous email sent by “The Cyber Police” that landed in Betabeat’s inbox today. “People brought that girl to tears but we intend to bring Lacey Vicich to her knees.”
Correction: An earlier version of this article said Mr. Auernheimer was released in September. In fact, he has been out on bail, awaiting trial, since March.
Andrew Auernheimer ( a.k.a. “Weev“), one of the most martyred heroes of the hacker community, showed up at Occupy Wall Street earlier this week. “This is even better than Alec Baldwin and Kanye West combined!” – Everyone in Anonymous
Buzzfeed’s Chris Menning takes a further look at Canvas, the new SoHo startup from 4chan’s Christopher Poole, which gives us a little more insight into the currently closed-for-beta site.
Even though Canvas is differentiating itself from 4chan, the site is clearly inspired by the mixing and remixing of images that takes place at Read More
The new startup from 4chan’s Chris Poole a collaborative, image-centric forum called Canvas, is rolling out invites a few at a time starting today.
Users upload images and remix them using Photoshop and a rudimentary photo editor inside Canvas, according to TechCrunch. Images can be upvoted or downvoted. It reminds us Read More
Long-haired rocker Andrew W.K. is hosting a party–at 4chan!
Mr. W.K.’s song “Party Hard” was memeified at 4chan and other goony websites into a series of animated .gifs like the one above.
On New Year’s Eve, Mr. W.K. tweeted: “I love @4chan. PARTY PARTY PARTY! It’s New Year’s Eve!” with a link to Read More
Is 4chan creator Christopher Poole’s anonymous army turning against him? A 4chan user appeared to reveal Poole’s home address and phone number on the imageboard this week, posting a Manhattan address and phone number as “moot’s info.”
The post was quickly removed before any 4channers attempted to verify it, but one user saved a screenshot Read More
4chan is down!
After a moderately-successful cyberattack on Bank of America yesterday by a group of hackers that frequent 4chan, the image-based forum often described as the “id of the Internet” is unavailable.
The outage is apparently due to a distributed denial of service attack, usually accomplished by overwhelming a Web Read More
We’re still in the early to middle stages of the fallout from the attack on Gawker sites yesterday. But the hackers released a file with what they *claim* were the logins and passwords of 21 past and present Gawker staff, which altogether appear pretty weak.
Any valid passwords have been changed by now and the Read More