Betabeat sidled up to a grip of four guys in t-shirts standing across from the payphones which were swarmed with photographers and onlookers. One young man identified himself as Mr. White said. Betabeat could verify three guys who had actually been duped. Bright Blue Shirt, about 23, who had been leaning against a mailbox next to the payphones for about 20 minutes when Betabeat asked him what he was there for. Wait, could we get a quote? He was very sweet. Steven Liu of Lean Startup Machine had brought roses for the forever loners and recruited three girls to replace their misfired dates. Around 8 p.
4chan trolling turned the OK sign into a symbol of hate
The prank was a big hit with 4chan users who were particularly amused that the word eggroll would automatically be stylised as duckroll whenever it was typed. As the joke evolved, some time in late one anonymous user Photoshopped and linked to an image of a duck with wheels- a literal interpretation of the word duckroll. Google caches and a bit of trolling through the Wayback Machine reveals that this video, along with being the first known video created expressly to Rickroll internet denizens, is one of the earliest known examples of that music video being uploaded to YouTube.
As to Astley, he first learned about Rickrolling via friends of his Rickrolling him. Which brings us to what the notoriously reclusive Astley thinks of his most popular song being, to put it bluntly, the punchline to a bad joke. To begin with, Astley states he thinks the whole thing is rather amusing and, to quote the man himself,.
A Reddit user named OKCThrowaway shared a pretty spectacular tale of his adventures in online dating while pretending to be a woman.
The Anti-Defamation League has added the hand gesture for “OK” to its database of hate symbols, after sites like 4chan and 8chan began associating it with white supremacy. It started out as a trolling tactic by the far right to discredit progressive figures and get a rise out of social media users, but has recently been used by actual white supremacists.
Know Your Meme reports that while the symbol’s origins are innocuous, it’s developed a double meaning over the last four years. In , Viner Pizza Party Ben made a vine of himself making that gesture and captioned it: “White guys be like. Other conservative internet personalities began making the gesture in support of Donald Trump.
In February , 4chan users started the hoax “Operation O-KKK,” a call to spread the sign around the internet and claim it as a symbol of white supremacy.
Man Poses as Woman on Online Dating Site; Barely Lasts Two Hours
Have fun, and remember kids, be careful out there! In “I can’t believe they really fell for this” news, 4chan managed to convince a lot of people to put their iPhones into the microwave to “charge” them. Now, common sense would tell most of us that this is not a good idea, but 4chan’s word was good enough for countless hapless and soon to be phoneless followers back in The best part was when they started tweeting Apple to complain about the faulty new iOS 8 “feature.
Part of me finds Operation Cut for Bieber pretty droll. Gullible ones. Though largely off-radar, it has reached a top 50 position on the most visited sites on the web. User experience runs on a rhythm like this: gross, gross, racist, funny, racist, depressing, funny, illegal. Anybody who digs a sub-section of pterodactyl pornography will find their nirvana here.
But, pranks. Others — like attacking Mastercard and Paypal over Wikileaks — could even be considered admirable. They will claim to be an ectoplasmic body, free from the typical constraints of morality. And so long as human beings are involved, morality is too. When it comes down to it, encouraging teenagers to cut themselves is wrong, no matter the context, and a shame on the site that supposedly has none.
4chan prank morphs into malware attack in Kanye death hoax
Rickrolling , alternatively rick-rolling , is a prank and an Internet meme involving an unexpected appearance of the music video for the Rick Astley song ” Never Gonna Give You Up “. The meme is a type of bait and switch using a disguised hyperlink that leads to the music video. When victims click on a seemingly unrelated link, the site with the music video loads instead of what was expected, and in doing so they are said to have been “rickrolled”.
The meme has also extended to using the song’s lyrics in unexpected places. The meme grew out from a similar bait-and-switch trick called “duckrolling” that was popular on the 4chan website in
Notorious internet pranksters, 4-Chan, created the false advertisement following Apple’s IOS 8 release. The ad has led many gullible users to.
On Monday afternoon, 4chan unleashed its latest prank on the Internet: a disturbing campaign to get Justin Bieber fans to cut themselves in order to stop the teen singer from smoking marijuana. For their part, 4chan have celebrated another successful prank, Canada. The message board had in convinced several Bieber fans to shave their heads following with a fabricated story that the pop star had cancer.
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Fake celebrity death reports are nothing new to the Internet—a quick search shows that in just the last few years, there have been rumors spread about the death of Britney Spears, Michael Jackson uh, before he actually died , Justin Timberlake, Will Farrel, Sean Connery, and more. But with the proliferation of malware, celebrity death rumors can take on new life if spammers pick up on the trend.
That’s what happened overnight—a fake report about the death of Kanye West, originating as a prank, got co-opted by those looking to exploit your computer. The original rumor is being widely attributed to the denizens of 4chan, which turned into one of those e-mail forwards that you have learned to automatically delete.
Yesterday, the lonely dudes of 4chan enacted their plan to prank the lonely dudes of OkCupid. The trolls had set up fake OkCupid accounts.
Justin Bieber to North Korea also known as “Project North Korea is Best Korea” is an Internet prank orchestrated by users of the imageboard 4chan in early , which aimed to rig an online poll to select North Korea as a destination in Justin Bieber’s “My World” tour. On May 3rd, , a fan voting page was launched on the website Faxo  , which allowed users to select a country for Justin Bieber to visit and perform during his “My World” tour.
The tour is anticipated to have multiple legs, and the supporting acts for the first will be Sean Kingston and Jessica Jarrell. Pop girl group The Stunners will also serve as an opening act for the first twenty dates. The tour is set to support his first release, My World, and its follow-up, My World 2. Who wants Justin the most? Decide now….
Forever Alone 4chan Prank Brings Out the Best and Worst of the Internet
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The term bikini bridge dates back to at least Content on its popular online imageboard, /b/, is notorious for pushing boundaries in order to “hack the attention economy” 4chan/b/ is responsible for notorious and often harmful pranks.
The public access CCTV cameras trained on Keats as he waited alongside a dozen or so other single men, for a date that would never arrive, didn’t have the effect 4chan had desired though. They had planned to show their victims up as undateable sad acts, but for Keats, the opposite became true as a photo we took of him throwing us an alabaster middle finger sparked legions of lonely women into internet swooning. The world decided that Keats wasn’t “Forever Alone”.
He was “A lady boner, two feet long. Another remarked, simply, “Giggity”. So we thought we’d get in touch to give him the chance to expand his online dating portfolio. Vice: Hey Keats. Keats: In New York, it’d be dinner and a park where we’d sit on a bench and judge people.
Don’t Set Your iPhone Back to 1970, No Matter What
Launched by Christopher “moot” Poole in October , 4chan hosts boards dedicated to a wide variety of topics, from anime and manga to video games, music, literature, fitness, politics, and sports, among others. The site was created as a counterpart to the Japanese imageboard Futaba Channel , also known as 2chan,  and the first boards were created for posting images and discussion related to anime.
The Guardian once summarized the 4chan community as “lunatic, juvenile The majority of posting on 4chan takes place on imageboards , where users have the ability to share images and create threaded discussions. Each board has its own set of rules and is dedicated to a specific topic, variously including anime and manga, video games, music, literature, fitness, politics, and sports, among others.
Some of these terms are not totally specific to the alt-right, but come from the soupy mix of 4chan, Reddit, men’s rights activists, Gamergaters.
Apple has been frantically trying to hose down the ad by internet pranksters 4-Chan, Tweeting warnings that it is a hoax and asking followers to urgently retweet the message. The warning came to late for many who fell for the convincing mock-up ad. Posted originally by the notorious internet pranksters 4-Chan, the ‘IOS 8 exclusive’ Wave ad was designed to precisely mimic an update from Apple Inc following the release of their new software one week ago.
It instructs users to ‘charge’ their phones for 60 second at watts or 70 seconds at watts, while warning, ‘Do not wave-charge for over seconds’. The hoax IOS 8 release claimed iPhone users they could charge their phones in any microwave. The rogue instructions said to ‘charge’ the iPhone for 60 second at watts or 70 seconds at watts, while warning, ‘Do no wave-charge for over seconds’. The hoax was taken seriously by enough people for the Los Angeles Police Department to issue a warning.
In response, not4chan. For the first year or so of its existence, the majority of people on 4chan looked down upon furries, even funny animal cartoons, as a nuisance that does not belong on an anime board. In early , Furry Friday was “officially” replaced by F40PH Friday , during which users post images of locomotives. This is entirely dependent upon the board in question however, as some of the other boards’ denizens have been know to be more fur friendly than others.
For instance, few anons will mind a thread about an anthromorphic work that’s relevant to its board and nurtures worthwhile discussion. Off-topic threads i.
The wild Internet message board 4chan, known for originating almost all memes and spawning the hacker/activist collective Anonymous.
An iPhone bug has arisen, as they do from time to time, that will render your device completely unusable. In this case if you set its clock to January 1, , it’s brick city. I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking, why would I ever set my iPhone clock back to the Nixon administration. To which I say, you have forgotten that this is the Internet, a place full of unspeakable trickery! The following image, which reportedly first surfaced on troll haven 4Chan on Thursday, encourages users to seek out an iOS “easter egg” that puts a retro Apple logo theme on your display.
Do not do this! Firstly because it makes no sense, Apple didn’t even exist until More importantly, though, don’t do it because it will turn your iPhone into a very expensive rock until you’re able to finagle a Genius Bar appointment.
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A Reddit user named OKCThrowaway shared a pretty spectacular tale of his adventures in online dating while pretending to be a woman, and we need to talk about it. Featured on the Reddit forum TwoXChromosomes , which is “related to gender, and intended for women’s perspectives,” OKCThrowaway’s story is reminiscent of others in recent memory who have opted to dabble in fake profiles, to see what they come up with. This Reddit user, however, was convinced that us womenz is always lyin’ ’bout how shitty we haz it on teh internetz, and wanted to prove that ladies have a way easier time finding a match than teh poor menz.
Last night I was bored and was talking with a friend on skype about her experiences with online dating.
Controversial Reddit communities tips, and questions for users from r/MensRights as well as 4chan spammed the Occidental College Online Rape Report Form.
All rights reserved. This website is not intended for users located within the European Economic Area. Christopher Poole launched the site in when he was 15 years old. He said running the site on his own has been challenging and 4chan will continue without him and that he will take time away to decompress. Since its launch, 1. It has more than 1. The site is where hackers deposited nude celebrity photos over the summer.
Over the years, 4chan has been called a home to cyber bullying as well as do-gooder vigilante justice. Insight by CyberArk and Merlin: Federal technology experts examine strategies for managed remote access in this exclusive executive briefing. The site quickly expanded from its roots in Japanese comics and TV shows, thanks in large part to the fact that it allows users to be anonymous.
It became a place for people to share images and discuss common interests, from TV shows to computer science to pornography. At a time when Facebook, Google and to some extent Twitter are pushing people to share their real identities, 4chan lets users post without giving a name or even an email address, adding to its appeal. But 4chan has also been the source of lighter Internet memes.
In users tried to send Justin Bieber to North Korea by flooding an online poll asking fans where the singer should perform next.