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4chan On Jeopardy

The singularity approaches. Via Andy Baio.

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Jason Louv: Is 4chan the Future of Human Consciousness?

He seems to think so, and it’s hard to argue with points like this:

Yet what the media has failed to grasp is what 4chan can tell us about where we’re headed. The Chans aren’t the freak sideshow of the Internet. They are the heart and soul of the Internet.

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Jason Scott: Saving 4Chan

Jason’s acquired about 5 years worth of expired threads from the internet’s House of Awful Shit and Meme Factory, 4chan. Yes, this is culturally important. Just trust me.

via Andy Baio.

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How moot “Won” the Time 100 Poll

Paul Lamere’s coverage of the Time 100 hack continues with this in-depth examination of the how-they-did-it variety. It includes a lot of Time-bashing, as evidenced by the following parenthetical:

(And if you have any doubt about Time’s incompetence, take a close look at the Poll. Notice that Oprah Winfrey and Ratan Tata have the exact same number of votes. That’s because they both shared the same ID in the poll. A vote for either one was a vote for the other. Same goes for Michael Bloomberg and Gustavo Dudamel. If you vote for one, you vote for the other.)

Previously: 4chan’s precision hack of the Time 100.

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Track 4chan’s Attempt To Beat Ashton Kutcher and CNN to 1M Twitter Followers

Currently adding new followers to @basementdad at a rate of about 700 per minute. See also: the 4chan thread.

both (via Waxy)

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4chan’s Precision Hack of the Time 100

Not only is moot #1 with 12 times the votes of anyone else, but they spelled out a message with the first letter of each person’s name.