As a hidden service, Lolita City operated … [142], The stock price of Apple Inc. fell significantly in October 2008 after a hoax story was submitted to CNN's user-generated news site claiming that company CEO Steve Jobs had suffered a major heart attack. Poole has acknowledged that donations alone could not keep the site online, and turned to advertising to help make ends meet. This form of anthropomorphism is very common in otaku subcultures. [61] Due partially to its anonymous nature, board moderation is not always successful—indeed, the site's anti-child pornography rule is a subject of jokes on /b/. Anonymous (group) § 4chan raids (2003–2007), Recording Industry Association of America, United States Department of Homeland Security, "What The Hell Are 4chan, ED, Something Awful, And "b"? Others find her to be too normal compared to her wacky friends and detest her for her conspicuous lack of a backbone. Her rise to exposure began in late 2008 and early 2009, surrounding self-made videos that were initially made to be posted to her Gaia Online profile. "[135], Users of 4chan and other websites "raided" Hal Turner by launching DDoS attacks and prank calling his phone-in radio show during December 2006 and January 2007. Discussion of the show began to spread to communities external to 4chan in reaction, including the establishment of the fan news website Equestria Daily, causing the show to reach a wider audience across the internet. [11] The 4chan servers were moved from Texas to California in August 2008, which upgraded the maximum bandwidth throughput of 4chan from 100Mbit/s to 1Gbit/s. [205], On July 26, 2009, AT&T's DSL branch temporarily blocked access to the domain (host of /b/ and /r9k/), which was initially believed to be an attempt at Internet censorship, and met with hostility on 4chan's part. [92][93] It gained more traction on the forum following the Umpqua Community College shooting, where it is believed that the shooter, Chris Harper-Mercer, also warned people not to go to school in the Northwest hours prior to the shooting as users encouraged him. "[180] The indictment alleged that Radulovic posted anonymously to /pol/ the day after the Unite the Right rally, communicating an intention to attack protestors at an upcoming right-wing demonstration, ostensibly to elicit sympathy for the alt-right movement. [198] The posts were accompanied by the text: "Turns out it's way harder to strangle someone to death than it looks on the movies." [215][216], New Zealand ISPs in the aftermath of the Christchurch mosque shootings, As explained by Poole during a live-video online interview with, Anthony McCosker, Sonja Vivienne, Amelia Johns (Oct 12, 2016), United States of America v. David Kernell. ALSO, THE GAME. [194] The allegations were followed by a harassment campaign against several women in the video game industry, organized by 4chan users,[195] particularly /r9k/. [72] Ali had first visited 4chan "a week before [the FBI raid] happened". [8] They are often referred to by outsiders as trolls, who regularly act with the intention of "doing it for the lulz", a corruption of "LOL" used to denote amusement at another's expense. [104] An unidentified 4chan user applied the concept of the duckroll to a 2007 post relating to the video game Grand Theft Auto IV. The incident was criticized by some /b/ users, in that most reports on the hack focused on 4chan, rather than Palin's violation of campaign law. ", "How Elliot Rodger went from misfit mass murderer to 'saint' for group of misogynists — and suspected Toronto killer", "Incel: What it is and why Alek Minassian praised Elliot Rodger", "Toronto Van Attacker Wanted 'Beta Uprising' to Inspire Other Attacks", "Iz not cats everywhere? The raid drew criticism from some 4chan users who felt it would bring the site undesirable attention. Information like his teachers and ID number had been posted directly, and the more personal information like his address was found in the EXIF data of some of the pictures posted on his profile. My e-mails have been hacked. [61], On February 15, 2009, a user uploaded two YouTube videos that showed the physical abuse of a domestic cat named Dusty by a person calling himself "Timmy". The media studies scholar Yuji Sone has argued that since moe anthropomorphism is usually personified by beautiful young girls, it is an example of the outgrowth of otaku subcultural habitus into sexual fantasies. [110], In his American incarnation, Pedobear is an anthropomorphic bear child predator that is often used within the community to mock contributors showing a sexual interest in children. Kemonomimi (獣耳), literally meaning "animal ears", is the concept of depicting human and human-like characters with animal ears,[7] and by extension, other features such as tails. [206][207] The next day, AT&T issued a statement claiming that the block was put in place after an AT&T customer was affected by a DoS attack originating from IP addresses connected to, and was an attempt to "prevent this attack from disrupting service for the impacted AT&T customer, and... our other customers." [143][144], In May 2009, members of the site attacked YouTube, posting pornographic videos on the site. Part of the humor of this personification comes from the personality ascribed to the character (often satirical) and the sheer arbitrariness of characterizing a variety of machines, objects, and even physical places as cute. Her son will be home from school soon. Kemonomimi characters typically appear human except for added animal-like qualities. when I just started my puberty I used to feel very horny. Both Trump and his son, Donald Trump Jr., appeared to acknowledge the support by tweeting /pol/-associated memes. [118], Through its association with Anonymous, 4chan has become associated with Project Chanology, a worldwide protest against the Church of Scientology held by members of Anonymous. 2016 United States presidential campaign. The manga and anime series World War Blue features characters who are personifications of computer games. [32], In January 2011, Poole announced the deletion of the /r9k/ ("ROBOT9000") and /new/ (News) boards, saying that /new/ had become devoted to racist discussions, and /r9k/ no longer served its original purpose of being a test implementation of xkcd's ROBOT9000 script. A /pol/ user described it as a proof of concept that what they called a harmless message would cause a media backlash. A "capcode" may be used to attribute the post to "Anonymous ## Mod", although moderators often post without the capcode. [19], 4chan has been the target of occasional denial of service attacks. As a result of this, a suspect was arrested and the cat was treated by a veterinarian and taken to a safe place.[126][127]. [34], In 2010, 4chan had implemented reCAPTCHA in an effort to thwart spam arising from JavaScript worms. Moe anthropomorphism (Japanese: 萌え擬人化, Hepburn: moe gijinka) is a form of anthropomorphism in anime and manga where moe qualities are given to non-human beings (such as animals, plants, supernatural entities and fantastical creatures), objects, concepts, or phenomena. On July 30, 2014, an anonymous user made a reply in a thread on the board /pol/ "Politically Incorrect" of 4chan, criticizing modern art in an ironic fashion, saying: Less than an hour later the post was photographed off the screen and framed by another user who posted another reply in the thread with a photo of the framed quote. [170] The post, accompanied by an image of another man holding a shotgun, threatened a shopping mall near Beverly Hills. Either she's adorable, relatable, hilarious, and the best portrayal of a female Otaku since Konata Izumi, or she's Heroic Comedic Sociopath. Images of her have been used by Anonymous to dilute the Islamic State's online propaganda.[21][24]. Other things have also been given moe characteristics: "Canted Desire: Otaku Performance in Japanese Popular Culture", "Moe: Exploring Virtual Potential in Post-Millennial Japan",, "An introduction to Touhou Project: Japan's biggest indie series", "The List - 7 Manga for Monster Girl Lovers", "KnowYourMeme and Newsweek have compiled a list of the Top 10 Video Game Memes of 2018", "After Bowsette, Fans Go Wild For Boosette", "窓辺ファミリー全員集結!! note This originally began to parody what was at the time seen as a colossal lack of characterization for Luna beyond just liking music. [51][52][53] 4chan's interference with the vote seemed increasingly likely, when it was found that reading the first letter of the first 21 candidates in the poll spelled out a phrase containing two 4chan memes: "mARBLECAKE. [106][109], The character of Boxxy is portrayed by Catherine "Catie" Wayne, an American Internet celebrity known for her highly energetic vlogs. Three days later, Verizon Wireless confirmed that 4chan was "explicitly blocked". [9] Rarely, the monster girls are relatively unchanged from their original form and personality, such as mermaids and centaurides. [13][14] Any nickname may be used when posting, even one that has been previously adopted, such as "Anonymous" or "moot". Apu Nahasapeemapetilon is a recurring character in the animated TV series The Simpsons.He is an Indian immigrant proprietor who runs the Kwik-E-Mart, a popular convenience store in Springfield, and is best known for his catchphrase, "Thank you, come again." After investigating, Poole found out that only the traffic on port 80 to the domain was affected, leading members to believe that the block was intentional. [13][14][15] As part of the market launch, a Facebook draw of 8 followers took place when follower count reaches 80001; and total Twitter follower count for Yū and Ai reach 8001, where winners receive Madobe Yū and Ai-themed prizes.[16]. (NSFW), and Adult (NSFW). [8] It was further popularized by such manga as Monster Musume and A Centaur's Life, and has grown into its own genre. [24][40][41] Nishimura was the former administrator of 2channel between 1999 and 2014, the website forming the basis for anonymous posting culture which influenced later websites such as Futaba Channel and 4chan;[42] Nishimura lost 2channel's domain after it was seized by his registrar, Jim Watkins,[43][44] after the latter alleged financial difficulties. [163], Around midnight on September 11, 2007, a student posted photographs of mock pipe bombs and another photograph of him holding them while saying he would blow up his high school—Pflugerville High School in Pflugerville, Texas—at 9:11 am on September 11. Moe: Leticia is super cute. Online trend spreads across campus", "The Biggest Little Internet Hoax on Wheels Hits Mainstream", "Web Scout exclusive! Lolita City was a website that used hidden services available through the Tor network.The site hosted child pornography images and videos of underage males and females ranging up to 17 years of age (18 is the minimum legal age in many jurisdictions, including the US and UK, for a person to appear in pornography).. Background. Additionally, a lolicon board was created at /l/ (Lolikon),[26] but was disabled following the posting of genuine child pornography and ultimately deleted in October 2004, after threats of legal action. First things first, GN4R has some basic search tools built into it. [189], On August 31, 2014, a large number of private photographs taken by celebrities were posted online due to a compromise of user passwords at iCloud. [164] He was arrested before school began that day. [145] A 4chan member acknowledged being part of the attack, telling BBC News that it was in response to YouTube "deleting music". Antropomorfisme moe (萌え擬人化, moe Gijinka) adalah bentuk dari antropomorfisme di mana ciri-ciri dari moe diberikan kepada bukan manusia, objek, konsep, atau fenomena. This led to a bait-and-switch in which external links disguised as relevant to a discussion instead led to a picture of a duck on wheels. [125] There is a ban on discussion of the show globally on the site outside of this board. [18][19] In 2013, Microsoft Singapore introduced Inori Aizawa, a mascot for Internet Explorer. [8] As a parody of the incident, 4chan temporarily added "Don't mess with football" as an additional rule for /b/. [211][212], On February 4, 2010, 4chan started receiving reports from Verizon Wireless customers that they were having difficulties accessing the site's image boards. Video games with characters based on them include Sonic the Hedgehog, Super Mario and Tetris. It quickly became popular after the music video for the song was uploaded to YouTube on April 22, 2007, and has since been viewed more than one hundred million times. [3][104][105], A link to the YouTube video of Tay Zonday's song "Chocolate Rain" was posted on /b/ on July 11, 2007. [171] While the investigation was still open, Willis was charged with criminal defamation for a separate incident[172] but died before the case was heard. [102][103], In 2005, a meme known as the "duckroll" began, after Poole used a word filter to change "egg" to "duck" across 4chan. "[152], In August 2012, 4chan users attacked a third-party sponsored Mountain Dew campaign, Dub the Dew, where users were asked to submit and vote on name ideas for a green apple flavor of the drink. But I failed. [13] When creating 4chan, Poole obtained Futaba Channel's open source code and translated the Japanese text into English using AltaVista's Babel Fish online translator. [108] The portion of the song in which Zonday turns away from the microphone, with a caption stating "I move away from the mic to breathe in", became an oft-repeated meme on 4chan and inspired remixes. Moe Moe Niji Taisen features the moetan versions of World War II tanks and planes as cute girls who invoke Defeat by Modesty via Clothing Damage. Pretty spot on, all told. [129][130][131][132], A report of Jeffrey Epstein's death was posted on /pol/ around 40 minutes before ABC News broke the news. [69] The board quickly attracted posters with a political persuasion that later would be described with a new term, the alt-right. [5] Saitō also connects this anthropomorphism with a "desire for transformation" associated with the shōjo (girl) form.[6]. With the exception of kemonomimi (which are human-like characters that have animal features), many moe anthropomorphizations started as dōjin efforts. [62], The humor of /b/'s many users, who refer to themselves as "/b/tards",[62][63] is often incomprehensible to newcomers and outsiders, and is characterized by intricate inside jokes and dark comedy. The site has been described as a hub of Internet subculture, as its community as being influential in the formation of prominent Internet memes, such as lolcats, Rickrolling, and rage comics, as well as hacktivist and political movements, such as Anonymous and the alt-right. The character was made by the 2channel community in response to the growing anti-Japanese sentiment amongst Chinese netizens online, and has since become an Internet meme within Japanese imageboards and forums. ; One entertaining variation that sadly only works once is the interrupting starfis- *hand in face*. "[8] Wired describes /b/ as "notorious". [89] Discussion regarding Gamergate was banned on 4chan due to alleged rule violations, and Gamergate supporters moved to alternate forums such as 8chan. [147] The videos uploaded by the user had apparently become popular with 4chan members, who subsequently became angered after the account was suspended and called for a new wave of pornographic videos to be uploaded to YouTube on January 6, 2010. Police said that the suspect called it off as a joke, and they released him after they found no indication that the threat was serious. The "no invasions" rule was added in late 2006, after /b/ users spent most of that summer "invading" Habbo Hotel. [66] A sign of 4chan's scaling, according to Poole, was when GETs lost meaning due to the high post rate resulting in a GET occurring every few weeks. [17] In 2010, Taiwanese illustrator known as "shinia" on Pixiv created a personification of Microsoft Silverlight named Hikaru Aizawa, who is officially promoted by Microsoft Taiwan. 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[190] The images were initially posted on 4chan. The qualifier of 'Internet meme' is suitable. Who wrote this list basically putting the same thing down twice? November 3, 2010", "Arrested Man Credits 4chan With Helping Him Grow His Child Porn Collection. [37][38][39] On September 21, 2015, Poole announced that Hiroyuki Nishimura had purchased from him the ownership rights to 4chan, without disclosing the terms of the acquisition. [31] In 2008, nine new boards were created, including the sports board at /sp/, the fashion board at /fa/ and the "Japan/General" (the name later changed to "Otaku Culture") board at /jp/. Internet slang (also called Internet shorthand, cyber-slang, netspeak, digispeak or chatspeak) refers to various kinds of slang used by people on the Internet.An example of Internet slang is "LOL" meaning "laugh out loud".Since Internet slang is constantly changing, it is difficult to provide a standardized definition. [67], /pol/ ("Politically Incorrect") is 4chan's political discussion board. [10] In January 2009, Poole signed a new deal with an advertising company; in February 2009, he was $20,000 in debt, and the site was continuing to lose money. [146] In January 2010, members of the site attacked YouTube again in response to the suspension of YouTube user lukeywes1234 for failing to meet the minimum age requirement of thirteen. [88][89][86], The users of /r9k/ built upon by then popular 4chan memes "epic win" and "fail" to group the human population into "alphas" or stereotypical well-adjusted popular people and "betas" or stereotypical geek-ish social rejects, self-identifying with the latter. Agreed, but isn't CP and excessive amounts of porn fit into the same category? [188] According to the official criminal complaint filed against Thaddeus, he admitted to obtaining child pornography from the /b/ board on 4chan. [47], On November 17, 2018, it was announced that the site would be split into two, with the work-safe boards moved to a new domain,, while the NSFW boards would remain on the domain. He was voiced by Hank Azaria and first appeared in the episode "The Telltale Head".. A 2017 documentary, The … May 18, 2011", "Feds Raid Boy's Home Over 4chan Child Porn Post: Notorious site's administrators sparked DHS probe. Rick Astley, king of the 'Rickroll,' talks about his song's second coming", "YouTube research shows picture is changing rapidly", "Foxy Boxxy : celle qui parle pour ne rien dire", "Polish newspaper claims 'Pedobear' is 2010 Vancouver Olympic mascot", "Papal billboards vandalism 'does not respect people's sentiments'- Curia", "Online group declares war on Scientology", "Pony Up Haters: How 4chan Gave Birth to the Bronies", "Hey, Bro, That's My Little Pony! The 4chan imageboards were rewritten in valid HTML5/CSS3 in May 2012 in an effort to improve client-side performance. 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