Epic Win: How 4chan’s Anonymous Army Conquered the Web - Cole Stryker

Discussion in 'Media' started by Anonymous, May 13, 2011.

  1. Anonymous Member


    "It’s going to be about 4chan, the mysterious, misunderstood image board defined by anonymity and anarchy that influences the way you behave on the web, whether you realize it or not."
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  2. moarxenu Member

    Can't wait. Amazon pre-order FTW!!!
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  3. Anonymous Member

    your image says "conquered the web" image in link says "conquered the world." One of those is a reasonable statement. One not so much. It also has a lamer cover image.
  4. Consensus Member

    There's been a media revolution. Ten years ago, 'conquering mainstream media' and 'conquering the world' would have the same meaning.

    New media has replaced mainstream media.

    Ergo, the statements are equivalent.
    edit - here's a related link:

    These flyers were produced by Anons, and translated and distributed in Egypt by Egyptians. Some of whom were anons.
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  5. Herro Member

    Not yet. Mainstream media is still more influential and has vastly greater reach. But that will probably not be the case for much longer. Should be interesting.
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  6. Consensus Member

    Mainstream media - one-to-many broadcasting - will never 'go away.' But the content being broadcast by mainstream media is now completely saturated with new-media memes and influences. And that trend will only continue. Meanwhile, the actual ideas that shape policy are now being forged online, not by talking heads on radio and cable news networks.

    People don't understand the significance of Comcast buying NBC. Or Wikileaks airing the US Gov't's dirty laundry. Etc etc. We're in the midst of this transition, and it's as significant as the invention of the printing press. Without that transition, Anonymous would be powerless to 'conquer the world.' But Anonymous is a force that is accelerating the transition, and defending the internet against the inevitable counter-push.
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  7. Herro Member

    I'm not so sure about that.
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  8. Consensus Member

    Alright, fine, I'm being optimistic.

    It's a trend in that direction. I expect the trend to continue. I hope the trend continues. I can't prove it WILL continue, and I certainly can't provide any proof that it has already crossed the threshold.

    For my subjective purposes, I aim to further this development in modern media.
  9. Kilia Member

    The web is the world. ;-)
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  11. november5 Member

    Wait, since when was Anonymous an army belonging to 4chan? I thought 4chan and Anonymous were two separate things?
  12. n3uromanc3r Member

    My take on it is that they're two over-lapping things that are almost impossible to untangle.
  13. Anonymous Member

    In my part of town, it's called a "clusterfuck."
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  14. Anonymous Member

  15. Anybody else having the urge to randomly sit on the curb of an org lot and just read this book once they get it?
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  16. Anonymous Member

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  17. Madam, given the news present in the post immediately above this one, I plan to buy a box of these books and hand them out at raids and protests!!!
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  22. moarxenu Member

    Cole Stryker, Anonymous lol.

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  23. Anonymous Member

    So Concensus...

    ... What is the plan?
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  24. Silly433 Moderator

    Hey guise when is Skippy's book due?
  25. Savi0r Member

    Did this come out already???
  26. Savi0r Member

    NO! JUST FUCKING NO!!!!!!!!
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  27. Anonymous Member

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  28. Anonymous Member

    No, next Thursday, September 1st.
  29. Savi0r Member

    I'll drink to that!

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  32. moarxenu Member

    Vid above sux. Sound is like non-existent. Here's another vid of Cole:

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  33. Anonymous Member

    He looks like a fucking retard.
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  37. moarxenu Member

    I have started reading it. Not so bad so far. Very useful for understanding 4chan.
  38. Anonymous Member

    You jelly?
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  40. Anonymous Member

    Salon interview:

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