The founder of 4Chan took the stage at SXSW to explain how his new project, Canvas, could far exceed the hilariously filthy meme-factory 4Chan's 12-million-user popularity with Facebook-friendly appeal.
4Chan's Anonymous "hacktivists" have launched attacks on various websites wrapped up in the latest WikiLeaks chapters in revenge for what they see as illegal treatment of the whistleblower site and its head Julian Assange. Expect more of this in the coming years.
Who is more influential? More popular? Is there even a difference? These are the questions that social media monitoring firm Vocus aims to answer in a new white paper, which tries to define the qualities of an influencer.
While you were setting off fireworks, throwing a coyote on the barbecue, and squeezing on your Stars and Stripes Speedo, innovation was releasing mobile payment systems, scraping together $350 million, and wearing 3-D specs. But not all at the same time.
Even if you hate the jackass who stole Taylor Swift's spotlight, it pays to know that Kanye lives. Why? Because the rabble have turned it into a Google-beating malware scheme that could punk you into downloading some bad stuff—before coercing you out of money for a fix.
There are reports surfacing that suggest AT&T has begun blocking access to parts of 4chan. Oh-oh. Considering how popular its message boards are, and the net-rascals who frequent them, AT&T's just censored the wrong bunch.