4Chan hit YouTube with Porn Prank


4chan are at the centre of another internet crapstorm after users of the site laid siege to YouTube, posting a plethora of lewd and pornographic videos.

Already infamous for attacks on white supremacist Radio DJ Hal Turner and responsible for the Rickrolling phenomena, 4channer posted videos tagged with the names of tweenie stars The Jonas Brothers and Hannah Montana.

The films start with innocent footage then meander into smut.

“We are aware of the slew of pornographic videos that were uploaded,” said a spokesman for Google.

“We are addressing them as we would any video that violates our community guidelines.”

“In addition any account we discover that has been specifically set up to attack YouTube will be disabled.” Yeah YouTube you tell them.

4chan founder named as "World's Most Influential Person"


Each year for the last three years, TIME Magazine has run an internet poll to find the “World’s Most Influential Person”. This year, the winner is moot – a 21-year-old student whose grandmother calls him Christopher Poole. He’s the founder of 4chan.org – the world’s second biggest, but certainly silliest, message boards.

Since 2003, when the site launched, it’s brought Lolcats, Chocolate Rain and Rickrolling into the mainstream. More impressive is its traffic, though – the site gets 5.6 million unique users a month and one sub-board sees 150-200,000 posts a day.

Although TIME’s web team was forced to act against several attempts to hack the vote, moot recieved 16,794,368 legitimate votes. Although he might not seem the obvious choice for World’s Most Influential Person, nor do previous winners – Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto in 2007 and Korean pop phenomenon Rain in 2006.

TIME.com managing editor Josh Tyrangiel said: “I would remind anyone who doubts the results that this is an Internet poll. Doubting the results is kind of the point.”

(via TIME)