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Despite its best efforts, Google hasn't exactly rocked the social media world, not with its Google+ venture or any of its side operations. That's not to say Google+ is irrelevant, but it's no Facebook or Twitter. To help change that, Google recently hired Chris Poole, otherwise known online as "moot," founder of the wildly popular 4chan website. "Today I'm excited to announce that I've joined Google. When meeting with current and former Googlers, I continually find myself drawn to their intelligence, passion, and enthusiasm—as well as a universal desire to share it with others," Poole stated... Read more...
There is some bad news for Snapchat users. About 13GB of private Snapchat photos and videos, which are supposed to be deleted after a certain amount of time, are being circulated through 4Chan. The affair has been dubbed The Snappening by 4Chan users and has prompted Snapchat to release a statement saying that it is not responsible for the leak. "We can confirm that Snapchat’s servers were never breached and were not the source of these leaks," a Snapchat representative said in a statement. "Snapchatters were victimized by their use of third-party apps to send and receive Snaps, a practice... Read more...
In what some might consider the most visible Internet-based prank to date, frequenters of the 4chan image-based bulletin board site's "/b/ - Random" imageboard claim to have rigged Time Magazine's Top 100 online poll, so as to render 4chan's founder, "moot," the winner. And even though some fairly convincing circumstantial evidence points to a hack of epic proportions, Time Magazine is accepting the poll's results as official, and has declared moot as the "new owner of the title World's Most Influential Person." The message hidden in the first letter of the first 21 winnersis very strong proof... Read more...