I'm sick of people trying to define Anonymous, sick of hearing about new operations that will garner no support, produce no lulz, and, more importantly, produce no results aside from a couple of retweets on twitter and a self congratulary slap on the back from those that retweeted it. What the very fuck is going on?
We are citizens of the Internet.
I was raised on DOS and IRC, on ASCII art and Back Orifice, Sub Seven and MSN Messenger, WINMX, Soulseek and Napster. We trolled IRC chats, Geocities guestbooks and sent viruses to pedophiles over MSN. We sent people to Goatse and Rotten.com. Google did not exist. I had a modem which you had to lift the reciever of the phone. I watched War Games, Hackers, Lawnmower Man and lapped up the coming technology. We played Lemmings and Doom and Zelda and owned a NES. We knew more about computers and the online world than our parents and teachers and used that to our advantage. And with the birth of the Chan culture, I realised there were MANY more like me, who liked to cause electronic chaos. And our name was Anonymous.
There were raids, and trolling and we enjoyed ourselves in our own digital playground. the Internet was ours and the newbies were clueless and ours to produce lulz from. They were the lolcows and we were the farmers, doing anything to produce humour at others expense, regardless of how stupid or infantile it may seem. As long as there were laughs to be had, we could team up and produce them. they were the good old days of the Internet, and keeping with the Internet culture that had always been there from the first moment I had heard the sweet tones of a modem signal. If you didnt understand the culture, then you deserved to be raided. This is perhaps the reason for the rule "LURK MOAR".
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