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Kanye West death hoax

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by RickStain, Oct 21, 2009.

  1. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member


    Some dorks on 4chan decide to try to start the rumor that Kanye West is dead. Some people Twitter it. Enough people to get it into the "Trending topics" list on Twitter. This makes it the subject of much discussion, which keeps it at the top of the Trending Topics list. It won't go away.

  2. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    what the hell is 4chan?
  3. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    I'm a gonna let you finish dying, Kanye. But first I want to say that Michael Jackson's celebrity death was the best evah!
  4. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    I had to look it, too. Apparently, it's a site where people post photos and then comment on them, like a cross between photobucket and a less-clever FARK, I suppose.
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  5. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member

    4chan is an image board, which is essentially just a message board centered around posting pictures.


    4chan in particular is famous on the internet for its "random" category, known as /b/. The posts there are anonymous, and there are almost no rules or moderation. It's a combination of porn, people trying to create new 'memes' (internet jokes that spread all over. This is where those pictures of cats with funny captions originated, for example), and people trying to find other people on the internet to annoy.
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  6. Bad Guy Zero

    Bad Guy Zero Active Member

    4chan users were also responsible for hacking into a Christian dating site's database and using the information to post phony Facebook updates like this one:


    The hijinks were covered in this thread.
    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 15, 2014
  7. KG

    KG Active Member

    Love it!
  8. Mystery Meat II

    Mystery Meat II Well-Known Member

    Good Lord, someone bought a /b/ death rumor? They probably do that 12 times a day mininum on people ranging from Emeril to Brett Favre to Will Smith. It's right up there with "post pictures of your penis" and "post ending in 69 decides how I kill myself" threads.

    Someone posts a picture with the words "Good night, sweet prince" as the message, someone updates the Wikipedia page to reflect it, then everyone acts like it's the real thing. Then, when someone DOES die, it gets posted on /b/ and everyone acts like it's a total fake, mixing in epithets as needed.

    By the way, I thought our politics board was pretty tame.
  9. forever_town

    forever_town Active Member

  10. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    Only the best of 2009 so far. I still believe John Lennon's and JFK's were more dynamic.
  11. Bodie_Broadus

    Bodie_Broadus Active Member

    I was gonna say played out, but whatever.
  12. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Yeah, but someone had to do it.
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