4chan users seize Internet’s power for mass disruptions

One morning in June, Google’s list of the top global searches began to fill up with random words: “fried chicken,” “comic book stores,” “gyms.” Before anyone could stop it, a racial slur jumped to the No. 1 spot.Many observers concluded that Google must have been hacked. It wasn’t.It was the victim of a prank that redirected armies of people to search for the same things at the same time.To read this report in The Washington Post in full, see:
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/08/09/AR2010080906102.html

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