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You Can’t Get Rich With 4chan

4chan dot org. A wretched hive of scum and villainy. If you’ve never been there, let me summarize the entire site for you: It’s quite literally the worst place on the entire public Internet. Every twisted horror ever imagined by a human being can be found on that site. An anonymous image board, a typical visit to 4chan will show you cute kittens, disgusting fetishes, and the occasional video game character. Pointless, random, and utterly horrifying.

On the other hand, it boasts thousands of users who, when united under one cause, can ruin lives or get you any information you desire (for the right price).

Their user base can at best be described as ‘Internet Vigilantes’. Their targets are diverse, ranging from whiny Myspace kids to white nationalists, the latter of which they cost over $10,000 in bandwidth bills. Using tools such as whois.net and Google Earth, they’ll find out who you are, where you live, and how to contact (and harass) you. You don’t want to get on their bad side.

They even made the news a few months ago. Here’s a fairly inaccurate, yet amusing video:

[youtube:http://youtube.com/watch?v=UxWgRY1I_SI]

Of course, you may be wondering “How can I exploit this group of Internet superheroes?” If you really want to risk it, you’re going to find that it’s very difficult. I did a little experiment earlier tonight in which I tried to get them to submit their email addresses to a partner company that would have made me $1.25 per submit. Half and hour, various shock pictures, lots of angry replies, and only 1 email submit later, they banned my entire office from their site for 15 days. Whoops.

4chan is a community that is not worth exploiting. Do yourself a favor and stay far, far away. You’ll thank me later.

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3 Responses to “You Can’t Get Rich With 4chan”

  1. Tim Says:

    in b4 not your personal army

  2. Adam Says:

    This post needs more lulz.

  3. C-Squared Says:

    lurk moar noob :(

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