Oddity of the Week

Christopher “Moot” Poole testifies before a US District Court about 4chan.  Who knew anonymous could be so lawful?

Q: Are you familiar with these terms, having been the founder and administrator of the 4chan site?

A: Yes.

Q: What would “lurker” mean?

A: Someone who browses but does not post, does not contribute.

Q: And what about “peeps”?

A: People.

Q: “Rickroll”?

A: Rickroll is a meme or Internet kind of trend that started on 4chan where users–it’s basically a bait and switch.  Users link you to a video of Rick Astley performing Never Gonna Give You Up.

The full transcript (PDF) is here.


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