xkcd & Imgur joins 4chan battle vs. AT&T
But the revolt doesn’t stop there. Several important Internet figures are also sharpening their pitchforks.
What IP blocks do their corporate offices have? If they’re really cutting off my trashy time-wasting web entertainment, I’m cutting off theirs.
Let me know if you find out. Imgur is prepared to forward all their images; I hope they like goatse.
Munroe and Schaaf bring a higher level of credibility to this discussion. AT&T will have a tough time dismissing their arguments as the rantings of frustrated 15 year-old gamers living in their parents’ basements.
AT&T has effectively pissed off the mob and the net intelligentsia. Good luck folks!
Why do people care so much about 4chan? Consumerist puts it best:
“You may find 4chan weird, chaotic, or offensive, but you can’t deny that the Internet wouldn’t be the same without it. There would be no cat macros. There would be no Rickrolling. There would be no Anonymous protests against the Church of Scientology.”
You can get information directly from the 4chan message boards.