It is surprising to me that my journalism students have not heard of 4Chan or Anonymous. These groups are interesting, whether you regard them as a threat to reporters who write about them, a group of bullies, or a force for freedom. Their actions after Wikileaks disclosures against credit card companies were newsworthy. If you haven’t followed 4Chan or Anonymous, you could check out Stryker’s book.
The first rule of /b/ is that one doesn’t talk about /b/, so writing a book about 4chan was unlikely to be received well, whatever its message.
- Epic Win for Anonymous, A Book About 4chan by Cole Stryker (laughingsquid.com)
- “Kindly kill yourself immediately”: a tale of writing about 4chan (arstechnica.com)
- 4chan Founder Releases Canvas to Public (linearfix.wordpress.com)