- 4.23.10 - 9:00AM
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- Cole Stryker
How 4chan Hacked the TIME 100 (Video)
Time magazine must not have learned its lesson.
Last year, 4chan creator Chris Poole, or "moot," rocketed to the top spot in Time's annual TIME 100 listing, in which they list 100 influential thinkers, entrepreneurs, entertainers, activists and more.
They eventually found out that 4chan users were manipulating the voting results with bots. They tweeted earlier this week that they figured out how 4chan hacked their site, with a link to the following video.
What are you thinking TIME? You can't engage with these people! Are you crazy? You're just inviting more hardship. It's like, if you see a gun-toting thug walking down the street, avoid eye contact.
The hackers adjusted the poll results to reveal a hidden message, "marblecakealsothegame." Those of you wondering what Marblecake is, suffice it to say that it's a super gross fetish that probably exists rarely outside the imaginations of 4chan's scatologically-minded forum dwellers. Don't look it up (we're warning you).
As for "The Game," it's a meme wherein you try to avoid the realization that you're playing a game. Wikipedia explains:
It's sort of an elaborate game of "Made you look" played on all the viewers of Time's poll. Simply by seeing the words "the game" written out in the poll's results, you lost "The Game."The Game is a mind game where the objective is to avoid thinking about The Game itself. Thinking about The Game constitutes a loss, which, according to the rules of The Game, must be announced each time it occurs. It is impossible to win The Game; players can only attempt to avoid losing for as long as possible.
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