Epic Win for Anonymous

  • by Cole Stryker
  • Narrated by Christopher Kipiniak
  • 8 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

4chan is the "Anti-Facebook", a site that radically encourages anonymity. It spawned the hacktivist group Anonymous, which famously defended WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange by bringing down MasterCard's and Visa's websites. Created by a 15-year-old wunderkind in 2003, it is the creative force behind "the Web's most infectious memes and catchphrases" (Wired). Today it has over 12 million monthly users, with enormous social influence to match.
Epic Win is the first book to tell 4chan's story. Longtime blogger and 4chan expert Cole Stryker writes with a voice that is engrossingly informative and approachable. Whether examining the 4chan-provoked Jessi Slaughter saga and how cyber-bullying is part of our new reality, or explaining how Sarah Palin's email account was leaked, Epic Win for Anonymous proves 4chan's transformative cultural impact, and how it has influenced - and will continue to influence - society at large.

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What the Critics Say

"A primer on why the Internet works the way it does today, thanks in large part to 4chan. That includes, but isn't limited to, the emergence of Anonymous." (Salon.com)

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Customer Reviews

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Maybe good if you know nothing about 4chan already

I'm a long time internet user so this book didn't really give me much in the way of new information. The author has clearly done his research but from a starting point of knowing nothing, I'd have been more interested in someone starting from the inside and delving a lot further into the background.

The reader's voice is good but neither he or his producers were overly familiar with the subject matter so a lot comes off either mispronounced or with that condescending "generic local news anchor" tone of voice which infuriates and disappoints those of us who know what we're talking about.
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- Ash

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-11-2011
  • Publisher: Audible Studios