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Title: 4Chan tries to beat CNN and Ashton Kutcher to 1 Million Twitter Followers
Post by: yesno on April 16, 2009, 12:52:29 PM
Track them here:

http://85.14.217.35/tr/

Their account is @basementdad

The current average for new followers for that account is 576 per minute.
Title: Re: 4Chan tries to beat CNN and Ashton Kutcher to 1 Million Twitter Followers
Post by: Dan B on April 18, 2009, 03:32:04 AM
There couldn't be a worse group of people to attempt this.
Title: Re: 4Chan tries to beat CNN and Ashton Kutcher to 1 Million Twitter Followers
Post by: yesno on April 18, 2009, 09:35:00 AM
Ashton won. They've updated their Twitter to be all "threatening."
Title: Re: 4Chan tries to beat CNN and Ashton Kutcher to 1 Million Twitter Followers
Post by: Regular Joe on April 18, 2009, 04:12:35 PM
This news made me go on Twitter to quit Twitter, but I just ended up Tweeting instead of deleting.
Title: Re: 4Chan tries to beat CNN and Ashton Kutcher to 1 Million Twitter Followers
Post by: Bryan on April 18, 2009, 04:42:31 PM
This news made me go on Twitter to quit want to be a Twitter quitter, but I just ended up Tweeting instead of deleting.
Title: Re: 4Chan tries to beat CNN and Ashton Kutcher to 1 Million Twitter Followers
Post by: Pidgeon on April 20, 2009, 07:10:22 PM
The psychology behind those 4chan mutants is seriously pretty fascinating.

It's like a collective reaction to political correctness that has mutated into a big blob of horrible.
Title: Re: 4Chan tries to beat CNN and Ashton Kutcher to 1 Million Twitter Followers
Post by: Andy on April 20, 2009, 07:31:24 PM
horrible or awesome?
Title: Re: 4Chan tries to beat CNN and Ashton Kutcher to 1 Million Twitter Followers
Post by: Pidgeon on April 20, 2009, 07:34:30 PM
As an ex-frequent poster there, I have to say horrible. So, so horrible.

There's only so much "everybody going off on each other over the littlest things" and "ruining peoples lives" that I can take.
Title: Re: 4Chan tries to beat CNN and Ashton Kutcher to 1 Million Twitter Followers
Post by: Gilly on April 20, 2009, 08:59:52 PM
I'd say 90 percent of it is pretty horrible and 10 percent is kind of awesome. The 10 percent brings me back there once in awhile but the other 90 percent makes me close the tab within seconds.
Title: Re: 4Chan tries to beat CNN and Ashton Kutcher to 1 Million Twitter Followers
Post by: Pidgeon on April 20, 2009, 09:03:10 PM
I do admit some of the Pokemon stuff is funny, though I've never quite gotten their obsession with it.
Title: Re: 4Chan tries to beat CNN and Ashton Kutcher to 1 Million Twitter Followers
Post by: Andy on April 20, 2009, 09:43:21 PM
also, the animated porn gifs.
Title: Re: 4Chan tries to beat CNN and Ashton Kutcher to 1 Million Twitter Followers
Post by: Trembling Eagle on April 21, 2009, 03:15:10 AM
I thought I was a pretty tough cookie before 4chan
 8)


then I browsed it
 :o

I figured out fairly quickly I weren't so tough
 :'(
Title: Re: 4Chan tries to beat CNN and Ashton Kutcher to 1 Million Twitter Followers
Post by: dave from knoxville on April 21, 2009, 06:15:46 AM
This news made me go on Twitter to quit want to be a Twitter quitter, but I just ended up Tweeting instead of deleting.

(http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee183/gaughin/apple_fritter.jpg)
Title: Re: 4Chan tries to beat CNN and Ashton Kutcher to 1 Million Twitter Followers
Post by: A.M. Thomas on April 22, 2009, 01:20:42 AM
The level of 4chan awfulness really depends on what board you're on.

For example, I thoroughly enjoyed this (sort of):

(http://imgur.com/1qiZ.jpg)