MIT 1700Reading: Week 12Anonymous: From the Lulz to Collective Action - ColemanAnonymous resists straightforward definition as it is a name currently called into being to coordinate a range of disconnected actions, from trolling to political protests. oIt was this manifestation of Anonymous that garnered substantial media coverage (dedicated to Wikileaks) due to the spectacular waves of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks they launched (against PayPaland MasterCard in support of Wikileaks). Anonymous has no leaders, no hierarchical structures, nor any geographical epicenter. While there are forms of organization and cultural logics that undeniably shape its multiple expressions, it is a name that any individual or group can take on as their own. The Anonymous includes:oHackers (skilled programmers, security researchers, and system administrators). oIndividuals who seek out information freedom.oGeeks (Video editors, design skills, collaborative writing tools, and enough technical know-how to be able to use Internet Relay Chat). The Anonymous translated their movement from the Internet to public appearances (Church of Scientology) – Showing the capability they have in large numbers (intimidating protests are possible). Quote: “I came for the lulz but stayed for the outrage.” (A quote describing the transition from “trolling” to “political activist.”)
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