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(Mental Floss)   Mental Floss compiles a list of the 25 most powerful websites in the history of the World Wide Web. Fark must have *just* missed the cutoff, but otherwise a good list   (mentalfloss.com) divider line 40
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2013-09-26 07:56:10 AM
No wikipedia or IMDB?
 
2013-09-26 08:41:53 AM
They've clearly made a very special effort to pick only those websites that the majority of internet users have heard of and had direct interaction with.
 
2013-09-26 08:55:26 AM

Pocket Ninja: They've clearly made a very special effort to pick only those websites that the majority of internet users have heard of and had direct interaction with.


The world needs more "don't accidentally f*ck your cousin" websites.
 
2013-09-26 08:59:49 AM
I know when I think "powerful" I always think of sites that decode rap lyrics or keep Icelandic cousins from sleeping together.
 
2013-09-26 09:02:25 AM

kronicfeld: Pocket Ninja: They've clearly made a very special effort to pick only those websites that the majority of internet users have heard of and had direct interaction with.

The world needs more "don't accidentally f*ck your cousin" websites.


Oh, accidentally.  So much for marketing in Mississippi.
 
2013-09-26 09:11:39 AM
I bet YouPorn sees more traffic in a month that many of those sites have their entire existence.  Not Amazon of course...they sell Fleshlights...on Prime!.....so I've heard.
 
2013-09-26 09:11:55 AM

Sybarite: I know when I think "powerful" I always think of sites that decode rap lyrics or keep Icelandic cousins from sleeping together.


Indeed.  Where would we be without them?
 
2013-09-26 09:15:01 AM
If there's no Zombo.com, then there's no point to the list.
 
2013-09-26 09:18:50 AM

Marcus Aurelius: If there's no Zombo.com, then there's no point to the list.


Welcome, to YOU!
 
2013-09-26 09:30:35 AM

UberDave: I bet YouPorn sees more traffic in a month that many of those sites have their entire existence. Not Amazon of course...they sell Fleshlights...on Prime!.....so I've heard.


When you absolutely, positively must have a synthetic silicone anus via next-day local delivery.
 
2013-09-26 09:33:19 AM
Meh.

Although the cousin farker website is pretty funny.
 
2013-09-26 09:33:48 AM
Thank God reddit didn't make the list,

If the original Digg ate 4chan what it crapped out would be reddit.
 
2013-09-26 09:42:52 AM

Sybarite: I know when I think "powerful" I always think of sites that decode rap lyrics or keep Icelandic cousins from sleeping together.


The should of said "influential" - not powerful. These were the sites that kicked off major changes on the internet.
 
2013-09-26 09:44:51 AM
What happens if I've never heard of 3/4 of those sites?
 
2013-09-26 09:52:58 AM

kalor: What happens if I've never heard of 3/4 of those sites?


You should probably have your significant other's DNA tested.
 
2013-09-26 10:03:59 AM
Fails without aol.com. I'm sure a very large number of non-computer people were introduced to the online world by them.
 
2013-09-26 10:12:38 AM
How can Yahoo! not be on this list (and specifically, not a single search engine)?
 
2013-09-26 10:18:37 AM
I'm pretty sure they mean something other than "powerful" as the description of those sites.
 
2013-09-26 10:18:39 AM

kronicfeld: Pocket Ninja: They've clearly made a very special effort to pick only those websites that the majority of internet users have heard of and had direct interaction with.

The world needs more "don't accidentally f*ck your cousin" websites.


So if its on purpose its OK, right?
 
2013-09-26 10:23:02 AM
If you want to trace [trolling] back to its source, there's only one place to look: 4chan.

Really? 4chan? The spawn of 2chanl?

You might want to ask Slashdot's admins about that. Maybe about all the code they've put in place over the years to try and stop people from disrupting the comments, submissions queues and the site itself. Hell, Adequacy.org ("Is your son a computer hacker?") existed years before 4chan.

And never mind Usenet.

Or bags of flaming poop on a doorstep....
 
2013-09-26 10:33:34 AM

skozlaw: If you want to trace [trolling] back to its source, there's only one place to look: 4chan.

Really? 4chan? The spawn of 2chanl?

You might want to ask Slashdot's admins about that. Maybe about all the code they've put in place over the years to try and stop people from disrupting the comments, submissions queues and the site itself. Hell, Adequacy.org ("Is your son a computer hacker?") existed years before 4chan.

And never mind Usenet.

Or bags of flaming poop on a doorstep....


The GNAA supports Natalie Portman petrified covered in grits!
 
2013-09-26 10:39:06 AM

skozlaw: If you want to trace [trolling] back to its source, there's only one place to look: 4chan.

Really? 4chan? The spawn of 2chanl?

You might want to ask Slashdot's admins about that. Maybe about all the code they've put in place over the years to try and stop people from disrupting the comments, submissions queues and the site itself. Hell, Adequacy.org ("Is your son a computer hacker?") existed years before 4chan.

And never mind Usenet.

Or bags of flaming poop on a doorstep....


Usenet wasn't bad until the net really opened up to the masses.  But yeah, there was already trolling in place long before 4chan (or the web for that matter).

Once the AOL masses got online it went nuts.  You could see a nice precursor to it if you had access U.S. Videotel services back in the day.  The chat rooms were were akin to the current YouTube commentary.
 
2013-09-26 10:39:57 AM

Ned Stark: So if its on purpose its OK, right?


Maeby...
 
2013-09-26 10:41:05 AM
Cracked, for proving that any list can be broken into multiple pages
 
2013-09-26 10:44:32 AM
What about gamefaqs??  It was the greatest thing in the history of video gaming during my youth because I could now platinum all of blast corps and collect all my San Francisco Rush mountain dew cans!
 
2013-09-26 10:52:56 AM
http://symbolics.com/

Jeez, first domain name ever registered...
 
2013-09-26 10:54:42 AM

RedPhoenix122: kronicfeld: Pocket Ninja: They've clearly made a very special effort to pick only those websites that the majority of internet users have heard of and had direct interaction with.

The world needs more "don't accidentally f*ck your cousin" websites.

Oh, accidentally.  So much for marketing in Mississippi.


Hey, don't be a prude!
Try "twice removed"!
 
2013-09-26 11:30:06 AM

doyner: kalor: What happens if I've never heard of 3/4 of those sites?
You should probably have your significant other's DNA tested.


My dog doesn't look anything like me, he can't be related.
 
2013-09-26 11:54:25 AM
How'd they miss this one?
 
2013-09-26 12:13:17 PM

theorellior: The GNAA supports Natalie Portman petrified covered in grits!


Mem'ries, like the corners of my mind...
 
2013-09-26 12:42:26 PM
I miss r33t.com  which was the original dark underbelly of the internet.  If you go there now you'll get a little surprise (NSFW) but it's obviously not the old site but kind of funny.
 
2013-09-26 12:50:22 PM
Geocities would like a word with the author.

/sparkle power
 
2013-09-26 01:39:26 PM

hubcity: theorellior: The GNAA supports Natalie Portman petrified covered in grits!

Mem'ries, like the corners of my mind...


wasn't she naked and petrified?
 
2013-09-26 03:06:33 PM
Aol
Youtube
Google
Facebook
Drudgereport
Wikipedia
Usenet
Salesforce
Imdb
 
2013-09-26 05:07:56 PM
 
2013-09-26 06:52:20 PM
No IMDb? How else would Farkers quote their favorite movies....from memory? HAH!
 
2013-09-26 06:53:20 PM

John Buck 41: No IMDb? How else would Farkers quote their favorite movies....from memory? HAH!


I see this was mentioned in Weeners.
 
2013-09-26 06:56:35 PM

John Buck 41: John Buck 41: No IMDb? How else would Farkers quote their favorite movies....from memory? HAH!

I see this was mentioned in Weeners.


Apparently the Fark filter works with more than one phrase defining the original entry in a thread
 
2013-09-27 01:19:21 AM

skozlaw: If you want to trace [trolling] back to its source, there's only one place to look: 4chan.

Really? 4chan? The spawn of 2chanl?

You might want to ask Slashdot's admins about that. Maybe about all the code they've put in place over the years to try and stop people from disrupting the comments, submissions queues and the site itself. Hell, Adequacy.org ("Is your son a computer hacker?") existed years before 4chan.

And never mind Usenet.

Or bags of flaming poop on a doorstep....


i172.photobucket.com
 
2013-09-27 05:25:50 PM
FARK Rocks! Can't think of any other website I have visited as often for as long as this one. Keep it up Drew!
 
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