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(BBC)   China's "human flesh search engine" is ruthless and takes no prisoners   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 48
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2014-01-30 04:56:50 AM  
I bet youku is full of crazy age regression, pony on centaur cartoon porn with the overly realistic animal genitals and the cartoony rest of the bodies.  GOD DAMN IT, THIS IS WHY DON'T HAVE A NICE PLANET.

*quiet weeping*
You didn't have to copy it all.  You could have left some of it out.  You could have made it perfect.
 
2014-01-30 08:43:42 AM  
So /b/ and Anonymous would definitely have a problem in China then?
 
2014-01-30 08:46:13 AM  
forums.watchuseek.com

Human flesh search engine, you say?
 
2014-01-30 08:49:10 AM  
Interesting article, thanks Subby McSuberson.
 
2014-01-30 10:29:30 AM  
I thought libraries were human search engines.
 
2014-01-30 10:30:59 AM  
Really? I thought they were all about taking prisoners.  And then harvesting their organs.
 
2014-01-30 10:31:11 AM  
Hufu?
 
2014-01-30 10:31:31 AM  
So it's Google for zombies, then?
 
2014-01-30 10:32:54 AM  

Walker: So /b/ and Anonymous would definitely have a problem in China then?


My thought exactly.
 
2014-01-30 10:32:55 AM  
So it's like 4chan and reddit?
 
2014-01-30 10:33:28 AM  
images2.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2014-01-30 10:35:17 AM  
Coffee toss tramp biatch and small person racist unavailable for comment.
 
2014-01-30 10:37:41 AM  
Torches and pitchforks are so last century. These days, you don't even need to get out of your chair to form an angry mob.
 
2014-01-30 10:40:31 AM  
RedTube is my human flesh search engine of choice.
 
2014-01-30 10:42:57 AM  
So bascially China's version of 4Chan.
 
2014-01-30 10:45:43 AM  
Zhang Zetian, the "Milk Tea Girl"

Mmmm.  Milk tea.
 
2014-01-30 10:47:36 AM  

SuperNinjaToad: So bascially China's version of 4Chan.


Chin4
 
2014-01-30 10:47:50 AM  
Good thing we westerners don't do anything like that

Why, Reddit even succesfully found the Boston Marathon Bombers with nary an error!

/If my tongue were planted any further in my cheek, I would violate the pauli exclusion principle.
 
2014-01-30 10:51:38 AM  
Oh, look, a plug for a movie masquerading as a real news story. Here's the movie
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6dipgZFKDM (Caught in the Web, China, 2013)
 
2014-01-30 10:52:33 AM  

Snarfangel: SuperNinjaToad: So bascially China's version of 4Chan.

Chin4


I wonder if they're obsessed with American cartoons?

/people only hate this kind of thing when the mob gets the wrong person
//they're wrong a lot
 
2014-01-30 10:52:51 AM  
Welcome to Fark.
 
2014-01-30 10:54:52 AM  
...crushing a cat's skull with a stiletto heel?
 
2014-01-30 10:55:43 AM  
I wonder if he will think twice about spitting on a homeless person next time.
 
2014-01-30 10:57:06 AM  

monoski: I wonder if he will think twice about spitting on a homeless person next time.


He ramped it up from simply yelling "get a job ya bum". Never go full homeless hater.
 
2014-01-30 10:59:02 AM  
I find this story ammusing, as I am a taxi driver, and I routinely spit on homeless people from the window of my cab. Wait... bam, I just nailed another. Hahaha, I could do this all day. In fact I do.
 
2014-01-30 11:02:33 AM  

FarkinNortherner: Coffee toss tramp biatch and small person racist unavailable for comment.


I don't have a problem with small people...I just don't want you making my  coffee, because you're  bad at it.
 
2014-01-30 11:07:35 AM  
Team form Mega Troll!

This kind of vigilante action is like gossip:  it has an upside and a really dark and dangerous underbelly. As the article suggested, some good can come of it--officials can learn responsibility, the people can practice active democracy by forming a sort of "virtual flash mob", even if it is a lynch mob, and new more humane and liberal standards of behaviour are reinforced.

But even if the action and feeling is positive and productive, the sheer size of the response is terrifying and overwhelming. People may dream of fame but the reality can be crushing.

Some times I think the USA is just too big to work as well as it could. But China has five times the population in a slightly smaller area and that's even scarier. It's never been a democracy because it is simply too big to work properly without a certain amount of top-down control and centralization of power. Look at the Chinese Congress some time--there are a couple of thousand people in the room. How can anybody have a say, let alone influence or power? It's bigger than the UN General Assembly!

Giants have to be very slow and cautious or they are forced to scrape little people off of their boots all the time.
 
2014-01-30 11:11:27 AM  
Good thing this could never happen in America.
 
2014-01-30 11:13:22 AM  
The problem with it is that it is completely uncontrolled.  Sometimes the wave goes in a good direction, sometimes in a bad one, but there is no one at the wheel.
 
2014-01-30 11:13:34 AM  
I think I'm starting to like milk tea...
 
2014-01-30 11:22:28 AM  

ModernPrimitive01: Snarfangel: SuperNinjaToad: So bascially China's version of 4Chan.

Chin4

I wonder if they're obsessed with American cartoons?


Actually, the last time I was in China I found that some of the younger generations are into Japanese animation too.  My cousin went to an anime convention in Shanghai and showed me some of the pictures he took of the cosplayers.
 
2014-01-30 11:22:31 AM  

dj_bigbird: Oh, look, a plug for a movie masquerading as a real news story. Here's the movie
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6dipgZFKDM (Caught in the Web, China, 2013)


Interesting how the synopsis for the movie in no way matches the content of the article.
It seems more likely that this is a phenomenon that someone decided to make a movie about, somewhat like Taken. Especially since the article is by the BBC, not something like the Daily Fail.
 
2014-01-30 11:23:42 AM  

aelat: FarkinNortherner: Coffee toss tramp biatch and small person racist unavailable for comment.

I don't have a problem with small people...I just don't want you making my  coffee, because you're  bad at it.


I loved the final episode of The IT Crowd. (Got it on iTunes.)

It was clever how they (especially Moss) flirted with the realization that their lives are absurd and sitcommish, but never quite broke the fourth wall, which would have interrupted the flow and spoiled the gormlessness of their mad adventures . Sort of like the clip show where when Bart says "That was an amusing episode ... of our lives."

It's not exactly goodbye to a great show, just an "au revoir", until we meet again, auf wiedersehen. It could have been a very sad ending. A lot of older British sitcoms killed off all the characters in the final episode of the final series with varying degrees of poignancy:   Black Adder, The Young OnesBottom, etc.
 
2014-01-30 11:25:23 AM  
i.kinja-img.com

There he is again!
/I wonder if that guy even lived through the bombing.
 
2014-01-30 11:31:48 AM  

Necronic: The problem with it is that it is completely uncontrolled.  Sometimes the wave goes in a good direction, sometimes in a bad one, but there is no one at the wheel.


Wave goes in a good direction, wave goes in a bad direction. You can't explain that.
 
2014-01-30 11:33:12 AM  
China has its own 4chan...with REAL Chans!
 
2014-01-30 11:33:46 AM  

Delta1212: Necronic: The problem with it is that it is completely uncontrolled.  Sometimes the wave goes in a good direction, sometimes in a bad one, but there is no one at the wheel.

Wave goes in a good direction, wave goes in a bad direction. You can't explain that.


Good direction:

news.bbcimg.co.uk
 
2014-01-30 11:41:02 AM  

drjekel_mrhyde: So it's like 4chan and reddit?


The word for 4 in Mandarin is similar to the word for death, so they think 4 is an unlucky number.  There's some drollery to be made of that and 4chan, but I'm not fully awake yet.
 
2014-01-30 11:43:49 AM  
Who watches the watchman?
 
2014-01-30 11:49:28 AM  

Felgraf: Good thing we westerners don't do anything like that

Why, Reddit even succesfully found the Boston Marathon Bombers with nary an error!

/If my tongue were planted any further in my cheek, I would violate the pauli exclusion principle.


I had to look that up. I've learned something from Fark snark. I feel enlightened. And so very dirty.
 
2014-01-30 11:53:18 AM  
So, basically 4ching?
 
2014-01-30 11:55:17 AM  

Bondith: drjekel_mrhyde: So it's like 4chan and reddit?

The word for 4 in Mandarin is similar to the word for death, so they think 4 is an unlucky number.  There's some drollery to be made of that and 4chan, but I'm not fully awake yet.


So instead of the FBI party van, China sends out it's own version that you'll never leave alive after getting bustedimg.fark.net
 
2014-01-30 12:05:24 PM  

Arkanaut: ModernPrimitive01: Snarfangel: SuperNinjaToad: So bascially China's version of 4Chan.

Chin4

I wonder if they're obsessed with American cartoons?

Actually, the last time I was in China I found that some of the younger generations are into Japanese animation too.  My cousin went to an anime convention in Shanghai and showed me some of the pictures he took of the cosplayers.


Pics or it didn't happen!

/as in post them here
//or at least provide a link
 
2014-01-30 12:16:49 PM  
i141.photobucket.com
 
2014-01-30 12:42:12 PM  
Wow. I knew China traditionally has a very stronge communal attitude and work ethic but pairing it with the internet...
 
2014-01-30 02:04:37 PM  
"One of the first notorious cases involved the search for a woman who starred in an anonymous video using the high heel of her stiletto to crush a kitten's skull. The woman, who turned out to be a nurse, was suspended from her job when her identity was revealed. She received numerous death threats and considered suicide, Chinese state television reported. "

As somebody who unfortunately saw that pic on a forum somewhere, I can only say that's a good thing.
 
2014-01-30 03:26:05 PM  
I prefer the midnight meat train. You probably never heard of it
 
2014-01-30 03:32:56 PM  
the Chinese b-tards even have their own Boxxy.
 
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