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4chan hackers have been busily remixing Scott McCloud’s comic about Google’s new Chrome browser, with amusing results.

Related: Chrome has had a bumpy rollout with concerns over privacy and features.

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  1. It was actually not 4chan people, it was a bunch of YayHoorayers ( I’m not sure if ‘hacker’ is the right word, either. I’d say “Photoshop nerds” is way more appropriate.

  2. Yeah, “hackers” isn’t the correct term for 4chan kids. The ones who pull up Photoshop for visuals gags like this should probably be referred to as “shoppers” or “shoopers”. There’s a bunch of different tribes on 4chan itself, and most of the terms they use to refer to themselves probably shouldn’t be spoken in polite company.

  3. Ha. I was gonna say hackers isn’t the right word. We.. er.. They.. yes.. They don’t like being called that. Not to say there aren’t what you would call ‘hackers’ on the site. Yet most of them are just message board users and gotten the bad name ‘hackers’. (Even if it was a neat movie back in the day.) Pretty much it’s a message board like CBR or ANN, but with much lighter to (almost) non-existent moderation. I like to say, at least certain areas of town, are where the collective id of the internet hangs out. Plus they have a neat comic area where you get gold remix comics like this or even people drawing new ones. You see some neat fanart, like Cynthia Von Doom. I’ve seen some funny Dark Knight and Watchmen stuff since the trailer hit bit. Though the /co/mics section seems gay for Scarecrow Cillian Murphy and the slash I’ve seen for Rorschach and Nightowl is astounding as it is kinda funny. Oh and who knew Rorschach and pandas could be so funny.

    Now, looking at these comics. I can tell that’s Photoshoped. I can tell from some of the pixels and from having seen quite a few shops in my life.

    As for the Chrome contract… blech. I was looking forward to it, but I’m paranoid about stuff like that. Hopefully a healthy paranoia.

  4. Actually, I kinda the the Register’s comics, more relevant commentary, linked from the above link.

    Oh and, yeah, maybe those others weren’t 4chan, maybe they weren’t. It’s kinda a total free flow of information on that site and the internet as a whole. So it might be the YayHoorayers. Not familiar with that culture enclave. Kinda sounds like the Something Awful Goons and their Photoshop shennanigans. Also, I think 4chan spawned from SA. Ah, internet anthropology.