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Unpleasant Google Trends Subversion: ✈ ▌▌

Jérôme Flipo [PersonRank 10]

Tuesday, January 6, 2009
10 years ago2,921 views

After the Swatstika (blogoscoped.com/forum/135641.h ...), 9/11: techcrunch.com/2009/01/06/✈- ... No comment...

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

I was just on 4chan about an hour ago, when they were plotting this :)

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

Made a screenshot for reference:


blogoscoped.com/files/google-t ...



James, do you have a screenshot or link of where at 4chan this was plotted?

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

4chan powaaa ;-)

I've also discovered that with Flickr few hours ago flickr.com/photos/rhoran/31747 ...

Pierre S [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

In other news they also hacked the live coverage of the Schiller network. This one was hilarious and of a better taste.
They just shouted Breaking : Jobs is Dead
I thought it was legit for a couple of seconds before they wnt on to brag about the hacking..

Mrrix32 [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

4Chan: Is there anything they can not do?
...Well other than getting Rick Astley to Xmas No1

[put at-character here]Pierre
Seems to have spread :P
search.twitter.com/search?q=%2 ...

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

[put at-character here]Philipp

Unfortunately, no, I just brushed this aside as it was just more of the usual at 4chan, I didn't think twice, but I remember the wording was as follows

1. Google " ✈ ▌▌"
2. Watch Google Trends
3. ???
4. PROFIT!!!

As someone once said "Trolling /b/ is like trying to pee in an ocean of pee"

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

[Moved from "Unpleasant Google Trends subversion" – Tony]

Not so fresh but possibly not covered here yet:
techcrunch.com/2009/01/06/%e2% ...

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

Juha-Matti, when I try to post a thread with the title "Unpleasant Google Trends subversion" a duplicate thread suggestion is returned and I'm asked whether I want to post anyway. Did you not see this when you tried?

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

There was a notification, but I'm not sure about the date of the thread that notification informed (using mobile browser). As mentioned earlier I'll switch to desktop machine when posting here!

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

Fair enough. Although the duplicate warning does state the number of days since the forum thread was posted (it currently says "12 days ago") and the title displayed was almost identical and even included the ✈ ▌▌characters.

If there's anything we can do to make this notification clearer, please let us know.

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

Today, 6th of Google Hot Trends is "Laura Bush has killed a guy"

(it's the title of an episode of Family Guy ;-])

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