Who are the internet troublemakers?

Networks, Theory, and the Web — Sean Bonner @ 9:48 pm
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I’m trying to make a list. It may or may not be for a writing project I’m working on. OK nevermind, it is. I’m trying to compile a list of 100 hackers, pranksters, culture jammers and revolutionaries that changed the web. I have a good list already but I’m wondering who you think should be on this list as well? Important note: As this is a list of “internet” people who “changed the web” anyone suggested should have done something noteworthy online. There are a lot of amazing pranksters and culture jammers out there who aren’t doing things online so they wouldn’t be on this list. Also, I’d prefer people over groups, though I know that in some cases a group is the only option. Suggestions??



  1. Drew Curtis
    Creator of FARK.com

    How about Ebaum?
    He steals/uses other peoples content as his own and made a business out of it.

    Comment by Matt @fray — September 3, 2009 @ 5:00 pm
  2. Rob Malda, for Slashdot, which inspired Digg, Fark and all the others.

    Sean fanning, for starting the age of digital media distribution.

    Comment by Rooker — September 3, 2009 @ 5:07 pm
  3. Jeff Skoll. Between eBay, Participant Media’s film and web initiatives (thank, in part to Micki Krimmel), and whatever does next, he seems to change whatever game he’s playing.

    Comment by Jason carlin — September 3, 2009 @ 5:07 pm
  4. 1994’s Suck.com ( Secretly operating *inside* Wired magazine – Ha! )


    Comment by Todd — September 3, 2009 @ 5:19 pm
  5. joey anuff and carl steadman for the seminal suck.com

    Comment by t o n x — September 3, 2009 @ 5:19 pm
  6. Sean Fanning
    John Shiple (invented the popup ad)
    The parties behind the flying-penises griefing incident in Second Life

    Comment by Mack — September 3, 2009 @ 5:35 pm

    Comment by Kyle — September 3, 2009 @ 6:09 pm
  8. 4Chan!

    Comment by zero — September 3, 2009 @ 6:40 pm

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