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Old 07-16-10, 10:04 PM
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How the internet beat up an 11 year old girl



Sometimes the Internet saves people from being sex trafficked. Good! But sometimes the Internet beats up on an 11-year-old girl, posting her address, phone number and making her cry. Bad. This is what happened to Jessi Slaughter.

Here is the video you may have seen of 11 year-old Jessi Slaughter (not her real name) and her dad freaking out.




It's funny! But we're left wondering, what happened? Here's how the Internet's rage—funneled by Tumblr and 4Chan's infamous /b/ board—ended in this sad and ridiculous scene.

Before Jessi's Internet fame was secured with this video, she was already an unfortunate microcelebrity among Internet tween scenesters. Earlier this month, Stickydrama—apparently the Gawker of 13-year-olds with long bangs who loiter in mall food courts—dubiously linked her to the lead singer of emo band Blood on the Dance Floor, Dahvie Vanity. When Stickydrama asked Jessi for comment, she said: "gtfo dahvie and I dont exist, I'm just a fan." Stickydrama concluded: "If Dahvie were a pedophile, why would he pick her! Other than the fact she's a slut!"


So, Jessi had haters. A few days ago, she posted this YouTube video calling them out, issuing such threats as "If you can't stop hating, you know what? I'll pop a glock in your mouth and make a brain slushy." Ha ha. Unfortunately for everyone involved, someone posted it to the Internet's scariest hive mind: 4Chan.org's /b/ board, and Tumblr.



The Internet started picking on Jessi Slaughter relentlessly. But it was more than just mocking: People started circulating Jessi's real name, phone number, address and links to all her social networking accounts. Someone prank called her. According to Encyclopedia Dramatica, pranksters spammed her Facebook and MySpace accounts, had pizzas delivered to her house and were considering sending call girls off Craigslist to the address. (Encyclopedia Dramatica currently has a three part section on "How to troll" Jessi: 1) "There are pics of her holding her boobs" 2) "Tell her to kill herself" 3) "Tell her dad that we are going to beat her up.") Slaughter's information and videos also shot through tumblr, aided by the blogging platform's reblogging system.

Eventually, Jessi's dad filmed himself yelling at the camera. Boing Boing picked up the video and a meme was born. Actually, the video's so good it spawned at least three different memes: "You dun Goofed," "Consequences will never be the same" and "Cyberpolice."

Here are some important lessons from this tale:

1. What are your kids doing on the Internet? Normally, we find fears about kids on the Internet the product of technophobic hysteria. But this case is a very good argument for why parents should at least be vaguely aware of what their kids are up to on the Internet. Is your 11 year-old girl embroiled in an underage sex scandal with the lead singer of a popular emo band? Is she threatening to shoot people on YouTube videos? Maybe now is the time to invest in good parental control software before she becomes a meme.

2. Tumblr is becoming a home for trolls. Tumblr was originally the good-natured domain of hip New York creatives. It was, on balance, a creative force on the Internet. But the role it played in trolling Jessi Slaughter shows that Tumblr is developing a nasty side as well. Tumblr founder David Karp better get on this before Tumblr becomes 4chan with a slick minimalist interface.

3. Don't pick on 11 year-old girls. Seriously. No matter how dumb they seem—no matter how much they might seem to deserve it—they are, at the end of the day, 11 year-old girls. You wouldn't make an 11 year-old girl cry in real life; why do it on the Internet?





http://gawker.com/5589103/how-the-in...ear%20old-girl
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Damn, that was crazy; thanks for the head's up as I passed this on gawker. The dad was priceless.
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I'd say she got what she deserved for that initial video. You don't post crap like that on the internet unless you're pretty sure you're not going to bring a shitstorm down on yourself. She claimed not to be phased in the first video, but the potty-mouthed little bitch looked pretty phased in the save-me-daddy video. Lesson learned. Watch yourself before using big-girl words unless you can back 'em up. I also think daddy needs to watch the video that started the whole thing before he starts dealing out his consequences. If I were her dad, I'd tell her "what the hell did you expect?", and then ground her ass for about a year.

BTW...what the hell is "consequences will never be the same" supposed to mean, anyway?

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Oh, that was so damn funny. That obnoxious bitch got what she deserved and her father's reaction was GOLD!
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Send both her and Justin Bieber To North Korea!
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One of the Gawker comments provides some additional information that people inclined to feel to sorry for her probably need to know:

Before you folks go rushing to the rescue to help manufacture yet another young adult with a sense of entitlement and to sense of consequence, take this from one of the /B-tards who watched it unfold.......

On her Tumblr site, as well as in her YouTube videos, the eleven year old boasts of her promiscuous sex life with not only other teenagers, but also claims to have had sexual encounters with members of famous emo bands, who she lists by name and all of whom are over the age of 18. She even claims to be dating one of them, seemingly not caring that she could be putting their careers and reputations at stake if her claims are false, as they appear to be.

She talks about her sex life in such graphic detail in some of her Tumblr posts, even I had to blush.

This child's cursing could give a sailor a run for his money, and she has made herself a sensation on the internet for her dramatic antics and bad behavior.
Yes, an 11 year-old is a child so judging her against grown-up standards of behavior isn't fair at all. On the other hand, if you are going to allow your child to trounce around the Internet with a blinking neon "KICK ME" sign on her back, you should expect nothing less than many shoe bruises on her backside.

It is also fair to point out that most (if not the vast majority) of the /b/-tards that went after her are also almost certainly children themselves.

I liked this comment the best:

The internet is like juggling knifes, you're bound to loose one thing or another.
Someone needs to inscribe that on a coffee mug.
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WOW what a little..........Angel
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WOW what a little..........Angel
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The dad video was awesome. at the little text bubbles.
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I've read every post in this thread twice and I still have no idea what it's about. I think it's time to take my Geritol and go to bed.


And by Geritol, I of course mean MacCallan.
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And apparently they still let her on the computer after this whole incident per Gawker comments.
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I've read every post in this thread twice and I still have no idea what it's about.
Ditto!

I'm just Thankfull none of the white trash I saw in those videos had Southern accents.
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On a related note, would someone please explain to me how 4chan is supposed to work? Is it just a dumping ground for various images or am I missing something?

Edit: Once again Wikipedia saves the day.

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I understood the video ... I didn't understand a damn thing that was written about it though. Could somebody please change the consequences?
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyber_police
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The dad's aleady contacted reported the incident to the cyber police.

Seriously though, this is a prime example of a family that just needs to disconnect their internet service for a year or so. Just disconnect.
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I felt so bad for her and her dad I just sent them a pizza.
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On a related note, would someone please explain to me how 4chan is supposed to work? Is it just a dumping ground for various images or am I missing something?
4chan is an English-language imageboard website. Launched on October 1, 2003, its boards are primarily used for the posting of pictures and discussion of manga and anime. Users generally post anonymously and the site has been linked to Internet subcultures and activism, most notably Project Chanology.

4chan users have been responsible for the formation or popularization of Internet memes such as lolcats, Rickrolling, "Chocolate Rain", "Pedobear", and many others. The site's random board is by far its most popular and notorious feature. Known as "/b/", there are very minimal rules on posted content. Gawker.com once claimed in jest that "reading /b/ will melt your brain".[3]

The site's Anonymous community and culture have often provoked media attention. For planners, this enterprise is "further proof that creativity is everywhere and new media is less accessible" to advertisement agencies.[4] Journalists looked at how an Internet destination was hijacked for a prank, so that images of Rick Astley appeared instead of the page that was searched for; the coordination of attacks against other websites and Internet users; and covered the reaction to threats of violence that have been posted on the site. The Guardian once summarised the 4chan community as "lunatic, juvenile... brilliant, ridiculous and alarming."[5]

Background

4chan was started in 2003 in the bedroom of a 15-year old student from New York City who posts as "moot".[6] He intended the site to be a place to discuss Japanese comics and anime, an American counterpart to the popular Japanese Futaba Channel ("2chan") imageboard.[7][8] Prior to starting 4chan, moot had been a regular participant on the Something Awful forums.[9]

The activity of 4chan takes place on message boards and imageboards.[3][8] The website is split into six categories: Japanese culture, Interests, Creative, Adult (18+), Other, and Misc (18+). These provide for on-topic boards to discuss anime, manga, technology, sport, photography, music, hentai, torrents, travel, physical fitness, as well as a random board. 4chan originally hosted discussion boards on a separate domain called "world4ch", but these were later moved to the dis.4chan.org subdomain.[10] The site has one employee, a programmer whom moot met via on-line Tetris. All other moderators are volunteers.[6]

4chan is one of the Internet's most trafficked imageboards, according to the Los Angeles Times.[11] 4chan's Alexa rank is generally around 1000,[12] though it has been as high as number 56 at times.[13] It is provided to its users free of charge and consumes a large amount of bandwidth; as a result, its financing has often been problematic. moot acknowledges that donations alone cannot keep the site on-line, so he has turned to advertising to help make ends meet.[14] However, the explicit content hosted on 4chan has deterred businesses who do not want to be associated with the site's content.[15] In January 2009, moot signed a new deal with an advertising company; as of February 2009[update], he was $20,000 in debt and the site was continuing to lose money.[16]

Unlike most web forums, 4chan does not have a registration system, allowing users to post anonymously.[9][17] Any nickname may be used when posting, even one that has been previously adopted, such as "Anonymous" or "moot".[18] In place of registration, 4chan has provided tripcodes as an optional form of authenticating a poster's identity.[19] As making a post without filling in the "Name" field causes posts to be attributed to "Anonymous", general understanding on 4chan holds that Anonymous is not a single person but a collective (hive) of users.[20] Moderators generally post without a name even when performing sysop actions. A "capcode" may be used to attribute the post to "Anonymous ## Mod", although moderators often post without the capcode.[21] 4chan also has a junior moderation team, called "janitors", who may delete posts or images and suggest that the normal moderation team ban a user, but who can not post with a capcode. Revealing oneself as a janitor is grounds for immediate dismissal.[22]
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See also: Anonymous (group) and Project Chanology

4chan has been labeled as the starting point of the Anonymous meme by The Baltimore City Paper,[13] due to the norm of posts signed with the "Anonymous" moniker. The National Post's David George-Cosh said it has been "widely reported" that Anonymous is associated with 4chan and 711chan, as well as numerous Internet Relay Chat (IRC) channels.[23]

Through its association with Anonymous, 4chan has become associated with Project Chanology, a worldwide protest against the Church of Scientology held by members of Anonymous. On January 15, 2008, a 4chan user posted to /b/, suggesting participants "do something big" against the Church of Scientology's website. This message resulted in the Church receiving, by its own reports, more than 6,000 threatening phone calls. It quickly grew into a large real-world protest. Unlike previous Anonymous attacks, this action was characterized by 4chan memes including rickrolls and Guy Fawkes masks. The raid drew criticism from some 4chan users who felt it would bring the site undesirable attention.[13]
/b/

The "random" board, /b/, follows the design of Futaba Channel's Nijiura board. It was the first board created, and is by far 4chan's most popular board, with 30% of site traffic.[24][25] Gawker.com's Nick Douglas summarizes /b/ as a board where "people try to shock, entertain, and coax free porn from each other."[3] Each post is assigned a post number. Certain post numbers are sought after with a large amount of posting taking place to "GET" them. A "GET" occurs when a post's number ends in a special number, such as 12345678, 22222222, or every millionth post.[26] A sign of 4chan's scaling, according to moot, was when GETs lost meaning due to the high post rate resulting in a GET occurring every few weeks. moot estimated /b/'s post rate in July 2008 to be 150,000–200,000 posts per day.[27]

/b/ has a "no rules" policy, except for bans on certain illegal content, such as child pornography, invasions of other websites, and under-18 viewing, all of which are inherited from site-wide rules. The "no invasions" rule was added in late 2006, after /b/ users spent most of the summer "invading" Habbo Hotel. The "no rules" policy also applies to actions of administrator and moderator, which means that users may be banned at any time, for any reason, including no reason at all.[28] Due partially to its anonymous nature, board moderation is not always successful—indeed, the site's anti-child pornography rule is a subject of jokes on /b/.[13] moot told The New York Times, in a discussion on the moderation of /b/, that "the power lies in the community to dictate its own standards" and that site staff simply provided a framework.[29]

The humor of /b/'s many users, who refer to themselves as "/b/tards",[29][30] is often incomprehensible to newcomers and outsiders, and is characterized by intricate inside jokes and black comedy.[30] Users often refer to each other, and much of the outside world, as ****.[13] They are often referred to by outsiders as trolls, who regularly act with the intention of accruing "lulz": a corruption of "LOL" used to denote amusement at another's expense.[29][31] Douglas said of the board, "reading /b/ will melt your brain", and cited Encyclopedia Dramatica's definition of /b/ as "the asshole of the Internet".[3] Matthias Schwartz of The New York Times likened /b/ to "a high-school bathroom stall, or an obscene telephone party line",[29] while Baltimore City Paper wrote that "in the high school of the Internet, /b/ is the kid with a collection of butterfly knives and a locker full of porn."[13] Wired describes /b/ as "notorious".[30]
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Someone should hail the wahhhhhhberlamps, i think she's leaking.
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The dad's aleady contacted reported the incident to the cyber police.

Seriously though, this is a prime example of a family that just needs to disconnect their internet service for a year or so. Just disconnect.
Fuck, seriously. I can't imagine the brain in the father than thinks that yelling at a webcam is actually the same as yelling at people he believes has wronged his daughter.


Everything on the internet is recorded....for my enjoyment. What a moran.
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Thanks to this thread I officially know that Im old... Not a fucking clue whats going on. And for the love of God what in the hell is a b-tard, or do I even want to know?
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Fuck, seriously. I can't imagine the brain in the father than thinks that yelling at a webcam is actually the same as yelling at people he believes has wronged his daughter.


Everything on the internet is recorded....for my enjoyment. What a moran.
I'm sure everybody on 4chan was yelling "Tits or GTFO" while watching the video.

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The Internet started picking on Jessi Slaughter relentlessly. But it was more than just mocking: People started circulating Jessi's real name, phone number, address and links to all her social networking accounts. Someone prank called her. According to Encyclopedia Dramatica, pranksters spammed her Facebook and MySpace accounts, had pizzas delivered to her house and were considering sending call girls off Craigslist to the address. (Encyclopedia Dramatica currently has a three part section on "How to troll" Jessi: 1) "There are pics of her holding her boobs" 2) "Tell her to kill herself" 3) "Tell her dad that we are going to beat her up.") Slaughter's information and videos also shot through tumblr, aided by the blogging platform's reblogging system.
What's up with that? Seriously? There are people that bored with life? She may be an obnoxious girl, but she's a young girl and they're apt to do stupid shit. But grown folks piling on with shit like this is just fucked up.

Her video was posted in the Random Video thread so we kinda knew about this before this thread.

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Well people can certainly be quite the assholes from a computer screen these days.
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