The World’s Most Influential Person according to TIME Magazine.

Is apparently moot. Yes, moot. No I am not fucking kidding you. It’s 4chan’s moot. And in second place is Anwar Ibrahim LOL! That’s even more unbelievable than moot! Hell, Obama’s 37th on the list, ROFL.

Seriously what?! Next time, stick to pen-and-paper, dear TIME Magazine. Article can be found here: http://www.time.com/time/arts/article/0,8599,1894028,00.html

Update: Details of the hack can be read here, well played /b/. mARBLECAKE ALSO THE GAME for sure.

30 Comments

  1. Maggeh Said,

    April 28, 2009 @ 2:44 am

    Well, I guess the matter of the most influential person in the world is… a MOOT POINT.

    Pffft. A HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA.

    Please don’t kill me.

  2. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    April 28, 2009 @ 2:46 am

    A MOOT POINT. THAT’S RIGHT, IT’S A MOOT POINT

    AHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAAHAHAHAAH

    Keep up the good work Maggeh.

  3. Maggeh Said,

    April 28, 2009 @ 2:51 am

    I honestly bet people worldwide with a basic grasp of the English language will have made that joke a million times over. XD

    Hah! After tomorrow, I can work on my blog again! Whoo!

  4. The Hordesman Said,

    April 28, 2009 @ 3:17 am

    I am surprised it isn’t Anonymous, though getting an interview with “him” would be tricky.

  5. bgsm Said,

    April 28, 2009 @ 3:32 am

    I wonder why Anon isn’t on the list..

  6. Anon Said,

    April 28, 2009 @ 4:27 am

    “marblecake also the game”

  7. Silent Minstrel Said,

    April 28, 2009 @ 4:35 am

    ANWAR IBRAHIM??
    WTF????
    The world must’ve gone crazy.

  8. marblecake, also the game Said,

    April 28, 2009 @ 4:40 am

    You did a great job Anon :d

  9. Deevian Said,

    April 28, 2009 @ 4:43 am

    MARBLE CAKE ALSO THE GAME.

  10. Calawain Said,

    April 28, 2009 @ 5:15 am

    The many follies of intarweb polls~

  11. TJ Said,

    April 28, 2009 @ 5:28 am

    LOL thanks for the link. yeah agreed with Calawain.

  12. Hirohata Said,

    April 28, 2009 @ 5:34 am

    Anwar Ibrahim as runner-up. THAT surprised me more than moot being first…

  13. Syaoran Li Said,

    April 28, 2009 @ 5:47 am

    And so.. that’s the way the cookie crumbles…

    Good job moot.

  14. Phil Collins Said,

    April 28, 2009 @ 6:10 am

    I fought long and hard for moot’s victory, and rejoiced when Time published his “name” again. How can nobody figure out Christopher Poole isn’t his real name and what it really means? I love trolling the mainstream.

  15. Steven Den Beste Said,

    April 28, 2009 @ 6:35 am

    Turns out that it was the result of an online poll, and someone figured out how to stuff the digital ballot box. In fact, they went a lot further than that; they controlled the top 15 or 16 entries in order so that the first letters of each spelled out a phrase.

    http://www.bordom.net/view/24764/Inside_the_precision_Time_poll_hack

  16. Heero Yuy Said,

    April 28, 2009 @ 6:53 am

    Yeah, I was going to say, but Steven beat me to it, the top few entries were supposed to spell out “marblecakealsothegame”. “the game” joke is obvious enough, but marblecake is apparently an irc channel where the whole anti-scientology thing got started from.

  17. Bill Said,

    April 28, 2009 @ 7:37 am

    Personalities known by otakus and non-otakus got pawned by moot. It must have hurt their pride.

  18. Ben Said,

    April 28, 2009 @ 8:41 am

    17 million votes – looks like /b/ was pretty busy.

  19. Glo the Legend Said,

    April 28, 2009 @ 9:42 am

    Is it bad that I have NEVER HEARD of moot or 4chan.org?

  20. Panther Said,

    April 28, 2009 @ 11:08 am

    Roflwut marblecakes.

  21. TheFuzzy Said,

    April 28, 2009 @ 11:26 am

    And this is why large-scale online polls are a bad idea.

    Marblecake.

  22. Syaoran Li Said,

    April 28, 2009 @ 2:49 pm

    4chan is fearsome…

  23. Anonymous Said,

    April 28, 2009 @ 3:12 pm

    Time magazine is rubbish. Milquetoast to the max.

  24. shaoron Said,

    April 28, 2009 @ 3:48 pm

    wow!
    Time go Moot-rolled!

    Fear thy 4ch!

  25. Putang Said,

    April 29, 2009 @ 1:38 am

    Em the runner up is manny

  26. Ezam Said,

    April 29, 2009 @ 5:23 pm

    Yes, it is sad when a sodomizer is #2. Next to a lolicon at #1.

  27. Lehq Said,

    April 29, 2009 @ 5:45 pm

    rofl. oh damn, does this count as a successful raid!?

    ah well, it’s an online poll after all, so it’s not surprising.

  28. nipaa1412 Said,

    May 2, 2009 @ 9:25 pm

    I can understand if Moot genuinely won the polls but Anwar? It’s a good laugh XD

  29. taki-desu Said,

    May 6, 2009 @ 3:08 am

    xDD now its time for mi to spread the word to mi peeps
    this is great

  30. maku tama Said,

    May 7, 2009 @ 7:28 pm

    ROFL moot XD

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