sent me here and after taking a look at some of the information my theory is the mastermind behind all of this is probably some kid in his parent's basement who should really just get a job.
You have served hulagalinthesky
's wishes well.
This is one of the possible alternate theories.
Oh noes! Teh intarwebz is goingz to combustz on July 1z!
D00d, we are in for the internetz apocalyzpz?
I should hope notz. Teh internetz dotzh rulez.
I'm trying to think of shit that's supposed to happen on that day. The "Transformers" teaser trailer was supposed to drop, but an image got leaked early, so they released the teaser early.
Weird stuff. Creepy, too. That YTMND is pretty cool.
Yeah, the YTMND captured the creepy factor so well. It reminds me of all the "Unsolved Mysteries" episodes, and it mirrors all the JFK Assassination Conspiracy videos I watched as a child. Kids are getting pretty good at that.
Oh shit, you brought out the Holy Grail Link of Creepy Internet Goodness.
I don't even care if some of those things they use on the JK Cinema shorts are not true. It's like I wanna believe, man.
They don't overdo the freak-out segways, either, so people don't soil themselves and have heart attacks.
"What's wrong with this picture?" was the first flash that I'd seen that got me.
Same here. I was over a friend's house and he was like "Hey, this is David's basement ... look closely ..." and I jumped like a little bitch, lol.
Maybe the Mooninites are behind this.
lol, could be. I have a feeling it's for like, a cell phone or some shit.
If it's for Boost Mobile or something, I'll be heavily disappointed.
I will, too, but then again, it's probably a virus-related thing. It logs your IP and shit, so ... I haven't even gone to the site. I'm hoping you'll inform me what it is, lol.
You know what's funny . . . I haven't visited it, either, not because they log the IPs . . . every major website does that. Every time you try to login to a place like YTMND, ESPN, or even vote on some site's poll, it notes that information. Even LJs have IP-logging.
I'm not sure what to make of the information about the computer virus.
I'll be checking after midnight to see what happened from alternate pages.
I'm sorta' anxious. It all goes down around 11 pm, our time, right? "Our Time" meaning Eastern Standard.
2006-06-30 11:38 pm (UTC)
Re: Where You At?
Yeah, when the clock strikes, it'll be at midnight.
I'm going to chill with a movie and check in before the online show begins.
The study worked.
Apparently, it was a long-running test to see how people would react with no information.
Holy shit, is that all it was?
Yeah, apparently that was it.
I couldn't really get to the thing.
Whatever it was, it attracted enough net patrons to flood whatever host it was on . . .
Wikipedia pretty much deleted the article within the hour after it was revealed.
That's really fucking lame.
Whatever data that dude collected, it was good for academic purposes, but the proof has already been made (and in that guy's case, with mostly kids) . . . fear of the unknown is a powerful thing for humans . . . one of the most powerful fears.
The lamest ones are the kids that devoted more than a day to it, lol. YTMND is littered with stupid pages about this thing.
God, I know. And about 1/5 are funny or interesting.
But what did the guy expect? He posts cryptic shit and we're NOT supposed to get freaked out?
I wasn't really freaked out though . . . I figured if it was some sort of weird group doing something they shouldn't, that the scope of their 'attack' would be pretty benign and limited to precious few.
Yeah, the music on that site was creeping me out. I was sitting at home alone and it's quiet and I clicked on it and it came on loudly and spooked me. Cool site, though.
I can't think of what that whole deal's supposed to mean...?
There is exactly one hour to go before that thing reaches zero.
Something's probably going to happen at midnight EST, but my guess remains that it's a viral marketing web site, kind of like subservient chicken.
If nothing happens at zero, those who made it are going to be brushed off as hacks, regardless of whatever it is that they planned.
Hmm that's strange. I guess if it is marketing, it's working.
If it's marketing for some futuristic RPG, I'm going to feel the lameness factor go up +1000.
Then again, if it's for some FPS, that will be completely awesome. Ditto for some movie.