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A Short, Strange History of Anonymous

• Ryan Singel via
Anonymous has come a long way in a few short years, graduating from filling the web with Pedobears and Rickrolls to fighting oppressive regimes and trying to get revenge on the companies that cut off WikiLeaks.

Wired’s video team chronicles the lulz and attacks from the leaderless online collective in the above video — made with some fun animation.

For a longer textual take on Anonymous’s history, check out the first two parts of Quinn Norton’s Anonymous 101 series: Anonymous 101: Introduction to the Lulz and Anonymous 101 Part Deux: Morals Triumph Over Lulz.