Soul stealing Memebased website that steals images and claim them as their own and is the cancer that is killing the Internet
9gag is yet another Memebase knockoff that similarly steals image macros, rage comics, demotivational posters and anything else found on /b/ and then proceeds to put their ugly watermarks on the bottom of the image to claim as their own. In a nutshell, 9gag is the toilet bowl of the internet, being last to receive internet content by the time it becomes a putrid pile of feces that is in need of getting flushed. Or you can compare it to that idiot that's last to laugh at a joke an hour (a year in this case) after the joke was told, and then re-telling said joke to a bunch of 12-year old kids/manchilds and claiming it as their own.
The purpose of their site is "just for fun", but mainly to milk buckets of cash off random pictures they found on 4chan and other sites that share a similar nature. 9gag makes effective use of the content hosted on their site, being shared through social networking websites, the most prominent being Facebook. As users can like and comment on images directly from their Facebook accounts, they become spammed throughout your Facebook news feed, ensuing one a feed full of unfunny rage comics.
In a cesspool that is ridden with websites that take advantage of memes and other bizarre yet trending internet phenomenon that became old news on 4chan months ago in order to commercialize them and generate revenue off of them, it creates a surge of newfags. This in turn causes the pseudo-oldfags, with their edgy attitude of the internet, to become outrageously bitter when they see any meme outside of /b/ become mainstream. 9gag yet again proves that original content is dead beyond death.
9gag uses a fairly simple layout with their website widgets customized with cringeworthy memes. They have three self-explanatory main pages: What's Hot, Trending, and Vote. On 9gag, voting on images requires you to sign up to the site in order to view or use the page. There was a time where a registration wasn't needed to vote on images, however, because of the war between 4chan and 9gag, 9gag has made it so that you need an account to vote on images to prevent Anons from down voting all the images out of spite.
In addition to these pages, 9gag also has a "fast" page, which gives you a more simple and lighter version of the "What's Hot" page. 9gag also features keyboard shortcuts, those being:
- C - for commenting
- H - hating
- J- Next image
- K - Previous image
- L - Like and
- R- random image
Le 9gagger xD
What makes 9gag even less tolerable is their user base. Simply put, the majority of "le 9gagger", as they call themselves (yeah, we thought it sounded stupid too), comprises of norps who recently discovered how2internets and everything that is wrong with the internet. 9gaggers are a loathsome bunch, surpassing even the people at Reddit or Gaia Online in terms of general inanity and annoyance.
The average 9gag fan tend to overuse the word "le", "xD" and "lulz" to the point where even Reddit users and /b/tards would sigh in disgust. People of 9gag also believe that 9gag invented memes, and the term mainly refers strictly to rage faces. Because of this, some people will even refuse to look at an image or laugh at it after seeing that it has a 9gag watermark underneath it. 9gag fans take "TROLOLOL LE IM SO RANDOM xDDD !!!11 U MAD BRO?" to a new plateau, and because of it, a bunch of new jokes for the Annoying Facebook Girl Advice variation has been formed given that no one's safe from 9gag on Facebook.
Just like Memebase or any other internet-laden website owned by Cheezburger, 9gag just loves to watermark images even when they clearly aren't their own. Ironically enough, one of 9gag's 9 rules requires "originality and creativity" and funny content. Failing to upload a funny image will grant a user an account suspension, although one wouldn't need to worry about that since the site owners' and general audiences' sense of humor is equivalent to that of a retarded hyena on laughing gas.
9gag is currently one of the most popular meme websites thanks to the immense popularity of rage comics, being spammed all over Facebook and the overall leaking of the internet IRL, it has become one of the most popular memebased image sharing sites on the web, beating websites such as Cheezburger. 9gag is also still vastly hated by most of /b/ and internet denizens who cringe in disgust because of the site.
4chan vs 9gag: A Tale of Internet Idiocy
Of course, with anything involving memes getting coverage outside of /b/, big bad internet tough guy Anonymous has to get involved and point fingers at anybody for being the cancer that is killing /b/ when it's clear as daylight that /b/'s burden of cancer and unoriginal content has been occurring even if you got rid of all suspects. After all, a popular website stealing memes from 4chan to claim as their own is quite possibly the fastest way to have them put you on their "to kill" list. After dozens of mindless raids on websites they deem unfit and only spread cancer, such as Ebaumsworld, Gaia Online, Know Your Meme, Encyclopædia Dramatica, Tumblr, Reddit, and countless others, it seemed only logical that their next target would be 9gag.
And from their butthurt started Operation: 9gag, as well as other operations and raids. Anons felt justice should be served and so December 21, 2011 was the day anon script kiddies banded together and attacked 9gag by uploading porn, gore and any other shocking and illegal content as well as DDoS their servers and down voting all the images before the raid while up voting the images uploaded for the raid. 9gag, however, didn't sit by and endure the attacks but instead fought fire with fire, causing the pointless and asinine war between the sites to expand. This in turn created the "9gag Army".
Several DDoS attacks and raids were fired between the two sites in a never ending onslaught of stupidity. Eventually, the war had began to settle down, with both sides claiming a false victory over the other. Immense animosity between the two sites still exist and another raid could unsurprisingly occur at any given time.
As expected, the war didn't end and 9gag again decided to fight back with Operation Strikeback, which was held on June 12, 2012. Operation Strikeback was especially noteworthy for just how stupid it was, and some even questioned its authenticity believing it to be made by a troll. What Operation Strikeback consisted of was to raid 4chan with furry porn, shemale porn, loli/shota hentai and CP, which humorously enough is posted on 4chan on a daily basis, much to 9gag's ignorance.
The War Gallery
- One of 9gag's co-founder's name is Chris Chan
- They have 60 million unique visitors and 1.7 billion page views
- Despite claiming most memes as their own, 9gag has spawned a few memes of their own, albeit forced and not at all noteworthy
- Has nearly 3 million likes on Facebook and growing
- 9gag steals your soul
9gag's ultra-1337 hackers combating 4chan's equally hardcore hackers
Their Alexa reach compared to its competition