The Silent WebM revolution

On Saturday 5th of April 2014, a 4chan Developer posting under a regular user invited /g/eeks to post their WebMs. The thread was eventually filled with plenty of WebMs from anime clips to video games footage. Some of the WebMs are conversions from gif files. Some of the files are small viewing size and some of them large of the High Definition viewing type. But they were all in common, silent.

Yes, the test was a great success in /g/.

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The Complete History of 4chan

The YSwiki had a ongoing timeline of major events that occured on 4chan from 2003 to 2012. It was based on the former Wikichan's The Complete History of 4chan which had a timeline of events from 2003 to 2007. I picked up on the timeline added events from 2003 to 2012. Sadly the YSwiki was down due to rampant spamming from leetchan. But other sites picked up on the project. But I managed to did a few updates on the timeline and I can finally present it to you on this website via a PDF document.

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The PowerPoint Presenations of Yotsuba Society

Yotsuba Society held three panels at the anime/Japanese culture convention Katsucon from 2011-2013. Each one having a separate panel. Many youtubers/redditors/4channers/russians may know YS by this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qX9ecYuHMKI

But even since then I've never released the panel power-point presentations until now:

https://mega.co.nz/#!TU9wBTCD!HXjrY-oJic2JnI_BN0mxIgGr22mdSyR4iHIffCHmB_0

4chan section of the YS Archives is now inducted into the Stanford Digital Repository

Yesterday on 12/17/2013 a very important piece of 4chan history has been inducted on a website. But not just any 4chan history, but six years of 4chan history from 2007 to 2013. The 4chan section of the Yotsuba Society Archives is now available at the Stanford Digital Repository, at Standard University in California.

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Yotsuba Society Archives - 4chan files (UPDATED: 10-14-2013 with MEGA Links)

As per the last new article, a copy was made weeks before the uploads were done as a insurance policy just in case something like this happens. Now that same copy has transferred into a .rar file containing 25,000 or 4chan threads, some of them dating back from 2003-2004 and most of them from 2007 to August 2013. It basically has everything the 4chan section of the YS Archives have except for the moot video archive (which you can easily find it elsewhere).

Here's the magnet link to the entire shebang:

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RIP Yotsuba Society Archives March 2011 - 8/29/2013

It is with sadness that the Yotsuba Society Archives is closed and will remain closed for the long-term foreseeable future. On 8/29/2013 we were given a notice from Dreamhost that I have 48 hours to remove the entire archives of the site or they will terminate the entire account hosting the site. It was an immediate ultimatum, no opportunity to negotiate or to do anything. Sadly, while they have an unlimited policy, the have a provision against any archives for any reason. It took me days to delete the entire archives which it took me previously an entire week to upload on Late 2012.

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Important notice: Routine archival of all image boards has ceased

When Yotsuba Society was first launched, I was the only person who was routinely archiving 4chan and other image board threads manually with Firefox and DownThemAll. I've been doing this since 2008. It was a lot easy for me since I was in university, and most of my social life outside of anime conventions, cinema movies, and university events were in my dorm room watching British television I've downloaded off the internet and reading and saving 4chan threads I was interested. At the time it was only around 20 boards, and I can easily view and read them all and just save them.

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