Anonymous is often characterized by the popular internet image board website "4chan" due to the majority of the posters preferring to post as Anonymous.
Anonymous is also an internet terrorist hacking group that originated from 4chan. They have been known to terrorize "Habbo Hotel" (a popular social networking site), Scientology, large corporations through being part of the "Occupy" movements (many large scale peaceful socialist movements attempting to balance wealth in the United States+Canada. The movement started at Sept, 17, 2011), 4chan itself through DDOS attacks, Youtube, Steve Jobs, Sarah Palin, facebook, and more.
The Anonymous persona existed far before 4chan as a method for people to speak without being shown.
Another thing they are doing is helping out the Turkish people. The Turkey Government has banned filesharing website and Youtube from the internet. Anonymous disagrees we that so they are trying to help the Turkish people.
And usually when someone is trying to explain Anonymous so D-Bag interrupts and says "Yeah those faggot ass bitch's took down PSN so I couldn't play for 3 weeks! They are faggots"
Which is not true since they try helping.
There saying is
We Are Anonymous
We Are Legion
We Do Not Forgive
We Do Not Forget
Anonymous aren't bad people just pretrial them as being douche bag hackers. When they clearly help whether it be harming someone on the Internet or not.
Fox news made them look like assholes that steal people's Myspace passwords which was not true.
Unintelligent and Misinformed Person - Yeah those cunt's shut down PSN for 3 fucking weeks! I couldn't record my Quickscoping montage for youtube!
Me - So? have you heard about what they are doing for the Turkish people?
Unintelligent and Misinformed Person - No, they are faggot's so I don't pay attention to them except to make bad remarks about them.
Me - You know you should really pay attention to them..
Unintelligent and Misinformed Person - Why?
Me - The Turkish Government is banning websites like Youtube, Mediafire, FileFont.
Unintelligent and Misinformed Person - Oh, wow what does Anonymous have to do with any of this? And how am I supposed to put my Montage up if it will only get a few views?!?!
Me - They are trying to get the Turkish Government to lift the ban on these websites! And dude...
Unintelligent and Misinformed Person - What?
Me - You have 3 subscribers...
Not hackers on steroids, not asshole 14-year-olds, not virgin pedophiles. Not 4chan. Although we claim the same name and motto of the rest of Anonymous, our purpose is global revolution. We will succeed simply because we will not stop until we do.
Yes, many of us began on 4chan and other similar sites, but we are not the same anymore. We want change, and we will have it, no matter how long it takes.
"We are Anonymous. We are Legion. We do not forgive. We do not forget. Expect us."
Anonymous are often percieved as being petty hackers that have nothing better to do than hack random websites, but they actually do have good intentions, like free speech and creativity for everyone on the internet. My advice is just get used to the fact that groups like anonymous exist and rather than bashing them and saying ignorant things like "ooh anonymous used to be final boss of the internet but their just a bunch of idiots!!!" get educated and understand anonymous' place on the internet and do not bother yourself with them. Pissing off anonymous is like Pissing on an electric fence. sounds like a funny thing to do but when it comes back and burns you, don't go crying to your mom. you have been warned. dont fuck around with anonymous.
*anonymous finds IP adress and fucks their shit up*
internet tough guy: BAWWWWWWW
anonymous: u mad bro?