lulz


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lulz

(lʌlz) or

lolz

pl n
laughs at someone else’s or one’s own expense
[C21: a plural of LOL ‘laugh(ing) out loud’, an abbreviation commonly used in internet and text-message English]
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Is it because you want to earn a few lulz and help the PM get new supporters by sniffing at the opposition with one-sided diatribe?
It's an insane social experiment that shows how reddit can work together, even when it's just for the lulz.
A recent Time magazine cover story titled 'How trolls are ruining the Internet' paints a depressing picture of how social media has been overrun by hatemongers of all stripes, from cyberbullies to misogynists, body-shamers targeting fat or unattractive people to racist neo-Nazis and anarchists who are just doing it 'for the lulz.
Sure, 9GAG provides you with your daily doze of lulz, and you also get to feel superior to those who get their meme
That's why I'll stake my hopes for better, more inclusive futuretypes not on mainstream media producers (even those like Lana Wachowski who was probably the first blockbuster science fiction filmmaker to undergo gender reassignment but still makes films such as Jupiter Ascending, in which the guy and the girl hook up in space), but rather on the homespun radicals retelling their favorite stories, for lulz and sheer necessity, cutting with purpose and pasting with passion, on laptops and tablets far from Hollywood yet only a click away from any of us.
Much attention has been directed toward hackers recently, in light of the numerous controversies surrounding the escapades of hacker groups like Anonymous and the disbanded Lulz Security/ LulzSec (Olson 2012); concerns over consumer financial security, as demonstrated in the occasion of the recent breach of credit card data at Target (Newman 2013); and a plethora of other hacking occurrences.
Chapter 1, "On Trolls, Tricksters, and the Lulz," describes the birth of Anonymous birth on 4chan, an online forum that Coleman describes as a "cesspool" of the Internet (p.
Cyber Command, General Keith Alexander, USA, stated in 2012, "Last year we saw new prominence for cyber activist groups, like Anonymous and Lulz Security that were encouraging hackers to work in unison to harass selected organizations and individuals.
He set up Anonymous offshoot Lulz Security, or LulzSec, which in 2011 engaged in major hacks into and theft from computer servers of US and foreign corporations.
In order to amass the greatest number of lulz possible, trolls engage in the most outrageous and offensive behaviors possible.
To keep their site up and to lulz the establishment.
LulzSec, an underground group also known as Lulz Security, is an offshoot of the international hacking collective Anonymous and has taken credit for such cyber incursions on a number of government and private sector websites.