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Definition

Anonymous is a decentralized, faceless hacktivist group. It started in 2003 on the imageboard 4chan, and represents the concept of many online and offline community users simultaneously existing as an anarchic, digitized global brain.[1]

(add image: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Anonymous_at_Scientology_in_Los_Angeles.jpg)

Anonymous has been compared to the slime molds of the Internet. See: http://www.infoplease.com/ce6/sci/A0845543.html

References

  1. Landers, Chris. "Serious Business: Anonymous Takes On Scientology (and Doesn't Afraid of Anything)". Baltimore City Paper. Published April 2, 2008. http://www2.citypaper.com/columns/story.asp?id=15543 Retrieved June 4, 2012.