Year of the Troll: 4Chan in 2012 In the vast expanse of the Internet, 4Chan remains a bizarre, insular community of pranksters, trolls and Pedobear aficionados. In 2012, 4chan continued to outdo itself, astounding the larger web community with not only ingenuity, but also all that free time. Largely, their trolling is harmless fun. In the case of naming the new flavor of Mountain Dew, it’s downright hilarious. Then you just have to accept that you’ve been bested. @antderosa Dub the Dew definitely lost to The Internet. It was a local customer program, not a Dew one, & we’re helping them clean up — Mountain Dew® (@mtn_dew) August 14, 2012 Follow Us Their tomfoolery can become a little cruel, like when they made JB fan girls go #BaldforBeiber Or that time they almost sent Taylor Swift to perform at a school for the deaf. Some instances can be serious, like the gun threat that closed down a Washington high school. SEE MORE: • Humanitarian of the Year: The Best of Kate and Her Uptons in 2012 • Bill Murray’s 2012: The Life Exotic But they do redeem themselves, like when they got these lettuce-stomping Burger King employees fired. Above all, never ask for their help with Photoshop. Seriously, when will you learn? SEE MORE: • 22 Disturbing Photos of ‘Elf On the Shelf’ to Ruin Your Holidays • 22 Cases of Christmas Apathy • Let’s Not F*&king Forget About Hanukkah This Year Follow Us Greg Seals Greg Seals is a writer, and sometimes funny person. Indulge his sense of self-importance and follow @GregSeals.