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Mysterious GMail Image - Girl Sticking Out Tongue!

Discussion in 'Google' started by T0PS3O, Mar 30, 2006.

  1. #1
    Maybe related to Google's blog disappearing, someone just commented in my blog post on GoogleTestAd that many GMail users reported an image being replaced by a dark haired girl cheekily sticking out her tongue.

    See the comment here and another link here.

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    SEMrush
    Any DPers see this?
     
    T0PS3O, Mar 30, 2006 IP
    SEMrush
  2. mad4

    mad4 Peon

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    mad4, Mar 30, 2006 IP
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  3. T0PS3O

    T0PS3O Feel Good PLC

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    #3
    I first suspected corrupt browser cache myself but apparently loads of people reported seeing it so doesn't sound like a freak act of nature (technology). More like an inside job.

    Will probably hit Phillip Lenssen's Outer Court blog soon if indeed this was the case.
     
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    #4
    I don't see that. Why you say "Maybe related to Google's blog disappearing"? You have thought the story about Google's blog deletion is false and the "hacker" has got some ftp passwords? :confused:
     
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  5. T0PS3O

    T0PS3O Feel Good PLC

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    #5
    The image obviously has been fixed pretty quick, apparently it was last night it showed up. I wouldn't expect to see it still.

    If someone internally has the power to mess around with the blog, maybe they were also in the position to change the image. Pure guess work obviously, what do I know. But for the sake of sensationalism it's a nice idea :D
     
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  6. SumitBahl

    SumitBahl Reign of Chaos

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    #6
    Interesting find, but i was on gmail last night, did nto notice this image.
     
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    Can we say that Hoax?
     
    Calivad, Mar 30, 2006 IP
  8. T0PS3O

    T0PS3O Feel Good PLC

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    #8
    Or perhaps it gets triggered when you hit 888 unread in your inbox?
     
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    #9
    Must be someone uploading a file and overwriting an old one, after they noticed they were like *CRAP!, gotta change it before i get fired!!!!!!*
     
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  10. mad4

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    I can the alert box now :D
     
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    #11
    how do you get that?
     
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  12. Crazy_Rob

    Crazy_Rob I seen't it!

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    #12
    Firefox, T0PS?
     
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  13. T0PS3O

    T0PS3O Feel Good PLC

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    #13
    I haven't seen it myself but yeah, like I said I have had FF choke on its own cache before (not for a year though) and present some weird images.

    But that wouldn't be the issue considering there are, alledgedly, more than one sighting.

    Then again, the guy who posted it hosts that image on a site where stoners promote marihuana (I just noticed) so only God knows, if he exists, where they got that from.
     
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    #14
    I didn't. ;)
     
    mad4, Mar 30, 2006 IP
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    #15
    That was funny... I do not think is real though...
     
    drugoon, Apr 1, 2006 IP
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    #16
    when i started reading this i thought it was an odd thing then it got kind of scary (mainly for google) but when i read that smoky smoky stuff it`s now clear it`s a prank (or he was just bored-the guy whith the comment)
     
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  17. T0PS3O

    T0PS3O Feel Good PLC

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    The guy also posted on seroundtable so it sort of seems credible enough.
     
    T0PS3O, Apr 3, 2006 IP
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    SedNaX Active Member

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    april's fool?? :)
     
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    #19
    yup :) Aprils fools.
     
    NewTier, Apr 1, 2007 IP