This past week social media has seen more action and adventure than a summer blockbuster movie comprised of nothing but explosions-
Yesterday afternoon, I visited one of my favorite web comic websites, TheOatmeal.com, and happened into a truly entertaining interwebs war with all the bells and whistles. FunnyJunk, a joke repository that hosts “user-generated” photos, threatened to sue The Oatmeal because of a blog post they wrote a year ago. What is the blog post about that could get them so riled up? The Oatmeal requested that FunnyJunk remove all hosted content stolen from The Oatmeal. That’s right—FunnyJunk is attempting to sue someone for complaining about how they were ripping off everyone else’s work. In response to this letter, The Oatmeal opened up a charity campaign on IndieGoGo to raise the requested $20,000 from FunnyJunk’s lawyer—only The Oatmeal will be giving this money to charity. So far, $100,000 has been raised in less than 24 hours.