Its front page featured a picture, entitled hello. The photo became a notorious surprise image and Internet meme , and has been used in bait-and-switch pranks, prevention of hot-linking in a hostile manner, and defacement of websites , in order to provoke extreme reactions. Even though the image from the site was taken down in , mirror websites are widespread. The index page also contains a disclaimer about the content " Thank you!
Finding Goatse: The Mystery Man Behind the Most Disturbing Internet Meme in History
Sometime in the late 20th century a naked man bent over, spread his ass and took a picture. Eventually that picture, known as Goatse, became one of the most venerable memes in internet history. Who is this man, and how did his ass take over the internet? The story of Goatse begins with a mustachioed, wiry man in his late forties who goes by the name "Kirk Johnson.
Goatse and the Rise of the Web's Gross-Out Culture
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Goatse site domain: Goatse. One of the most widespread shock media on the web, the site has been notoriously used for bait-and-switch pranks or website vandalisms to provoke reactions of disgust. Although the original domain was taken down in ,  the image continues to circulate online through mirrored sites. The site was first launched in under the domain name Goatse.