The Internet Squeals Like A Pig As OiNK Turns Into Bacon

Reactions to the shutdown of BitTerrorist haven OiNK have come in swiftly from around the blogosphere, and they’re exhibitng the restraint and candor the Internet is known for:

• “Sorry if this has already been posted, but I’m following the San Diego fires right now, and this is just another devastation right on top of it.” [Oh No They Didn’t]
• “Now that OiNK is gone, where shall we get our pre-release fix? Where can we so easily unearth new bands to hype?” [I Guess I’m Floating]

• “In fact, as we often mentioned, if you were an international law enforcement agency or a record company spook seeking to create the world’s greatest filesharing entrapment scheme, you probably couldn’t have done much better than Oink. Let the conspiracy theories begin.” [On The Download]
• “Now, 180,000 users won’t be able to spread those great new bands to their friends, and people will stop buying CDs and the record industry will die just like it was going to all along. Thanks a lot, you fucking pigs.” [Sam @ BrooklynVegan]

Thankfully, there are some people out there who are optimistic:

• “Can’t be long before the code for running your own OiNK pops up somewhere, right? We can have an informal meetup/support group somewhere. Just pick a bar in the comments and we’ll plan.” [Stereogum]
• “RIP until the next one comes around. There will always be another one.” [MetaFilter]

Surely this is going to get even more entertaining as the day goes on, right? I might have to do another post on this later, although it’ll be hard to beat that San Diego fire comment.

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