Friday, June 24, 2016

"Reddit Is Actively Surveilling a Stranger Standing on the Street in Philadelphia"

It started innocently enough, I guess: On Reddit’s r/pics subreddit, someone uploaded a picture of this man catching some air in loose fitting clothes above a subway grate in Philadelphia.


And so another Redditor set up a Nest cam to surveil the subway grate, and there’s now a live feed of this block of Philadelphia: “Eagle has landed. Watch him live here,” a moderator of r/pics posted in the thread, which has now been dubbed the “Thread of the Year.”


We have no idea what he’s doing or why he’s doing it or if he has any idea that, literally, millions of people are laughing at him on the internet right now