...and I found the Anonymous article I was thinking of.
WIRED, November 2011: "Anonymous 101: Introduction to the Lulz"
Definitely an interesting read when an article not only gives an overview of 4chan's /b/ at the time, but draws a thread back to things like Laurence Sterne's The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman (published in parts from 1759 through 1767).
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