Do You Remember Where You Were When Replyallcalypse Hit?

Tuesday, New York University sent out an email to their students informing them of some new way to pay tuition or something. One student. Max Wiseltier, forwarded the email to his mom to see if she had any idea what it was talking about but, instead of “forward,” he hit “reply all.” What ensued, in this email that went out to all 40,000 of NYU’s students, became known as “Replyallcalypse,” because it’s 2012 and if it doesn’t have an immediately hashtaggable name, how can anyone be sure it actually happened? It started off with classic e-pranks (some reply’d all again with a picture of Nic Cage) and some opportunistic questions (“anyone have a pencil I can borrow?”) and thousands upon thousands more until, finally, the inevitable requests for everyone to shut up took over. Thus ended Replyallcalypse, but the memory is not forgotten. We will rebuild …

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