What started as a chat room full of jokes turned into a powerful real world movement. Some may be frightened by the faceless crowd sourced mob but the only ones who ought to be afraid are those blocking the free spread of information. The internet is their home planet and they will fight with everything they have to protect it.
Read the amazing in-depth article about Anonymous on Wired. One of the first plug and play Do-Ocracy networks to spill out into the real world from internet social networks. In many ways it is clear that Make Sense followed in its footsteps.