Bob refers to a series of ASCII character that was created by YouTube users as a backlash against what they perceive to be restrictive and unfair measures with the YouTube Comments Protocol. Specifically the recent change that required someone to have an active Google+ account in order to post comments on YouTube. It is used to fight the terrible changes to YouTube through SPAM.
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- Meet Bob: The Leader Of The YouTube Comment Revolution
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- "Bob" builds a[sic] army of unhappy Youtube commentators