In all likelihood, you've heard the buzz about Reddit's r/wallstreetbets community in the wake of the big push its members made earlier this year.
To fully explore what happened is to go down an ongoing and increasingly complicated rabbit hole, but CNBC outlined it as a significant portion of the community's 3 million strong membership (which has since ballooned to 9.5 million) deciding to invest in Gamestop and AMC stocks, which respectively inflated share prices by 1,700% and 300%.
While some members were able to make serious money by doing this, the goal was to "squeeze" hedge funds who were hoping to short sell those companies and other troubled brands and profit off their failure. Some consider the actions of r/wallstreetbets market manipulation while others see them as beating Wall Street at its own game, but it's clear that they've brought an unprecedented chaotic energy to the stock market.
And while individuals members have opted to do some good with their gains before, the community at large has recently taken a similarly effective and unpredictable approach to philanthropy.