Christopher Poole, Founder of 4chan

Submitted by: littlemissqt 7 years ago in Tech
http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/03/19/one-on-one-christopher-poole-founder-of-4chan/?src=tptw

The NY Times sat Moot down for a legit interview. Wow, it"s almost like an interview with a mythical character...
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Female 665
Damn, he`s kind of cute.
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Female 267
"@Dainty

"I-A-B started the whole Boxxy thing. It was the
first place she was posted at"

Actually, I think youtube was the first place she was posted at."

Yep, then some started linking to her in `you rage you lose` threads on you-know-where. Then she popped up on IAB.
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Female 4,376
This post is relevant to my interests.
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Female 1,441
I would do him.
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Male 5,194
Moot, Oppenheimer, Nobel.
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Male 4,431
Okay, so, does this legitimate article in a main stream publication mark the beginning of the end of relevance of 4chan? Are there other, more cutting edge, more influential sites now taking its once-vaulted place? I remember when reporters had to be blindfolded and almost feared death when they got an interview with him. With the mythos gone, what of 4chan`s power? Is it waning? Please know I`m not challenging the monster! Just asking.
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Male 4,290
For future reference Evil Eye, almost every ED page has extremely graphic images and as such is inappropriate here.
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Female 355
"and what they`ve done (for example, the guy who nearly killed the kitten)"

Kenny Glenn? Bahaha that was awesome. And whoever sent the hearse and coffin (unless it was just the coffin, don`t remember) to his house should get a trophy or something. Creative.
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Male 2,551
Nidonemo - And as 4 chan is so large, the fact that you have one of the most powerful allies online, means you technically have access to the most powerfull ally offline too; considering just how much they`ve found out about people, and what they`ve done (for example, the guy who nearly killed the kitten); in some ways, I prefer them to the police.
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Male 9,306
I wonder how he feels about creating the single most chaotic and unpredictable congregation of anonymous users in history.

I see 4-Chan like a chaotic undulating mass of potential energy that is self-aware. You cannot command it to do anything, and if you do, it almost always has a negative effect. You need to acknowledge that it does have power and respect it, whether you agree with the acts it does or not.

If it likes you, then you have one of the most powerful allies on the internet, for as long as it wants to be on your side.

If anything, it would be classified as a chaotic neutral.
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Male 3,296
@ Zerocyde

know your meme.com credited us with boxxy so yeah we did that

yay for iab
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Female 355
"Actually, I think youtube was the first place she was posted at."

Well yeah, haha, but I-A-B was the first site to post her video elsewhere.
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Male 3,255
@tedgp

Wrong. Let me fix that for you...

4chan [is always] good or interesting. it [is] a place where idiots and morons [go] to feel cool and special, when in reality all they [are are] poor unfortunate immature humans. [But it`s also a place where extremely funny things happen occasionally, and if you`re tough enough to wade though the poo generated by the aforementioned idiots and morons, then you might just find those funny things.]
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Male 3,255
@Dainty

"I-A-B started the whole Boxxy thing. It was the
first place she was posted at"

Actually, I think youtube was the first place she was posted at.
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Female 355
Ok, reading through the comments and seeing people post how cute he is, I had to actually click the article. Oh my gosh he IS cute!
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Female 326
In short, /b/tards that care about Moot know this stuff, other people that don`t know don`t really want to.

^

This. That was a completely pointless interview.
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Female 355
"someone needs to start a meme on this site."

Almighty Bob is right, I-A-B started the whole Boxxy thing. It was the first place she was posted at, and everything/where else followed suit.

But I can`t really say that was a good thing... I never watched any of her videos, though, so I don`t know.
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Female 2,927
so.. this is the guy we put the hit out on?
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Male 4,290
[quote]someone needs to start a meme on this site.[/quote]

Ever heard of Boxxy?
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Male 757
iab is better in my opinion...
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Male 2,148
This was a terrible interview. Anyone that actually wants to hear anything from Moot already knows he likes the site despite disagreeing with some things on it, has little to no control over the community, and makes no real money as its creator.

In short, /b/tards that care about Moot know this stuff, other people that don`t know don`t really want to.
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Male 37
someone needs to start a meme on this site.
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Male 112
"How come no one interview us?"

because we arn`t the start of anything, we just post things seen in other places, nor do we cause controversy or are nearly as big
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Male 1,853
Well, I guess they don`t ever mention the-letter-that-comes-after-a and-before-c...
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Female 1,283
[quote]the man who made child porn so easily accessible, hmm, he doesnt look like a 40 year old hairy man in a trench-coat.[/quote]
You know how it is, you pat yourself on the back for scaring away the person who looks like Mr. Stranger Danger, but you figure out it`s the babysitter...*rolls eyes*
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Male 1,853
One and twoooooo
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Male 5,314
OH MY GOD!!! i am appalled by all the ladies here objectifying him. hello, he`s a human being, not some piece of meat you ladies can ogle at. i am disappoint.
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Female 2,352
I was expecting a mouth-breather but that guy is totally boneable. X3
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Male 976
He looks wayyy too normal. It`s actually kinda scary how normal he looks.
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Female 1,682
...He actually IS kinda cute >_>
<_<
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Male 1,403
He is the most pale celebrity I have ever seen...
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Female 9,478
How come no one interview us?
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Female 1,148
He`s really kinda cute.. woooooohoooooooooo
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Male 1,598
I recently wrote a crossover fanfiction combining the Bible and Gurren Lagann. 4chan declared it the greatest fanfic ever written and I got over 400 hits that day.

Thank you, 4chan. But you`re still really creepy.
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Female 675
joy...
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Male 25,416
4 chan rocks!
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Male 7,611
the man who made child porn so easily accessible, hmm, he doesnt look like a 40 year old hairy man in a trench-coat.
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Male 848
Lies!
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Female 364
Woah. Moot is actually attractive!
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Male 6
Haha, seems pretty cool...I don`t browse on 4chan much anyways.
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Female 857
He.. looks a lot more.. normal than I expected.
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Male 3,285
4chan was never good or interesting. it was a place where idiots and morons went to feel cool and special, when in reality all they are/were were poor unfortunate immature humans.
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Female 81
hmm so that`s how moot looks like..lol for some reason i thought it would be some 40 year old guy that stuffs his face with cheetos all day.
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Male 4,680
4chan, much like steampunk, is a beautiful thing very rapidly being destroyed by pre-teen wannabes.
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Female 1,338
Link: Christopher Poole, Founder of 4chan [Rate Link] - The NY Times sat Moot down for a legit interview. Wow, it`s almost like an interview with a mythical character...
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