Christopher Poole at Web 2.0 Summit 2011
4chan founder Christopher Poole (also known by his online pseudonym, “moot”) gave an interesting speech at the Web 2.0 Summit today, all about the tension that lies between identity and anonymity on the Internet. The talk was reminiscent of one that Poole gave at TED, in which he questioned whether users are losing the ability to make mistakes online without repercussions. But the crux of the speech was that Facebook and Google+ were mishandling the...Read Full Story
Almost overlooked from the trial of David Kernell, the 22 year-old hacker who broke into Sarah Palin's email back in 2008, is the below testimony of Christopher Poole.
Poole, A.K.A. "Moot", is the founder and administrator of the image board 4Chan, on which Palin's password was posted.
Moot was brought in to testify about 4Chan and the information that was turned over. For some reason, though, the conversation evolved into a basic "intro to 4chan" discussion.
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Remember last April when 4chan's moot (A.K.A. Chris Poole) somehow managed to temporarily land at the top of Time's list of the 100 most influential people?
Looks like they've finally figured out how it happened.
The Time folks sent a tweet out earlier this week saying they had determined how 4chan manage to manipulate their system.
The hackers adjusted the poll results to reveal the hidden message, "marblecakealsothegame".
Watch the video below to see how it all went down:
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4chan users discovered that a picture of the image board’s founder Christopher Poole (a.k.a. Moot) can be seen sandwiched in between two photographs of Rick Santorum on the former Presidential candidate’s website.Read Full Story
Christopher Poole’s lawyers have sent a legal letter to the creators of commenting software company Moot.It suggesting that they change their name to avoid a mistaken affliation with 4chan’s creator.Read Full Story
Christopher 'moot' Poole is the creator of popular underground messageboard 4chan.org. He was voted the most influential person in the world by voters at Time Magazine's website. Find more Christopher Poole news and information here.