Moot On The Origin Of 4Chan And The Evolution of Memes

TechCrunch: "When Christopher Poole (aka Moot) was 15 years old, he the founder of 4chan image board on an IRC channel with 20 people. Today, the site attracts about 12 million people a month and is the font of many of the Internet’s most pervasive memes, from Lolcats to Rickrolling. Moot doesn’t like to do video interviews, but after much pestering, Chris Dixon got him to come on Founder Stories for a rare video appearance. We’ll be running the entire conversation throughout the week.

In this first part, Moot explains the origins of 4Chan in the video above. Both the idea and software was borrowed from a Japanese site called Futaba channel, but 4chan took on a life of its own—a completely anonymous site where community members felt free to express themselves in all sorts of ways."

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Speed-Racer2668d ago

Hmm I am surprised he is proud of hosting the scummiest forum in the world. I guess it works for him :P

dkgshiz2667d ago

This site is full of no life baboons.

Captain Tuttle2667d ago

I'm surprised he didn't mention Something Awful, that's where I first saw moot.

Say what you want about 4chan but it definitely drives the "pop culture" of the internet. Sure there's some really scummy things that go on but the internet would be a different (maybe better?) place without 4chan.

dkgshiz2667d ago

Most people don't even know what 4chan is.

fatstarr2664d ago

that site isnt as bad as people make it seem. it is where tons of things on the internet originate.