Christopher Poole

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Christopher Poole (born c. 1988), known online as moot, is an American Internet entrepreneur.wikipedia
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4chan

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He is best known for founding the anonymous English-language imageboard 4chan in October 2003, also serving as the site's head administrator for more than 11 years before stepping down in January 2015.
Launched by Christopher Poole on October 1, 2003, the site was originally created as an English counterpart to the Japanese imageboard Futaba Channel, also known as 2chan.

Canvas Networks

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In 2010, Poole was reported to have raised $625,000 to create a new online enterprise, Canvas.
The website was established by the founder of 4chan, Christopher Poole, and backed by Andreessen Horowitz, SV Angel, Lerer Hippeau Ventures, Founder Collective, and Joshua Schachter.

Hiroyuki Nishimura

On September 21, 2015, it was announced that Hiroyuki Nishimura, founder of the Japanese BBS 2channel, would take over as the site's owner.
Christopher Poole, the founder of 4chan, formally announced on 21 September 2015 that he had sold the website to Nishimura.

Sarah Palin email hack

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In April 2010, Poole gave evidence in the Sarah Palin email hacking trial, United States of America v. David Kernell, as a government witness.
A jury trial, featured testimony of Sarah and Bristol Palin, as well as 4chan founder Christopher Poole, began on April 20, 2010.

Time 100

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In April 2009, Poole was voted the world's most influential person of 2008 by an open Internet poll conducted by Time magazine.
In 2009, the winner of the online poll was 4chan founder Christopher Poole, who received 16,794,368 votes.

Google

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In 2016, he began working for Google.

Electoral fraud

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The results were questioned even before the poll completed, however, as automated voting programs and manual ballot stuffing were used to influence the vote.

Acrostic

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4chan's interference with the vote seemed increasingly likely, when it was found that reading the first letter of the first 21 candidates in the poll spelled out a phrase containing two 4chan memes: "mARBLECAKE. ALSO, THE GAME."

The Game (mind game)

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4chan's interference with the vote seemed increasingly likely, when it was found that reading the first letter of the first 21 candidates in the poll spelled out a phrase containing two 4chan memes: "mARBLECAKE. ALSO, THE GAME."

Internet meme

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On September 12, 2009, Poole gave a talk on why 4chan has a reputation as a "Meme Factory" at the Paraflows Symposium in Vienna, Austria, which was part of the Paraflows 09 festival, themed Urban Hacking.

Hacktivism

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On September 12, 2009, Poole gave a talk on why 4chan has a reputation as a "Meme Factory" at the Paraflows Symposium in Vienna, Austria, which was part of the Paraflows 09 festival, themed Urban Hacking.

Johannes Grenzfurthner

His talk was published in the academic reader Mind and Matter: Comparative Approaches towards Complexity (edited by Günther Friesinger, Johannes Grenzfurthner, Thomas Ballhausen).

TED (conference)

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On February 10, 2010, Poole spoke at the TED2010 conference in Long Beach, California.

Long Beach, California

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On February 10, 2010, Poole spoke at the TED2010 conference in Long Beach, California.

Facebook

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He spoke about the increasing prevalence of persistent user identities and the sharing of personal information on sites such as Facebook and Twitter and he also spoke about the value of anonymous posting on sites such as 4chan.

Twitter

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He spoke about the increasing prevalence of persistent user identities and the sharing of personal information on sites such as Facebook and Twitter and he also spoke about the value of anonymous posting on sites such as 4chan.

O Estado de S. Paulo

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Fred Leal of the Brazilian newspaper O Estado de S. Paulo said his inclusion in the conference "indicates that something extraordinary is happening... [4chan] challenges every Internet convention: it is, alone, the antithesis of Google, social networking sites, and blogs."

2channel

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On September 21, 2015, it was announced that Hiroyuki Nishimura, founder of the Japanese BBS 2channel, would take over as the site's owner.

Google Maps

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As of 2018, he works in the Google Maps division.

Cease and desist

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In November 2012, Poole sent a cease and desist letter to Moot.It, an internet startup.

The Wall Street Journal

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Previously known only as moot, Poole's name was revealed on July 9, 2008, in The Wall Street Journal.

Lev Grossman

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The same day, Lev Grossman of Time published an interview describing the influence of Poole as a non-visible administrator, as "one of the most [significant]" on the evolution of content collaboration.

Time (magazine)

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The same day, Lev Grossman of Time published an interview describing the influence of Poole as a non-visible administrator, as "one of the most [significant]" on the evolution of content collaboration.

The Washington Post

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The Washington Post concurred that "Christopher Poole" could be "a big hoax, a 'gotcha.' It would be just what you'd expect from the creator of 4chan."

Firewall

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He told Grossman, "my personal private life is very separate from my Internet life ... There's a firewall in between."