chris poole

  • Who Is Chris Poole Without 4chan?

    Who Is Chris Poole Without 4chan?

    “Last year if you asked me if I wanted to start something, I would have said ‘fuckkkkk noooooo'” 4chan founder Chris Poole laughs. But he’s changed his tune and is ready to get back in the game. Poole, aka Moot, started the unruly anonymous image board 4chan when he was just 15 years old. 12 years later, he sold it last week to the owner of Japanese company 2Channel… Read More

  • Moot Reflects On 11 Years Running 4chan, The Web’s Wild West

    Moot Reflects On 11 Years Running 4chan, The Web’s Wild West

     There was never another full-time employee through 11.5 years, over 42 billion page views, and 20 million active users. But after starting the image board where any one could post anything at just 15 years old, Moot is signing off. Signing off from the jokes, the trolls, the weird porn, and the chaos of anonymity. Today, 4chan’s founder announced that he’s prepped the servers… Read More

  • DrawQuest Engages Users to Over a Million Drawings

    Art-Obsessed 4chan Founder Chris “moot” Poole Opens Up About His New App DrawQuest

    After spending most of his life tackling the world of digital media, 4chan and Canv.as founder Chris “moot” Poole has gone back to basics with a gamified iPad drawing app called DrawQuest. The idea is that you spend most of your childhood representing and expressing yourself through art, whether it be pictures or words or some combination. But after a certain age, the majority of… Read More

  • Chatroulette Calls The PoPo And Crosses Fingers In Hopes Of Investment

    Chatroulette Calls The PoPo And Crosses Fingers In Hopes Of Investment

    Chatroulette founder Andrey Ternovskiy recently posted this strange missive detailing Chatroulette’s commitment to cleaning up its act. In battling the porn plague, Ternovskiy has resorted to tracking offending IP addresses and turning them into the police, among other things (I’m assuming the hilariously named “penis recognition software” wasn’t… Read More