Sundance: Feels Good Man charts a path of redemption for Pepe

Can a meme be redeemed? That’s the central question in Arthur Jones’ Feels Good Man — a documentary that premiered at Sundance this year charting the course of the creator of Pepe the Frog, a co

Anonymous vows to take down Q

A cheerful video released by YourAnonNews suggests that the murky hacker collective called Anonymous is now after the murky deep state collective called Q. Q, to the uninitiated, is a 4Chan poster who

Angry young men

I used to build bombs in my basement. My friend, a guy who called himself Damage Inc. on the BBSes, also built pipe bombs and made a rocket launcher that shot small Estes rockets tipped with razors. W

How reports from 4chan on the Las Vegas shooting showed up on Google Top Stories

In the early hours of the morning as reports were coming in about the mass shooting in Las Vegas, some of the largest websites in the world were distributing unverified claims about the attack. Google

Private pictures and video of Emma Watson and other celebrities leak online

Photos apparently stolen from Emma Watson, Amanda Seyfried and other female celebrities have been posted on 4Chan and Reddit, drawing comparisons to a 2014 hack, grossly dubbed "The Fappening" that ex

The rise of 4chan politics

We are entering an era when our digital lives spill out uncontrollably into our “real” lives. Whether or not you believe these two are separate, I would wager that the mass of humanity sti

4chan founder Chris Poole will try to fix social at Google

Google never “got” social. For all the resources thrown at it, Google+ just never quite felt human. But luckily Google just hired the guy behind 4chan — a site that epitomized the go

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

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 1

With Traction But Out Of Cash, 4chan Founder Kills Off Canvas/DrawQuest

"There's a lot of glorification of startups and being a founder. People brush the failures under the rug, but that's the worst thing you can do. You kind of have to face it head on" says Moot aka Chri

OK Glass, RIP Privacy: The Democratization Of Surveillance

How's this for synchronicity: Google Glass <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2013/04/17/a-day-with-glass-first-impressions-of-the-early-days-of-googles-latest-moonshot/">started shipping</a> on the

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, <a target="_blank" href="http://www.crunchbase.com/company/4chan">4chan</a> and <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2010/05/14/4ch

The Future Of Memes: 4chan Hits 22M Monthlies, Unveils New API

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.4chan.org/">4chan</a>, the often anonymously-used imageboard that's spawned memes like Lolcats and hosts the weirdest porn you'll ever see, <a target="_blank" href=

LulzSec: We Are NOT Attacking Anonymous

<img src="https://beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/screen-shot-2011-06-17-at-10-19-45-am.png" />Hacker group <a href="http://www.LulzSecurity.com">LulzSec</a>, which only communicates th

Union Square Ventures Leads $3M Round In 4chan Founder Moot's New Startup Canvas

<img class="shot2" src="https://beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/canvas.png" alt="" /><strong>Exclusive:</strong> 4chan founder <a href="http://www.crunchbase.com/person/christopher-pool

(Founder Stories) Moot On The Origin Of 4Chan And The Evolution of Memes

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/moot.jpg" /> When Christopher Poole (aka Moot) was 15 years old, he founded the <a href="http://www.4chan.org/">4chan</a> image board on an I

Moot On 4Chan User Survey: "It's Total Garbage."

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/12/screen-shot-2010-12-27-at-12-04-43-pm.png" alt="" /> Over the weekend, a interesting demographic survey of over 6000 4Chan users made the rou

4Chan Spoofs Wikipedia Founder's "Personal Appeal"

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/11/screen-shot-2010-11-25-at-3-25-21-am.png" />Just when you thought it couldn't get any better than the <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/201

Did Tumblr Just Reverse Take Down 4Chan?

<img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-243931" title="4" src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/11/4.png" alt="" />Today was supposed to be the day that 4Chan took down Tumblr. Instead, i

Angelgate EXCLUSIVE: BIN38's Super Angel Menu And More

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/09/screen-shot-2010-09-22-at-2-04-39-pm.png" />Apparently my boss <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2010/09/21/so-a-blogger-walks-into-a-bar/"
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