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Christopher “moot” Poole is the founder of 4chan—a simple, image-based bulletin board. Since its inception, 4chan has grown from a niche site targeting anime fans, to one of the largest and most influential communities on the ‘Net. Commanding over 9 million users a month, many popular viral videos, phenomena and memes get their start on 4chan.
In 2009, moot was selected by TIME Magazine’s editors as one of the TIME 100”: an annual list of “The World’s Most Influential People,” in the Builders & Titans category. In addition, readers voted moot as “The World’s Most Influential Person” in an online poll conducted on TIME.com. This year he was a featured speaker at the TED 2010 conference, held in Long Beach, California.
Christopher has been profiled by a number of major news outlets, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Post, TIME, CNN, and the BBC. He has participated as a panelist at conferences held at MIT and Yale Universities, and guest lectured at Duke, Yale, and NYU. Presently, he is living in New York City and pursuing an undergraduate degree in anthropology/sociology.
This interview was originally published on TechCrunch.Added: 8/16/12
This interview was originally published on TED.Added: 7/8/13