After more than eleven years running the anarchic online community he founded in his New York bedroom at the age of 15, Christopher “Moot” Poole says he is stepping aside from day-to-day management of the site
One of the sites at the center of the nude photography scandal just put in place DMCA measures that shield websites from copyright liability. Here’s the likely explanation of why it did so.
Critics argue that anonymity of the kind offered by apps like Secret and in blog comments creates an environment for bad behavior, but 4chan founder Chris “Moot” Poole says anonymity has value because it encourages honesty and empowers creativity
4chan founder Chris Poole believes that users need a balance of anonymity and identity online, a strategy he hopes social networks will also adopt as a way to allow people to make mistakes online without having to worry about those transgression coming back to haunt them.