Canvas, a grown-up 4chan, opens to the public

Seven years after launching anarchic image board site 4chan, Christopher Poole unveiled Canvas in January, a re-imagined message board that takes the learnings of 4chan and applies them to a more mainstream community. Now, Canvas, which has been in private beta, is open to the public.

4chan’s Founder on Why Anonymity Can Be Valuable

Christopher “Moot” Poole, the founder of the anarchic website known as 4chan, spoke recently at the TED conference about the rapid growth of the online forum, but also talked about the site’s guiding principle of anonymity and what the world stands to lose if anonymity disappears.