Tags: 4chan, christopher poole, internet, media, moot, sarcasm
As many have heard on the news, 4chan’s somewhat infamous administrator, Christopher “moot” Poole (known affectionately by his followers as “fag”), is moving on to greener endeavors, leaving the “Anti-social media” site’s day-to-day operations to a reliable team.
Many have been confused by the fact that this made national news, as they usually associate 4chan with a “hacker subculture.” In fact, for eleven and a half years, 4chan has been the single-most prolific collection of Internet “random” that exists, garnering over 42 billion pageviews. That it has very few rules regarding content — and even a few subject-boards with no rules — has earned it a reputation as the delicious, gooey center of twisted, sick Internet humor.
If you’re still sure what that means, 4chan can be summed this easily: