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Author Topic: MIT's biopic of 4chan's founder, Chris Poole (moot)  (Read 2171 times)

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MIT's biopic of 4chan's founder, Chris Poole (moot)
« on: August 31, 2010, 09:36:59 AM »
Julian Dibbell does the honors of telling us more about Chris Poole, 4chan's founder.

http://www.technolog...eview.com/web/25997/

"Like many people, Poole thinks there are better ways than Moses's to manage the tangled social, cultural, and infrastructural needs of a community of millions. But unlike most people--let alone most 22-year-olds--he actually has some experience doing just that. Seven years ago, Poole created the website 4chan, an online community that now has nearly 11 million monthly users and is, in some respects, as unruly as any metropolis. The site is what's known as an image board, a type of online message forum that encourages users to post both images and text, and its users now contribute more than a million messages a day, their content tending in the aggregate toward a unique mix of humor, pornography, offensiveness, and, at times, borderline legality. It has long been one of the largest message forums in the world, but Poole, the only owner 4chan has ever had, continues to run it as he has always done: in his spare time, with a little help from online volunteers and just enough advertising revenue to cover bandwidth costs."

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If you haven't visited 4chan yet, it suffers from the same ennui that the rest of the net sees. After a while, you won't see anything new, you'll just be looking (again) for something you once found.

WARNING: 4chan is NSFW due to nudity, language, etc.
« Last Edit: August 31, 2010, 12:41:43 PM by mouser »

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Re: MIT's biopic of 4chan's founder, Chris Poole (moot)
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2010, 10:09:49 AM »
First, the 4chan story is fascinating.  Second, the internet is 99% trash and it's no wonder that 4chan would be mostly trash also.  i don't know why I continue to be shocked by this.

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Re: MIT's biopic of 4chan's founder, Chris Poole (moot)
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2010, 11:31:50 AM »
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Can we get an NSFW tag on that for those of us thicker folk?

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Re: MIT's biopic of 4chan's founder, Chris Poole (moot)
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2010, 12:03:50 PM »
 ;D
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unique mix of humor, pornography, offensiveness, and, at times, borderline legality.

When I first learned about 4chan, i was surprised that a seasoned supergeek like me had never heard of it.  Then I went there and saw how stupid it was.  It's utter chaos and nonsense over there, typical kiddie stuff.  I mean, just the fact that they have a popular forum called /b/ has a certain level of eye-rolling annoyance to it.  It's chaos, just like the rest of the internet, just like yahoo and all the other search engines were before Google, and just like Google currently is.

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Re: MIT's biopic of 4chan's founder, Chris Poole (moot)
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2010, 12:14:01 PM »
;D
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unique mix of humor, pornography, offensiveness, and, at times, borderline legality.

I did use the term Thicker for a reason ... I was assuming the key word there was mixture - anticipating a percentage other than 95% - Scrolling past it wasn't working. - There was no end.  :huh:
« Last Edit: August 31, 2010, 12:25:20 PM by Stoic Joker »

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Re: MIT's biopic of 4chan's founder, Chris Poole (moot)
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2010, 12:54:41 PM »
4chan - the cesspool where most internet mêmês hatch.
- carpe noctem

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Re: MIT's biopic of 4chan's founder, Chris Poole (moot)
« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2010, 03:01:55 PM »
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unique mix of humor, pornography, offensiveness, and, at times, borderline legality.

I did use the term Thicker for a reason ... I was assuming the key word there was mixture - anticipating a percentage other than 95% - Scrolling past it wasn't working. - There was no end:huh:
Haha, I know what you mean!  I was blown away the first time I saw it.  4chan is anarchy.