Ensuring 4Chan’s founder is World’s Most Influential Person (8/9)

Kim Jong Un was not the only gift of 4Channers to Time. In 2009, they got together to make sure that the founder of 4Chan, Christopher Poole aka ‘Moot,’ got his due. The result of the co-ordination was that Moot was named as Time’s Most Influential Person of the Year easily beating Barrack Obama, Oprah Winfrey and Vladimir Putin.

Poole recently announced his retirement amid a gathering of 40k YouTubers and a group of 63k anonymous shout outs on 4Chan. The site ownership has since been transferred to the founder of 2channel. Poole had started 4Chan when he was just 15.

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