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Interview with Moot.

Last posted Mar 30, 2010 at 10:25AM EDT. Added Mar 20, 2010 at 03:55PM EDT
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http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/03/19/one-on-one-christopher-poole-founder-of-4chan/?src=tptw

Mar 20, 2010 at 03:55PM EDT
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he looked better than i imagined
i thogught of this geeky glasses pimply face

Mar 20, 2010 at 04:29PM EDT
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I must agree.

Mar 20, 2010 at 10:16PM EDT

1. I don’t read the times, Liberal Propaganda
2. seeing moot IRL just makes me hate him more… although I wouldn’t wish to be little girl If I looked like that, If I cared about him I might say that he is rather dashing…
3. this is just here to make three points

Mar 20, 2010 at 11:09PM EDT
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One idea of his that I found interesting:

Q: Do you support anonymity online?
A: Someone I recently met at the TED conference told me “part of the magic of youth is that people are able to forgive and forget.” As kids, we say stupid things, and because there’s not a record of it, nobody is going to give you a hard time at 30 years old about something you said or did when you were 8 years old. Online, you have all these social networks that are moving to a state of persistent identity and in turn we’re sacrificing the ability to be youthful. In 10 years, everything you say and do will be visible online and I think it’s really unfortunate.

Mar 21, 2010 at 12:43AM EDT
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This is interesting to know that he’s working on an alternate “new” version of 4chan.
As well as Yatta quoted it from the interview, there are more and more strange things happening because of a constant online identity.

I’ve heard about people being fired from their job because their employer lurked and found out some photos of them a little drunk in parties, or practising “weird” fetishes for fun (cosplay being considered as one of them) posted on sites like Facebook.

This isn’t something I can comprehend. I thought people were hired because of their qualifications…
I agree that personnal information are things to be restricted when it can be easily viewed by others, but, in those cases, the employers HAVE to go to these websites on purpose. The main question would be “why ?”.

Last edited Mar 21, 2010 at 08:45AM EDT
Mar 21, 2010 at 07:04AM EDT
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anonymity is a big deal because on one hand, if you do something illegal the police can track you. but on the other all information is pretty much public now

Mar 21, 2010 at 09:12AM EDT
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Anonymity is useful if you’re trying to get away with something illegal (bad), and it’s useful if you live under a repressive government (good), but for most of us, I think it allows us to say things that are socially unacceptable IRL, even if we don’t believe it. While I don’t doubt that some of the racist, homophobic, and misogynistic stuff you read on 4chan are somebody’s real thoughts, I wonder if much of it (if not most of it) is said just because it’s usually forbidden.

Mar 21, 2010 at 12:58PM EDT
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I still wonder why people think Christopher Poole is moot’s real name.

I do support anonymity, like moot. I don’t want people to know what I do, even if it’s legal.

Last edited Mar 21, 2010 at 07:14PM EDT
Mar 21, 2010 at 06:45PM EDT
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is he gay?
srsly, im not trolin’

Mar 22, 2010 at 12:53PM EDT




This thread.

Mar 22, 2010 at 01:09PM EDT

I like his eyes ;D

Mar 25, 2010 at 01:27PM EDT

I think 4chan is a pretty cool guy, eh gives interviews and doesn’t afraid of anything.

Mar 26, 2010 at 09:15AM EDT
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I think internet is a pretty cool guy he gives stuff and does stuff like everything.

Mar 27, 2010 at 02:08PM EDT

Moot. Figured he’d be a dick. And he’s the queen of 4chan. Of course he’s gay.

Mar 30, 2010 at 10:25AM EDT
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