Hiroyuki Nishimura

Hiroyuki Nishimura

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Hiroyuki Nishimura is a Japanese Internet entrepreneur, creator of the imageboard 2channel and ex director of Niwango Inc., known for its media hub service niconico. In September 21st, 2015, Christopher Poole announced that he has sold 4chan to Nishimura, making him the new owner of the website.

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4chan Adquisition

On September 21st, 2015, 4chan added a news post announcing that moot had sold 4chan to Nishimura, making him the new owner of the site,[4] being consequently reported on various news sites during the following days. On September 23rd, Nishimura held a thread on /qa/, where he answered question from 4chan users.[6] The event was consequently mocked by 4chan users due the apparent awkardness and lack of chan culture knowledge by Hiroyuki Nishimura.

News FULL CIRCLE by moot - 9/21/15 @ 10:00AM EDT Today I'm pleased to announce that Hirovuki Nishimura, best known as the founder Of 2channel, has taken my place as the owner of 4chan. Hiroyuki is a pioneer in the •morld Of anonymous communities, and can my scroll bar hiroyuki ## Admin hiroyuki ## Admin >184094 wh 17 hiroyuki ## Admin 09/23/15(Wed)01:0 test Am I an admin now? I hope someone wouldn't find mispost hiroyuki ## Admin 09/23/15(Wed)0 hiroyuki ## Admin 09/23/ hiroyuki ## Admin 낢 09/23/15(WedV Ididn't think so may posts come >>183971 → I don't know what fits me it's too long to grab my scroll bar. hiroyuki # Admin 09/23/15(Wed, hiroyuki ## Admin 09/23/15(Wed)02:33:38 itle swet l am too $ 0W to follow >> 84057 → I never sell any of your personal information hiroyuki Admin" 0923/15Wed0: What data do we have here hiroyuki ## Admin 09/23/15(Wed)02. >184060 What vour favourite kind of tea? honey something I like little sweet tea wish iwasn't on the intermet anymore. The data here is too S10W this tea isn't sweet enough, I think tfw manlet if only arms were longer i could maybe grab my scroll bar what the f--- moot >where am i

Data Selling Controversy

Anonymous 09/27/15(Sun)08:09:31 No. 131439722 File: 1443044070864 png (11 KB, 345x509) >>131439785>>131439823 Tell me about Hiro-tan. Why does he mine the data?

Mootwo / Hiro-tan

Following Nishimura's adquisition announcement, 4chan users started choosing a nickname for the new owner, in similar vein on how Poole choose moot as a pseudonim; also creating a personification of him as a usagimimi (boy with rabbit ears), similar to moot-tan being a nekomimi (girl with cat ears) version of moot. This persona has recieved two nicks: Mootwo (as reference to Nishimura being the second owner of 4chan)[1] and Hiro-Tan.[2]


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