More Interesting news about Poole
- Described by Rolling Stone as the “Mark Zuckerberg of the online underground”, Poole founded 4chan in 2003 when he was just 15 years old. Today the site claims to attract 22 million unique visitors per month.
- The sprawling, anarchic community spawned some of the internet’s most popular and creative memes – LOLcats and Rickrolling were both born there.
- But 4chan has also gained a reputation as a breeding ground for abuse, trolling and online harassment. The site was at the center of the 2014 hack of private photographs of more than 100 female celebrities.
- In January 2015, Poole retired from running 4chan, and in September 2015, the site was sold to a Japanese entrepreneur.