Posts tagged: moot
“And this is the thing - because it is a service started by the creators of one of the most vile, immature locales on the Internet, can expect more of the same? Take a gander at the screenshot” ^
Sometimes, it’s the community that makes a site what it is. It’s that unique thread of personality, inside jokes and general rules of engagement that gives it the je ne sais quoi and separates it from the crowd. What would Reddit be without Narwhals and bacon, for example? For anonymous message board 4chan, it’s that unique community identity that’s lead to such wondrous Internet memes as Pedobear, Rick Rolling and Chocolate Rain.
So, with 4chan founder Chris Poole launching a new site, can we expect more of the same or will a new venture attract a new crowd? According to Michael Arrington over at TechCrunch, Poole has “taken what works [at 4chan], changed other things, and created something wholly new.” That new endeavor, called Canvas, is a service that lets users interact around images, remixing them to form newer, better, and likely ever more vulgar and disturbing imagery from such sacrosanct stock as pudgy babies and teddy bears.
Moot’s TED talk on the importance of anonymity in online communities.
EVERYBODY ON THE INTERNET NEEDS TO WATCH THIS. PLZ & TY.
Approachable and yet so far away, today’s leading man is moot! I’m totally breaking rules 1 AND 2 by saying this but without moot, we would feel so much ronrier out there knowing no one else shared our passion for delicious cake, Caturday, Fresh Prince and trolling.
For those not in the know, moot is the man behind 4chan.org, originally created as an English equivalent to 2chan (Also known as Futaba… I think.) It was used to discuss anime but then morphed into something much more. I would seriously have sex with moot if I ever met him. Like totally hit that. With a diamond car made out of diamonds going diamond miles per diamond.
Also, the game.
Oh my god.
Oh Mootykins, you so crazy <3
DUN DUN DUN.
I ship this.