(from Time Magazine
article, July 2008)
"When people meet me and I'm generally pretty sociable and I meet some
definition of normal, they're almost surprised," he
says. "And simultaneously disappointed."
"My personal private life is very separate from my Internet life," he
says. "There's a firewall in between."
Times Magazine article, August 2008 about the /b/ board
"Ultimately the power lies in the community to dictate its own
(from Washington Post article, February 17, 2009)
"You know what my favorite joke is?" Poole asks a table of friends over
dinner at the hole-in-the-wall vegan restaurant near Union Square. "A
baby seal walked into a club."
Time Magazine's World's Most Influential Person
in April 2009. According to Time.com's managing editor Josh Tyrangiel,
"I would remind anyone who doubts the results that this is an Internet
poll," [Tyrangiel] says. "Doubting the results is kind of the point."
How the voting was hacked is discussed in
some detail in this article.
In an interview
describing why 4chan.org has become the epicenter of Internet culture
moot says "Everyone requires that you register but at 4chan its all
anonymous so its difficult to tell who writes what. People that use the
website show the stuff to their friends. The memes they spread out like
a web. It's an exponential growth."
"4chan wasn't a knowable thing, it was a secret club, it had the aura it
was a patch on your shoulder...It was cliquey, it had the feeling of
being small and exclusive but now it's been written by Time and met