Trying really fucking hard to not be part of the problem.
Hello, future: WSJ on 4chan. Update from the comments: Time also has a 4chan story today.
Oh shit. Wall Street Journal just divided by zero.
posted by BradOFarrell at 11:39 AM on July 10, 2008
Okay that was actually a really good article on it. I'm sure /b/tards will be outraged, but that was the first 4chan news story I've read that seemed like the reporter even has a vague idea of what 4chan actually is.
"It's like that psychological concept of deinvidualization -- when groups of people become less aware of their own responsibility."
posted by BradOFarrell at 11:48 AM on July 10, 2008
How weird is it that on the same day that the 4chan founder outs himself in the WSJ there's a Time.com article that makes a big deal about keeping his name anonymous?
Did he get a PR guy or something?
posted by Gavin at 12:41 PM on July 10, 2008
Also, if you currently google 4chan & "Christopher Poole" you currently get 10 results about half of which are the WSJ article.
Talk about keeping your name out of something.
posted by Gavin at 12:44 PM on July 10, 2008
I will cry real tears the day when one of my kids asks for a credit card to purchase a domain.
"sniff.. whimper.. sniff.. here's my GoDaddy login.. make sure you grab the .org and .net while you're at it.. whimper."
posted by rico at 2:43 PM on July 10, 2008
Looks like Time felt left out and updated the last paragraph of their article:
He's even ready to reveal his real name: it's Christopher Poole, he tells me.
posted by Adam at 4:31 PM on July 10, 2008
D'oh. I didn't finish the damn article!
posted by gavin at 6:07 PM on July 10, 2008
Just wanted to let u know - moot made that up
Christopher Poole is definitely not his real name ;)
posted by b-tard at 9:42 AM on July 11, 2008
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