Quote of the Day: The 21-Year-Old Man Behind the Memes

“Yeah, I originally hid behind the moniker because I was 15. It was not appropriate to use my real name at the time. My friends didn’t know, my parents didn’t know, my educators didn’t know. Back then, people didn’t appreciate the site so much, but now I can point to good things like LOLcats. Back then, they would have just seen porn.”

4chan’s founder Christopher Poole — who kept his “double life” a secret from friends and family for 5 years before he was outed by the press — talks to Rex from Fimoculous about his controversial /b/ board, the first time he was contacted by the cops, and all the demented stuff he’s seen thanks to his own site.