The Boy Genius Behind 4Chan Launches His Next Start-Up

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Photo: Canvas via TechCrunch

Christopher Poole, a.k.a. Moot, started 4chan, the meme-generating message board behind such Internet delights as LOLcats and Pedobear, when he was just in high school. Now 23 years old, and backed by Lerer Ventures, he has unleashed his latest creation on the world. Canvas, currently only accessible to 4,000 or so beta users, looks somewhat similar to 4chan in that users can post content and discuss. It also allows users to stay totally anonymous. For now, Canvas is starting with just photos — with video, audio, and rich text to follow. Day one, and it looks like it already has the fat-Asian-baby-meme market cornered. [TechCrunch]