In a stunning result, the winner of the third annual TIME 100 poll and new owner of the title World's Most Influential Person is moot. The 21-year-old college student and founder of the online community, whose real name is Christopher Poole, received 16,794,368 votes and an average influence rating of 90 (out of a possible 100) to handily beat the likes of Barack Obama, Vladimir Putin and Oprah Winfrey. To put the magnitude of the upset in perspective, it's worth noting that everyone moot beat out actually has a job.

Since moot launched in 2003, the site has given birth to Internet memes as diverse as Lolcats and Rickrolling. 4chan averages 13 million page views a day and 5.6 million visitors a month; by some estimates it is the second largest bulletin board in the world.

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7 Responses
  1. Anney Says:

    Wow!Such an accomplishment at 21!

  2. amiable amy Says:

    i was here....thanks for the pc crash that is why, i just blog hop....wish i can stay longer

  3. Sugar Says:

    hi ! i have no idea who that guy is but it's something that's nice to know. thanks for sharing. i also noticed that you make great blogs .. i'll be following you posts !

  4. amiable amy Says:

    doing my blog hopping here too

  5. Sera Melinda Says:

    yeah, i didn't know this guy until i read that he's #1 influential person in the world. Still wondering though, how great his site is, coz' i don't think it's as good.


    Welcome, my new friend. And thx for the compliment :) Looking forward to visiting ur blog :)

  6. Dee Says:

    Wow! Smart kid! :)

  7. Equalist Says:

    Hi Sera...
    I'v visited this site already, and i can't find anything special from this site in relation to his winning on Time 100 poll. But i give my full respect to this 21-year-old man.

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