(Founder Stories) Moot Re-Imagines The Image Board With A Fresh Canvas
April 05, 2011 at 13:25 PM EDT
When Christopher Poole (aka Moot) started 4chan , it was a very basic image board that attracted an incredibly active and vibrant community. But 4chan itself is not a pretty site. It is almost Craisglist-like in its barrenness. That is why Poole is re-imagining the image board with his latest startup, Canvas , which just launched in private beta a couple months ago. Demand to get in is so high, that he's had to throttle back the number of people he is letting in even on a private basis. In the Founder Stories video above, which is Part II of this interview, Poole explains how Canvas works and how his goal is to make it much easier for anyone to manipulate and share images. You can already see how much better it looks. The video includes a few live screenshots, and here are some open threads . One of the breakout features in Canvas is remixing images. The image editor on the site lets users do simple photo and image editing in the browser, which is awesome for meme propagation.