Chris Poole AKA Moot was voted Time Magazine's Most Influential Person of the Year in 2009 and founded websites 4Chan and Canvas. These sites fostered the creation of memes and viral videos such as LOLCATS and RickRolling. 4Chan has over 7 million monthly contributors, and is the largest active forum in the United States. In 2010 Poole was a featured speaker at the TED Conference and has been profiled by TIME, CNN, The Washington Post and Technology Review. Poole got $625k in Seed funding to start Canv.as, a new image-sharing platform that is an updated 4Chan and is also anonymous.
PopSpot - YouTube's One-Stop Spot for All Things Pop- - Sponsors the World's Biggest Event for YouTube Stars and Their Fans. PopSpot, the new pop culture channel on YouTube, will be aiming all of its pop on Boston, May 4th & 5th, as the main sponsor of ROFLCon (Rolling On The Floor Laughing Convention: http://roflcon.org), the first Internet conference devoted entirely to Internet memes and their stars. PopSpot will add it's own signature pop to the conference by setting up a virtual PopSpot on site where YouTube stars such as Antoine Dodson ("Hide Your Kids, Hide Your Wife"), Paul Vasquez ("Double Rainbow Guy"), Matt Harding ("Where the Hell is Matt?") and others will be given the opportunity to record an official ROFLCon video portrait, "Pop" their viral videos, meet members of the media and interact with their fans.
From the creator of VH1's Pop-Up Video comes your one stop pop culture spot on YouTube. Fresh daily and weekly shows. The Spot where YouTube Stars and pop culture celebrities get "popped." Smart, snarky, clever, hilarious, outrageous, hot, informative and unfiltered fun.
The only spot on the web where you can see Pitt, Bieber, Lautner, De Franco, Beyonce, Britney, Jenna Marbles, The Annoying Orange, Shane Dawson, Ray William Johnson, What The Buck, Rebecca Black, The Double Rainbow Guy AND Cats with Lightsabers...get popped!