Google has gone out and hired the creator of the notorious 4Chan website.
Chris Poole created the site in 2003.
4 Chan has been associated with offensive and often illegal activity. These include images of child abuse being shared. It was also the first place where leaked images of nude celebrities were posted online. That followed a well-covered security breach of Apple’s iCloud service.
4Chan has also attracted online activists like the folks at Anonymous.
Poole is expected to help Google build its social networking efforts.
In his blog post announcing the move, Poole said:
“When meeting with current and former Googlers, I continually find myself drawn to their intelligence, passion, and enthusiasm — as well as a universal desire to share it with others. I’m also impressed by Google’s commitment to enabling these same talented people to tackle some of the world’s most interesting and important problems.
“I can’t wait to contribute my own experience from a dozen years of building online communities, and to begin the next chapter of my career at such an incredible company.”