The world’s most influential person is… lolcats

Thomas Q. Johnson

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Image: A ROFLCOPTER in flight

 

According to an article recently published on Time.com, the year’s most influential person is none other than moot, otherwise known as Christopher Poole, the 21 year old founder of 4chan.org. 4chan (NSFW- not safe for work) has been called "a wretched hive of scum and villainy" on the internet but with 13 million page views a day the site had no trouble pulling together 16,794,368 votes for their creator, over 14 million more than Anwar Ibrahim who came in second place. Anon ftw!

 

The best thing about it is that it looks like Time is actually going to uphold the results of the internet voting:

"Undoubtedly, many people will question moot’s worthiness of the title World’s Most Influential Person. TIME.com managing editor Josh Tyrangiel says moot is no less deserving than previous title holders like Nintendo video-game designer Shigeru Miyamoto (2007) and Korean pop star Rain (2006). ‘I would remind anyone who doubts the results that this is an Internet poll,’ he says. ‘Doubting the results is kind of the point.’"