TIME Magazine has been compiling an annual list of the world's most influential people since 2004 - and this year, they've opened the floodgates to let readers vote for their pick online. Little did the know that this exercise in democracy would yeild an unexpected result: the frontrunner - by a wide margin - is moot, the founder of 4chan:
PRO: Just about every Internet in-joke of the past few years has started on 4chan — a bare-bones, id-liberating and reliably profane image board whose Droogish users have hatched everything from Rickrolling to LOLcats. The site can also launch real-world movements, as evidenced by Anonymous, a 4chan-organized protest group responsible for several anti-Scientology rallies.
CON: Thanks to 4chan's oft-obscene content, the reclusive moot has had trouble luring advertisers.