In a blog post published on Monday evening, Christopher "Moot" Poole announced he'd be joining the team at Google.
"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." he wrote on his personal blog.
Bradley Horowitz, confirmed the news on his Google+ page.
Google hired Poole to take advantage of his 12 years of experience "building online communities" – but it's not clear yet what project he'll be working on in particular.
This recent hire comes shortly after Poole sold 4chan to Hiroyuki Nishimura, 2channel's founder and the current editor in chief for Variety Japan.