It's been nearly 13 years and 4chan still holds some influence over the Internet. In the last year alone 4chan caused an entire movement about corruption in video games or some shit and spawned Pepe, possibly the most prominent meme this turn of the millennium.
For just how long will 4chan continue to influence Internet culture?
4chan didn't cause or spawn any of that. Stop believing every click bait hitpiece you read.
This is high quality bait. I shared a laugh with you OP.
4chan came back after a 5 year hiatus in 2014 with the help of /pol/ starting when tumblr attacked /b/. /pol/ started a renaissance of 4chan influence and took /b/'s place. Then /pol/harbor happened and from that day on 4chan has slowly gone back into irrelevancy.
2014 was probably the most active year since 2009.
I was there right before /pol/harbor happened.
/pol/ already was more of a political /b/ back then, probably because everyone left to 8ch or other places. Now it's a dwelling place for the alt-right:
/pol/ is mentioned in it.
I'm not. Here's evidence that OP is right: