Paul Graham hands responsibilities of Hacker News to others

March 31
8:34 AM 2014

Paul Graham has handed over the responsibilities he had at Hacker News to others, TechCrunch reported.

The move was part of Graham's departure from the regular operations at Y Combinator. He created Hacker News and managed it through Y Combinator for the past seven years. Hacker News is a social news website focused on technology and entrepreneurship, the report said.

Through a blog post, Graham introduced the people who will be taking over Hacker News. In charge of design is Kevin Hale who intends to work on improving the site for mobile devices. The "voice of YC on HN" are Kat Manalac and Garry Tan.They will both be replying to majority of the posts on "Ask YC" as well as the individual comments related to YC on the site. Graham also said that Daniel Gackle will be joining YC full time after moderating the platform for the past year and a half. He will be responsible for the HN community. In addition, Gackle also has "plans for new tools that may not merely arrest the decay of HN comment threads, but actually improve them," Graham said.

Graham ended his blog post by saying that he will still be with HN. He wrote, "I'll still be around as a user, but less frequently than when I felt I had to check the site every hour or so to make sure nothing had broken."

TechCrunch reported that Hacker News has greatly influenced the tech and programming audiences since it was created in 2007. It can even be said that it has created a larger impact to a greater segment of these communities compared to the startup accelerator of Y Combinator itself. What the future will hold for both Hacker News and Y Combinator with Graham out of the picture remains to be seen, the report said.

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