menu

4chan Spins Off A More Mainstream Image Board

4chan Spins Off A More Mainstream Image Board
culture

Canvas is a new user-friendly image board site created with the intention of widening the internet meme community.

Yi Chen
  • 10 september 2011

Canvas is an image board site created by Christopher Poole, the mind behind the anarchic image board site 4chan. 4chan is mostly known for its offensive, shocking and debatable content, fuelled by a growing number of anonymous netizens (12 million users and counting). The community has been known to start Internet memes such as ‘lolcats,’ ‘Rickrolling,’ ‘Chocolate Rain’ and much more. Canvas, on the other hand, is much more user-friendly and requires Facebook login to edit, vote and comment on the images. Poole hopes that this addition will discourage bad behavior. Adult content and ‘trolling’ are also banned, which is not the case on 4chan.

Poole designed Canvas to feature the best of image boards and to engage a wider audience. To that end, uploaded images can now be ‘remixed’ by the user much more easily by using a built-in photo editor with ready-to-use stickers. Poole explains:

For the longest time, people felt bad if they spent a lot of time on a computer. But there’s now a richness to online relationships and socialising that didn’t exist before. The market is huge. Tens of millions of people use message boards and forums to hang out, chat, meet people. If we do a good job of offering these community experiences, it could be potentially a lot larger than 4chan ever was.

Canvas

Click here to get your Need to Know on-the-go.

Trending

Machine Printer Uses Coffee Drips To Create Intricate Portraits

Arts & Culture
Technology december 2, 2016

Why Nest Doesn't Get The Holidays

PSFK founder reacts to the damaging effects of poor email marketing

Children december 2, 2016

Robots Could Be Joining Dubai’s Police Force In 2017

The real-life RoboCops can salute, shake hands and collect traffic fines

Trending

Get PSFK's Related Report: Future of Automotive

See All
Travel december 2, 2016

Parka Hides And Charges Portable Devices

Bolt is a jacket that lets people carry and charge their various electronics without the need for an outlet

Related Expert

Nonny de la Peña

Virtual Reality, Immersive Journalism, Storytelling

Food december 2, 2016

Yelp's New 'Yelfie' Feature Lets Diners Take Selfies

The update is designed to encourage people to attach a selfie when they share their experiences

Design & Architecture december 2, 2016

Build Your Own Savory Cheese Advent Calendar

A British food blogger has created a guide to building a different kind of holiday surprise

Fitness & Sport december 2, 2016

Floating Gym Concept In Paris Is Powered By Your Workout

The proposed design from Carlo Ratti Associati lets passengers ride a stationary bike as they travel through Paris along the Seine River

PSFK LABS REPORT

Future Of Retail 2017
Transformation Strategies For Customer-First Business
NEW

PSFK Op-Ed november 22, 2016

Digital Strategist: Why “Big Sensing” Is Key To Retail’s Future

Bud Caddell, Founder of NOBL, shares why the most capable and useful asset in any retail environment is the workforce

PSFK Labs december 1, 2016

Retail Spotlight: Home Depot Reimagines How Employees Conduct Tasks

The home improvement retailer puts the customer first by initiating local fulfillment centers and simplifying freight-to-shelf inventory management

Syndicated december 2, 2016

What Does The Future Of Android Look Like In A World With The Pixel?

Google’s decision to make its own phone might have looked like a blow to the likes of Samsung but the reality is much more interesting

Retail december 2, 2016

Customer Service Expert: Why Offline Retail Has Better Data Than Online Retail

Healey Cypher, Founder and CEO of Oak Labs, shares why we should be thinking about the physical store as an e-commerce site

Fashion december 2, 2016

Alexander McQueen Designs A 3D-Printed Umbrella

3D-printed fashion arrives in time for the winter season

Work december 2, 2016

Why Training Associates To Be Advocates Is Key To Retail Success

In our Future of Retail 2017 report, PSFK Labs discusses strategies to prioritize customer service, which begins with associate advocates

Media & Publishing december 2, 2016

Netflix Creates Binge Candle To Celebrate A New Season Of Gilmore Girls

The streaming service developed a special layered candle that creates candle with episode-specific smells

PSFK LABS REPORT

Future Of Work
Cultivating The Next Generation Of Leaders
NEW

Arts & Culture december 2, 2016

Interactive Film Tells A Story About Living With Cancer

A moving song written by a father of a cancer patient comes alive in a 3D environment

Automotive december 2, 2016

Audi And LEGO Exhibit Autonomous Vehicle Installation

The installation at Design Miami explores the 25th hour, which represents bonus productive work or play time

No search results found.