4chan Spins Off A More Mainstream Image Board

4chan Spins Off A More Mainstream Image Board
technology

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.

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