JuicyCampus, one of the vilest social networking websites ever created, is no more:
JuicyCampus, a site that let students anonymously post gossip about other students at their schools that had been wrangling university administrators, has shut itself down, citing the economic downturn, the Associated Press reported.
Launched on seven campuses in 2007, the site was attracting over 1 million unique visitors.
The site's notorious posts on topics like "the biggest slut on campus" had also prompted several schools to block access to the site, and a probe to determine whether it violated New Jersey's Consumer Fraud Act.
Well, that's one benefit of the economic downturn.
I have been slowly working on a "best of Popehat" retrospective that I'd intended to run at the new year. That will have to wait for another milestone, perhaps our approaching 2000th post. But whenever it's completed, it will surely include one of my co-blogger Ken's finest posts, on JuicyCampus and its thuggish founder Matt Ivester, "Squeezing the Juice".