"Boredat" sites shut down

December 11, 2009

The "Boredat" websites, where Ivy League students could post random thoughts anonymously, shut down last week after one of the sites came under attack from interlopers posting "racist" content. The founder of the "Boredat" sites says BoredatButler.com, dedicated to the musings of Columbia University students in the school's Butler Library, had become flooded with offensive posts. On each of the sites he created, the founder posted a message stating he does not condone hate speech or racist comments, and would only reinstate the sites if Boredat had a system to self-moderate. The emergence of campus-gossip sites has not been without controversy. JuicyCampus, perhaps the most notorious forum, shut down in February over a reported lack of revenue. Inside Higher Ed