CollegeACB's new boss seeks new direction for campus gossip site

March 9, 2011

The new proprietor of CollegeACB, a controversial online forum aimed at college students, promises reforms to "push the culture of the site in a more positive and productive direction." The new owner, who declined to disclose his identity to Inside Higher Ed, argues that with the right design, CollegeACB could work as a legitimate setting for frank discussions about college life. The company may write mechanisms that recognize certain epithets and names and redact them automatically. "We can't and shouldn't control what people say. We can only guide them to say better things," the owner says. "We think that we can develop tools that will highlight the good and decrease the bad." Inside Higher Ed