Thursday, October 3, 2013

Check out Kindr

Get Kindr from the App Store

The Founder of JuicyCampus.com has just released the world's first kindness app - Kindr.  It's an iPhone app the makes it fun and easy to give compliments to friends and family.  It also has a "Good News" reader where users can read inspiring stories of kindness.  More info at www.kindr.me or get the iPhone app in the App Store 

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Get lol...OMG! for FREE in honor of Data Privacy Day


You can get Matt Ivester's new book about digital citizenship FREE Jan 27-30 on Amazon. More info at: www.lolomgfree.com

"Matt Ivester has written a guide to the opportunities and dangers of social networks and online behavior that will not only save reputations but literally save lives." - David Bohnett, Founder of GeoCities.com

Thursday, October 13, 2011

lol...OMG!: A New Book by JuicyCampus Founder Matt Ivester



Founder of JuicyCampus.com, Matt Ivester, has written a new book. It's called lol..OMG!: What Every Student Needs to Know About Online Reputation Management, Digital Citizenship and Cyberbullying.

Learn more at: www.lolomgbook.com

Buy it at: http://www.amazon.com/lol-OMG-Reputation-Management-Citizenship-Cyberbullying/dp/1466242078/ref=tmm_pap_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1318447830&sr=8-30

Matt Ivester & lol...OMG! on Fortune.com



Check out this great piece on JuicyCampus founder Matt Ivester and his new book, lol...OMG!: What Every Student Needs to Know About Online Reputation Management, Digital Citizenship and Cyberbullying.

http://management.fortune.cnn.com/2011/10/12/from-gossip-site-founder-to-web-reputation-defender/

Buy it now on Amazon.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

A Juicy Shutdown

Juicy Campers,

What a wild ride this has been! In the past year and a half, JuicyCampus has become synonymous with college gossip, and is more popular than I could have ever expected. We’ve expanded to more than 500 campuses across the US, and have more than a million unique visitors coming to the site every month. It’s clear that we have provided a platform that students have found interesting, entertaining, and fun.

Unfortunately, even with great traffic and strong user loyalty, a business can’t survive and grow without a steady stream of revenue to support it. In these historically difficult economic times, online ad revenue has plummeted and venture capital funding has dissolved. JuicyCampus’ exponential growth outpaced our ability to muster the resources needed to survive this economic downturn, and as a result, we are closing down the site as of Feb. 5, 2009.

On behalf of everyone here at JuicyCampus, I would like to thank all of our users for reading, contributing to, and telling your friends about the site. And I’d like to thank everyone who has engaged in meaningful discussion about online privacy and internet censorship. JuicyCampus has raised issues that have passionate advocates on both sides, and I hope that dialogue will continue. While there are parts of JuicyCampus that none of us will miss – the mean-spirited posts and personal attacks – it has also been a place for the fun, lighthearted gossip of college life. I hope that is how it is remembered.

Keep it Juicy,

Matt Ivester
Founder & CEO
JuicyCampus.com

Shutdown FAQs

What is happening to JuicyCampus?

JuicyCampus is shutting down as of February 5, 2009. ALL TRAFFIC IS BEING REDIRECTED TO www.collegeacb.com (check out their BLOG for more details)

Why is this happening?

JuicyCampus’ growth outpaced our ability to muster the resources needed to survive the economic downturn and the current level of revenue generated is simply not sufficient to keep the site alive.

How long have you known this was going to happen?

The whole team at JuicyCampus has worked tirelessly the past few weeks to consider all possible options for keeping the site open. It was not until Feb. 2, 2009 that the site's leadership made the difficult decision to shut down.

Does this have anything to do with the investigations by Attorneys General? Other legal reasons?

No, not at all. No charges were ever brought against JuicyCampus by any AG. The site is likewise not shutting down as a result of any lawsuits or other sort of legal trouble. JuicyCampus' services and policies have always been well within the law.

Is this because advertisers pulled their ads from your site?

No. Online ad spend dropped across the board as the economy took a turn for the worse. Our advertisers have spent less, but have remained loyal, and for that we are very much appreciative.

Is this because too many campuses banned you?

No. The vast majority of campuses decided not to censor their students. Our traffic levels have remained very strong. Any revenue lost as a result of the campuses that banned us was negligible.

What does this mean for all the posts?
As of February 2, 2009, all posts will no longer be publicly available.

What about my privacy? If I wrote on the Site, will my IP be released?

JuicyCampus will maintain the same policy we have always enforced -- IP addresses will not be released without a lawful subpoena.

What's next for Matt Ivester?

He'll be consulting with some startups in the Los Angeles area, and is already brainstorming his next big website.

Who can I speak with if I have questions in the future about JuicyCampus?

We’ll keep our Customer Service email account active and probably will check it from time to time. If you have any comments/questions please email cs@juicycampus.com and someone might get back to you. (On the day of shutdown, we may experience temporary email outages, just try again later).

What is the future of JuicyCampus? Does it have plans to come back?

As of now, JuicyCampus does not have any plans to come back, but who knows what the future might hold. If you have any ideas, email us...

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Who Want's to be a Millionaire?

JuicyCampus.com was a featured question on Who Want's to be a Millionaire! The episode originally aired 10/20/08, with the following $300 question...

JuicyCampus.com is a controversial gossip Web site for and about what people?
A: Musicians B: Airline pilots C: Health care professionals D: College students

And as luck would have it, the show will be re-aired Feb. 11, 2009. So if you missed it the first time, be sure to tune in!