Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Juicy in the News

Here's the latest press...

An article at Pepperdine

http://graphic.pepperdine.edu/news/2008/2008-1-24-juicy.htm

And a response to the events described in that article

http://newsbuf.blogspot.com/2008/01/alumna-questions-sga-resolution.html

And an article at Cornell...

http://cornellsun.com/node/26741

Juicy Names?

Over the past few weeks we've received several emails asking us to remove posts that use people's full names. It's not an easy issue to tackle, and our policy will evolve as the site continues to grow. But here's how we have answered those concerns thus far...


Two of the biggest problems we face when considering this issue are how strict to be and how exactly to implement some sort of restriction.

For example, should people be allowed to use the names of professors? What about people in student government? Athletes? It seems obvious that a total ban on names would be overbroad, but that leaves us in the position of trying to decide which names to allow. We don't have the resources to determine who people are, and whether others should be allowed to talk about them, and we don't think most people would want to leave that decision up to us anyway.

But what if we decided to eliminate all posts with names? How would we implement it? Could we create a filter? But then people will just start writing Jo-h-nn_y instead of Johnny. Could we manually screen all posts? No, we could not. Already, JuicyCampus has tens of thousands of posts and replies, and we are growing rapidly.

So, for now, we leave it to our users to decide how they want to use the site, and what they think is appropriate (subject to our Terms and Conditions).

Juicy Campus Launches at 50 more campuses...

Juicy Campus has expanded to 50 new college campuses. Check them all out here...

http://www.juicycampus.com/supported_campuses.php

Monday, January 28, 2008

JuicyCampus too popular!

As many of you know, being popular just isn't easy. In fact, sometimes it's really tough.

Yesterday, we had so many visitors on JuicyCampus.com that our site couldn't handle it, and we had to take it down for a day.

The good news is, we're back up and running!

We're sorry for the inconvenience and we appreciate your support.

Keep it Juicy!
The JuicyCampus Team

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Welcome Back!

Welcome back to campus!

It's going to be a big semester on JuicyCampus!

We're getting ready to expand to more schools and add a bunch of new features, so check back often.

And as ever, we'd love to hear from our users, so if you have ideas about how the site could be better, would like to request your campus, or whatever, just let us know at cs@juicycampus.com.

-The JuicyCampus Team


PS -- Did you see our article in Newsweek? If not, check it out here...
http://www.newsweek.com/id/74322

We got picked up on WRAL in NC

from
to cs@juicycampus.com
date Dec 23, 2007 6:52 PM
subject press coverage

Juicy Campus,

Great site--a wonderful place for students to vent; keep it up! In
addition to the press articles listed on your blog, WRAL, the CBS
affiliate for the Raleigh, Durham, Fayetteville, NC market has an
aritcle on your site due to a posting that has stirred up some feeling
on the Duke campus. The article is here:
http://www.wral.com/news/state/story/2211523/

Sincerely,