Friday, February 29, 2008

Hate isn't Juicy. A letter from the Founder of JuicyCampus.com

Hey Juicy Campers,

Thanks so much for your support over the past few months! We’ve grown bigger and faster than we ever expected, and we owe it all to you.

You’ve posted thousands and thousands of messages spanning a whole wide range of juicy topics. There are hilarious posts about drunken antics, helpful posts about classes and professors, and thought provoking posts about race, gender and sexuality. As you know, the site is pretty entertaining now!

Unfortunately, it hasn’t all been fun and games. Some of the things that have been posted have been mean-spirited, and we have received emails from people claiming to have been defamed on the site. Our hope for the site has always been that JuicyCampus would be a place for fun, lighthearted gossip, rather than a place to tear down people or groups.

We want you to be able to post about the topics that are most important, interesting and entertaining to you. We want you to share truthful stories about the hilarious things that you and your friends are doing on the weekends. We want you to post about the real-life scandals that are happening in Student Government, and in the Administration. We want you to give your opinions on the best and worst classes and professors. We want you to make JuicyCampus Juicy, not hateful.

So, we appeal to you to keep JuicyCampus the fun place that it was meant to be. Please consider whether your post is entertaining or just mean, and whether using a person’s full name really adds value, or if it would be just as juicy as a blind item. Remember that words can hurt, and the people you are talking about are real. Ultimately, JuicyCampus is created by our users, and we ask that you please take this responsibility seriously.


Keep it Juicy,


Matt Ivester
Founder, JuicyCampus.com




A (boring) note from our lawyers:

All users of JuicyCampus.com are subject to JuicyCampus.com’s Terms and Conditions, which can be read here.

Please be advised that Juicy Campus is not the author of the posts that appear on the site. Rather, Juicy Campus is the provider of an interactive computer service. As such, pursuant to 47 U.S.C. Section 230, Juicy Campus is immune from liability arising from content posted by users.

New Campus -- JuicyCampus!

There seem to be students who have a strong desire to discuss JuicyCampus itself, so in order to enable this, while minimizing disruption to other users looking for campus gossip, we've added "JuicyCampus" as one of our campuses. Just type "JuicyCampus" into the "Choose your Campus" box.

Now you've got a place where you can talk about how much you love or hate JuicyCampus, additional features that you would like added, and to what degree you think the site should be moderated.

Because posts about JuicyCampus and its employees aren't school specific, and aren't college gossip, any posts about JuicyCampus not in this area will be considered spam.

New News about Juicy...

The Press flood continues... Enjoy!

Philebrity
http://www.philebrity.com/2008/02/19/juicycampus-gives-a-web-voice-to-what-youre-already-saying-anyway/

SMU
http://media.www.smudailycampus.com/media/storage/paper949/news/2008/02/19/Opinion/The-Juice.Isnt.Worth.The.Squeeze-3218684.shtml

TCU
http://media.www.tcudailyskiff.com/media/storage/paper792/news/2008/02/20/News/Resolution.Aims.To.Hush.College.Gossip.Web.Site-3220586.shtml

Princeton
http://www.dailyprincetonian.com/2008/02/22/20220/

University of Nebraska
http://media.www.unogateway.com/media/storage/paper968/news/2008/02/22/NationalNews/Site-Spurs.Juicy.Gossip.And.Potential.Defamation-3224907.shtml

Western Illinois University
http://media.www.westerncourier.com/media/storage/paper650/news/2008/02/22/Opinion/Web-Site.Encourages.Childish.Behavior-3226219.shtml

Penn
http://media.www.dailypennsylvanian.com/media/storage/paper882/news/2008/02/21/Opinion/Simeon.Mcmillan.Meaningless.Gossip-3224585.shtml

Brown
http://media.www.browndailyherald.com/media/storage/paper472/news/2008/02/21/CampusNews/New-Site.Provides.Gossip.Outlet-3225440.shtml

UNC
http://media.www.dailytarheel.com/media/storage/paper885/news/2008/02/21/Opinion/Electronic.burn.Book-3223999.shtml
http://media.www.dailytarheel.com/media/storage/paper885/news/2008/02/20/StateNational/Some-Campuses.Work.To.Ban.Gossip.Site.Juicycampus.com-3220825.shtml

Virginia Tech
http://www.collegiatetimes.com/stories/2008/02/20/editorial__juicycampus_com_is_not_productive_or_necessary

Carnegie Mellon
http://www.thetartan.org/2008/2/18/news/gossip

BostonNow.com
http://www.bostonnow.com/blogs/knockbeforeyouenter/2008/02/19/juicycampuscom-nothing-but-trouble

ComputerWorld.com
http://blogs.computerworld.com/students_have_distaste_for_juicy_dirt

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Associated Press does an Article...

Wow, over the past week, we have gotten A LOT of press. About half of it has been from an article put out by the Associated press. Below is a list of sites that picked up the story...

Edmonton Sun
http://www.edmontonsun.com/News/World/2008/02/19/4858198-sun.html

P2PNet
http://www.p2pnet.net/story/15003

ZDnet
http://education.zdnet.com/?p=1532

NY Daily News
http://www.nydailynews.com/topics/JuicyCampus.com

Star-Telegram Dallas-Forthworth TX
http://www.star-telegram.com/news/story/479252.html

CNet
http://blogs.cnet.com/8301-13507_1-9874053-18.html

CBS Boston
http://wbztv.com/watercooler/JuicyCampus.Juicy.Campus.2.656653.html

Indepth Blog
http://www.indepthblog.com/2008/02/18/juicycampuscom/

Transworld News
http://www.transworldnews.com/NewsStory.aspx?id=37320&cat=14

CNN
http://www.cnn.com/2008/TECH/02/18/juicy.website.ap/index.html

Post Chronicle
http://www.postchronicle.com/news/original/article_212131246.shtml

Plime
http://www.plime.com/q/juicycampus.com/

Wral
http://www.wral.com/news/technology/story/2448920/

Isill
http://www.isil.org/channels/archives/13369

ABC 7 news
http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=news/entertainment&id=5964537&pt=print

Cox San Diego
http://sandiego.cox.net/cci/newsnational/national?_mode=view&_state=maximized&view=article&id=D8USGK1O0&_action=validatearticle

Coloardo State U
http://www.today.colostate.edu/index.asp?url=display_story&story_id=1003932

Gainesville Sun
http://www.gainesvillesun.com/article/20080218/NEWS/802180324/1007/NEWS

Reading Eagle

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/J/JUICY_CAMPUS?SITE=PAREA&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

Yahoo News
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080218/ap_on_hi_te/juicy_campus

News Tin

http://www.newstin.com/sim/us/42219344/en-010-000532357

iABCNews
http://i.abcnews.com/TheLaw/Technology/story?id=4297970&page=1

Boston Now
http://www.bostonnow.com/news/local/2008/02/18/039juicycampus039-post-rubbing-some-wrong-way

CBS Local News North Carolina
http://cbs3.com/local/juicycampus.web.site.2.656977.html

OCALA

http://www.ocala.com/article/20080218/NEWS/802180328/1016/ENTERTAINMENT

Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/02/17/AR2008021701147.html?hpid=sec-education

Washington Times
http://washingtontimes.com/article/20080220/CULTURE/449901944/1015

Sunday, February 24, 2008

We're expanding again!

That's right, the Juice is coming to 25 more campuses!

Be sure to request your campus this week by using the link below so that it can be considered...

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

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

New Server - Faster Juice

As of 8am PST this morning JuicyCampus is now being hosted on an ultra fast mega server. Now the whole world can get the juice, and we'll still be fast. Thanks for sticking it out with us during the upgrade!

Keep it Juicy,
The JuicyCampus Team

Thursday, February 7, 2008

More Juicy Press

People are really starting to pay attention to JuicyCampus.

Here's some of the recent Press...

From the UCLA paper...
Campus gossip Web sites satisfy curious students while bringing up ...

And we were on the Shepard Smith show on Fox News...

http://www.foxnews.com/foxreport/

Too Popular -- Mega Servers Coming Soon

As many of you know, being popular can be tough...

Every day thousands and thousands more people are discovering JuicyCampus. There is more juicy gossip on the site than ever before! But as a result of all these visitors, the site has slowed down -- our servers can't handle the juice.

SO... we're upgrading servers. We're getting state-of-the-art mega servers, that will be able to handle us. We hope to have the site back to it's original fast speed soon, and we thank you for you patience while we work this out.

Keep it Juicy,
The JuicyCampus Team

50 More Campuses

So we forgot to actually officially announce that we added 50 more campuses, so...

JuicyCampus is proud to welcome the following 50 additional campuses...

Air Force
Arizona State Univesity
Auburn University
Baylor University
Bob Jones
Boston College
Boston University
Boulder
Brown
BYU
Cal State - Long Beach
Chapman University
Columbia
Cornell
Dartmouth
Davidson College
DePaul University
Emory University
Harding University
Harvard
Michigan State
MIT
Navy
New York University
Notre Dame University
Penn State Univesrity
Princeton
Southern Methodist University
SUNY - Buffalo
Texas A&M
Texas Christian University
The Ohio State University
Tulane University
U Penn
UC Berkeley
UC Irvine
UC San Diego
UC Santa Barbara
University of Arizona
University of Florida
University of Illinois
University of Miami
University of Nevada - Las Vegas
University of San Diego
University of Virginia
University of Wisconsin - Whitewater
Vanderbilt University
Virginia Tech
Wake Forest University
Yale