4chan is a social media tool used to share and comment on photos using a bulletin board style layout. Born in 2003 from the bedroom of a 15-year old student in NYC, the website’s intent was to discuss Japanese comics and television shows.
Unlike traditional forums, 4chan does not have a registration system, which means that users can post images and comments anonymously. Any nickname can be chosen with each post.
4chan relies on a network of moderators to look after its channels. Junior moderators are also known as Janitors.