Almost everyone with the internet has heard of 4chan – ridiculous anonymous posts, flame-wars, trolling and crazy memes.
I introduce you to 4chan’s mother… 2chan.
It is an open forum with millions of users – discussions range from literally anything. To serious advice and totally random rubbish.
Here’s a news article about 2chan giving you an insight into it’s more serious side.
It is a really important part of Japan-internet life and possibly the most active forum online. It only attracted the stay-at-home computer nerd types at first… but now it is known by almost all young Japanese internet users.
It is often featured in the news – the most famous story being one of an otaku guy who spoke up when a lady was being harassed on the train and they ended up together in the end. Aww.