Over at City Desk, Ryan Reilly reports on the demise of the online college gossipmonger “Juicy Campus.” Apparently, providing a venue for college kids to punk their frenemies isn’t very lucrative. In a presser, Juicy Campus founder Matt Ivester admitted that “even with great traffic and strong user loyalty, a business can’t survive and grow without a steady stream of revenue to support it.”
Juicy Campus was a lot of things—-potentially libelous, bitchy, unsuccessful. I’d like to think the story I wrote last year on the site’s expansion to Georgetown brought out Juicy’s lighter side. This was all the way back in Septeber, when Juicy Campus was still colonizing campuses with a bang instead of folding with a whimper. Oh, memories. Relive the gossip in all its glory here, before the site folds tomorrow.
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