Click over to Canv.as.com and you read this:
"What is Canvas? Canvas is a place to share and play with images. Explore new content created by other users, vote on your favorites, and even make your own image remixes with the in-browser editor."
The site is run by some young New Yorkers, who see a niche in bringing a more fun social aspect to sharing photos. You can comment on pictures, remix images, add stickers to pics you like and more. Could be a fun thing, for those who have the time!
Irreverent and fun seem to be the guiding principles. But the tech market likes innovation and will pay for it. So far, the founders of the site have brought in $3.7 million in funding, per VentureBeat, which also writes...
"Canv.as is trying to remove that technical barrier to entry by making it simple to edit images. It doesn’t require users to purchase (or pirate) larger image-editing programs like Photoshop. And so far it seems like a pretty vibrant community, with hundreds of original images appearing on the site daily. I’ve been using the site for several months and it looks like it has done a good job replicating the same rogue-ish feel the 4chan website originally had, but with a more approachable vibe.
The site lets users moderate content by voting up original and popular submissions with “stickers” and quickly reporting offensive content — and down-vote unpopular content with stickers as well. Poole’s team regularly changes what kind of stickers are available depending on the pop culture flavor of the month. For example, when Internet celebrity Rebecca Black was popular, a custom sticker was made that poked fun at her song “Friday.” The site also encourages participation by handing out a limited number of “#1″ stickers that they can award funny images."
‘The Comcast Evening News’
1 year ago