4Chan founder Christopher Poole (aka Moot) plugged his new “Canvas” project this weekend at South by Southwest (SXSW) in Austin, Texas.
The closed beta website currently offers members an in-browser editor that facilitates easy, anonymous posting (after a FB Connect login) of altered and shared images.
Future iterations of “Canvas” are expected to boast advanced editing and sharing of music and videos.
“Canvas in its current form represents just a kernel of our long-term vision for the site, and we couldn’t be more excited about what’s in store,” Canvas staff explained in an official blog post.
During a keynote address at SXSW, Poole reiterated Canvas endeavored to create a unique online social culture that would be totally separate from 4Chan.
“We’re [definitely] not building 4chan 2.0,” he emphasized.
The new site is reportedly backed by a number of prominent venture capitalists, including Ron Conway, Andreessen Horowitz, SV Angel, Lerer Ventures, Founder Collective, Joshua Schachter, Chris Dixon and Caterina Fake.