/b/ is a 4chan message board. What does this really mean and what are people saying about it? Let’s take a short ride together.
/b/ was the first board created when the platform was launched in 2003, and it stood for “anime/random” at the time.
While /b/ allows for the discussion and posting of any type of content, the community etiquette is to limit discussion on /b/ to topics that are specialties or the focus of other boards on 4chan.
A /b/ user was arrested in October 2006 for threatening to bomb multiple NFL stadiums. He was sentenced to six months in prison followed by six months under house arrest.
When the United States Department of Justice shut down Megaupload in January 2012, Anonymous retaliated by hacking into various websites, including those of the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
During the attacks, /b/ provided live coverage of the event as well as early information on how to watch various websites go down.