The college gossip web site JuicyCampus shut down Feb. 4 because the site's funding ran dry, about 18 months after first riling college students and campus officials who supported banning the site because of its salacious and hurtful comments.

In a statement titled "A Juicy Shutdown," JuicyCampus founder and CEO Matt Ivester said the foundering economy doomed the site, not criticism of its anonymous comments--often sexist, racist, and homophobic--aimed at students, student groups, and professors.

"Unfortunately, even with great traffic and strong user loyalty, a business can't survive and grow without a steady stream of revenue to support it," Ivester said in...

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