8chan (8ch.net) is an American imageboard with an international userbase where anyone can freely create new communities (or boards) to discuss their hobbies.
8chan is owned by N.T. Technology Inc. and partnered with Japanese textboard 2ch.net, Japan's biggest bulletin board system (BBS). 2ch.net has influenced Japanese society heavily, with millions of posts from millions of users every day. 8chan can be considered 2ch.net's international offshoot sister website.
8chan has been mentioned as an influential website in several media outlets, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, CBC News, VICE News, Ars Technica, Metro US, Engadget, Motherboard, Le Monde, and The Huffington Post.
Stats for June 2017:
Pageviews per Month: 6,540,681,772
Unique Visitors per Month: 7,636,311
According to Alexa, 8chan's global rank is 5,370 and its U.S. rank is 2,130, with a bounce rate of 34.40% and daily time on site per visitor of 8 minutes and 27 seconds, on average.
According to SimilarWeb, 8chan's worldwide rank is 3,742 and its U.S. rank is 1,865, with a bounce rate of 39.82% and average visit duration of 7 minutes and 24 seconds, on average.
Users on 8chan are interested in a variety of topics, with communities built around political discussion and news, video games, Japanese entertainment products and media, American media and literature, as well as erotica and fetish products.
Restrictions apply: no child porn, child modeling, child cartoon porn (“loli”) or erotic stories involving children, no bestiality, no drugs (including research chemicals, precursors, spores, seeds, and paraphernalia), and no casinos.