Chan from “2channel” and verse from “universe” make the word Chanverse.
This term I use to refer to all the anonymous text and image boards that exist.
I am actually a newcomer. My first visit to a *chan was about 2-3 years ago. Prior to then, I knew basically nothing.
On top of that… I’ve found I’m not actually all that interested in *chan culture. While I do have an interest, it’s not quite as big as my interest in Japanese Media.
I don’t even regularly visit any *chans anymore, with 4-ch and maybe Sushichan being the only ones I occasionally check up on. This is mostly because most chans are slow and none really appeal to my interests.