BobaBoard is a highly-experimental social media software platform, focused on the needs of transformative fandom.
Spearheaded and developed by Ms. Boba—a self-defined "chaotic-ethical" Software Engineer/Entrepreneur, with an ADHD-led hyperfixation for creating better online communities—BobaBoard has been in development since mid-2020, and in closed alpha since 6/9/2020.
On 6/9/2021, BobaBoard announced its next expansion: Realms. Signups are currently invite-only.
About Ms. Boba
A woman of many names, identities, and interests, BobaBoard's CEO, CTO (and Senior Vice Janitor) has been around online fandoms for almost twenty years.
From fanfictions, to fanarts, to doujinshi scanlations, to fan-made games, to running events (and ideating a few unusual ones), to shitposts, to memes, to many things you can think of and some you can't—she's done it all.
Motivated by pure spite at Tumblr's sudden betrayal, and increasingly frustrated by the soulless, corporate internet, she spent the past couple years building BobaBoard—all while making friends with (and learning from) countless amazing people from fandom, tech and beyond.
The Not-So-Secret goal of this Not-So-Secret
Journal Newsletter is to force Ms. Boba to chronicle the inner workings of BobaBoard, and to write down her research into online community spaces for fandom and beyond. This will help BobaBoard thrive by gathering feedback from interested stakeholders earlier in the development process, and by enabling those who know better than Ms. Boba to raise objections and expand her thinking.
Oh, right. Raising funds to support development and let Ms. Boba have weekends again is also a nice side-effect.
Is this the same as the BobaBoard Newsletter?
No. The BobaBoard Newsletter (available on www.bobaboard.com) is a high level overview of the future of BobaBoard. This is a deep dive on a variety of related (and unrelated topics).