If you’ve ever used YouTube, you’ll know that it’s extremely easy to post videos there, gain a massive audience and then engage with them. The same goes for Twitter – if you’ve got a massive following, you can easily get people to follow you and then start a trending topic with your tweets. However, what happens when you want to post a link on 4chan? Unless you want to post a video, you’ll have to use a VPN to do it. Here’s how to post on 4chan with a VPN – and gain a better understanding of what is 4chan and what is not.
What is 4chan?
If you’ve never heard of 4chan, you’ll most likely be surprised to learn that it’s one of the largest and most popular social media platforms around. Launched in 2005 in an attempt to create a “joke” platform where members can share funny, relevant and interesting content with each other, 4chan quickly achieved notoriety for being a place where young people can congregate and share their views on the world around them. It’s a place where people can share tips, tricks and hacks to make things easier and more enjoyable for themselves. One of the major reasons for 4chan’s immense popularity is its “Anonymous” culture. Anyone can register an account on 4chan without having to provide any personal information. Moreover, because it’s a completely anonymous platform, there’s no way for admins to track or monitor users’ activity. This is quite different from other social networks where members have to provide personal information in order to use the platform effectively. Due to its open nature and lack of login requirements, anyone can post anytime and anywhere on 4chan, making the platform ideal for a quick joke, trending topic or cyberbullying scheme.
Why should you use a VPN to post on 4chan?
It’s well-known that the government and large corporations track users’ activity on the internet and social media platforms. This is mostly to prevent terrorism, cyberbullying and the spread of harmful content. In fact, the UK’s leading authority on internet security has stated that the majority of large-scale cyber attacks come from people within the UK itself. With each new generation relying more and more on technology, it’s crucial to ensure that their safety is a top priority.
It’s also well-established that Twitter and YouTube are not safe places to post content. This is mainly because the companies that own these platforms have a close relationship with the government and large corporations. As a result, they can and do make changes to their platform to maintain a certain level of safety and security. In some cases, this can mean limiting the types of content that users can post. In others, it may mean removing harmful content or limiting the ability of certain users to post. The owners of Twitter and YouTube have a financial incentive to keep their platforms safe and secure because these companies make a lot of money from users’ data and engagement. In other words, the owners of these platforms keep users safe in order to keep the users coming back for more. The same goes for 4chan.
The Difference Between 4chan and Other Social Networks
It’s important to remember that not all social networks are created equal, and this is especially true when comparing 4chan to other platforms like Twitter or YouTube. The fact is that 4chan is not a general purpose social network. While it offers a lot in the way of features and functions, it was designed for one thing – to be a place for people to post and share content while remaining anonymous.
As a result, if you’re looking for a place to hang out, meet new people and have some fun, you’d probably be better off on other social media platforms. Similarly, if you’re looking to spread a political message or rally people around an issue, you’d be better off doing so on Twitter or YouTube.
Now, if you’re looking for a place to have some fun and maybe even meet someone who shares your interests, you can’t go wrong with 4chan.
Setting Up Your VPN Connection To Post On 4chan
If you’re going to use a VPN to post on 4chan, you’ll need to make sure that you connect to one of the reputable providers. It’s essential to use a VPN that is not free because, as we’ve established, the government and large corporations track and monitor users’ activity. As a result, using a free VPN is essentially advertising to the authorities that you are indeed using their service to access a forbidden website. They may not like what you have to say, and they may decide to come after you. Moreover, in an attempt to maintain user safety and security, free VPNs often have fewer features than their premium counterparts, which may make it more difficult to use in certain situations.
As an example, in September 2018, Reddit banned all political content. The reason? According to a Reddit moderator, the platform banned political content because it noticed that many users were using VPNs to access it. As a result, the moderator stated that the platform is “now aware that there’s a lot of political discussion happening on these [VPN] servers” and that this has “seriously degraded the quality of discussion.” The decision to ban all political content was widely panned by the Reddit community, with many calling for the platform to bring back political discussions. In this case, using a VPN certainly didn’t help matters – it drew even more attention to the fact that you were trying to access a site that was banned on the platform.
Now, some VPNs have registered domains specifically for the purpose of circumventing website bans. However, this does come with a cost, usually in the form of expensive hidden fees. These fees generally apply whether you’re connecting from a public or private computer.
Connecting To 4chan Using the VPN
Once you’ve secured a VPN connection to 4chan, it’s time to use the platform. First, you’ll need to log in with your username and password. Once you’ve done that, you can then choose which board (subforum) you’d like to view. If you’ve never used the platform, it may be a good idea to first check out the FAQ board to get an idea of what is and isn’t allowed on the site. From there, you can choose the board that most interests you and begin posting content.
Remember, the entire point of using a VPN is to remain anonymous, and this is definitely required when posting on 4chan. If you’re worried about being tracked or monitored on the site, you may want to consider using a VPN that offers military-grade encryption or BitLocker support. There are also a wide variety of VPNs that support the Onion Router (Tor) network, which is entirely anonymous. If you’d like, you can even use a VPN for free, as most services will give you a limited amount of time to try their product before you’re asked to pay. In some cases, you may need to create a free account before you can take advantage of this trial offer.
Because 4chan is such a large and popular site, it’s always going to be filled with content that could be harmful to your privacy or security. As a result, it’s important to remember that whenever you post content to the site, you’re doing so on a completely open network that is accessible to the general public, including government officials and large corporations. This also means that the content you post will be available for others to see and then potentially misuse or abuse against you. In some cases, this could mean that you post details about your personal life, which may be completely unintended and unsolicited by the person publishing the content. This is why it’s essential to use a VPN whenever you post content to 4chan.