The Story of the Cheezburger

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The Story of the Cheezburger

  1. 1. The Story of the CheezburgerBen Huh, CEO and Founder of Cheezburger @benhuh
  2. 2. @benhuh
  3. 3. From 1905 @benhuh
  4. 4. January 11, 2007 @benhuh
  5. 5. Sept. ’07: Buy ICHC @benhuh
  6. 6. FAIL Blog added 4/08 @benhuh
  7. 7. 60+ sites20,000 user-created sites @benhuh
  8. 8. One of the world’s largest humor destinations. @benhuh
  9. 9. But WHY? @benhuh
  10. 10. Earth Sun @benhuh
  11. 11. Media Durty, nasty, dumb people @benhuh
  12. 12. GoogleFacebook Twitter @benhuh
  13. 13. What do thesecompanies have in common? @benhuh
  14. 14. Users create more content in 1 day thanthe media does in a year. @benhuh
  15. 15. The Unwashed Masses @benhuh
  16. 16. Internet Culture willproduce Rockstars of Tomorrow. @benhuh
  17. 17. Crap is now gold @benhuh
  18. 18. Being weird doesn’tmean you’re alone. Thx, Internet. @benhuh
  19. 19. Damn it. @benhuh
  20. 20. Stupid, Fad, Dumb,What’s wrong with America? @benhuh
  21. 21. The bigger you get... @benhuh
  22. 22. Ignorers gonna... wut? @benhuh
  23. 23. Finding success:It’s not a gold rush @benhuh
  24. 24. It’s matchmaking @benhuh
  25. 25. We are more likely toadvertise a business for free than ever before. @benhuh
  26. 26. But they won’t tell your story.They’ll tell theirs. @benhuh
  27. 27. @benhuh
  28. 28. @benhuh
  29. 29. Diversity of: SourcesPerspectivesEngagement @benhuh
  30. 30. @benhuh
  31. 31. Institution ofpopular culture(Media-Driven) @benhuh
  32. 32. Embodiment ofInternet Culture (User-Driven) @benhuh
  33. 33. The Internet vs.The Interwebs @benhuh
  34. 34. @benhuh
  35. 35. I consume,therefore I Internet (verb) @benhuh
  36. 36. @benhuh
  37. 37. I participate,therefore I am the Internets (noun) @benhuh
  38. 38. “I live in theIntertubes” @benhuh
  39. 39. Money is only useful if you follow your dreams. @benhuh
  40. 40. Make the world happy everyday. @benhuh

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