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Cheezburger is going to have a TV show on BravoTV! From the press release…
Ever wonder who is behind those hilarious cat memes? Bravo Media goes inside the office for ICanHasCheezburger.com, one of the largest humor publishers on the Internet, with “LOLwork” on Wednesday, November 7 at 11 p.m., ET/PT. The 30-minute doc-com goes inside the world of Ben Huh and his eccentric staff as they attempt to make the world laugh five minutes a day by putting nimble yet grammatically incorrect captions on cute photos of domesticated pets and animals. For a sneak peek into their quirky world, visit: http://www.bravotv.com/lolwork/season-1/videos/hidden-talents-at-cheezburger
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I often receive questions from readers about my experience working on the web, at Cheezburger, and so forth. I enjoy it when people reach out to me, which is why I make all of my contact information—including my phone number—available on my contact page. If you have a question for me, on- or off-topic, please don’t hesitate to send me a note.
Recently, someone sent me an e-mail asking…
When [Cheezburger] began, what were you more concerned about, getting a lot of users or building a great site? Or did both of those just kind of grow together?
I was featured in an NextCast interview on GeekWire today. Apparently, at some point in the interview, I mentioned that working at Cheezburger “beats laying railroad ties”….which is true, obviously…though I don’t recall saying it.
I haven’t actually watched the interview yet, so we’ll get to find out together “if” or “how” I embarrassed myself with that comment!
I’ve finally hit the big time! Lego has made an figure of me (minus the bowtie)!
For the last several months, I’ve been relatively absent from this space. The reason why is that we’ve been hard at work developing a new version of the Cheezburger sites. Today, we launched a public beta at (which you can compare to the old site).
The abbreviated version of what we’ve been doing for the last several months can be summed up in this one simple phrase: addition by subtraction.
We cut the clutter, got rid of the noise, and brought the funny pictures front and center. There is more laughs per pixel, less advertising getting in the way, and a more streamlined experience overall.
Cheezburger recently turned 5 years old! Hooray for us! Who would have ever thought that a silly web site about cats could transform into the leading destination for online humor?!
Sadly, after 5 years, Cheezburger, and the entire Internet, are facing the most serious thread of censorship that has ever existed in the United States: SOPA.
At Cheezburger today we took some time to reflect on how we’ve done the last few months using a technique called, “Mad, Sad, Glad”. Each person took a few sticky notes to express how they thought things had been going.
Turns out this is a great way to harvest success and surface impediments.
Recently, someone asked me my views on this article which reaches these conclusions based on analysis of StackOverflow reputation data:
- Number of coders drops significantly with age. Top developer numbers, at age 27, drop by half every 6-7 years.
- Developers in their 40′s answer roughly twice as much and ask half the questions compared to colleagues in their 20′s. It seems younger generation learns and older generation teaches.
- Quality of posts, i.e. upvotes earned by post, only slightly increases with age.
- Senior [developers] earn their high reputation by being more active than younger developers.
Ring the bell! We finally hit the big time, kids!