NYT: Funny Cat Picture Web Empire

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NYT: Funny Cat Picture Web Empire

Post by RJN » Tue Jun 15, 2010 8:38 pm

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/14/techn ... urger.html

Title: Once Just a Site With Funny Cat Pictures, and Now a Web Empire
Mr. Huh, a 32-year-old entrepreneur, first became aware of I Can Has Cheezburger, which pairs photos of cats with quirky captions, after it linked to his own pet blog. His site immediately crumbled under the resulting wave of visitors.


Most of the material the company posts is created by readers, who can Photoshop a funny caption onto an image or remix a popular video in minutes and submit it to one of the Cheezburger sites for consideration. The company says that each day it receives more than 18,000 submissions from readers.