Sep 17, 2009
Pet Holdings, the parent company of I Can Has Cheezburger and about a dozen other UGC sites, has taken over spot #1 on the Seattle 2.0 Seattle Startup Index. As Marcelo notes, just recently Pet Holdings sites have been featured in Time Magazine, MSNBC, and Ben Huh made an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live. That sort of exposure can drive a back-office IT staff nuts trying to keep the ship afloat when the visitors start pouring in.
Congratulations to Scott Porad and the tech team there for putting together an operation that can scale up to meet the insane (and unpredictable) demands put on their infrastructure. And congrats to Ben and the marketing operation for getting such excellent exposure for what has turned out to be one of the web’s #1 humor destinations.
For a good laugh, check out Pet Holdings’ newest site: http://thereifixedit.com/. ROFLMAO.
May 18, 2009
I think I mentioned that last week I heard Scott Porad, the CTO of Pet Holdings, speak at the monthly Seattle Tech Startups meeting. After hearing him talk I started poking around FAIL Blog again after a lengthy hiatus.
Found this gem on there today: “Slogan Fail”. Take a gander and prepare to ride the roflcopter!
May 14, 2009
UPDATE:Here are Vanessa Fox’s slides and here is Scott Porad’s slide deck.
Last night at STS Vanessa Fox of Nine By Blue gave a great talk on SEO – she really, *really* knows her stuff and is one of the acknowledged worldwide experts on the topic. Scott Porad of Pet Holdings (I Can Has Cheezburger, and other sites) then talked about User-Generated Content and wove together a lot of great thoughts into a very interesting presentation.
Mike Koss of StartPad has posted both videos here for your viewing pleasure. Highly recommended!