The new API will help developers build a share-to-Cheezburger button in content creation apps … and help Cheezburger publish more silly cat pictures to a wider audience.
Fifty-plus sites, 375 million page views a month, 4.5 million contributors, and $30 million in venture capital: Ben Huh’s Cheezburger Network has come a long ways from one little cat cartoon site, I Can Haz Cheezburger.
Who cares about good design or bad design, Ben Huh of the wildly successful Cheezburger network of comedy sites said today at GROW 2012. According to Huh, you don’t need great design to have a successful design. “We have one of the worst-looking sites on the planet,” Huh admitted.
Cheezburger Network is planning a major shift in how it grows and adds new sites and categories. The humor network is building functionality that will allow the massive Cheezburger community to create its own sub-sites and communities based on emergent crowdsourced categories.
Essentially, the web’s comedy community is giving the keys of the kingdom to its users.
Sites like I Can Has Cheezburger, Fail Blog, and The Daily What may seem frivolous (because, well, they are), but they’ve just attracted $30 million in venture funding for Cheezburger Network, the company that owns them.