What does news aggregator Fark have that Digg, Twitter and all the other fancy Web 2.0 sites lack? Aside from actual profits (which is no small feat), Fark has appeared as a category on Jeopardy twice. In November 2007, contestants had a little trouble with the headline-based questions, but tonight, when the second installment aired, one contestant (perhaps a Fark reader herself?) managed to get 4 out of 5 questions correct. How about you?

The questions — all chosen by Jeopardy’s producers — were quite funny, although Fark owner Drew Curtis told me the question taking a crack at the Pope was “a little stronger than I would have expected Jeopardy to go, considering their middle-America audience. But good on ’em, I would have picked it.”


VentureBeat's mission is to be a digital town square for technical decision-makers to gain knowledge about transformative technology and transact. Our site delivers essential information on data technologies and strategies to guide you as you lead your organizations. We invite you to become a member of our community, to access:
  • up-to-date information on the subjects of interest to you
  • our newsletters
  • gated thought-leader content and discounted access to our prized events, such as Transform 2021: Learn More
  • networking features, and more
Become a member