No matter how tough the economy or how busy we are, we need to laugh and that need has helped I Can Has Cheezburger? attract an enormous following of loyal users
Seattle, WA (PRWEB) October 5, 2009
In a clear sign that people are ready for a good laugh and have a desire to be happy, Cheezburger Network, formerly known as Pet Holdings, today announced that I Can Has Cheezburger? has served its billionth page - or 10 billion images - of cat-inspired photos and videos. The landmark was achieved in just over 33 months since the site launched in January 2007. It also comes on the heels of the company's September release of the four-week New York Times Best Seller "How to Take Over Teh Wurld: A LOLCat Guide 2 Winning," which includes a brand new collection of LOLcats that provides hilariously evil tips on attaining world domination in a motivational book (for cats).
"No matter how tough the economy or how busy we are, we need to laugh and that need has helped I Can Has Cheezburger? attract an enormous following of loyal users," said Ben Huh, CEO of Cheezburger Network. "The site's growth is fueled by everyday people who are finding out how funny they can be in front of millions of users."
The growing mainstream popularity of the site, which features funny photos of cats with humorous captions in broken English, has helped boost the traffic across the entire Cheezburger Network. With over 30 popular sites such as FAIL Blog, ROFLrazzi, GraphJam, and I Has a Hotdog, the Cheezburger Network attracts more than 11 million unique users and 200 million page views every month from people seeking quick comic relief. With over 10,000 videos and photos uploaded a day, all content is created by fans.
Huh attributes the success of the Cheezburger Network to a cultural phenomenon, "It really points towards human behavior. People like to laugh and they want to share the things that they find funny with other people. Also, people like to think they are funny so when others laugh, it gives them credibility."
For instance, FAIL Blog, one of the Top 10 YouTube channels of all time, has become an addictive thrill of random schadenfreude where people can't help but laugh at the misfortune of others. Another site called GraphJam has produced thousands of graphs and hilarious new interpretations of pop culture - rescuing pie charts, Venn diagrams, decision trees, and other graphs from the terminal boredom of the office.
Pet lovers who have a stash of fabulously funny feline photos to share or if they're just looking for a good LOL then be sure to check out: http://icanhascheezburger.com.
About Cheezburger Network
Cheezburger Network is one of the largest blog networks in the world where more than 11 million people come every month to get their daily dose of laughter. With 200 million page views per month, the Cheezburger network of more than 30 blogs including I Can Has Cheezburger, FAIL Blog, GraphJam, Emails From Crazy People, and There, I Fixed It is quickly becoming the new Internet media empire. Every day, more than 10,000 photos and videos are submitted and page views are growing at an annual clip of 300%. In addition to the blogs, two Cheezburger inspired books as well as FAIL Nation (based on FAIL Blog) and Graph Out Loud (based on GraphJam) will be in bookstores on October 6.
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