TinyFist: As the founder, sole owner, and CEO of Fark.com, Drew Curtis was in a very unique position where digital media was concerned. For 15 years, he watched as media evolved from an industry who eschewed and dismissed the digital realm to an industry very much aware that their survival depends on it.With over 2000 news items a day submitted by a pool of three million users, there's very little that happened in the world that didn't pass across Drew's desk, all thanks to the advances in digital media. And yet, without traditional journalism, there would've be nothing to report. Fark represented a new piece of the media consumption equation - curation.Fark deeply permeated the pop culture zeitgeist - in 2009 Fark was honored for the second time with its own category on Jeopardy. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wO3wVQkFMcoFark's influence continued to be felt 15 years after its founding - in 2014, Fark was mentioned by Yahoo Finance as the highest volume driver of Internet traffic per capita of any site on the Internet (and #9 overall on raw numbers). In pure English, Fark drove outbound traffic equivalent to a quarter of all Reddit traffic while being less than 1/10th of the size community-wise.Drew Curtis ran Fark.com in Kentucky and owned 100% of the company. Fark was self-funded and built entirely in-house. Drew appeared on every major news outlet dozens of times each, and had done over 1,000 radio interviews to date. Fark.com was heavily watched by media outlets for story ideas, and as a result many of the eye-catching news stories of the week originated from there.Previous speaking engagements included TED 2012 ("How I Beat a Patent Troll" - main conference at Long Beach), South By Southwest (2009, 2010, and 2011), multiple Poynter Institute symposiums, and Web 2.0 and assorted other social media conferences.Drew was also the author of It's Not News It's Fark: How Mass Media Tries to Pass Off Crap as News, possibly the only book in existence reviewed by both Dave ...
ModernPrimitive01: TinyFist:First Shirley Temple and now Drew. It's a sad day for old people everywhere
slayer199: I was sure 50 Shades of Grey would be on his list.
arkansized: Bart Ehrmann?Drew, you're my hero.
BalugaJoe: arkansized: Bart Ehrmann?Drew, you're my hero.Misquoting Jesus is a great book.
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