Smart People Like Memes Too: The Chive Turns One
Many people blame the Internet for many things: the death of newspapers and quality content is one. The continuing proliferation of pot, porn, cat, and bacon memes is another. Meme haters take note: We can honestly say, especially after we've sat gloriously stuffing ourselves with one mesmerizing Techcrunch, Metafilter, and Gawker post after another, that smart people like "Keyboard Cat" too (to say nothing of Cats For Gold).
|Photo via The Chive, and yeah we LOLed.|
Perhaps this can explain the success of our friends over at The Chive, who are celebrating their one year anniversary today. Launched in November 2008 by Leo and John Resig, the site has ballooned from a pithy 190,000 monthly visitors to over 5,000,000 visitors (25,000,000 monthly views) in a year -- Basically, you wish you had their page views.