Holy Fark! Drew Curtis On Fark, Digg, Alexa And More
Holy Fark! Drew Curtis On Fark, Digg, Alexa And More
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Drew Curtis certainly holds nothing back. In this, the first of a multi-part series on Social Media Explorer TV, the Fark.com founder and grand poobah waxes poetic on Fark, Digg, Alexa and more. A word of warning: The interview includes colorful language, so don’t jack up the volume at work or in front of the kids.

Part 2 of the Holy Fark! series is scheduled for Wednesday. In it Drew talks about his book, “It’s Not News, It’s Fark: How Mass Media Tries To Pass Off Crap As News.” Learn more and order your copy here.

And for disclosure purposes, Drew and I go way back. We met in high school as attendees of the Kentucky Governor’s Scholars Program. Drew was just as snarky and funny then. He also had a mullet. The last edition of the series will probably be the two of us reminiscing … that is if any of it is the least bit entertaining.

[tags]Drew Curtis, Fark, Fark.com, Jason Falls, Social Media Explorer, SME TV[/tags]

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Jason Falls
Jason Falls is the founder of Social Media Explorer and one of the most notable and outspoken voices in the social media marketing industry. He is a noted marketing keynote speaker, author of two books and unapologetic bourbon aficionado. He can also be found at JasonFalls.com.
  • Cipher’s Solution

    First, make sure that you all understand that Curtis got his advanced degree from Berkeley-Columbia. No, not just Berkeley. No, not just Columbia. Berkeley-Columbia. You might just as well say that he’s his generation’s Bernie Sanders, and I have no doubt, after having endured vicious left-wing attacks on his website, along with grossly unfair admins/mods from Curtis’ sissified stratosphere of organized radical, Muslim-appeasing, conservative-hating, activity propaganda, that he leans to hard communism. he thinks “crowds are stupid.” I’ve no doubt that he’s sure that some are more equal than others. No doubt in my mind at all.

    Now for the good news:

    It is with a sigh of relief that I see that Drew (Sideshow Bob) Curtis has been schooled like a fool. The absurd idea that programming the website known as “fark” teaches life lessons that make Curtis worthy of a Governorship is beyond laughable. Let’s look at this quote from Sideshow Bob Curtis:

    “But at Fark, I have seen how effective the Internet can be at taking down entrenched gatekeepers and empowering regular people. So this year, I decided to see if I could harness that power toward changing politics.”

    Translation: “I have seen that my code monkey skills give me “godlike” moderation powers over average users of the Internet. I errantly believed that I could lolligagingly foray out into the actual, real, adult world of vast market, governmental, and industrial realities, and force my goofy “fark” nonsense onto the general public, thus becoming the “king” of Kentucky, ruling with timeouts, censorships, and shadow bans. I am sorry that I was so utterly, ridiculously wrong. I won’t make this mistake again, but will instead continue to peddle my whoopee cushions and cool slogan t shirts and various kiddy toys on my “fark” website; a website that has been totally compromised by destructive, radical ideologies of every stripe and color. I, Drew (Sideshow Bob) Curtis, am so very, very sorry…………

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  • Joe … thanks man!

    Ike … Communists! (Heh)

    Sonia … You’re absolutely right. And you should pick up his book. The media didn’t really give him enough push and it’s amazing how dead-on he is in analyzing them despite his lack of journalism experience or training. He’s just one of those guys with a great insight on the world.

  • Nice job! The problem of trash page views is everywhere. Ironically, in the world of local search for instance, while publishers like to boast about the number of PVs, it could be seen as an indicator of poor navigational structure, poor results and consumers having to sort through their content to get to what they were looking for. I’ll have to pick up Drew’s book!

  • Ike

    Oh fark. YouTube blocked at work.

  • JoeFowler3

    Great interview Jason!