Watermarks Removed From Captioning Builders

Starting today, all new submitted pictures for captioning in our builder will no longer have our Cheezburger watermark on the bottom. Removing the watermark puts the focus on the images and the humor that you create.

Here is what the new captioned images will look like once completed in our builder:

funny cat pictures

If you have any questions, please email us at contactus@cheezburger.com.

 

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Lil Bub & Friendz is Coming to SIFF

Lil Bub is winning our hearts across the world with her little face and tongue. Now she is starring in her own movie called Lil Bub & Friendz that investigates the phenomenon of internet cats and memes, through the tale of Lil Bub’s rise to fame.

Lil Bub & Friendz took New York City by storm at the Tribeca Film Festival, warming the hearts of many, winning Best Feature Film in the Tribeca Online Festival and playing to a crowd of 5,000 at Tribeca’s annual outdoor Drive-In event series. The small feline made headlines after her picture was taken during a meeting with Robert De Niro and Jane Rosenthal. They all got along swimmingly.

On Saturday, June 8, Lil Bub & Friendz is being shown at the Seattle International Film Festival at 9pm at SIFF Cinema Uptown. The screening will even include a Google hangout with Lil Bub herself! For more info, visit SIFF.

 

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Changes to the Voting Pages

Hi Cheezburgers,

This afternoon we removed the Vote page tab from all of our sites. Although we eliminated a step in the submission process, our Editorial Team will still be looking at submissions and promoting them based upon the number of favorites, shares and votes. The vote pages were showcasing only a small amount of submitted content. Previously, our Editorial Team would go through submissions and promote a certain amount to the Vote page and from there, high performing submissions from the Vote page were promoted to the Home page.

Removing the Vote pages allows our Editorial Team to look at all submissions as potential posts for the Home page regardless if they have been on the Vote page or not. Please continue to submit your funny content, and we will promote to the Home page depending on how it performs within our community.

If you have further questions, please email us at contactus@cheezburger.com.

Cheers,

Cheezburger Staff

 

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The Beta is Now The Real Deal

Try out the new platform
by clicking your favorite
Cheezburger site below!

Change has always been constant here. Cheezburger began as a single site, evolved into a network of blogs, and is now a social platform where everyone can express humor through memes, sites, and friends.

To follow our mission to “make the world happy for five minutes a day,” it became clear that we would need to overhaul the Cheezburger technology platform. Since that realization 16 months ago, we’ve been building new technology from the ground up.

This transition started with the launch of Cheezburger Sites which gave you more control over how you express your sense of humor. Tens of thousands of you have created your own site on Cheezburger. It’s awesome.

The next phase is to move all the sites we operate to our new technology platform.

Leaving the Nest.

As regular visitors know, we have been “beta testing” this for several months: getting feedback and making the changes you’ve requested, such as comments, voting, recaptioning, etc. We can’t implement everyone’s request, but after four months, the surveys and data say it’s time for the new Cheezburger to fly.

Starting next week, Cheezburger will look different to some, (See: ICHC, FAIL Blog, Memebase, TDW) and will be served from our new technology platform. (If you’ve already been using the beta and have given us feedback, thank you.)

We’re Listening, and We’ll Keep Listening.

We firmly believe in making Cheezburger faster and easier to use, so that you can get your funny and share with your friends effortlessly. We know the road is long, and we’ll continue to listen.

Thank you for being with us on this amazing journey.

Sincerely,

Ben Huh

Founder and CEO
Cheezburger, Inc.

 

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