Who Needs Mood Rings When There is the Kitten Moodinator?

In honor of World Cat Day (August 8), we’re excited to share the latest, greatest, cat-astic leap forward for humanity since clumping litter!

The Kitten Moodinator has hit the (virtual) shelf.

After asking you to answer a single question, this free Facebook app (created by our good friends at Portent, Inc) predicts your mood then provides a photo of a kitten in THAT SAME MOOD. You can then post this photo to your Facebook feed and share with friends and frenemies alike.

Check it out here and have fun moodinating! Try moodinating your cat and see what type of mood he/she is in. We’re guessing you’ll get a lot of I’m feeling hungry, needy or evil.

Also Portent is working some of the kinks out on the mobile experience, so if the app won’t load in Facebook, you can visit http://portent.co/kittensays via your mobile web browser instead!

 

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Geek Universe is Here!

Geek fans rejoice! All of our geeky sites have moved out of Memebase and into Geek Universe! Superheroes, My Little Brony, and Pokémemes have joined four new sites as part of Geek Universe: Doctor Who, Cartoons & Anime, Video Game Coverage, and Geek Life.

Doctor Who will cover all things Whovian, from show news to fan art, and everything in between.

Cartoons & Anime will feature all things animated. Mathematical! Now there’s a fire in my belly.

Video game memes will still live on Memebase, but for news, trailers, and gamer geekery, check out Video Game Coverage.

Geek Life is dedicated to all things cosplay, plus convention coverage, fun geeky products, fandom foods, DIY projects, and everything else related to the geek lifestyle.

 

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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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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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Cheezburger Update!

We have an update we’d like to share with you about comments!

Beginning on Monday, only registered users will be able to comment on our sites. Once you’ve registered with us you’ll be able to see all of your comments under “My Comments” on your profile. Also, your comments will no longer sit in moderation for quite as long, which allows you to comment more and keep up with the conversation. Of course you’ll still be able to comment using your Facebook profile as well.

Stay tuned as we continue to make Cheezburger a happier place!

And we’ll leave you with this adorable picture…

Submitted by: Unknown (via Addelburgh)

 

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Cheezburger App for Windows 8

Cheezburger is proud to announce that we have an app in the Windows 8 Store, just in time for the Windows 8 launch!

The free app brings you all of the funnies from Memebase, ICHC, Failblog, ROFLRazzi and The Daily What right into Windows 8 for your viewing pleasure—and best of all, we’ve made it super easy to share your favorite memes and LOLs with family and friends.

Features include:

Super speedy access to your favorite memes and LOLs from all the sites from Cheezburger Network.

cluster view

Snap view mode – follow your favorite sites while you work.

snap view

View LOLs and Memes (even animated gifs) full screen!

full screen

Feel free to share your feedback in the comments! Note: you must be running Windows 8 to run the Windows 8 app.

Download it today from the Windows 8 Store

 

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Announcing LOLwork

Happycat has gone Hollywood. We are incredibly excited to announce the upcoming premiere of LOLwork, a Bravo show about I Can Has Cheezburger.

Press release below:


BRAVO MEDIA POWERS UP FOR HUGE NOVEMBER WITH TWO NEW AND FOUR RETURNING ORIGINAL SERIES

NEW YORK – September 20, 2012 – Bravo Media storms into November with the climate ranging from heated drama to cool competition as it announces a 40 percent increase in its original programming. The network’s robust schedule continues to fulfill its promise to meet the six passion points – Food, Fashion, Beauty, Design, Pop Culture and Digital – with the premieres of the new shows “Silicon Valley Start-Ups” and “LOLwork” and also returning is “The Real Housewives of Atlanta,” “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” “Top Chef: Seattle” and “Million Dollar Decorators.” For more information, visit www.BravoTV.com and follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/BravoPR.

“The Real Housewives of Atlanta” kicks off on Sunday, November 4 at 9 p.m. ET/PT with new housewives Actor/Director/Producer Kenya Moore and Atlanta socialite Porsha Stewart who join the returning ladies Cynthia Bailey, Kandi Burruss, NeNe Leakes, Phaedra Parks and Kim Zolciak. Season five serves up a whole lotta donkey booty, sizzling romance, new ventures, and the two new ladies arrive to crank up the heat in Hotlanta. For more information on “The Real Housewives of Atlanta,” visit: http://www.bravotv.com/the-real-housewives-of-atlanta

The ladies of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” outdo themselves in another glamorous, exciting and dramatic season of wealth, glitter, animosity, and major life changes premiering Monday, November 5 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Kyle Richards, Lisa Vanderpump, Taylor Armstrong, Adrienne Maloof, Kim Richards and Brandi Glanville all return with new housewife, Yolanda H. Foster. Yolanda is a former model and the wife of multi Grammy award winning producer, David Foster. This season the ladies will be joined on occasion by Camille Grammer as well as a new friend Marisa Zanuck. Take a look at the new season here: http://www.bravotv.com/the-real-housewives-of-beverly-hills/season-3/videos/no-one-will-escape-the-drama-in-beverly-hills

Executive produced by new media entrepreneur Randi Zuckerberg and premiering Monday November 5 at 10 p.m. ET/PT, the new docu-series “Silicon Valley Start-Ups,” explores the intertwining lives of a group of young professionals on the path to becoming Silicon Valley’s next great success stories.

The tenth season of the Emmy and James Beard Award-winning series, “Top Chef: Seattle” premieres on Wednesday, November 7 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. Famed chef and restaurant mogul Wolfgang Puck joins as a judge this season, alongside Tom Colicchio, Gail Simmons, Hugh Acheson and Emeril Lagasse with Padma Lakshmi returning as host, as 21 chef’testants compete for the top crown. For more information, visit: http://www.bravotv.com/top-chef

Ever wonder who is behind those hilarious cat memes? Bravo Media goes inside the office for ICanHasCheezburger.com, one of the largest humor publishers on the Internet, with “LOLwork” on Wednesday, November 7 at 11 p.m., ET/PT. The 30-minute doc-com goes inside the world of Ben Huh and his eccentric staff as they attempt to make the world laugh five minutes a day by putting nimble yet grammatically incorrect captions on cute photos of domesticated pets and animals. For a sneak peek into their quirky world, visit: http://www.bravotv.com/lolwork/season-1/videos/hidden-talents-at-cheezburger

Bravo brings design filled nights when “Million Dollar Decorators” returns for season two on Tuesday, November 13th at 10 p.m. ET/PT. Los Angeles’ most exclusive and sought-after interior designers – Martyn Lawrence Bullard, Kathryn Ireland, Jeffrey Alan Marks and Mary McDonald are back. With big budgets, big personalities and big projects, the designers take on A-List celebrity clientele and a few encounter some very familiar faces that turn out to be their most difficult clients to date. For more information, visit: www.bravotv.com/million-dollar-decorators/season-2/videos/battle-of-egos-and-tastes

“The Real Housewives of Atlanta” is produced by True Entertainment for Bravo. Steven Weinstock, Glenda Hersh, Lauren Eskelin, Omid Kahangi and Megan Sanchez-Warner serve as Executive Producers.

“The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” is by produced by Evolution Media for Bravo with Douglas Ross, Dave Rupel and Alex Baskin as executive producers and Toni Gallagher as co-executive producer.

“Silicon Valley Start-Ups” is produced by Den of Thieves with Jesse Ignjatovic and Evan Prager serving as Executive Producers along with Randi Zuckerberg as Executive Producer. Eric Detwiler serves as co-executive producer.

“Top Chef: Seattle” is produced by the Emmy Award-winning Magical Elves. Dan Cutforth and Jane Lipsitz serve as executive producers.

“LOLwork” is produced for Bravo by executive producer Tom Forman of RelativityREAL, and executive producers Jay Blumenfield and Tony Marsh of The Jay & Tony Show.

“Million Dollar Decorators” is produced by Goodbye Pictures for Bravo. Rich Bye, Ed Lavelle, Fred Pichel, Brittany Lovett and Talia Lesak serve as executive producers. Lyle Gamm serves as co-executive producer.

Bravo is a program service of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. Bravo has been an NBCUniversal cable network since December 2002 and was the first television service dedicated to film and the performing arts when it launched in December 1980. For more information, visit www.BravoTV.com. Follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/BravoPR.

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BRAVO MEDIA CONTACTS:

For “The Real Housewives of Atlanta”
Julia Nietsch
212-664-7459
Julia.Nietsch@nbcuni.com

For “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” and “Silicon Valley Start-Ups”
Chloe Ellers
818 840 4508
Chloe.Ellers@nbcuni.com

For “Top Chef: Seattle” and “LOLwork”
Ashley Kline
818-840-3903
Ashley.Kline@nbcuni.com

For “Million Dollar Decorators”
Ivana Nimoh
818-840-4691
Ivana.Nimoh@nbcuni.com

 

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Introducing the katkabob Photo Credit Feature!

Cheerio Burgers,

We have launched the new photo credit feature and we are naming it the katkabob in honor of her feedback and support for this feature. The katkabob photo credit feature will display the name of the owner of an image you upload to Cheezburger (permission required). The name must be entered by you in the “Picture by” field prior to clicking the upload button.

pictureby

The photo credit will appear directly after the “LOL by” or “Submitted by” attribution directly under the post on the front page, the single post page, and at the top of the “See all captions” page.

Here’s how it looks on one of katkabob’s posts:

katkaboblol

Now look at my post that I recaptioned using the same image:

dollylol

Both katkabob’s post and my post contain the photo credit, dorothyfrancesgoldstein. When you click on the “See All Captions” button the photo credit will also appear at the top of the page! Check it out here!

Many thanks to katkabob for her input to this important feature!

Best,

Will (dollydally81)

 

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Exec Changes at Cheezburger

Amber Dunn joins the Cheezburger team as our new CRO, replacing current CRO Todd Sawicki who is moving into the role of Cheezburger’s VP of Audience. Welcome, Amber!

Press release below:

Amber Dunn Joins Cheezburger as Chief Revenue Officer, Todd Sawicki Moves to VP of Audience.

Seattle, WA — September 6th, 2012 — Cheezburger named Amber Dunn as its new Chief Revenue Officer on Tuesday. Todd Sawicki, Cheezburger’s current Chief Revenue Officer, will move into the role of Vice President of Audience. Both executives will report directly to the CEO.

As CRO, Dunn will be responsible for all of Cheezburger’s advertising sales, marketing, merchandise and licensing efforts. Dunn most recently served as the Senior Vice President at AllRecipes.com — the world’s largest digital food brand — where she grew the company’s annual ad revenues over 100% year-over-year for 4 consecutive years. Dunn was also a key member of the executive team that recently sold AllRecipes.com to Meredith for $175 million.

Cheezburger CEO Ben Huh noted, “We’re very excited to bring on Amber. Amber’s experience building significant revenue for the world’s most successful user contributed content platform for food will help drive Cheezburger’s growing native advertising products for social humor content.”

Sawicki’s new position as Vice President of Audience means he will oversee all consumer-facing teams — content, social media, and community engagement — a role that was filled by Huh for the past year. Sawicki will also add responsibilities for content business development and consumer marketing.

“The VP of Audience role is one of the most critical at Cheezburger, and Todd is uniquely capable of driving user engagement and continued traffic growth. Since joining Cheezburger in 2009, Todd grew our revenues almost 10x, launched both our brand advertising programs and our popular merchandise business, and oversaw the publishing of 5 books including a NY Times bestseller. Todd is uniquely qualified to head our efforts to be the leading next generation media brand and the #1 humor platform in the world,” said Huh.

Company Blurb
Cheezburger runs more than 60 popular meme sites including I Can Has Cheezburger?, FAIL Blog, Memebase, The Daily What, and Know Your Meme. Cheezburger is one of the largest humor destinations in the world and where millions of people come to enjoy their 5 minutes of happiness every day. Cheezburger counts a passionate fan base of more than 25 million people who contribute hundreds of thousands of pieces of content and remixes each month.

Press Contact
Jen Nausin
PR@cheezburger.com

Cheezburger, Inc.
200 W. Thomas St., Suite 200
Seattle WA 98119
Main: 206.402.3605
Fax: 206.257.0710

 

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New Features for Cheezburger!

Hey there Burgers!

Now that we have moved over to our new platform, we are hard at work adding new features, improving site performance, addressing some of the feedback you have suggested, and making your experience at Cheezburger more fun and easy to use.

We have just added two new features to Cheezburger that we’re excited to have you all use.

You can now see the comments you’ve made and any responses that those comments have received all on your Cheezburger profile. Visit your profile page and you’ll see “My Comments” under the My Stuff tab. You can also see these comments from the drop down menu that appears when you hover over your username. Here’s where you can find the new My Comments feature on the drop down menu:

Our See All Captions page has some new additions to make it easier for you Cheezburgers to caption and share your content (see image below). When hovering over a picture, there will be a “See All Captions” feature. Click that and you’ll see what other captions people have made with your favorite picture.

Stay tuned for more information about Cheezburger’s newest features!

 

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