Fail Blog typeset as FAIL Blog is a comedic blog website created in January 2008
FAIL Blog features disastrous mishaps and general stupidity in photos and video which have captions such as "fail", "epic fail", "X Fail", or "X; You're doin' it wrong" X being the activity at which the subject has failed There are also multiple sites under the FAIL Blog brand, including Failbook which features FAILs on Facebook, Ugliest Tattoos, and There, I Fixed It The website has also triggered a meme that contains bad grammar usually posted in the comments of Failblog videos, "Did he died"
- 1 History
- 2 Reception and influence
- 3 See also
- 4 References
- 5 External links
In January 2008, FAIL Blog was launched The site grew steadily in popularity; in May 2008, FAIL Blog was sold to Pet Holdings Inc now Cheezburger Inc, becoming part of the Cheezburger Network Ben Huh notes that FAIL Blog "really started to take off when the financial industry decided to — ahem — fail" As an example, at a Senate hearing in September 2008, a demonstrator held up a sign reading “FAIL” behind Henry Paulson, the former Treasury secretary, and Ben Bernanke, chairman of the Federal Reserve By January 2010, FAIL Blog was receiving 11 million unique visitors per month
Reception and influence
FAIL Blog won two Webby Awards in 2009, for People's Voice in Humor and Weird The site has been profiled in most world publications: The Times named FAIL blog their #3 comedy website, The Los Angeles Times called FAIL Blog, a "fan favorite," Time magazine noted that FAIL Blog has "helped popularize fail as both a noun and an exclamation, not to mention an easier-to-spell synonym for schadenfreude," and The New York Times called it a “runaway hit” The site is also commonly referenced in popular culture; The Huffington Post called Netflix a “walking failblog” in reference to their July 2011 pricing change and The Atlantic called a Chris Coghlan baseball blunder "a debacle worthy of FAIL Blog"
In July 2009, FAIL Blog posted a screenshot of the Guinness record webpage for "Most Individuals Killed in a Terrorist Attack" which was accompanied with a "Break this record" link Guinness threatened legal action, and the story was picked up by TechCrunch and CNET
- I Can Has Cheezburger
- List of Internet phenomena
- ^ "Failblogorg Site Info" Alexa Internet Retrieved 2014-04-01
- ^ a b c d Zimmer, Ben Aug 7, 2009 "How Fail Went From Verb to Interjection" The New York Times Retrieved Sep 9, 2009
- ^ Failbook Official Website
- ^ There I Fixed It
- ^ Ugliest Tattoos Official Website
- ^ "I Can Has Internet Millions: The company behind lolcats and Failblog tries to turn memes into money" Slate Mar 20, 2009 Retrieved Sep 9, 2009
- ^ Raftery, Brian King of Cheez: The Internet’s Meme Maestro Turns Junk Into Gold Wired January 25, 2010
- ^ "Fail Blog wins 2009 Webby Award" ChannelAPAcom Jun 9, 2009 Retrieved Sep 9, 2009
- ^ Orlaff, Brian Sarah Silverman, Jimmy Fallon Win Big at the Webbys People May 5, 2009
- ^ Fitzpatrick, Laura Building a Media Empire Around I Can Has Cheezburger TIME August 24, 2009
- ^ Mcedward, Laura Entrepreneur’s Kitty Site Now A Caboodle The Los Angeles Times September 23, 2008
- ^ Simspon, Jake Beyond Chris Coghlan: Top 5 Sports Celebration Fails The Atlantic July 28, 2010
- ^ Gilbert, Jason Netflix, Despite The Price Hike And Nightmare PR, Is Still The Best In Field Huffington Post July 29, 2011
- ^ "The 404 381: Where we gotta stay positive" CNET News July 14, 2009 Retrieved Sep 9, 2009
- ^ "Guinness World Records Reaches New Levels Of Fail" TechCrunch July 13, 2009 Retrieved Sep 9, 2009
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