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Field Trip: New York Times – Special Edition (End of Iraq War)

Thursday, November 13th, 2008

Famo class member conwayl: A bunch of us Internet Famous cats were lucky enough to skip out on class last night and get down on some Fake NY Times fun. Here are some photos from last nights fun and today’s insanity. For more photos —> http://www.flickr.com/conwayl

YouTube’s Fred inks Hollywood deal

Wednesday, September 24th, 2008

Well hello there, branded content. 15-year-old spaz vlogger Fred — the 3rd most subscribed person on YouTube (>500k) — has cut a promo deal for 21st Century Fox’s new movie “City of Embers.” More from the Wall Street Journal: The “Ember” effort is different [from other viral movie-marketing campaigns], though, because it uses an already [...]

Tay Zonday: don’t run away from the heat

Monday, September 22nd, 2008

Our favorite reigning chocolate just released an intimate Q&A in which he responds to fans’ burning questions. Some gems: “what’s it like to be an Internet celebrity?” no vacation time YouTube competition is getting fierce lots of pressure because “the heat is something you don’t want to run away from” “why do you think people [...]

10 days in Chinese prison for James Powderly

Friday, August 22nd, 2008

Graffiti Research Lab founder & Internet Famous Class co-prof James Powderly has been detained by Chinese authorities for planning pro-Tibet protests, along with Brian Conley of Alive in Baghdad and 4 others (the “Beijing 6″) We are continually posting new information on FFFFF.AT Lab Some coverage on Rocketboom:

Magibon & tinaecmusic’s new haircuts

Wednesday, July 30th, 2008

What a coincidence that these two “accidental” internet celebs both get new haircuts at the same time, amirite? I smell production staff. Seriously. Seriously you guys. Magibon #23. She’s all dolled up & rocking a fan for that hot hot summer. 14k views and 630 comments less than 24 hours after posting. Magi consistently breaks [...]

Julia Allison and the Secrets of Self-Promotion

Tuesday, July 15th, 2008

Internet Famous: Julia Allison and the Secrets of Self-Promotion Julia Allison can’t act. She can’t sing. She’s not rich. But thanks to a genius for self-promotion, she’s become an Internet celebrity. – Jason Tanz See also: Rex Sorgatz on “The Microfame Game” in New York Magazine

Wear Your SARS Mask, It’s Viral Video Day

Thursday, July 3rd, 2008

IFC’s Good Morning Internet! takes a swipe at viral videos and goes viral itself. (if you write it, it’s true) A bit tl;dr at 9 minutes long, but they’ve got thehill88, and the ever-contagious dance sequence. And check out that thumbnail… is that… Spongebob wedged in cleavage? via Brad O’Farrell

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