Los Angeles Times Quotes Brian Solis on IMGUR’s popularity


Humorist Andy Herald of Pasadena created the “banana sdded for scale” meme that has been hugely popular on the photo-sharing service Imgur. (Luis Sinco, Los Angeles Times / February 12, 2014)

Imgur pictures itself as YouTube for viral images

Online image-sharing service Imgur figured out early on how to cash in on its fast-growing popularity. The company says it is profitable and has 130 million people visiting the site each month.

And that is why Imgur has become such a force on the Internet, Altimeter Group analyst Brian Solis said. It’s an Internet meme machine. Images posted on Imgur’s home page typically are viewed 100,000 to 200,000 times on the first day.

“Imgur is almost the perfect medium for celebrating today’s idea of Internet pithiness,” Solis said.

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Brian Solis is a digital analyst, anthropologist, and also a futurist. In his work at Altimeter Group, Solis studies the effects of disruptive technology on business and society. He is an avid keynote speaker and award-winning author who is globally recognized as one of the most prominent thought leaders in digital transformation.

His most recent book, What's the Future of Business: Changing the Way Businesses Create Experiences (WTF), explores the landscape of connected consumerism and how business and customer relationships unfold in four distinct moments of truth. His previous book, The End of Business as Usual, explores the emergence of Generation-C, a new generation of customers and employees and how businesses must adapt to reach them. In 2009, Solis released Engage, which is regarded as the industry reference guide for businesses to market, sell and service in the social web.

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