If I wanted to have lots of traffic…

…I would make a LOLCats Porn site.

“Huh?”

Well, last night I was talking with Automattic’s CEO, Toni Schneider (Automattic is the fine folks who make WordPress and host my blog). He told me that ICanHasCheeseburger is now the #1 WordPress.com site and is seeing traffic of more than 500,000 visitors per day. About 1/3rd of all files that WordPress.com’s servers are serving up are due to this one site alone (which is pretty incredible because WordPress.com is almost at a million blogs now).

But, I’m not that smart and I don’t have cute cats to take photos of. Makes me almost wish for flying dogs! Heheh.

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Robert Scoble

As Startup Liaison for Rackspace, the Open Cloud Computing Company, Scoble travels the world looking for what's happening on the bleeding edge of technology for Rackspace's startup program. He's interviewed thousands of executives and technology innovators and reports what he learns in books ("The Age of Context," a book coauthored with Forbes author Shel Israel, has been released at http://amzn.to/AgeOfContext ), YouTube, and many social media sites where he's followed by millions of people. Best place to watch me is on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/RobertScoble

Comments

  1. And most of those photos are illegally posted by the site owners, since they didn’t get the owner’s/photographer’s permission to use the pics. We’ll see where that goes over time …

  2. And most of those photos are illegally posted by the site owners, since they didn’t get the owner’s/photographer’s permission to use the pics. We’ll see where that goes over time …

  3. Hey cute animals, but possibly the most horrendous popular display of crappy English I’ve ever seen: read the “quick site news from…” on the right-hand side

  4. Hey cute animals, but possibly the most horrendous popular display of crappy English I’ve ever seen: read the “quick site news from…” on the right-hand side

  5. Steal pictures, repost them, avoiding the hard parts, like actual writing (or anything faintly passing for sentence structures) — works for Porn, Cat pictures, Beth Goza and Perez Hilton. Lowest common denominator does have a mass, people do like raw visual entertainment. Free market at work…

  6. Steal pictures, repost them, avoiding the hard parts, like actual writing (or anything faintly passing for sentence structures) — works for Porn, Cat pictures, Beth Goza and Perez Hilton. Lowest common denominator does have a mass, people do like raw visual entertainment. Free market at work…

  7. Glad to see that you have found teh Cheezeburgerz Rob – I have been busting my gut on this stuff for weeks.

  8. Glad to see that you have found teh Cheezeburgerz Rob – I have been busting my gut on this stuff for weeks.

  9. “Ripped from South Park Season 8 Episode: Quest”

    The creators of Southpark let everbody in on this little secret 2 years ago in season 8. Thanks anyway Scoble.

  10. “Ripped from South Park Season 8 Episode: Quest”

    The creators of Southpark let everbody in on this little secret 2 years ago in season 8. Thanks anyway Scoble.

  11. If I wanted to have lots of traffic I could have written about Vista and what a bunch of assh*les the Windows Marketing Team are. You know… for about a week, not seeing Scobleizer at the top or near the top of the Top Whatever’s List felt a little… lets say “liberating”. But now I recognize that things could have been, and now are, a whole lot worse.

  12. If I wanted to have lots of traffic I could have written about Vista and what a bunch of assh*les the Windows Marketing Team are. You know… for about a week, not seeing Scobleizer at the top or near the top of the Top Whatever’s List felt a little… lets say “liberating”. But now I recognize that things could have been, and now are, a whole lot worse.

  13. I have no idea what they are saying on the blog but its adorable. Anytime i need my dose of “too cute I wanna puke” I go there. Man..if only I could get 50 people to come to my blog.

  14. I have no idea what they are saying on the blog but its adorable. Anytime i need my dose of “too cute I wanna puke” I go there. Man..if only I could get 50 people to come to my blog.

  15. Hey, if you are into contests there is a great contest on YouTube for Valentines Day. The contest is to create a video for the holiday. Actually its two contests, one is to make a video talking about your great love and the second is to actually do an online video proposal called “Will You Marry Me?” Here’s the URL http://www.youtube.com/greatestlovestories?cm_cid=twb8. Right now there are very few entries so you might have a good shot at winning.

  16. Hey, if you are into contests there is a great contest on YouTube for Valentines Day. The contest is to create a video for the holiday. Actually its two contests, one is to make a video talking about your great love and the second is to actually do an online video proposal called “Will You Marry Me?” Here’s the URL http://www.youtube.com/greatestlovestories?cm_cid=twb8. Right now there are very few entries so you might have a good shot at winning.