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We shot the panel: ‘From Micro Fame to Nano Fame’ with panelists Nate Dern (Huh Guy), Matt Oswald (Me Gusta), Chris Torres (Nyan Cat) and Paul Vasques (The D…


From Micro Fame to Nano Fame – Panel – ROFLcon 2012 We shot the panel: ‘From Micro Fame to Nano Fame’ with panelists Nate Dern (Huh Guy), Matt Oswald (Me Gusta), Chris Torres (Nyan Cat) and Paul Vasques (The Double Rainbow Guy) – check it out and if you’re interested in more ROFLcon, take a look at our playlist: www.youtube.com Nate Dern – “Huh? Guy” is the nickname given to Nate Dern, a commercial actor in an AT&T Wireless commercial in which his only line is a surprised “Huh?” in replying to the character of his boss. Along with the video, the actor rose to the status of an overnight celebrity after he posted a link to the video on Reddit in November of 2011. The thread quickly reached the front page of Reddit and accumulated over 31000 upvotes and 2800 comments in the first 24 hours. The commercial video gained more than 500000 views in the first 72 hours of upload on YouTube. natedern.tumblr.com twitter.com newyork.ucbtheatre.com Matt Oswald – Me Gusta Me Gusta is a rage comic face that is typically used to express one’s approval of an awkward or perverse situation. The caption “Me gusta” translates to “I like it” in Spanish. Matt uploaded his artwork onto 4chan and Reddit on March 18th, 2010. Me Gusta has evolved into a comic. mattoswald.com twitter.com Chris Torres – Nyan Cat It started out as “Pop Tart Cat” — but the internet world named it ‘Nyan Cat’ — (‘Nyan’ is the word Japanese culture uses for ‘meow.’) And it all started with a doodle. Now the video has over


0:00-2:30 Welcome to the TWIST News Roundtable with the VC William Quigley and Nimble founder Jon Ferrara. 5:45-8:30 Thank you to MailChimp for sponsoring the program. Everyone thank @MailChimp on Twitter! 8:30-10:45 First story: Marc Andreessen is said to be mulling a leadership role at Yahoo. Is he the man for this job and could he reinvigorate the company? 15:30-17:00 William: Why is Andreessen involved with HP right now? 17:00-18:45 Insight from Tyler: Isn’t the best that could happen to Yahoo is that they make better candlesticks? 20:00-22:15 Next story: Groupon’s stock took a fall this week, so is this the beginning of a steep and steady decline? 24:30-26:00 William: In the next ten years will people get tired of the coupon? That’s what they’ll have to answer to be successful. 26:00-26:30 Jason: I think the Groupon discount is too steep. They should do a better split for the vendors. 26:30-30:30 Thank you to SurveyMonkey for sponsoring the show. Everyone thank @SurveyMonkey on Twitter! 30:30-35:30 Next story: Path, the mobile, photo-sharing platform, launched their version 2.0 35:30-36:45 William: If Facebook’s valued at $100B, they should grab the team at Path. 38:00-41:00 Jason: I feel like Facebook is a meat grinder and Path is personal. Facebook is going down. 41:00-44:15 Jason: Zuckerberg’s thoughts on privacy are either totally juvenile or very evil. 44:15-47:30 Potentially an insight from Tyler: It’s like a sushi fart. 47:30-50:00 Facebook is planning a


Join our new mailing list and be the first to learn about upcoming guests! Go to thisweekin.com/email. 0:00-2:45 Welcome everyone to the News Roundtable with Jason Nazar of Docstoc and Peter Horan, formerly of About.com. 2:45-4:45 Thank you to SurveyMonkey for sponsoring the show. Everyone please thank @SurveyMonkey on Twitter. 4:45-7:45 Yahoo had debuted a few new products including Livestand, a Flipboard-like app. Will this fair well? 12:30-14:30 If you’re Yelp and you’ve been pushed down the page by Google Local, should you be investing in search traffic? 14:30-15:00 Who is a better company for a startup to align themselves with: Apple, YouTube or Google? 15:00-17:00 Tyler: What changed your opinion of the open web, Jason? 17:00-18:45 Google plans another algorithm change that could impact 35% of all searches. What kind of effect do you think this will have on the ecosystem? 18:45-20:30 Peter: Caffeine vs. Panda is the issue here. 20:30-22:15 Jason: They’ve capped the ability of any one site to become too powerful. 25:00-27:15 Thank you to MailChimp for sponsoring the show. Everyone thank @MailChimp on Twitter! 27:15-30:30 Kevin Rose’s lab Milk has launched their first app Oink. It’s like a review site but for specific things inside places instead of just the place itself. What do you think the adoption will be like for this app? 30:30-32:30 Kevin tried to do something very similar to this at Digg and it didn’t work, so this seems a little bit like an “f you” to Digg

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