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Drew Curtis: How I beat a patent troll
Drew Curtis: How I beat a patent troll
Published: 2012/04/17
Channel: TED
Belle & Drew: Final Fight
Belle & Drew: Final Fight
Published: 2008/03/12
Channel: ssbnick
Drew Curtis - Grow Up
Drew Curtis - Grow Up
Published: 2007/04/15
Channel: brucasfan88
DREW CURTIS / WIL WHEATON / GREG KOCH STONE FARKING WHEATON W00TSTOUT
DREW CURTIS / WIL WHEATON / GREG KOCH STONE FARKING WHEATON W00TSTOUT
Published: 2013/07/15
Channel: Stone Brewing
Drew & Amanda - Belle
Drew & Amanda - Belle's Mum
Published: 2007/03/23
Channel: brucasfan88
Drew & Amanda - Experienced
Drew & Amanda - Experienced
Published: 2007/04/19
Channel: brucasfan88
Interview with Drew Curtis of Fark.com
Interview with Drew Curtis of Fark.com
Published: 2015/01/15
Channel: ThePoynterInstitute
A Farking Governor? Fark.com Founder Drew Curtis Seeks Kentucky’s Top Post (Interview w/ Cenk Uygur)
A Farking Governor? Fark.com Founder Drew Curtis Seeks Kentucky’s Top Post (Interview w/ Cenk Uygur)
Published: 2015/07/10
Channel: TYT Interviews
Drew Curtis / Wil Wheaton / Greg Koch “Züper Magik w00tstout” – Brewday
Drew Curtis / Wil Wheaton / Greg Koch “Züper Magik w00tstout” – Brewday
Published: 2017/06/19
Channel: Stone Brewing
H&A - Drew says goodbye to Belle for good
H&A - Drew says goodbye to Belle for good
Published: 2008/03/24
Channel: Lisagh93
Jazz & Drew Talk
Jazz & Drew Talk
Published: 2008/03/29
Channel: ssbnick
Drew & Belle First Kiss - H&A
Drew & Belle First Kiss - H&A
Published: 2015/12/02
Channel: Murphamy Life
Drew & Belle - Runaway
Drew & Belle - Runaway
Published: 2007/04/12
Channel: brucasfan88
drew & belle | wildest dreams
drew & belle | wildest dreams
Published: 2016/03/24
Channel: Iconic P. Sawyer
Drew Curtis Acting Reel
Drew Curtis Acting Reel
Published: 2014/05/14
Channel: drewecurtis
Drew And Belle - Perfect World - Home And Away
Drew And Belle - Perfect World - Home And Away
Published: 2007/06/09
Channel: fnposer
Sarah Austin on Drew Curtis - Fark, NSFW, Media and ...
Sarah Austin on Drew Curtis - Fark, NSFW, Media and ...
Published: 2008/08/30
Channel: POP17
Drew Curtis #11 Edwardsville High School Class of 2013
Drew Curtis #11 Edwardsville High School Class of 2013
Published: 2012/07/13
Channel: EHSTigerBaseball
Conversation with Candidate: Drew Curtis
Conversation with Candidate: Drew Curtis
Published: 2015/09/27
Channel: WLKY News Louisville
Opie and Anthony: Drew Curtis of Fark.com 03/02/2005
Opie and Anthony: Drew Curtis of Fark.com 03/02/2005
Published: 2017/05/16
Channel: House2017
Drew Curtis founder of FARK at TED 2010
Drew Curtis founder of FARK at TED 2010
Published: 2010/02/14
Channel: Steve Rosenbaum
Drew Curtis after Bluegrass Poll debate
Drew Curtis after Bluegrass Poll debate
Published: 2015/09/16
Channel: Kentucky.com
Drew Curtis Announcement To Run For Governor of Kentucky [FULL SPEECH]
Drew Curtis Announcement To Run For Governor of Kentucky [FULL SPEECH]
Published: 2015/01/24
Channel: Jason Falls
Triangulation 217: Drew Curtis: Candidate for Governor
Triangulation 217: Drew Curtis: Candidate for Governor
Published: 2015/09/22
Channel: Triangulation
Drew Curtis for Governor Frankfort Press Conference Aug 10th
Drew Curtis for Governor Frankfort Press Conference Aug 10th
Published: 2015/08/12
Channel: Drew Curtis for Governor
Drew Curtis: Running Fark for 11 years
Drew Curtis: Running Fark for 11 years
Published: 2010/08/09
Channel: Vator
Quality Of Life Project interview with Drew Curtis
Quality Of Life Project interview with Drew Curtis
Published: 2009/11/29
Channel: kitcooper
Independent Drew Curtis announcement speech.
Independent Drew Curtis announcement speech.
Published: 2015/08/10
Channel: Kentucky.com
Drew Curtis (future N. California stacking champion)
Drew Curtis (future N. California stacking champion)
Published: 2009/03/23
Channel: deadsince85
Drew Curtis Baseball Workout
Drew Curtis Baseball Workout
Published: 2013/01/15
Channel: Jason Messing
"Ashamed" by Drew Curtis
"Ashamed" by Drew Curtis
Published: 2011/07/12
Channel: Andrew Curtis
Assignment #11: Drew Curtis Ted Talk
Assignment #11: Drew Curtis Ted Talk
Published: 2015/04/20
Channel: Shirley Trinh
Drew Curtis
Drew Curtis
Published: 2013/05/28
Channel: EDWI Robot
Joe on Drew Curtis
Joe on Drew Curtis
Published: 2015/09/14
Channel: 970AM The Answer
Drew Curtis Weight Lifting and Insanity Transformation
Drew Curtis Weight Lifting and Insanity Transformation
Published: 2012/04/30
Channel: Drew Curtis
10 Insights from Drew Curtis, founder of Fark.com
10 Insights from Drew Curtis, founder of Fark.com
Published: 2015/01/27
Channel: FlashSlidez
Heather and Drew Curtis Fancy Farm Speeches
Heather and Drew Curtis Fancy Farm Speeches
Published: 2015/08/12
Channel: Drew Curtis for Governor
Drew Curtis
Drew Curtis
Published: 2015/07/18
Channel: Kyle Nichols
inThirty 169 - 2014 with Drew Curtis
inThirty 169 - 2014 with Drew Curtis
Published: 2014/12/24
Channel: inThirty
Independent gubernatorial candidate Drew Curtis talks drug abuse, economy
Independent gubernatorial candidate Drew Curtis talks drug abuse, economy
Published: 2015/09/29
Channel: WYMT Television
Holy Fark Part 2: Drew Curtis on Fark, The Book
Holy Fark Part 2: Drew Curtis on Fark, The Book
Published: 2008/01/30
Channel: Jason Falls
DREW CURTIS / WIL WHEATON / GREG KOCH STONE FARKING WHEATON W00TSTOUT Beer Review
DREW CURTIS / WIL WHEATON / GREG KOCH STONE FARKING WHEATON W00TSTOUT Beer Review
Published: 2016/08/26
Channel: Tidwell Taste Tour
TED Talk: Drew Curtis, How I Beat a Patent Troll
TED Talk: Drew Curtis, How I Beat a Patent Troll
Published: 2015/05/10
Channel: Innovation Core
Peter Baker and Drew Curtis
Peter Baker and Drew Curtis
Published: 2008/06/17
Channel: chasncarl4eva
Drew Curtis interview BlueGlass FL 2010
Drew Curtis interview BlueGlass FL 2010
Published: 2010/12/27
Channel: BlueGlassInc
Drew Curtis Winter Term Video
Drew Curtis Winter Term Video
Published: 2016/03/16
Channel: Drew Curtis
Notacon 5, 2008 Drew Curtis from Fark.com attacked
Notacon 5, 2008 Drew Curtis from Fark.com attacked
Published: 2008/04/14
Channel: securidave
Don
Don't Bully My Business: Drew Curtis
Published: 2017/03/01
Channel: United for Patent Reform
Drew Curtis of Fark talks about Newspapers with Green Thumb at Pecha Kucha
Drew Curtis of Fark talks about Newspapers with Green Thumb at Pecha Kucha
Published: 2009/12/04
Channel: DustinGreenThumb
w00tstout - Stone Brewing Collaboration with Wil Wheaton and Drew Curtis
w00tstout - Stone Brewing Collaboration with Wil Wheaton and Drew Curtis
Published: 2013/07/27
Channel: theshaunapiranha
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Drew Curtis
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Born (1973-02-07) February 7, 1973 (age 44)
Lexington, Kentucky, U.S.
Nationality American
Alma mater Luther College
Occupation Publisher
Years active 1993–present
Known for Founder of Fark.com; Gubernatorial candidate
Partner(s) Heather Curtis
Children 3

Drew Curtis (born February 7, 1973) is the founder and an administrator of Fark.com, an Internet news aggregator. He is also the author of It's Not News, It's FARK: How Mass Media Tries to Pass off Crap as News in May 2007. He is a guest on WOCM's morning show The Rude Awakening Show every Tuesday. Curtis was the Independent Gubernatorial candidate for Governor of Kentucky in 2015 but lost to the Republican Nominee Matt Bevin.

Fark[edit]

Fark began in 1993 when Curtis was in England, sending links back to his friends.[1] Curtis registered Fark.com in 1997 but did not begin posting links on the site until 1999.[2][3] The first story on Fark was a news article about a fighter pilot who crashed while attempting to expose his buttocks to another fighter pilot.[4] Since then, the site has become one of the most popular link dump sites on the internet[2] with nearly 50 million pageviews a month.[1] As of 2006 the site was getting over 2,000 link submissions every day.[5] It was the first indie blog to earn one million dollars a year in profit[1] and its classifieds section alone generates as much as $40,000 per year.[6]

Although Fark is a million-dollar business, Curtis takes a yearly salary of $60,000. The rest of the money goes to the site's legal 'war chest' and to pay other expenses.[6] Under Curtis, Fark has purposely shied away from the Web 2.0 mantra of total user control.[5]

I don't care what anyone says, the masses are morons. You can't count on them to pick good stuff. Just check out Network TV to see what the masses want for entertainment. It all sucks. Don't even get me started on how they vote for elected officials. There's certainly a place for that kind of thing but it's not on Fark.[5]

According to Curtis, Web 3.0 will be "something called Good Editing."[5] Speaking at a media conference in Washington, DC hosted by the Poynter Institute, Curtis stated, "The 'wisdom of the crowds' is the most ridiculous statement I've heard in my life. Crowds are dumb. It takes people to move crowds in the right direction, crowds by themselves just stand around and mutter."[7]

In 2006, Curtis was featured on the cover of Business 2.0 magazine as the feature in a story about successful websites.[1] Lexington Weekly named him one of their businessmen under 40 to watch.[2]

On November 28, 2007, Curtis filed an application to trademark the phrase "not safe for work" a common phrase on Fark.com.[8] His application was denied.

It's Not News, It's FARK[edit]

Curtis published his first book, It's Not News, It's FARK: How Mass Media Tries to Pass off Crap as News in May 2007.[9] It soon became a bestseller. An in depth analysis of the state of modern media, It's Not News, It's Fark slams news organizations for running smaller versions of his not-real-news. In his review of the book, Farhad Manjoo of Salon.com said that "[Curtis] even seems to go after the audience -- his audience -- for indulging in [not-real-news] Curtis seems to want us to be repulsed by them instead."[10]

Curtis's book peaked at #12 on Amazon.com's non-fiction bestseller list. Media critic Jack Shafer noted that despite the book's success, it received "scant attention" from mainstream media outlets.[11] The book was later released in paperback.[12]

Personal life[edit]

Curtis graduated from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa in 1995.[13] From 1996 to 2002, he owned and operated DCR.NET, an ISP based in Frankfort, Kentucky.[14] He is a graduate of the Berkeley-Columbia Executive MBA program, a joint venture of New York's Columbia University and the University of California at Berkeley.[15] Curtis lives in the suburbs of Lexington, Kentucky with his wife, Heather, and children, Chance, Storm, and Sierra.[6][16]

Gubernatorial campaign[edit]

Curtis announced his candidacy on January 23, 2015 for the 2015 election for the Governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky.[17] The platform revolved around a "Citizen Candidate" philosophy of common sense and data-driven decisions, no experiments, leaving people alone, having no party alignment, and taking special-interest money out of the political process. The stated hope was to build a blueprint for regular, real people in all 50 states/commonwealths to be able to create constructive disruptions in a broken system, in order to run competitively in elections.[18] With his wife Heather as his running mate, Curtis faced the Republican Party nominee, businessman Matt Bevin, and the Democratic Party nominee, Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway, in the November 3 general election. In the election held on November 3, 2015, Curtis lost the election to Bevin, receiving 35,629 total votes, or 3.7%.[19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Sloan, Paul; Kaihla, Paul (2010). "Blogging for big bucks" (CNN News). CNNMoney.com. Retrieved February 9, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c Silcoff, Mireille. "LYPA Rising Stars". Lexington Weekly. Archived from the original on November 13, 2010. Retrieved June 6, 2008. 
  3. ^ Curtis, Drew (June 2007). It's Not News, It's Fark: How Mass Media Tries to Pass Off Crap as News. New York City: Penguin Group (USA), Inc. p. 278. ISBN 978-1-59240-291-5. Retrieved January 14, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Panel of Web Community Founders: Utter Defiance of the "Venture Capital" Model" (Online video). guykawasaki.com. February 22, 2007. Retrieved February 9, 2010. 
  5. ^ a b c d "Media Orchard Interviews Drew Curtis of Fark.com". ideagrove.com. July 14, 2006. Retrieved February 9, 2010. 
  6. ^ a b c "Fark.com: Making Money Off of Goofy News". NPR. May 7, 2007. Retrieved June 6, 2008. 
  7. ^ Nagesh, Gautham (June 29, 2010). "Fark creator says wisdom of crowds is overrated". The Hill. Retrieved July 1, 2010. 
  8. ^ "Not safe for work". trademork.com. July 12, 2007. Archived from the original on December 13, 2007. Retrieved February 9, 2010. 
  9. ^ "It's Not News, It's Fark (Kindle Edition)". Amazon.com. 2010. Retrieved February 9, 2010. 
  10. ^ Manjoo, Farhad (June 26, 2007). "News you can abuse". Salon.com. Retrieved February 9, 2010. [permanent dead link]
  11. ^ Shafer, Jack (October 4, 2007). "Fark Founder Flattens Fourth Estate". Slate.com. Retrieved 2008-06-06.  "For all its insight, Curtis' book has gotten scant attention from the mainstream press."
  12. ^ "It's Not News, It's Fark (Paperback Edition)". Amazon.com. 2010. Retrieved February 9, 2010. 
  13. ^ "Drew Curtis '95, Fark.com creator, to speak on campus Oct. 7.". Luther College. Retrieved May 9, 2012. 
  14. ^ Hawkins, John (2010). "An Interview With Fark's Drew Curtis". rightwingnews.com. Retrieved February 9, 2010. 
  15. ^ Eblen, Tom (February 13, 2012). "Fark.com founder planning his next steps.". The Bluegrass and Beyond (Lexington Herald Leader). Retrieved May 9, 2012. 
  16. ^ Curtis, Drew (May 11, 2012). "Personal communication from Drew Curtis via Fark.com discussion boards.". Retrieved May 11, 2012. 
  17. ^ "Fark.com founder Drew Curtis announces bid for Kentucky governor". FoxNews.com. January 26, 2015. 
  18. ^ "Drew & Heather Curtis: Citizen Candidates". Archived from the original on July 21, 2010. Retrieved January 23, 2015. 
  19. ^ "Interactive: Ky. Governor election results by county". Lexington Herald-Leader. November 3, 2015. Retrieved March 22, 2017. 

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