Imgur Creation Story: Alan Schaaf
Adam Rifkin stashed this in Imgur!
Schaaf was/is a redditor who created imgur for hosting images posted on reddit. After getting frustrated with sites like Flickr and Photobucket, Schaaf created and announced his new tool with a post on Reddit: “My Gift to Reddit: I created an image hosting service that doesn’t suck. What do you think?”
And thus... IMGUR WAS BORN!
Here's a website for an article on Alan and the creation of imgur: www.allthingsd.com/20120515/interview-imgurs-path-to-1-billion-image-views-per-day
An img is submitted to reddit, and if it gets enough views/upvotes it comes to imgur's "Most Viral" gallery...
Many of the imgs seen on imgur still come from reddit and can actually be viewed (with reddit comments) on reddit before the img ever gets to imgur...
He's feline pretty!
Imgur grew in to it's own community and developed it's own points and rewards systems.
But imgur is strong and repeatedly thwarts these attempts.
Imgur has a facebook page where imgur folks post funny stuff and will respond to questions and suggestions about imgur... they even have contests sometimes...
Cats, dogs, boobs, bananas, ceiling fans, unclear directions, teleporting sharks, that Emma chick, upvotes, downvotes, top comments, fairies, celebrities, and... THE CLASSIEST PEOPLE ON THE INTERNET!
I hope you have enjoyed this creation story...
Happy imguring, everyone!