I'm the author, artist, and founder behind the one man operation known as The Oatmeal (http://theoatmeal.com). In less than a year, my website has grown to nearly 5 million unique visitors a month, I got a book deal, appeared on TV, and was named one of the best blogs of 2010 by Time Magazine. This presentation will cover a ton of examples of my work, explaining how and why they were virally successful. It includes tips, tools, and the process for generating and promoting viral content. There will also be poop jokes.
In the highly competitive landscape of online gaming, developers face a challenging set of hurdles on the road to success, such as driving promotion, user acquisition and monetization for their games. Alex St. John, hi5 President & CTO, will reveal the next generation platform technology that hi5 has designed to overcome these hurdles, and increase the discoverability and growth of online social media games. Alex will showcase key aspects of this new platform including content virality, monetization and community features. He will provide specific examples of the technology and mechanisms that hi5 has developed, and the end results driven by their platform. Additionally, Alex will discuss how hi5’s next generation platform can accelerate growth for online games distributed on hi5.com as well as anywhere else developers publish their games online.
11th–15th March 2011