Adopt a Blog #27 – ICanHasCheezBurger
Who hasn't heard of LOLCats or ICanHasCheezBurger? Even if those names don't ring a bell, you are still likely to have seen one of their images pop into your inbox. I didn't even know there was an official website for these funny captioned pictures of animals (mostly cats) till I decided to find out why on earth I kept hearing about long cat, ceiling cat, basement cat and the cat who started it all… happy cat.
On a personal level I love ICanHasCheezBurger just for a good laugh after a long day. So two thumbs up. On a professional level, they have taken User Generated Content (UGC) to the extreme. You caption images they're uploaded or any of the images found in the website's library. You then use the image for your own use or submit it to be posted on the website.The only rule seems to be that you must use "LOL Speak", which to an amateur like me can be hard to understand.
Once the images are posted, others can comment (an average of 200 comments per post and usually in LOL Speak), suggest their own captions for the image and post/bookmark a post to a range of social networking / bookmarking websites from Digg to Facebook.
Seems like all the website editors need to do is approve posts and handle the advertising.