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CEO Drew Curtis on the rationale behind the green band
It's not surprising to see bloggers take sides on the alleged vote-rigging in the Iranian elections. But media outlets typically try to remain objective. Not in the case of Fark, the not-news site. A couple days ago, the Fark founder and CEO Drew Curtis decided to put a green band around the letter "K" in Fark.
The green band shows support for Hussein Mousavi, who on June 13, 2009, was defeated by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran in a disputed presidential election.
Why is Fark taking sides? Watch Drew Curtis explain.
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Fark is a satirical news forwarding site. The Fark community identifies
odd, funny and entertaining news stories from across the Web and Fark
presents them in a clever and engaging way.
In January the site had over 4 million unique visitors and 60 million page
views - and there's tremendous growth potential beyond these numbers. The
Fark community also submitted 60,000 stories and posted almost 900,000
comments in January alone.
In addition, the site is in a pivotal strategic position as it directs
substantial traffic outbound to other sites (Fark generated approximately 50
million outbound clicks in January).