Thursday, June 28, 2007

Parallel Cut

Famesource was invited to attend the official launch party for Parallel Cut, an independent film directed and produced by two Famesource members, Edgar Metro and Eddie DeLeon. The short film is based on a true story about how John Gotti's son was accidentally killed by their neighbor.

The event was held at Falcon, a very appropriate venue on Sunset Blvd in Hollywood. The "Gotti" theme was evident immediately upon entering the building, where we were greeted by a person who offered us a small bag of "cocaine" (powdered sugar of course) which could be redeemed later for a gift bag. All the tables had 12 x 12 mirrors with "parallel cuts" of powdered sugar on them which accented the coffin in the middle of the room (which was also full of bags of powdered sugar and housed the gift bags we would receive later.)

It was really awesome celebrating this accomplishment with Edgar and Eddie. I am confident that these two have a very bright future ahead.

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Sunday, June 24, 2007

The Fame Game! - Facebook Application

After hours and hours (and more hours) of development, we are very proud to announce the launch of The Fame Game application on Facebook. I guess we will call this the "beta" launch of the application, because we still have a few more features we would like to add.

We tried to keep it really simple here. Once you add the app to your profile, you (and anyone else who visits your page) can start "Faming" and "Shaming" talent. Clicking on "Top Fame" and "Top Shame" will lead you to a page with the rankings from Facebook votes. We feel that by broadcasting our member's content on Facebook profiles, we are providing yet another avenue of gaining exposure.

So, if you have a Facebook account, we encourage you to get started. Add this application and start playing The Fame Game!

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Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Famesource T-shirts!

Anthony drove down to my house this weekend for some hard work on Famesource. The temperature was about 75 degrees...and he was wearing a jacket?

I quickly brushed it off and began talking about our weekend agenda when I was interrupted. "Is it just me, or is it hot as hell in here?" Before I could respond, he unzipped his jacket to unveil the hip new FAMESOURCE T-SHIRT! (coming soon to our merchandise section) Users will be able to purchase these shirts with Famebucks, so start earning them and be ready for more "Fame-gear" heading your way.

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Monday, June 11, 2007

TV Commercial - Help!?!?!

Now that Famesource has begun to gain some public awareness, its about that time for us to put together a TV commercial advertising what we have to offer. Although Anthony and I are prepared to get behind a camera and start shooting, we decided it was best to let our talented users submit their stuff...we are a user-generated website after all!

Here are some guidelines - the commercial needs to be about 10-seconds long. We ask that you try to incorporate our logo and slogan ("claim your fame!") at some point in the clip. Make it funny, make it quirky, act out a skit, show-off your animation skills, pretty much anything goes. We will be accepting submissions over the next few weeks. You can email what you come up with to

What's in it for you? Well, if your clip is chosen we will throw a few famebucks your way (you can use those to bid on the Wall of Fame) and you will also be featured on - most importantly, your clip will be all over TV!

Here is our first user submission. Think you can do better? Lets see what you got!

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Sunday, June 3, 2007

Famesource Compared to MySpace

If any of you happen to live in the San Joaquin Valley (Fresno, Madera, Bakersfield, Fowler, Merced, etc.) and were watching NBC affiliate KSEE 24 at 10pm or 11pm, on Monday the 21st, there we were.

NBC did a segment on how people are finding fame and fortune online and they featured us...they compared us to MySpace! Sure we may have a fraction of their users, sure we may not be worth 10 billion dollars, sure we may not have Tom's connections, but you know what we do have...a Tv interview with NBC affiliate Ksee 24 in Fresno. Thats right. What are all those things in comparison huhhh? If you ask me. Nothing.

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