Ben Huh: 'Users Have Far More Control Over the Business than What We Were Used To'

As founder and CEO of the Cheezburger Network, Ben Huh knows the value of community.

“We exist because our users create our content… They’re involved in every aspect of our process,” says Huh in part two of our Media Beat interview. “We understand that users have far more control over the business than what we were used to before.” That’s part of the reason he sent a public letter to Condé Nast offering to buy Reddit back in August and take their “pesky, troublesome users” off their hands. “Usually big media companies view user revolts as something really difficult to handle,” he says. “Companies need to get better at communicating with their community.”

Huh also addresses the Cheezburger Network’s mobile fail (“We’re very far behind the game right now”), the possibility of selling the company, and why being an entrepreneur isn’t an occupation — it’s a way of life.

Part 1: Ben Huh on Growing the Cheezburger Network: ‘We’re Looking for that Nugget of Passion’

Part 3: Cheezburger Network CEO Ben Huh’s Career Advice for Entrepreneurs (MediaJobsDaily)

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