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Have you guys seen Whisper or Secret? Reminds me of DeviantArtSecret but in App form. 

I wrote this article for Recode.net. Check it out and let me know what you think!

recode.net/2014/03/21/never-fo…

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I have the privilege of making the ultimate day-to-day decisions on deviantART in my acting position as Chief Executive Officer. I Co-Founded deviantART in April of 2000 with jark along with a founding team of individuals including matteo most of whom joined around launch in August. Honorary founding team members include: mccann, chris and spot.

PERSON

I've had a passion for building online communities since my addiction to game BBS's (doom, doom 2, heretic, hexen, etc.) when I was 12. I co-sysop'd the Netherworld BBS in Northern Virginia at that time (till I was 15) and fell in love with the possibilities; especially as they applied to a global community. deviantART mirrors many aspects of BBS's and as time progresses you will find even closer comparisons to the quality of community MajorBBS and other platforms were able to support. Of course, most of you have no idea what I'm talking about when I say BBS's. Ugh.

I've now spent more than half my life building online communities. Seeking to deliver a mainstream application that captures the depth and passion that I felt for BBS's in my youth youth, rather than my now youth. :D

I'm very proud of the success of deviantART. Especially the fact that we took the road less traveled and arrived a little later, but on our own pure and untainted terms. We're doing it our way.

And that ladies and gentlemen ... feels like a milli-millillion dollars.

FUTURE

Before you read about the future, read about the past. And I think with a past like that and a team like this, it is a bright future indeed.

It is our intention to create the most powerful outlet in the world for known and unknown artists alike.

Most importantly we intend to take our time to do it right. For the first time in history there is connection and communication between artists and fans on a massive scale. deviantART represents a breakthrough for the promotion and exposure of otherwise stranded artists in all corners of the globe. Our job is to make sense of the possibility, and craft it in a responsible manner.

And that's what I'm here to do along with the strong team we've assembled here at deviantART; until the job is done.

(If you have something real and tangible to propose that may help deviantART in one way or another; Feel free to send me a note. I read every note even if I don't respond. Forgive me on the responses, there are thousands of notes!)

Current Residence: Hollywood, CA
deviantWEAR sizing preference: M
Print preference: Fine Art
Favourite photographer: coxi
Favourite style of art: street
Operating System: OSX
MP3 player of choice: there are no choices
Shell of choice: Sea.
Wallpaper of choice: wallpaper.deviantART.com (changed often)
Favourite cartoon character: Stewie
Personal Quote: y0.
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sheebu Apr 1, 2014  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
Whenever I want to be entertained, I'm going to come on your page and read the ridiculous comments.

<3
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ThatPlanetside2Guy Apr 1, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This.
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sheebu Apr 2, 2014  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOL
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:iconzpotter674:
*gasp* CEO of dA??? Sweet! :D
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m-dlu Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello! Passing by, I wanted to wish you a good day :):wave:
Awesome work, keep it up! :)
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PrincessLuna5738 Mar 28, 2014  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
Do you know how one might become a beta tester?
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sovandie Mar 30, 2014  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's easy! Anyone can become a Beta Tester in three steps:

1. Purchase a Premium Membership for your account. This starts at $4.95 up front.
2. Once the Premium Membership is active, click your username on the bar at the top of the page, and select Settings. From the Settings page, click Beta Testing.
3. Click the Checkbox on that page and press Save! Your account will automatically be upgraded to Beta Tester.
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IM-A-LITTLE-UNWELL Mar 29, 2014  Student General Artist
hi! I'm not him but I can answer the question.
double-click the little dA icon next to his name and you'll be greeted with a bunch of different meanings from the icons. just find the beta tester one, click its 'learn more' link and find out everything you need to know! 
Llama Emoji-46 (This and That) 
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Quantum-effect Mar 26, 2014  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
I recommend that all staff members to watch this Youtube video.
-Whispers- It's Llama related! www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6pWMO…
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