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Deep Dive on deviantART - 12 Years

Journal Entry: Mon Oct 29, 2012, 1:42 PM

Hey guys, 

I did a deep dive interview last week with Jason Calacanis from "This Week in Startups", it's posted to youtube so I figure I'd share it with you all:

Should give you an insight in to some of the things we're up to. :ninja:

Let me know what you think! 


spyed sense:

i really need to change my signature.
it's been simmering in lame for way too long.

Ninja image created by AndyFairhurst
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OpalFur Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Student General Artist
I think it's scary that my birthday is 13 days before deviantART launched.
midnight21 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
man that host just doesn't seem to let you talk fully lol.

still, very interesting interview. congrats to you, jark, and other co founders on years of success! and i've been around since 2003... i guess that's about the time when DA began to rise to its peak...
pinestater234 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012   Photographer
Thanks for posting this. I learned so much about dA. It actually dispelled some misconceptions I had about about the site and it's origins. I gotta say I wish the host had let you finish more thoughts before cutting you off, again and again and again. Part of the craft of doing an interview is listening to the ideas being presented.
Resaturatez Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Kiara-Vestigium Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Loved it - I didn't listen to the first 15 minutes though ^^
But now I know I was right that all of you are in this with their heart.
DasGhul Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012   General Artist
I cannot exactly put my finger on it, but there's something spooky about this host... :paranoid:
Akarori Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012
yes you and °jark made this website right
spyed Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
yah, °matteo too, and $mccann, $chris, $Heidi and others in the early days. :devattila, °tack, °arc -- the early days were hard so some remain friends and some not. but dA is amazing, and I remember everyone fondly.
Akarori Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
KovoWolf Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Professional General Artist
I find it always inspiring to learn the roots of such a great website, company , individual and community. This was very insightful into the depths of what DeviantART was built upon and from! Such a great foundation of knowledge! This was such a great and informative interview! Thank you +spyed!

Man it was so great to reminisce about IRC back in the day :) Especially when it was super popular!
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