HumorFeed grew from a forum of satire webmasters seeking a way to exchange links more effectively, a site which could collect headlines from members into one simple RSS feed that they could all display. There have been several such sites, but many satire webmasters in this group were looking for a system which they could be more involved in, which could better respond to their needs and concerns, and could guarantee consistency in the quality of its service. Broken Newz webmaster Bill Doty and U.S. Press News webmaster Uncle Sharky developed HumorFeed to meet these needs, with input and support from several other webmasters.
HumorFeed was designed to be a fair and equitable system, allowing one headline per member per day, randomly sorted so all sites - big and small - would have equal exposure. And it was designed to ensure that members were comfortable with the quality of the links they were displaying from each other: hence HumorFeed's unique anonymous peer review system, ensuring that applicants are evaluated in depth by no fewer than three members.
Other resources have followed as well. Today HumorFeed is a site which offers not only the web's best, most consistent satire news feed; it offers multiple venues for its members to promote appearances in the media, books or albums they produce, and other sites they may manage. HumorFeed is also home to Check Please!, the web's only serious news source concerning satire and satire journalism; this ezine offers periodic, in-depth articles on issues ranging from free speech to copyright infringement. And HumorFeed is home to the web's most prestigious annual Satire News Competition, which is held every January.
Boasting a new site design courtesy of the professional team at member site Brainsnap, over 50 member sites and an ever-growing list of applications, HumorFeed today is positioned as the web's most promising satire news organization. Far from being just another link aggregator, we aim to be an organization that our members are proud to belong to.
The people behind HumorFeed are:
In addition, HumorFeed would not be possible without the following: