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Neil Vidyarthi

Managing Editor I've been interested in the cultural and business implications of social graphs since Facebook launched their app store. I've had the pleasure of working with Electronic Arts, Research in Motion, Epson Japan and Level Social, and from those experiences found my true passion: writing. I enjoy covering this emerging space and helping our writers find their own voices and interests as well. Follow me on Twitter @neilvidyarthi or email me at neil "at" socialtimes.com

College Humor Co-Founder On Condom Ads, BustedTees and Google Copyrights

In part 3 of our Media Beat interview with College Humor co-founder Ricky Van Veen, we discuss how to monetize web video.  It used to be “don’t mess with the video”, but these days there can be good ads that complement the video.  Ricky discusses further.

Ricky reveals that they’re focused on content, but have an eye for emerging types of advertising and even areas like virtual goods. Check out part 1 here!

College Humor Co-Founder: Celebrity Retweeting Doesn’t Guarantee Traffic As Well As Facebook Sharing

Is Twitter really a private lock box for your deepest secrets? Ricky Van Veen, co-founder  of College Humor, explains how he and his team of video comics come up with crazy ideas like that in this new episode of Media Beat.

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College Humor’s Ricky Van Veen: ‘How Do You Stay Relevant In The Comedy World?’

If you’ve ever laughed your ace off watching a random Jake and Amir skit your friend showed you, you probably went on to watch the entire series. It’s that good. With more 85 million video views a month, a successful Tumblr page and two of the most recognizable web-based comedy talents ever, CollegeHumor.com is helping New York-based IAC laugh all the way to the bank.

One of the co-founders, Ricky Van Veen, stopped into the mediabistro.com offices a couple weeks ago for our video series Media Beat. We began by talking about how the 11-year-old site is growing up.

Part 2: College Humor Co-Founder: Celebrity Retweeting Doesn’t Guarantee Traffic As Well As Facebook Sharing