This article was published on August 28, 2010

I Can Haz Cheezburger CEO offers to buy Reddit – it is for realz

I Can Haz Cheezburger CEO offers to buy Reddit – it is for realz

Could this be a match made in cheezburger heaven? I Can Haz Cheezburger CEO Ben Huh has publicly offered to buy Reddit from Conde Nast:

Condé Nast, I’m publicly offering to buy Reddit.

Hi TDWers, I’m Ben Huh, and I run the Cheezburger Network (which includes The Daily What, if you were too Prop 19’d to notice). I have made this offer privately to a few people associated with Reddit, and I’ll say it publicly now:

I believe that Reddit is one of the best communities I have seen on the Internet. I also believe that Reddit would benefit from more resources and less corporate interference. We can offer all of the above. And we’d love to buy Reddit and all those pesky troublesome users that we love so much.

Condé, we’ll be waiting for a call.


Ben Huh.

Reddit and Cheezburger fans, what do you think about that?

UPDATE: Huh has emailed us saying, “I’m totally serious about buying Reddit.” So that’s that (he also tweeted out his offer). Whether or not the Cheezburger Network has enough cash on hand to actually purchase Reddit is another question, but if not, perhaps Huh is thinking of raising funding if a) Conde Nast wants to sell Reddit in the first place and b) terms of a deal can be reached.