#COMEDYFEST Day Two: Microbloggers, Vines, & Newsies Pt. 1

Day two of of Comedy Central‘s social media bonanza, #ComedyFest, focused on the contemporary movers and shakers of the comedic social media world. The goal of the first panel “I Figured Out The Internet: Secrets of My Twitter Success” was to focus on the power of microblogging (I think). Twitter sweethearts Jake Fogelnest (@jakefogelnest), Shelby Fero (@shelbyfero), Ted Travelstead (@trumpetcake), Amber E. (@rare_basement), and Julieanne Smolinski (@BoobsRadley) made up this crazy panel. I don’t know that there was a lot of sage advise bestowed upon the Twitter masses but the microbloggers did show why they stand out among the crowd. Between the rice pimping, allergies, and Gangnam style it’s a miracle some questions were actually answered.

Jake Fogelnest tried his best to find out what makes these microbloggers so successful.

 A brilliant answer!

Amber E. knows where her priorities are.

Ted Travelstead was obsessed with rice.

He really likes the stuff.

OK, he was clearly obsessed!

Shelby Fero barely held it together.

Poor Julieanne Smolinski was grappling with some series allergies which she demonstrated with an “eye opening” photo ( I will spare you). However she did note that “Twitter is like Grindr for people with seasonal allergies or rice endorcement deals.” She hit it right on the money! It’s a good thing the proceeds of this panel discussion went to fund MS. Phew!

For more coverage of #ComedyFest Day Two check out Part Deux, a visual treat.

Mentions: Please be sure to follow the best microbloggers in the business: @jakefogelnest, @shelbyfero, @trumpetcake, @rare_basement, and @BoobsRadley. Photo credit: Gerd Altman.