Thursday, April 03, 2008

WonderHowTo.Com Soars Past 100,000 How-To Video Mark

WonderHowTo.Com Soars Past 100,000 How-To Video Mark

Business Wire via NewsEdge Corporation :

Entertainment Editors

SANTA MONICA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 27, 2008--The milestone
100,000 th how-to video has been added to,

community-powered website that unites how-to videos from more than 700
other sites into a free searchable database. The announcement was made
today by Stephen Chao, co-founder and CEO, WonderHowTo.

The 100,000 th how to video added to WonderHowTo is entitled "How to
Prank a Shower Head With Chicken Bouillon," and it comes just in time to
be the ideal April Fool's Day prank. The video shows step-by-step how to
place a bouillon cube into a shower head in order to make the target of
the prank exit the shower smelling like broth-- either beef, veal or
chicken, depending on the preference of the prankster.

"' How To Prank a Shower Head With Chicken Bouillon ' is a delicious
joke for April Fool's Day, but it's also a great example of the
unrestrained creativity shown by the WonderHowTo community which
enthusiastically submits how-to videos to our site every day to keep it
growing," said Chao.

The video was submitted by "Swallowedbyafish" and is hosted on Metacafe.
The video will be featured today as the "Pick of The Day" on the homepage, and "Swallowedbyafish" will receive assorted
gifts from the company, which may include a lifetime supply of chicken

A variety of DIY video tutorials were submitted just prior to the
100,000 th video including "How to Merge Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt
with Photoshop" and "How to Yodel with Basic Control Techniques." With
over 400 searchable categories, the runner-ups demonstrate the broad
scope of how-to videos covered at

Upon its launch in January 2008, WonderHowTo immediately became the
world's biggest free how-to video resource. The how-to supersite
aggregates and curates links to thousands of videos featured on other
popular how-to video site publishers, as well as specialized collections
of how-to video from niche-targeted sites and servers worldwide. With
its community video submissions and unified video search, display and
grading functions, WonderHowTo makes the process of finding, consuming
and sharing free how-to videos online dramatically easier than ever
before. launched in January of 2008 with close to 90,000 entries
and reached the 100,000 links in under two months. This month (March,
2008) the site's audience has grown to more than 300,000 monthly unique
visitors (source: Google Analytics).

About is the how-to video supersite. The privately-held
company was founded in 2006 by Stephen Chao and Mike Goedecke, and is
backed by Cambridge, MA-based General Catalyst Partners. Chao is a media
industry veteran, and Goedecke is the founder of Belief, an
award-winning broadcast design firm. is headquartered in
Santa Monica, CA. For more information, visit

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