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All Your Famous People Belong To Us

Posted in GETV Episode by ekai on the October 14th, 2006


What does a 24-year-old physics student have to do with running celebrity-focused ajax-yummy site Kevo? GETV flew all the way to Los Angeles to find out. We met up with late-blooming geekstar Will Jessup (he discovered his Java genius only a few years ago) and asked him to show us his very LA-LA-land labor of love. Basically, Will wants to create the end-all source of information on all famous people in the whole universe. Kevo is like wikipedia for celebrities but with features of digg and none of those pesky wikipedia problems where anyone can edit anything — users have to earn karma points and can’t edit pages pages that are worth more points than they have earned so far. Get it? I know, even Will admits he may be too brilliant for his own good, but we discourage anyone from dumbing themselves down just to be understood. That’s what we’re here for.

Episode links: Will Jessup, Kevo, GameMethod, Banksy Vs Paris Hilton 

Formats available: Quicktime (.mov) | Ogg Theora (.ogg)
  • http://www.rickrey.com rick rey

    Will seems like a cool guy… and Kevo has a lot of potential. They need to reel in the Myspace crowd. Maybe by creating a few widgets?

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  • http://reinventingtv.phovi.com Jonny Goldstein

    Very hot. I think this has lots of commercial potential. I also liked your question about his attitude toward the worthiness of his endeavor. Kind of interesting, since you are sort of a microcelebrity, and you are helping turn geeks into microcelebrities, how do you feel what you are doing is different than what he’s doing?

  • http://geekentertainment.tv irina slutsky

    yes, celebrity is a double edged sword. i’m a leo, so i had this strange desire ever since i was a wee big little girl in soviet russia, where celebrity really didnt exist, to be the center of attention and to perform for a group of my parents friends. they loved it and the more they loved it the more i wanted to perform. i dont know how this happens to people, but celebrities tend to be these kinds of people. so on the one hand, it feels good on the other hand, it’s a vapid enterprise that means nothing. just like the rest of life. there’s only those few moments in between birth and death where real love shines through that matter, yes? a few of those moments for me happen during getv.

  • Simon Jia

    I’m just so glad to see that Kevo.com has already picked up so much traffic. Will has put a **** load of time and effords into this and I can’t believe he’s only 24 ;P

  • http://www.redcarpstudio.com Patrizio

    Kevo looking great man! Web 2.0 with a better design! Glad to see how Kevo start and see it grow! Keep it up man!

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    Nice. When does it start to work?