An innovative new social ‘image only’ media site set up online specifically to receive and post images of President Donald Trump in – as the site specifies – naturally acquired [no photo-shopped or otherwise digitally manipulated/altered images] of dumb-looking, gormless, weird, obtuse and similar facial captures, crashed today when it received more than a million submissions per minute from around the globe.
The creator and owner of dumbtrumppics.com, Tay King Thepess, explained to the world’s media how he and a small team launched his site on the back of their opening day Special Event only to have this dream introduction shattered by the unexpected immediate popularity and resultant colossal global digital traffic,
I had no idea it would be this popular. Instantly! We’d customised our search engine marketing based on local usages and adapted the social media element for various languages and Boom – the whole idea ignited and blew up in our faces. Or in Trump’s face, to be precise!
Asked if the site would be re-opened, Thepess commented further,
Yes, but under a new name and with a far less appealing Special Event launch, if that doesn’t sound too counter-entrepreneurial! It seemed like a good idea at the time, but it was too phenomenal as an advertising and marketing notion. Someone in the team suggested the new site name of ‘nicetrumppics.com’ and linked launch but for so many obvious reasons that wasn’t going to be a suitable alternative. We’re currently thinking of something to do with people’s lookalike pets – but not ones that resemble Trump!