< Ze Frank
- "A yearlong chat ends" Los Angeles Times, March 18, 2007
- "Ze Frank's online show was a grand-scale viewer-participation experiment."
- "First Ze Take Hollywood..." The New York Observer, January 22, 2007
- "On March 17, Cobble Hill–based Web prankster Ze Frank will end his daily, year-long Internet video show to go all Hollywood. “The one thing I took away from my meeting with Jeffrey Katzenberg is that the work begins now,” said Mr. Frank, who was accidentally rewarded with fame after a jokey video, “How to Dance Properly,” went utterly viral in 2001."
- "I'm Frank, give me three minutes, you'll love it ..." The Observer, January 7, 2007
- "In the first of a regular look at what's happening online, we log in to America's coollest vlog - while it's still there."
- "Catching A Ride On The Info Highway" The Eugene Register-Guard, January 5, 2007
- "Instead of holding up a cardboard sign along some busy freeway, Vaughn is getting rides from fellow members of an online community centered on a vlog (video Web log) known as "The Show with Ze Frank" (www.zefrank.com/theshow). He's known as "RunningFool" or "HumanBaton," the names given him on the Web pages that track his progress."
- "TIME 25 Top 10 Lists: Podcasts." TIME Magazine Online, January 1, 2007
- "The language earns it an "explicit" label, but the content is mostly satiric good fun. Host Zefrank offers up episodes from his daily life as well as responses to stories in the news. The video podcast debuted in March and will continue for precisely one year."
- "The Human Baton: Stranger by stranger, college student Luke Vaughn makes his way across the country." The Kansas City Star, December 27, 2006
- "Sunday comes and Cherish Pageau (Internet handle: gifa) is so amped up with anticipation, she hops out of bed early. In only a few hours the 30-year-old red-haired Hallmark production artist will be the 12th relay driver in what began last Friday as a wacky, winter-break college adventure but has since turned into, well, a sorta semi quasi half serious Internet experiment of national scope: The trek of the “Human Baton.”"
- "If Luxe Could Kill" The Economist, December 1, 2006
- "Some people start the day with the Wall Street Journal. Me, I start it with ZeFrank's video podcast, and I can't help but applaud his take on America's new proposed luxury-goods sanctions against North Korea."
- "Don't I Know You from the Internet?" by Catherine Holahan BusinessWeek, October 30, 2006
- "Through online videos viewed by millions daily, these emerging Web stars are developing loyal audiences that even television personalities would envy."
- "Want to Be a Video Star?" by Anna Kuchment Newsweek, September 25, 2006
- "Ze Frank's daily video blog looks simple enough... but what takes viewers a few minutes to watch, takes Frank nearly six hours to produce. Coming up with fresh material, he says, is a daily struggle."
- "Web offers content that's worth the dig" by Curt Brandao, Honolulu Star Bulletin, August 6, 2006
- "Humorist Ze Frank is 'thinking so you don't have to,' producing short, intense, funny videos capturing his wide-eyed, contorted face every weekday (apparently, he needs the weekends to catch up on his blinking)."
- "Ze Frank, YouTube, and Making Money" by Heather Green, BusinessWeek, July 28, 2006
- "Ze thinks there is a coming of age happening online... as more people invest more time into these videos, and the prospect of making money actually begins to become real, it makes sense that the discussion begins to turn around who controls what and who makes money."
- "Making a Buck Off Your Pet-Trick Videos" by Jessica E. Vascellaro, The Wall Street Journal, July 12, 2006; Page D1.
- "Watching online video, from comedy skits to failed cooking experiments, is fast becoming a favorite Internet amusement."
- "The Guide: Internet: The Show" by Johnny Dee, The Guardian UK, July 1, 2006
- "Frank's latest ruse is The Show - a daily video in which our hero addresses viewers as 'Sports Racers' and comes across as a grumpy, bug-eyed Max Headroom offering his thoughts on President Bush, airlines and occasionally duckies".
- "Net Neutrality and the Arts" by Adrienne LaFrance, NPR Boston, June 26th, 2006.
- "Consider the story of Hosea Frank, a 'little guy' who has become a big player online thanks to the internet (my prediction: it’s only a matter of time before he’s a household name in entertainment across the board)."
- "The world is my sandwich" by Chris Nuttall, Financial Times, June 21, 2006.
- "Have you seen the recipe for an earth sandwich?"
- "the show with zefrank" by Mark Frauenfelder, boingboing.net, June 21, 2006.
- "I'm addicted to ze frank... Today, ze talks about a useless form letter he received from Delta after his flight was canceled and he asked for a refund. Pure vlogcast gold." (more boingboing.net articles...)
- "Earth Sandwich" slashdot.org, June 19, 2006.
- "If you haven't seen Ze Frank's hilarious videoblog, it's worth checking out."
- "And You're So Funny? Write My Script" by Warren St John, The New York Times, June 18, 2006; Page C1.
- "Ze Frank thought that farming out his script would provide some answers. Which explains why at 11 a.m. on June 9 he was sitting before a video camera with freshly dyed red hair, wearing a fake mustache, puffing a fake pipe and stroking a stuffed cat, sitting in an armchair next to a globe, a rubber duck, two pieces of white bread and a framed portrait of Clarence Thomas, the Supreme Court justice — an absurd array of props mandated by the script."
- "Online Collaborative Comedy" video with Warren St John, The New York Times, June 17, 2006.
- "Dig a Hole to China? Try a Sandwich Instead" by Robert Krulwich, National Public Radio, June 17, 2006.
- "To inspire his audience, Ze composed a ballad, 'If the Earth were a sandwich...' It's hummable. Beautiful even. So for the last few weeks, all over the world people have been rushing about, emailing, texting and trekking in an effort to arrange a simultaneous sandwich moment. This past week, apparently, it happened."
- "the show with zefrank" Yahoo Picks, June 16, 2006.
- "The unshaven, deep-voiced, and scatologically inclined raconteur free-associates on whatever random thoughts trespass his unhinged consciousness... you should check Ze Frank out. And soon."
- "Google Current: ZeFrank" video by Kinga Philipps, Google Current, June 5, 2006.
- "Stalkerish love taps add soap-operatic spice to the vlog scene" by Julian Dibbell, The Village Voice, May 9, 2006.
- "'Fantasizing aside?' says vlogger genius Ze Frank in a recent installment of his daily three-minute webcast The Show, answering a viewer's question as to what exactly motivates this frenetic exercise in freestyle news commentary, political snarl, and raggedly personal hilarity. 'A side of what? Bacon?'"
- "The Show With Ze Frank ★" by John Gruber, DaringFireball.net, April 25, 2006.
- "It's like a three- or four-minute-long concentrated, faster-cut, and more sarcastic version of The Daily Show. Absolutely fantastic. The archives go back about a month; I'm rationing them out at just a few a day. I predict this is going to make Ze Frank famous."
- "Ze Frank Interview: Live The Rest Of Your Life Like A Potato" by Mark Busse, Industrial Brand Creative, March 16, 2006
- "Many would argue with me as to whether I am a blogger or not. I'm still just doing it for the kids. I'm not really interested in monetizing that kind of thing. What I'm looking to do is explore short format content in some kind of episodic way."
- "Valentine's Day" video by Kinga Philipps, Google Current, February 14, 2006.
- "50 Coolest Websites 2005" by Maryanne Murray Buechner, Time Magazine, December 24, 2005.
- "The link was passed around like a virus you wanted to catch; within days millions had logged on, and a Web star was born. Today, Ze's page hosts a huge collection of interactive toys and games, comedic writings and humorous video monologues."
- "The Weekly Pic" by Jason Wishnow, nerve.com, July 11, 2005.
- "If only I had discovered Ze Frank years ago, I might have handled certain difficult dating situations better."
- "Ze Frank, Mario Opera, User Created", G4TV, aired June 25, 2005.
- "The site is chock full of funny videos, games, interactive toys, and various readings."
- "Reconsidering Net Scams" by David Pogue, The New York Times, November 18, 2004.
- "It's nothing more than a guy reading the Nigerian scam letter out loud--but as a piece of QuickTime performance art, it's weird and hilarious."
- "The Guide: Internet: Ze Frank" by Johnny Dee, The Guardian UK, July 31, 2004.
- "Three years ago a 32-year old former art director from New York decided to illustrate an online party invite with some videos of himself doing a selection of daft dance moves."
- "The Art of Googlebombing" Discover Magazine, May 2004.
- "During a performance at the Technology, Entertainment, and Design Conference in Monterey, California he interrupted his presentation. Feigning uncertainty about where his talk was headed, Frank announced that he would ask Google what he should say next. He typed in the query and like a ventriloquist's dummy, Google delivered up as its top result the first sentence of Frank's next presentation slide."
- "Web watch: Name dance" by Jack Schofield, The Guardian UK, March 20, 2003
- "If you enjoyed Josea "Ze" Frank's colourful kaleidoscope, then you should be tempted to see what he can do with your name: just type it into lp1."
- "Web watch: Flash toy" by Jack Schofield, The Guardian UK, February 13, 2003
- "Kaleidoscopes are great fun but the results are random. You can be a bit more creative with a web-based Shockwave Flash version, adding a range of dots, lines, squares and simple shapes for effect. The kaleidoscope is the work of freelance artist Hosea "Ze" Frank, whose site offers lots of great things. Last year, he won a Webby Award for the best personal site, by popular vote."
* More press here... help bring it over please