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One of the most exciting events at this year’s Social Media Week Los Angeles will spotlight a company that defines the way web users view images. Tim Hwang, Head of Special Initiatives at Imgur, will host a conversation where he will discuss the ways his company has “grown to be a home to the Internet’s visual culture.”

Imgur is particuarly popular on Reddit, where its user-friendly design and simple uploading interface help image-based posts rise to the top of their respective “subreddits”. Interestingly enough, Imgur actually began on Reddit, where founder Alan Schaaf launched it as “My Gift to Reddit.”

Hwang–who also founded ROFLcon–will use his talk to discuss where Imgur stands now. He will look at the site’s data (1.5 million uploaded images per day, 5 billion page views per month, and more than 130 million unique monthly visitors) and draw conclusions about the potential future of Internet culture.

Hwang’s talk will begin at 3 PM PST on Thursday, September 25th at The Broad Stage in Santa Monica. If you’re interested in attending, you can get a ticket for Social Media Week Los Angeles here. Use the code TF20 for 20% off. You can also check out the full schedule of SMWLA events here.

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