15tofame.com, a website that allows users to be world-famous for 15 minutes. 15tofame realizes the prophecy of the American artist Andy Warhol made in February 1968 : “In the future everybody will be world-famous for 15 minutes“.
15tofame allows users to have a video shown continuously for 15 minutes chosen to play their chances of being famous, so during those 15 minutes everybody all over the world can see the same video simultaneously. In fact the home of the site is simply a “Polaroid” including a video which appears for 15 minutes, after that another user will have his 15 minutes of fame. A user on 15tofame can only have 15 minutes of fame in his life.
“15tofame is the tool to make a video a cut above the rest so it’s the best place for new talents to be discovered.” said Stefano Mendicino, co-founder of 15tofame.
Another outstanding feature is the simplicity with which users share their favorite videos seen on 15tofame. Users can instantly share them via the main social networks like Facebook and Twitter creating a viral buzz immediately. Registered users can also ‘clap’ their favorite aspirants famous people, so those with true talent will rise to the top.
The video that the user wants to use for his 15 minutes of fame has to be on YouTube so after his minutes of fame people who have appreciated his performance can continue to enjoy his video. In fact the details and the link to the video remain on the ‘clapsboard’ of the users who liked it and on the ‘Wall of fame’ that reminds everyone that got 15 minutes of fame.