Before the Ohio kid’s ironic potato salad captured everyone’s attention, the Internet was captivated by another wildly successful crowdfunding campaign: the electronic blow job machine known as the Autoblow 2.
When the sex device first hit Indiegogo in May, its creator, Brian Sloan, hoped to raise $45,000. By the end of the month-long funding period, the Autoblow 2 had raked in $280,247. But that wasn’t the end of the blow job machine’s popularity; when the Autoblow 2 became available for pre-order online, its website had so much traffic from horny consumers, it crashed. On top of it all, Mr. Sloan told Betabeat he was even contacted by someone who wanted to make a reality show about his life and business (he declined).
Now that the Autoblow 2′s first customers are finally getting their coveted blow job machines in the mail, let’s examine how and why the Internet got so turned on (sorry) by this particular product. Read More