The Chive, or theCHIVE.com, is a photo-entertainment website independently owned and operated by Resignation, LLC. Images appearing on TheChive.com are selected by staff from searches of both international and domestic websites as well as daily submissions. The Chive gained attention for a series of internet hoaxes that began in 2007 and were reported as true stories by mainstream media outlets. Leo and John Resig founded Resignation, LLC in August 2007 and then launched TheChive.com in November, 2008. The brothers went on to create additional photo-entertainment websites, all of which are staffed and managed by members of the Resig family.
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