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15 biggest internet celebrities: Where are they now?

What happened after their 15 minutes of fame...

The internet is the ideal way to grab your 15 minutes of fame. But what happened to our favourite web stars, such as the evolution of dance guy and the kid of loved Britney Spears so much he cried for her, once their time ran out? We find out.

Matt Harding: Dancing Matt

Travelling and dancing made Matt Harding an internet superstar. Harding turned his Where the Hell Is Matt? website into a worldwide phenomenon by doing little jigs in front of various landmarks worldwide.

These days, Matt is still travelling and making videos - though the dancing doesn't happen as often. "In the rare occasion that I do that, all of a sudden people are waving to me from windows and things like that," he says. Harding hasn't had a "real job" in three years, he confesses: The travelling videos take up all of his time and even pay his bills. He also just landed a book deal and is getting ready to put his journeys onto paper.

Noah Kalina: Everyday Photos

One guy who still keeps careful records is Noah Kalina. Kalina's face became awfully familiar when he started his Everyday project back in the year 2000. He took a photo of himself daily for six years, leading to ample attention and even a parody of his endeavor on The Simpsons.

The daily photos haven't stopped, but a lot of other things have started. Kalina now works as a professional photographer, snapping shots for such publications as New York magazine. "I do a mix of work - portraits for some magazines, interiors for others," he says. As for the Everyday exhibit, it's currently travelling around the world - and continuing to grow. The project is now up to eight-and-a-half years' worth of morning mugshots.

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