- Men accused of planting cartoon "bombs" for Adult Swim's "Aqua Teen Hunger Force" using guerilla marketing that went wrong
- Ask a Ninja's Deal with Federated Media
UPDATE: The numbers are going down -- ?
- Is Rocketboom also with Federated Media? (FM release)
WAIT: Andrew Baron told us that Rocketboom has NOT signed any deal with FM.
- Hayden Black's HBO Online pilot: "Abigail's X-Rated Teen Vlog"
Hayden's first show: Goodnight Burbank
- Shout out to Jackson West of NewTeeVee.com, a good blog for developments in the world of online video
- Lisa Nova joins MadTV
- YouTube's revenue sharing announcement
- Bloggers evaluating Windows Vista (We each received an HP Pavillion notebook PC, not an Acer Ferrarri, btw)
- Thanks to Rick Rey for the SkypeOut suggestion
As a Twitterer from way back in the day (offline translation: 6 weeks ago), it's been fascinating to watch this service ebb and flow. Or, at least, ebb and flow with the people who I'm friends with on the service.
I don't know all that many people to be truthful, so maybe some of you have had a different experience, but it seemed for a while that Twitter might plateau and die. But increasingly I see that this service as a kind of fascinating sociological study.
Anyway, if you're hedging on joining Twitter, here are a couple of reasons to join up and see if it sticks for you:
- Borat Sagdiyev's Twitter log
- Bill Clinton's Twitter log
- Darth Vader's Twitter log
- Condoleeza Rice's Twitter log
- Dwight Schrute's Twitter log
- Steve Wozniak's Twitter log (this one's actually him, btw)
UPDATE: One more sexy reason to love Twitter... (follow the link)
Today is a special day. Know why? It's Steve's birthday today! It's been my pleasure to get to know Steve Garfield over the past year and a privilege to call him a friend.
You're in some very attractive company. These lovely ladies were also born on Feb. 9th:
- Carmen Miranda, vocalist/actress
- Gypsy Rose Lee, stripper
- Carole King, singer/songwriter
- Mia Farrow, actress
- Amber Valletta, model
- Ziyi Zhang, actress
- Mena Suvari, actress
Hope your birthday is a great one, Steve!
Um, Detrimentalevision is not for everyone, let's say that off the bat. I've been watching John's videos for a while now, trying to see if I could get a handle on what he's doing. You know, see if he's a one-trick pony of creepy, wonderful, weirdness, or a genuine filmmaker.
What I've found is that it doesn't matter. The stuff is great and hilarious, and the persona in the videos is completely compelling, engaging, and dare I say it, even endearing.
I think the most recent video is my favorite, the Amygdala Dance.
I don't profess to say that this show is everyone's cup of tea, but I enjoy the hell out of it. Spend some time with John. Here's a direct link to his feed.
A video snippet from Andy Carvin (tons of great stuff on his blog) taken during the social media group discussions going on in Washington, D.C. at the NPR headquarters. This video features Jeff Jarvis, David Weinberger and Zadi Diaz. Also in D.C. for the discussions: Doc Searles, Euan Semple, Rob Paterson, and Jay Rosen. What a lineup!
I really enjoyed the first two episodes, even though I don't consider myself a fashionista in any way, shape, or form. But I always like to see people doing things themselves, and the fashion industry is ripe for a smackdown. Anything that knocks people off their high horse by showing how to do the same thing in your garage gets my vote.
Threadbanger is also one of the first new shows put out by Next New Networks, a startup that is focused on developing niche web shows. Threadbanger is a nice effort -- the site has plenty of features, including the ability to register and upload your own videos for inclusion in future shows. Nice.
My only gripes at this point would be the video quality, which needs to be better, especially for a show focused on something as visual as fashion. And I don't see a way to get the show on a Windows Media Center PC to watch on television. For something like Threadbanger, which is a medium-length format, I can picture a lot of people wanting to watch on their televisions. Maybe TVTonic could help out. Also, I tried to embed the player in this post, but it surrounded the video with heavy white borders on the right and bottom, which is offputting. I replaced the player with a screenshot linked to the site.
Here's a direct link to the show's feed.
Since the Halloween Videoblog Festival turned out so great last fall, we're doing another event in L.A. with awesome people like Jay Dedman, Ryanne Hodson, and Irina Slutsky. This time it's all about the content and all about the artists. Online video has arrived, and there's no better way to call attention to that fact than by showing off what we can do.
From the website's About page:
Pixelodeon is a screening festival recognizing innovation, independence, and community in global online video. It is a bridge between independent artists and traditional media founded to showcase the work and ideas that are forging the future of entertainment and information.
It's all about the content. On June 9-10 in Hollywood, California, at the American Film Institute (AFI), curators will screen videos according to themes outlined by them and by the community. Attending creators will take part in an onstage discussion with the curator, and will be able to share their experience with the audience.
Web content creators represent a powerful new force in media, and the mainstream has taken notice. Pixelodeon will bring the two together to share knowledge, to discover common goals, and to build relationships.
We will announce more details very soon, and we really want to hear from everyone in the community about how to do this event as well as we can. So we set up a wiki for everyone to make suggestions and sound off.
It's going to be an awesome time, hope you can be there!