Cybernetic Organisms To Become Commonplace

Bud.tv lowered their expectations earlier this week, but in other corners of the interweb people are busy raising the bar on their video projects. photo of iJustine courtesy of Laughing Squid’s Scott Beale Justin.tv is the live videostream of Justin Kan, a 23-year-old web entrepreneur in San Francisco. He coined the term “lifecasting” to describe […]

Here Comes KateModern

Miles Beckett, Greg Goodfried and Mesh Flinders are far from household names, but they’re interweb creation–Bree, a.k.a. LoneyGirl15–is another matter entirely. Now the the creative team is trading on their LonelyGirl15 success. They’ve signed a deal with the social networking site Bebo.com to create a second interactive drama–KateModern–told in short, seemingly homemade video clips. According […]

Shakira Fans Click Play

Los Angeles Times looks at the record industry’s foray into consumer generated media (and what it can do for their star generated media). Last year, Epic Records held a contest offering fans a chance to help create a video for Colombian pop diva Shakira. The contest yielded some 500 submissions of fans lip-syncing and booty-shaking […]

I Don’t Know, Dude

Greenhorns take note. Philadelphia-based XLNTads will pay you $20 Large if you make a spot an actual advertiser wants to run on TV. Ad Age compares the startup to Revver. Like Revver, which pays a share of ad revenue to the video producers that use the site, XLNTads is part of a cottage industry that […]