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Saturday, January 9, 2010

Facebook's Zuckerberg Says The Age of Privacy is Over

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg told a live audience yesterday that if he were to create Facebook again today, user information would by default be public, not private as it was for years until the company changed dramatically in December.


DropBox, Foursquare, Facebook Winners at The Crunchies

Ron Conway of SV Angel was the Angel investor of the year.


The best from CES (so far)

CES tends to be a good barometer for what’s going to be big in the year to come, and if the trend holds true, here’s a look at what we can look forward to this year:


The Future of Content Without Walls

The portability of content from device to device represents the future of media consumption.


Why smart people defend bad ideas

Having spent many years working with smart people I’ve cataloged many of the ways this happens, and I have advice on what to do about it.


Introducing LG15: Outbreak on LGPedia!!!!


See also the link on the right hand menu for future use.

Miles said...

mbeckett said...

"Hey everyone, this is Miles. I'm going to try to ignore the astoundingly cruel and callous comments here, but I do want to say a couple things.

1. The old forum is not gone. As anon pointed out, the data is all there and it's currently at this URL http://lonelygirl15.org/forum/index.php

2. The old comments on lonelygirl15 videos are not gone. The slugged URL lg15.com/lonelygirl15 re-directs to the new lonelygirl15 show page, however the old WordPress site and all the data is still there.

3. We'll put a link to the old lonelygirl15 video posts/comments and the old forum on the new lonelygirl15 show page next week.

4. The old "Last" and "Resistance" comments are not gone either. We'll link to them as well, I need to look into the details on Monday.

I want to specifically refer all of you to the post Greg and I made back in August

We have already held up and will continue to hold up all of the promises that we made in that post.

To all of the nasty commenters, I just want to say that we are people too and your words do affect us. Would you say these things to your mother or your friends? Think about that next time before you hurl expletives in our direction.

I want you to understand our motivations very clearly. Right now we make effectively $0 off the LG15 franchise (we still get a little money from recurring views on YouTube via the partner program). The ONLY reason we are doing all this work on LG15.com is BECAUSE we care about the community and about the brand. We ran TSIY2 and gave the Outbreak team $5k to produce a show because we want to keep the brand alive. We are sentimental too, and we love lonelygirl15 because it gave us everything we have today.

But, I want to re-emphasize my point. We have office rent, health care benefits, server and bandwidth costs. We have a lot of employees. These people have mortgages, rent, car payments, kids, and they depend upon us for their livelihood. We are in the middle of the worst depression since the Great Depression, and our #1 priority has been to stay in business. Now, DESPITE THIS, and when other companies probably would have just shutdown LG15.com because it doesn't generate any revenue, we chose not too do that.


Because we love the brand and we love the community. But I'll be honest, it's not easy to love someone that spits on you and kicks you when you're trying to help them.

So, I'll leave you with this. I spoken with Austin on the phone several times and we’ve been working with him in preparation for the launch of the show. He’s a great guy who’s really talented and deserves your support. I'm so excited to see the show and I'd love for all of you to focus on what's most important...

Let's support Austin and let's make "Outbreak" into a huge success so that new people can discover LG15 and come to love it as much as we do."

See original comment post: http://lg15today.blogspot.com/2010/01/lonelygirl15-gets-make-over.html

LG15: The Last gets a "make over"


Lonelygirl15 gets a "make over"

::::: UPDATE :::::

Miles Beckett said:

The old fourm is still up. Right now you can get to it here http://lonelygirl15.org/forum/index.php. We'll find a hew URL for it and for the old LG15 site next week and we'll link to it from this show page.

http://www.lg15.com/lonelygirl15 <===

See also comments on previous post about LG15: Outbreak: http://lg15today.blogspot.com/2010/01/lg15-outbreak-on-lg15com.html

Will Twitter Be The Operating System Of McLuhan's Electric Age?

Media is becoming more holistic, and real-time, since we can process its contents together simultaneously, no longer serially in piecemeal.


Coma Cam "It's a Miracle" from Cheer's Brighten Bay - brightenbay

Cheer's Brighten Bay, Coma Cam: Sandy briefly wakes up from her coma.


Cheer(R) Launches New Soap Opera Campaign Featuring All My Children's Cameron Mathison
Cheer's New Interactive Campaign Offers Women the Chance to 'Sparkle Like a Star' Through Online Sweepstakes

The campaign features storylines and webisodes set in Brighten Bay, a colorful community with on-going drama between its neighbors, including: Nurse Nancy, Sandy, David and the hero of Brighten Bay, Dr. Dan, played by soap opera star Cameron Mathison.

The Future of Planning: Convergence.

Brands act like halos of associations that illuminate a company, product
or service and most of these associations are increasingly being shaped by
communities of human beings – not by agencies.


Friday, January 8, 2010

@ CES: Video: Jason Bateman Explains DumbDumb (With Ricky Van Veen & Drew Buckley)

DumbDumb, the new venture announced at CES, isn’t a creative venture that hopes to get advertisers; it’s a “sponsor-driven advertising and production company” funded by ad-focused Electus.


The Bannen Way - Settling the Score

Behind the scenes interview with director Jesse Warren and composer Joseph Trapanese about the music for Sony Crackle's original web series "The Bannen Way."

LG15: Outbreak on LG15.com

http://www.lg15.com/outbreak <====

Decade's most significant cultural achievements

This decade's singular moment in culture could just as easily have been a YouTube video as it might have been a book, a film, an album or an opera.


Feel the ‘FU’ at the Hollywood Web Television Meetup

For the January edition, we are proud to present a very special evening with popular internet culture show EPIC FU as they launch the new EPIC FU network.


Thursday, January 7, 2010

Return to Dimples with @jessicaleerose avatar edition

Return to Dimples with @jessicaleerose avatar edition http://twitpic.com/x696d


BMW, Coke May Boost U.K. TV Revenue on Product-Placement Rule

Such overt placements in Europe are mostly either unpaid or imported in U.S. content.

USGS Develops Twitter-Based Earthquake Detection System

TED uses the Twitter social networking platform to collect real-time, earthquake-related messages from anywhere around the globe.


Best Web Original Drama - 2009

We've got a list of web original dramas that have managed to do just that.



It’s a new year, new challenges, new opportunities…and new badass roles to act and write!


Zelda fan movie shut down by Nintendo


"We understand Nintendo's right to protect its characters and trademarks and understand how in order to keep their property unspoiled by fan's interpretation of the franchise, Nintendo needs to protect itself - even from fan-works with good intentions."


Zelda Fan Movie Taken Down on Nintendo's Request


Wednesday, January 6, 2010

BreeFM: Issues/Grievances

"On friday Jan 15th we will hold a Breefm meeting, where we can politely discuss all of the things that have come from this, the direction we wish to go in 2010, and address what problems we can. Hopefully we can find a way to return Breefm to the awesome place we all want it to become :) "

Read the full post: http://breefm.blogspot.com/2010/01/issuesgrievances.html

The Web.Files #25 - Dorm Life

Nearly lost in all the Bannen Way excitement, I know shameless plug, is the fact that The Web.Files has kicked off the new year with an interview with Chris Smith, Jack De Sena and Brian Singleton, creators of the web series Dorm Life. The series recently concluded its second season during which it had a sponsorship deal with Carl's, Jr. The trio talk about their various other sponsorship deals with Hulu and MySpace. Also, for some strange reason, I have a craving for a Carl's, Jr. hamburger.

The series, which began as a project at UCLA, is the most viewed web series on Hulu. Beyond the series itself, the creators have created an entire community around the show, where fans can interact with each other and with the characters. In fact, the characters various profiles and twitters are updated by the actors themselves. Dorm Life received a nomination for best ensemble cast last year at the inaugural Streamy Awards, and is certain to be a contender this year as well.

Seven things you need to know about augmented reality

Smartphones are bringing the once-SF concept of augmented reality into the everyday world.


Facebook's Former CTO Launches Stealth Startup & We've Got Invites

It's useful and fascinating, with similarities to apps such as Google Wave, Aardvark, FormSpring.me - but it's beautifully built and easy to use off the bat.


Moot FTW in Wired.com’s Sexy Geeks 2009 Contest

After surprisingly intense voting, 4chan founder moot walked away with top honors in Wired.com’s 2009 Sexy Geeks competition.

Read More http://www.wired.com/underwire/2010/01/moot-sexy-geeks-2009/#ixzz0btlsaSD6

Felicia Day: disappointment

But what really ENRAGED me what the general tone, which artfully made intelligent, articulate women sound vapid and superficial.


KoldCast.TV Launches Safety Geeks: SVI Web TV Movie

it is however the jazz-like surreal, silly narrative, characters and situations that also make this show unlike anything in internet and traditional media.


'Twilight'-hater Miley Cyrus wants us to be nice. Can we do it?

General negativity — whether it’s snarky commentary (oops), quotes taken out of context, or blowing a non-event way out of proportion — does seem to be the way of the world, even more so in these instamatic, blogtastic times.


The Bannen Way Excitement

The Bannen Way logo

The highly anticipated and much publicized Bannen Way made its official debut this week on Crackle. So far, the series looks really good. Everything seems to be in frame, in fact I did not see one blurry shot. Also, the dialog is easily understood… I bet they used really good microphones, probably even professional ones. Oh, I heard they had really good craft service on set… I’m just guessing, but there probably was an assortment of cheeses and those little mini hotdogs… people seem to like little mini hotdogs.

Okay, I need to be honest, so much has been written about this series and for so long, that coming up with something new to say, is nigh on impossible. Also, to be frank, I am a little burned out on all the hype. Please don’t misunderstand, I’m sure the show will do well and it is entertaining – nice cars, beautiful women, a likable rouge –; however, I just cannot get excited about the series. I want to be excited about the series, I even wanted to write an article about it to help get other people excited. (This would be said article, how am I doing so far?) Nevertheless, as has become readily apparent, I have had a great deal of difficulty finding the right spin.

P Monkey gambles

The series stars Mark Gantt, as Neal Bannen, a slick thief/conman trying to walk a slightly straighter path, pulled between his police detective father, his crime boss uncle, the loan shark he owes money, and his own baser instincts. He drives a nice car, wears a fancy suit, and has absolutely no trouble getting random women to have sex with him even when he’s pretending to be a sixty-year old accountant. To be fair, watching Bannen skate through life, is good escapist fun; however, there is little about him that I relate to. Perhaps, I simply am too old, after all, I can’t help but think that instead of blowing his money at a poker game, he should have invested his winnings in the California foreclosure market and a nice stable mutual fund.

When all is said and done, The Bannen Way will be a revolutionary web series. Hopefully, this will become one of a string of big-budget, studio-financed web series released in the coming years. If the major studios take an active interest in ‘the space,’ other independent producers like Mark Gantt and Jesse Warren will have the opportunity to realize their dreams of creating large scale web series, which is something to get excited about.

Check out The Bannen Way exclusively on Crackle.

Nexus One vs. iPhone 3GS: Which Phone Is the Better Video Device?

Overall, it’s at least en par with what the iPhone has to offer in this area, and at times actually excells Apple’s phone with better picture quality.


Tuesday, January 5, 2010

How Brands Are Becoming the Media (and Why Your Brand Should Probably Do the Same)

Brands are bypassing traditional media outlets in favor of creating their own private media platforms.


LG15 Outbreak shoot is now scheduled.

LG15 Outbreak shoot is now scheduled. Springfielders can keep an eye on my feed to catch where we might be this week.

(I'll tweet our location as we're there. If you're around the area, check us out. We'll be there 4 an hour or so.)


Arc’teryx Embarks on ‘The Season’ of Outdoor Storytelling

But now, Cahall is taking the leap into web series, with the upcoming premiere of The Season later this month. It’s 22 episodes of outdoor goodness, all shot in HD, following the unique stories of five individual dreamers from the Pacific Northwest.


‘The Bitter End’ Delivers Sweet Laughs

But The Bitter End is a perfect example of execution trumping concept. It’s a really funny show.


The Beautiful Life / The Beautiful Life Episode 1 - Pilot

Chris Andrews from Iowa is discovered by Covet models while on vacation with his family in New York. There, he meets a gorgeous up and coming model named Raina who has just had her big break in Zac Posens fashion show. Marissa and Raina are both put on avail for a big Versace campaign which Raina graciously hands to Sonja when she finds out Sonjas mysterious secret and why shes disappeared off the scene for months.

Quick Clicks: Taryn Southern, Ella Morton, ‘The Beautiful Life’, State of the Vlogosphere

“I want this to be the first show ever that gets more viewers on the Web than it did on terrestrial television,” said Kutcher said in a recent video on YouTube.


Indie Video Producers Love Blip & YouTube

The biggest losers of this trend were not other video hosters, but the producers’ own websites.


Skype Wants to Make Your TV More Social

It also points to the fact that TVs are no longer one-way content distribution devices, but two-way communication portals.


CHART OF THE DAY: Internet Advertising Ready To Take More Money Away From Newspapers

As you can see, adults are spending 29% of their time on the web, but advertisers are only putting 8% of their ad spend on the web.


In The Bedroom No Longer The Only Porn On Youtube

Ok, that title is a just a joke for one of our faithful readers. The real "story" is that tomorrow, Youtube is to be flooded with real porn, as I just posted at Anchor Cove:

Because There Is No Porn On The Internet, 4chan Comes To Rescue (Anchor Cove)

Taryn Southern Live

Taryn Southern live

As previously reported, right here on LG15Today, the lovely and talented Taryn Southern has taken it upon herself to produce and star in a weekly live show on UStream. Now in its fourth week, she is looking for some feedback. For those who have seen the show, she wants to know what worked and what didn’t as well as what one would like to see more of in the future. For those who have not seen the show, now would be a good time to start. On this week’s show, Taryn will be joined by actress and model Jaime King (Pearl Harbor, White Chicks). The show starts at 10 Eastern, 7 Pacific, barring technical difficulties, on UStream.

Apples and Oranges and Androids - rocketboom

Google phone: Nexus One http://www.google.com/phone <==== Check back around 10pm PST when the link should go live.

Monday, January 4, 2010

LG15: Outbreak: “Revostock”

"The voice says “Revostock” which as most editors know is the company Revostock.com’s way of watermarking their template stock audio products."


Watching TV Together, Miles Apart

Then, they would get on Skype to video chat while they watched the show.


On the missing list

The actress who played Lonelygirl, Jessica Rose, went on to make some other Web series (“Sorority Forever” and “Poor Paul”) and had a short stint on ABC Family’s “Greek” in 2007.


Kristyn Burtt: Year in Review

Every wonder what it is like to be an independent host and entertainment reporter? Okay, neither have I; however, after reading Kristyn Burtt's "Year in Review", I can honestly say that I am significantly more interested.

In addition to hosting the popular web series, The Web.Files, Kristyn hosts various corporate events all around the country. Her "Year in Review" posts not only chronicle the Web.Files episodic journey, but also let readers follow Kristyn as she crisscrosses the USA. After reading the feature one thing is abundantly clear, she travels a lot, and she looks good in a hat… what? you knew that was coming.

Some of the feature's highlights include coverage of the 2009 Streamy Awards, which inspired the creation of The Web.Files; her interview with the cast and crew of OzGirl on a tiny couch; her encounter with the Oprah, during a month long trip to Dallas; and her interview with the surprisingly non bespectacled, Tim Street.

Next year promises many exciting developments for Kristyn Burtt and The Web.Files including interviews with the cast and crew of The Legend of Neil and coverage of the 2010 Streamy Awards. Speaking of the Streamys, I am certain Kristyn would appreciate your nomination for best host and best hosted web series.

Year in Review Links

Facebook pulls the plug on Suicide Machine

My advice: If you want to remove yourself from a social site, use the end-of-account tools on the site itself. It's a less painful way to go.


Nation's Girlfriends New Economic Plan: 'Let's Move In"

Nation's Girlfriends Unveil New Economic Plan: 'Let's Move In Together'

In The Bedroom Cracks All Time Top 100

In the last 24 hours, the lonelygirl15 video "In The Bedroom" appeared on the Most Viewed Videos of All Time list on YouTube, clocking in at #99. It is the first time that a lonelygir15 video has made this list.

As we noted a few weeks back, this video recently topped 30 million views, and for whatever reason, continues to receive substantial views daily. And as Mathieas noted on Anchor Cove, "there are a number of copyright violation videos ahead of it, which means they have been removed and are not receiving any more views, so [In The Bedroom] should be able to rise steadily through the ranks."

The Top 10 Most Viewed Lonelygirl15 videos of all time:

1. In The Bedroom 31,141,254
2. Girl Tied Up 13,286,167 views
3. Spicing Things Up 8,129,176 views
4. My First Kiss 7,334,548 views
5. 4 Girls, 2 Guys 6,109,217 views
6. My Lazy Eye (and P. Monkey gets Funky!) 3,668,319 views
7. Beach Party 3,236,341 views
8. First Blog / Dorkiness Prevails 2,306,820 views
9. Booby Trap? 2,091,236 views
10. Spanish Princess 2,048,589 views

Nicholas Carlton: New Project!

I will be directing and producing and it also stars Sophie Tilson of OzGirl.


Research credit: Mathieas

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Riese the Series / Episode 5 - Dawn

The exciting conclusion of Chapter One finds the Sect's Huntsmen closing in on Riese, and her true identity is finally revealed.

Google patent ties interactive gaming to Youtube

A patent application filed in February and released to the public this week reveals Google's attempt to build games on top of digital videos using an interactive annotation system.


Doctor Who: Series 5 - First Trailer! - doctorwhotimevortex

New Series Preview!
Our first glimpse of thrilling new adventures...


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