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Saturday, February 6, 2010

The Internet Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

The Internet has made the list of nominees for the Nobel Peace Prize this year, going up against a Chinese dissident and a Russian human rights activist among others.


Problems With the Eqal Umbrella Upgrade???

Last night Eqal upgraded their Umbrella Software. Early today we began to hear reports of errors in the LG15: Outbreak lay out. Now it appears that the problems are a bit more extensive and vary from browser to browser as can be seen with LGPedia with the Firefox browser: http://www.lg15.com/lgpedia/index.php?title=Crystal

What have you observed? What problems are you having? Leave a description of the problem in a comment, a link to the page with the problem and possibly a screen shot of the problem. We are sure that the gnomes of Eqal will be only too happy to have the feedback.

mbeckett said...
Yes, there are a couple very minor CSS issues on LG15 and some other sites. On LG15 the backgrounds of each of the show pages are displaying the homepage header image file which they shouldn't be doing. We'll fix this and the other CSS issues on Monday.

The LGPedia issue has nothing to do with the Umbrella upgrade and has been there for awhile. I think it's only in Firefox, but let me know if it's also in IE (it's fine in Chrome). It's something we need to get to, but unfortunately we haven't had time and since it doesn't affect functionality of the LGPedia it keeps getting bumped. We'll get to it eventually.

If anyone notices any problems with sites, feel free to email us at [email protected].

Last week on Outbreak. - LG15awakening

The Rise of Tablets, and Why You Should Care

by Christina Warren

Beyond just entertainment, tablet computers have one huge, huge area of potential: Education, specifically college textbooks.


Friday, February 5, 2010

Riese Enters Extended Hiatus

Late last night, Ryan Copple and Kaleena Kiff, the producers of Riese, announced that due to an agreement with Fireworks, the UK based digital distribution arm of ContentFilms, all current episodes of the series were being pulled from the Internet while Fireworks negotiates various deals on behalf of the series. One question which remained from the announcement was how this decision would impact the release of future episodes. Today I had the opportunity to talk to Ryan Copple who confirmed that for the time being the release of new episodes is on hold.

Clearly, this was not an easy decision for the producers to make. In the end, according to Ryan, it came down to a question of sustainability. Riese is a very expensive, independently financed show. The producers decided that fans would rather see a completed story with a, hopefully, short hiatus rather than an incomplete one. In order to ensure that they would be able to complete the story they needed to secure additional financing. The last thing an audience wants is to watch three-fourths of a compelling story.

As one online commentator stated, “…this kind of shoots the series in the foot here, stranding the core online fan community that helped garner the series its early support.” Nevertheless, so far fan reaction has been largely supportive, even if the announcement’s timing could not have been worse. Riese had recently started its second chapter, a chapter which promised a significant progression in the story and boasts several high profile cast additions. Riese is not the first web series to take an extended production break. Hopefully, the hiatus will be short and the producers will garner the necessary funding needed to complete the series.

To: Crystal. From: Jordan - LG15awakening

To: Crystal - From: Jessica - LG15awakening

To: Crystal
From: Jessica

VG15: Renaming Mason to Gregson - valleygirl15

Wills facebook pictures are creepy as hell. END OF STORY.

Oh and...I might kind of like outbreak...

LG15: Outbreak - Until Next Time

I know when I'm not wanted. ...Later. - Mason
Go to LG15.com and check out the extended experience!

Show page: http://www.lg15.com/tlc_units/filter/6/754/1

Interactive link: http://www.lg15.com/video/view/10458/7667/1

Mason videos: http://www.lg15.com/videoaccount_video_list/list/10458/1

For more links involved in LG15: Outbreak check out our blogspot portal page. http://lg15outbreak.blogspot.com

READ about LG15: Outbreak

Stay Off the Grid, Win $10,000

We need four applicants willing to disappear from their lives from late February to late March.


Jace Hall Show: Felicia Day Light Saber Fight

‘Riese’ Pulled Down from Web by New Distributor

by Marc Hustvedt

Riese, the steampunk-infused fantasy web series drama that has been unfolding online since its launch back in November, has been pulled down due to request from its new distribution partner Fireworks, the digital distribution arm of UK-based ContentFilm.



Molly goes to her first Super Bowl party.

Craig Frank - Compulsions - Indie Soap Awards - CompulsionsXtras

Craig Frank of Compulsions says thanks for his Indie Soap Award for Best Lead Actor

Taryn O'Neill - Compulsions - Indie Soap Awards - Best Supporting Actress

Taryn O'Neill accepts the Indie Soap Award for Best Supporting Actress.

Thanks All Around for the Indie Soap Awards


Back In Boston - Fireheart14

Crystal, Will, there's some things Mason neglected to tell you. Time to fill in the blanks. And yeah, I know I messed up some words. I was cold and tired, deal with it. :P (P.S. Mason, learn to shave kthx)

The Sixty One

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Fans Plot Future of Level 26 ‘Digi-Novel’ Crime Series

In an e-mail interview, Zuiker (pictured below), a self-described “slow reader,” describes how the community of roughly 30,000 Level 26 fans has impacted future storylines for the projected three-book trilogy.

Read More http://www.wired.com/underwire/2010/02/level-26-digi-novel

Recent additions to Eqal's Umbrella Software Platform

Megan Hearts Pets: http://meganheartspets.meganblake.com

Angie Cole: http://www.angiecoleforthesoul.com

The Right Coast http://www.therightcoast.net/

Memoirs Of A Gay Chef http://www.memoirsofagaychef.com

Visit our Umbrella blogspot portal page.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Upgrade to EQAL sites

From insideLG15

We’re pushing out a big upgrade to all EQAL sites starting Friday night. The sites will all be taken down and may be intermittently available over the course of the weekend. Ideally everything will go smoothly and we’ll only take the sites down for a short time, but if there are problems we’ll be working through the weekend to fix them.

We’re very excited about these upgrades. We’re pushing out a major update to Umbrella, so if you’re a beta tester you’re going to see a brand new management UI and a ton of new features. For users of EQAL sites, this upgrade is going to make it much easier for us to add new features. You’re going to see a lot of cool new stuff over the next few months.

Thanks for your understanding… and hope you are enjoying Outbreak!



LG15: Outbreak - Happy Birthday, Crystal

Hope my cheesy little party wasn't TOO annoying, Crystal. (Oh, and I know you'll hate me for the ending, but I felt like everyone deserved to see it.) - Will
Go to LG15.com and check out the extended experience!


Interactivity: http://www.lg15.com/video/view/10457/7664/1

For more links involved in LG15: Outbreak check out our blogspot portal page. http://lg15outbreak.blogspot.com

READ about LG15: Outbreak

The Web.Files #29 - The Legend of Neil

On this weeks episode of The Web.Files host Kristyn Burtt interviews Sandeep Parikh and Tony Janning from The Legend of Neil. This was another excellent and informative interview by Kristyn Burtt; however, I was constantly distracted by the bowl of oranges on Sandeep’s coffee table. In a single guy’s apartment that looks like the before picture on a home decorating show, an artfully arranged bowl of fruit brought a certain je ne sais quoi that stood out against the décor of piled T-shirts and bare walls.

The Legend of Neil is a show familiar to most web series viewers. A parody of the classic Nintendo game, The Legend of Zelda, the show centers on Neil, an oafish slacker, who was either magically transported into a video game world through autoerotic asphyxiation, or is having the world’s greatest drunk dream. The second season, which recently wrapped, featured the fan favorite musical episode with special guest star Felicia Day, as the world’s randiest demi-fey. The third season is scheduled to begin filming later this year.

Re: Happy Birthday Crystal - matty5308

Video Cam Direct Upload

Happy Birthday Crystal - LG15awakening

From the community to you.

Alternative Fuel, Loud Pictures Prep New Sci-Fi Thriller 'Continuum'

Director Blake Calhoun and longtime producing partner Mike Maden, the award-winning production team behind some of the Web's most cinematic original series including Pink, 88 Hits and TheWB.com's forthcoming Exposed, today announced principal photography on their next digital project, the sci-fi thriller series Continuum, will begin February 22nd in Dallas, Texas and Los Angeles and will release the first ten episodes this summer.


Wednesday, February 3, 2010

LG15: Outbreak - Catching Up, Closing Out

I'm back...for now. I hope this will clear things up a bit. - Mason


Interactivity: http://www.lg15.com/video/view/10458/7644/1

From: Femaleprodigy

Green flashes for the video Catching up, Closing out. the descriptions have the time stamp and what was being said at the time the flash happens


Discover Simple, Private Sharing at Drop.io

Source: Faffyfoo

For more links involved in LG15: Outbreak check out our blogspot portal page. http://lg15outbreak.blogspot.com

READ about LG15: Outbreak


By Jenni Powell

I’ve had the distinct pleasure of picking up producing duties on the web series Bumps in the Night, which on our Facebook Page is listed as a “Supernatural Procedural Comedy”. What’s not to love about that?


Bumps in the Night Live Tip #1: Date or Ghost Hunt?

...and then this happened. - itsPeng1

I know, I know, but she seems responsible enough, and the house really isn't all that flammable...


The problem is a bit bigger than you think... - LG15awakening

What is your brothers name? Where has he been? Do you know what he's been doing the past three years??...

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Returns - H47cy0n

I've tried a description multiple times. Youtube refuses to save changes. You have no idea how much this is pissing me off.

Cashing in on Twitter


How much are your random thoughts on Twitter worth? Well, if you are Kim Kardashian, the answer is ten grand. Earlier this week, Advertising Age reported that the zaftig star commanded the staggering amount for daily sponsored tweets on her twitter feed, which is seen by approximately two and a half million followers. Kardashian is not alone in that many celebrities as-well-as major Twitter stars are starting to turn their social media currency into cold hard cash.

Kardashian’s $10,000 dollar tweet figure is based on the rate paid by Ad.ly, an advertising service that sends out daily sponsored tweets. The way the system works, advertisers on the site chose which Twitter users they wish to pitch their advertisement and submit bids. Users then decide to either approve or deny the bid. If the bid is accepted, the ad messages appear automatically in the user’s Twitter feed, usually four times over the course of a week. The amount paid to the user depends on several factors including the number of and type of followers. For instance, a user with 10,000 loyal followers can command a higher rate than one with 100,000 spambot accounts. Also, users have the option of setting their own rate if they disagree with the one suggested by Ad.ly.

Ad.ly’s website list its top users, which in addition to Kardashian include Dr. Drew, Greg Grunberg, and Newsweek. Several of the top celebrity users actually donate their proceeds to charity, an option which the company automates based on user preferences. Furthermore, all tweets from the company carry a “from Ad.ly Network” tag to clearly identify them as a sponsored tweet. An active user with a substantial or loyal follower base could make serious money for very little work. Based on the $10,000 dollar a tweet price, Kardashian could bank an estimated $3.5 million dollars a year from Twitter ads alone. However, unless one has at least 5000 followers do not bother signing up for the site. Out of curiosity I signed up only to discover that my tweets are worth nothing, which I must admit, I already knew.

Nevertheless, anyone can sign up for Ad.ly or one of the similar services, which are popping up now. The advertising deals that these sites create are not limited to established stars, but are open to anyone who has a substantial Twitter following. In this instance, new media personalities are on an equal footing with the established celebrities and, in fact, have the home field advantage. Imagine the possibility of partially funding a webseries simply by having fans follow a Twitter account! Such an endeavor would require a substantial fan base; however, it is not outside the realm of possibility.

LG15: Outbreak - Um...a problem. - Will

Crystal, don't let that guy inside your apartment. - Will
Go to LG15.com and check out the extended experience!


Interactivity: http://www.lg15.com/video/view/10457/7519/1

For more links involved in LG15: Outbreak check out our blogspot portal page. http://lg15outbreak.blogspot.com

READ about LG15: Outbreak

Oh look, there's 2 of me...o.O - TheColourfulSwirl

:P Just got bored...and decided not to miss an opportunity of having the house to myself! :)

Monday, February 1, 2010

LG15: Outbreak - Boredom: Cured

Something tells me it's gonna be a LONG week. - Crystal ----- Go to LG15.com and check out the extended experience!

For more links involved in LG15: Outbreak check out our blogspot portal page. http://lg15outbreak.blogspot.com

READ about LG15: Outbreak

Bienvenue à Level 26!

Posted by Anthony E. Zuiker

I want to take this opportunity to welcome all of the wonderful people of France to Level26.com.

Read the full post: http://www.level26.com/tlc_units/filter/2/673/1

For more information about Level 26 check out our blogspot portal page!!!

Previous stories about Level 26

WARNING: Level26.com may contain links to "adult material".

Dixie Chicks- Traveling Soldier - experimentation123go

Part 2 of my singing experiment. One of my favorite songs, Dixie Chicks-Traveling Soldier.

Rockin' Robin

This is the next song for my experiment, yay!!!

The story so far... - LG15awakening

We meet Crystal, Will, and Mason... that's about it!

Riese Episode 6 - Beast

The epic journey of Riese continues in the exciting premiere of Chapter 2, Beast.

For a fully immersive experience, we strongly encourage using headphones and turning up your volume while viewing.

For more info, visit www.riesetheseries.com

Sunday, January 31, 2010

The 52nd annual Grammy Awards

The Grammys have become a near-ideal made-for-TV vehicle -- a musical show with very, very few actual awards, the better to squeeze as many performances as possible into its 3 ½ hours.


Seven Harry Potter Books in Seven Minutes - hollishillis

This project has made me realize that it is essential to make Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows into two films. The end.


'Frozen' Trailer HD

A typical day on the slopes turns into a chilling nightmare for three snowboarders when they get stranded on the chairlift before their last run. As the ski patrol switches off the night lights, they realize with growing panic that theyve been left behind dangling high off the ground with no way down. With the resort closed until the following weekend and frostbite and hypothermia already setting in, the trio is forced to take desperate measures to escape off the mountain before they freeze to death. Once they make theirmove, they discover with horror that they have much more to fear than just the frigid cold. As they combat unexpected obstacles, they start to question if their will to survive is strong enough to overcome the worst ways to die.

Movie Trailer: Frozen
Posted by Anthony E. Zuiker

What I love about the premise for this movie is that it’s taking a familiar situation (like scuba diving in Open Water, living in a house in Paranormal Activity, camping in Blair Witch Project) and turns it into a life and death situation.


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The iPad and Level 26

Posted by Anthony E. Zuiker

What do you guys think of the iPad? Would you like to see Level 26: Dark Origins on it?

Read the full post: http://www.level26.com/tlc_units/filter/2/671/1

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