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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Web Series Today: FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is Web Series Today?
Web Series Today is a "collaborative community based blog" about "web series" What that means is that members of the web series community can become "authors" and post videos, articles about web series, or links to information/news about web series and related topics such as ARGs or "Transmedia".

By creating an open platform for posting videos and web series news chronologically Web Series Today aims to fill the role of keeping the community up to date with what is going on on a daily basis. Show creators, cast, crew, or even fans and "critics" are all eligible to participate because they are in the best position to know what is going on with a particular series.

2. How do you become an "author"?
"Authors" on the blog can post about any series they enjoy and believe that the readership of Web Series Today would also enjoy. It is important to understand the culture, format and open philosophy of Web Series Today before becoming a participant, so if interested, take the time to read the blog daily. For example an author might want to just introduce readers to a series that they think might be of interest or the author might choose to post videos from a series on a regular basis as they are released. Authors are fully responsible for anything they post and answer directly to the web series community.

If you would like to become a participant as an "author" send a request to:
[email protected]. Use the subject title: "Author request" and explain briefly how you are involved in the web series community.

Blogger only allows a restricted number of authors so it is important that those who do decide to participate contribute on a regular basis to the shared goal of keeping the community up to date with what is going on in the web series World.

3. Tags, Labels and Categories

It is a good idea to add "tags" to your posts on Web Series Today. Blogger uses tags to categorize articles which makes it easier to find related stories.

A couple of powerful tags are:

1. The name of your web series.

2 The tag: web series, - which groups all web series under one category. If a post is more a community video, web news or a web show, then using the appropriate tag will best group your post with similar content.

If you leave out the tags your series will not be automatically categorized and hence will be more difficult to find.

How long do you remain an author?
The Blogger platform on which Web Series Today is based allows for a maximum of 100 collaborative participants. We have now reached that limit. In order to allow new authors to join we need to free up positions to make them available to those who want to actively contribute.

Web Series Today is intended for authors who want to actively keep other community members up to date with what is going on in the Web series community. If any current author would like to give up their author position please send an email to [email protected] with REMOVE in the subject line. In addition anyone who has not made a post in the past 30 days will be considered inactive and may be removed if a new author request is made. Anyone removed can be re-instated by the normal author request process and will be added to any wait list that exist at that time. Our goal is to ensure that any author who wishes to contribute can do so in a timely an ongoing manner.

:::::UPDATE Web Series Today: Inactive Author Deletions

As explained in a previous post the Blogger platform on which Web Series Today is based allows for a maximum of 100 collaborative participants. The blog is intended for active participants in the Web series community.

Authors who have not made a post in the past 30 days will be considered inactive and may be removed if a new author request is made. If you wish to keep your author position for use in the near future, and you have not posted in the past 30 days you need to send an e-mail to [email protected] with "Author: KEEP" in the subject line.


Why has your favorite Web series not appeared on Web Series Today?

The simple answer is you!

Let me explain.

The first step is to make sure your favorite Web series has not actually been posted on Web Series Today. Many of the series posted are listed alphabetically in the "Category" segment in the right hand column. The list is long but it is easy to do a quick search using your Web browser search feature. If nothing shows up, then search for the name of the Web series in the search box in the top left of "Blogger".

The second step is to understand that Web Series Today is an open collaborative blog platform where members of the Web series community work together to keep each other up to date with what is going on in the Web Series community. There are three primary components to the blog: the posts, the readers and comments. These provide the tools by which we work together to build a community.

If you create a Web series, act in, watch or are affiliated with a Web series that you think the readers of Web Series Today would enjoy then you have the opportunity to make it happen. You can sign up to become an "author" on Web Series Today which will allow you to post any content you feel relevant. If you do not want to do that you can get to know other authors on the blog by commenting and interacting with them. If you ask them nicely they might be able to make a post for you. Finally you can just leave a comment on one of the posts and hope that someone notices. Note however that if you have not invested in the community by watching and commenting on existing content then it is less likely that anyone will notice your comment.

So if your favorite Web series has not appeared on Web Series Today you can change that. The choice is up to you.

Why did your post not go out on the Web Series Today Twitter count?

Web Series Today is set up to send out all posts automatically in the associated Twitter account. However, if you take longer than approximately 2 minutes to create a post on Blogger there is a risk that your post will NOT go out on the Web Series Today twitter account. This in turn means your post will not get some of the exposure you may hope to get.

To avoid this, use the options button under the post and adjust the minute counter to the time when you finish the post (before posting it). Note, please do not adjust the hour counter part of the time since Web Series Today is set to California time and posts are in chronological order.

Once you have adjusted the minute counter to the current time, go ahead and post as normal. Then check the Twitter account which should show your post 30 minutes or less after posting. Make sure that you RT the Tweet!!!

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Why has your favorite Web series not been posted on Web Series Today?


  1. Please write about LivePrudeGirls!


    They are so cute and funny

  2. Please advise how we can get our webseries added to the Category side panel? Thank you kindly.

  3. I thought you had featured "a Conversation While" but do not see it on the side panel??

  4. The side panel does not automatically update. If an author has consistently posted a series for sustained period of time (a year or so) and requests it be added then that can be done. We do not add series to the side panel if there is only a single post about it.

    If you want more coverage of a particular show, please sign up to become an author (as described above) and contribute to the growth of Web Series Today.

  5. Hello

    We're trying to take our new web series to all the viewers who will be interested in our content. It's a comedy series and mainly focuses on interracial couples who started living together along with artificial intelligence.

    I hope you could help new talents to reach your viewers.



  6. Please read: http://www.webseriestoday.com/2010/11/web-series-today-become-author.html


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