Monday, April 25, 2011

The Royal Wedding on YouTube

Yesterday, I walked along Regent Street and it's already dressed up for the Royal Wedding on Friday:

That made me wonder, where you gonna watch the royal spectacle? Will you watch it on TV or will you watch on YouTube? 

The Royal Household will use its existing YouTube channel to stream coverage of the event on April 29 from the wedding procession, marriage ceremony at Westminster Abbey and balcony kiss.
Earlier this month YouTube unveiled a dedicated YouTube Live destination within its pages as it ramps up efforts to move into the broadcast space. The wedding will air on the YouTube Royal Channel, however, from 09.00 GMT, 02.00 PT and 05.00 ET, available internationally.
The footage will be reshown in its entirety immediately after the event and will be available to view in full on the site afterwards.

"More than 50 years ago, the marriage of the Queen's sister, Princess Margaret, and Antony Armstrong-Jones was the first royal wedding to be broadcast on television and had over 20 million viewers," said YouTube partner development associate Rachel Ball. "This one is already heralded as the first of the internet age, where for the first time in thousands of years of royal history, the moment will be captured online and preserved forever."

Wouldn't it be fun to see the Royal Family like that on Friday, lol:

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Webby Nominees Announced: Voting Begins!

The 15th Annual Webby Awards released its list of nominees today! If you wanna take part in the voting, please go to:

The Webby Awards is the leading International award honoring excellence in interactive design, creativity, usability and functionality on the Internet. Established in 1996 during the Web's infancy, the Webbys are presented by The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, which includes an Executive 750-member body of leading Web experts, business figures, luminaries, visionaries and creative celebrities, and Associate Members who are former Webby Award Winners and Nominees and other Internet professionals. Reflecting the tremendous growth of the Internet as a tool for business and everyday lives, the 15th Annual Webby Awards expands the mission of the Webby by honoring excellence in over 100+ Website, Interactive Advertising, Online Film & Video, and Mobile & App categories.

Here are some of the Nominees:

The Best Web Personality category noms came from outside Hollywood: YouTube and web star Justine Ezarik for iJustine, New York Times technology columnist and CBS News correspondent David Pogue, Between Two Fern’s Zach Galafianakis, Great Depression Cooking’s Clara Cannucciari, and Egyptian-American filmmaker Rahab Elewaly.

For Best Individual Performance however, nominees included more traditional Hollwood names: Lisa Kudrow for Web Therapy (Lexus), Ralph Macchio for Wax on F*ck Off (Funny Or Die), Isabella Rossellini for Green Porno (Sundance), Cheri Oteri for Liza Life Coach (, and Jim Carrey for Funny Or Die’s Presidential Reunion.

The Best Drama category saw nominations primarily from independent series: Out With Dad, Anyone But Me, Urban Wolf, Diary of a Single Mom, and Eastenders E20 (BBC).

The Comedy: Long Form or Series category also reflected a nice mix: Funny Or Die’s Presidential Reunion, Web Therapy, 30 Rock: Frank vs. Lutz,The Office: The 3rd Floor Webseries, and The Muppets Kitchen with Cat Cora.

Other highlights include Justin Bieber Takes over Funny Or Die and Steve Carell’s episode on Between Two Ferns for the Comedy: Individual Short or Episode category, Auto-tune the News‘ Bed Intruder Song for the Best Viral Video category, and Old Spice Response Campaign and OK Go’s “This Too Shall Pass” video for the Best Viral Marketing category.

Which ones are your favourite?

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Keeping Up With The Kartrashians

Are you watching Keeping Up with the Kardashians? It doesn't matter whether you're a fan of Kourtney, Kim and Khloé or not, either way you should check out the comedy web series Keeping Up with the Kartrashians. They have all the class of the Kardashians...but none of the cash!

The story is described as follows:
After Bruce's release from jail the Kartrashian family celebrates with a party. The good times end quickly enough when Mamma's job and their public assistance runs dry. Luckily Robbie has an idea that will make the family some money and make Kim a star. Mamma quickly realizes the potential of her 'cash cows' and starts her own career as she begins to mold theirs. 
Have a look at Episode 1:  

The web series is created, written and produced by Angela Landis who also plays all three Kartrashian sisters. If you wanna know more about Angela, visit her website:

Monday, April 4, 2011

Chinese "Sex and the City" web series

And another web series which is described as "Sex and the City", BUT it's from China and animated., China's leading Internet television company, has announced today that it will launch this month a new animated web series titled Miss Puff.

The story centers around Miss Puff, a Beijing woman who’s looking for love, though she’s quite often found lounging around her apartment in her underwear, chatting and smoking in front of her computer. Does that sound familiar?
The artwork is pretty stylized, with animated two-dimensional figures overlaid on top of a more realistic, possibly rotoscoped background. With 104 seven-minute episodes to run over eight seasons, it's Youku's most ambitious web series so far.

The series continues from Miss Puff's Goldfish Bowl, an animated short that premiered last November as one of the films in Youku's 11 Degrees New Media Film Project, a partnership between Youku, Chevrolet Cruze, and the China Film Group. If you understand Chinese, check it out: 

Miss Puff is being produced by Youku Original, Youku's in-house content production department. With Miss Puff, they want to continue to blend engaging content, social relevance, and cutting-edge marketing to create a series that will engage and delight the viewers advertisers want to reach.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Coming Soon Web Series

Last weekend the LA Web Fest took place ( and one of the Award winning  series was Lila, Long Distance.
It'll premiere on www.Koldcast.TV on April 5th. Here is a sneak peek:

Lila is down on her luck, desperate for cash and has a background in acting. She's found a brilliant way to survive out in these LA streets. But can she keep her real relationships separate from her fantasy world? Or will chaos inevitably ensue?

Creator Dawn M. Green wanted to bring back that "Sex and the City" vibe, only this time, in the dating world. It's all about who you imagine you're sleeping with.... For further information, check out their website:

Another upcoming web series is A Perfect Union. The mystery web series is produced and presented by Los Tall Boys Media. Here is a glimpse:

It's about freelance reporter Virgil Montez who begins investigating the unsolved murder of an eccentric history professor, he finds more than a cold case. Virgil’s pursuit of the story behind the homicide reveals an ancient conspiracy involving the Texas Revolution, Freemasonry and a powerful secret about the Alamo lost for hundreds of years.
Stay tuned and check their website for further announcements:

Will you watch these new web series?

Friday, April 1, 2011

Happy April Fool's Day!

When I checked my LinkedIn-account this morning, the "People You May Know"-tool recommended me contacts, like Robin Hood - Activist/ Chief Fundraiser at Nottingham, United Kingdom - and Sherlock Holmes - Detective at 221B Baker Street. Yes, that's right! It's April Fools 2011! Have you found an April Fools joke or prank yet?

If you've been on YouTube today, then yes! YouTube has kicked off the April Fools festivities with a celebration of its “100th birthday” — a journey into what YouTube might have looked like in 1911, if the video platform or the Internet existed back then. Check out the "Top 5 viral pictures of 1911":

YouTube has also updated the logo and inserted a classic 1911 button on every video. If you click on it, it will transform any YouTube clip into an old-school motion picture, complete with a grainy yellowish skin and an accompanying early 20th century piano soundtrack to match.

Oh, and I like the Starbucks prank! This would be really cool actually:
Starbucks is finally putting its baristas on scooters, as the coffee giant today launches its “Mobile Pour” feature. “We’ve even made ordering easy with our Mobile Pour app for your smartphone. Simply download it, allow it to pinpoint your location, select your coffee order and keep walking. Your fresh, hot Starbucks brew will be in your hands before you can say abra-arabica.”

If you want to stay updated with the best April Fools jokes and pranks the World Wide Interwebernets has to offer, then visit: