Monday, March 27, 2006

Cubicle Dwellers' Funniest Home Video

Ironic that the NYTimes chose the headline "Cubicle Dwellers' Funniest Home Video," just two days before's launch press release goes out (which highlights the spoof on America's Funniest Videos (see below).

Two of my favorite quotes about this piece:

[Viral videos are] updated version of the long-running series "America's Funniest Home Videos," but with a twist: "The distinction," said Mr. Graden, "would be that I would call 'America's Funniest Home Videos' accidentally created, and these are often purposely created by people to express their own sense of comedy and commentary."

With four viral video shows soon to be on the air, what's the next wave of user-generated content? "One could imagine a next generation version of 'Saturday Night Live' that's created entirely by the viewers," Mr. Hirschorn speculated. "It might even be better."


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