All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘User-Generated Content’

‘Final Girl’ Horror Film Supercut Gets You Ready For Halloween

Tricks, treats, pumpkins, costumes, and horror movies are just some of the necessary staples of Halloween, and what better way to get you the mood than with a supercut highlight reel that focuses on the some of the horror film industry’s most famous “final girls.” For those who don’t know, a “final girl” is the female protagonist who is still …

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Calvin And Hobbes Dance Over At YouTube

There’s little arguing when it comes to the position of Calvin and Hobbes in the annals of entertainment history; that is, right at the top. The revered comic strip is still fawned over by fans, even though there hasn’t been any new content since December, 1995. While search engines aren’t necessarily the go-to metric when it comes to discussing viral …

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The Walking Dead Meets The Monster Mash For Halloween

User-generated mash-ups and remixes are good for the soul, and when they do a great job of capitalizing on the seasonal holiday of the moment, all the better. Furthermore, when you pick a popular subject matter, one that is also related to the holiday being celebrated, you’ve got the ingredients for some viral perfect storm goodness. That is just what …

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Grand Theft Auto V Mythbusters Searches For The Truth

As you might expect, the overwhelming popularity of Grand Theft Auto V—a billion dollars in three days is astounding–has led to the creation of user-generated content celebrating the game and all the things you can do. reddit, is, of course, one of the primary ground zeroes for such content, as is the ubiquitous YouTube. For those of you who follow …

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Family Guy Chicken Fight Gets Live Action Reenactment

This is something that should be filed under “when crowd-funding goes right,” because what we have is fantastic allocation of donated funds. The idea for a live action reenactment of Peter Griffin’s famous fight with the Chicken was posted over at IndieGoGo by Jessie Graff and Tree O’Toole, two professional stuntwomen who clearly share a love for Family Guy and …

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If Google Has Accused Your Site Of ‘User-Generated Spam,’ You’ll Want To Watch This Video

Google pumped out a batch of new videos about webspam via its Webmaster Help YouTube channel. You can find others from the series here. We just looked at one about the “pure spam” manual action label. This one is about “user-generated spam”. User-generated spam could include forum spam, spammy user profiles, spammy blog comments, spammy guestbook comments, etc. “The good …

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Remember, Google’s Newest Ranking Signal Is Only 1 Of Over 200

Google announced on Friday that starting this week, it would begin using the number of “valid” copyright removal notices it gets for a site as a ranking signal. This immediately rubbed a lot of people the wrong way. In fact, various groups were quick to speak out about Google’s new policy. The EFF, for example, called the policy “opaque,” and …

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The First Episode of The Silent City, A Crowdfunded Post-Apocalyptic Web Series, Hits

During the second week of January 2012, a trailer for a crowdfunded web post-apocalyptic series debuted. Shot on location in New York City, the video’s creative team made use of abandoned industrial locations located around The Big Apple, a promising idea that’s also seeing a little action in Detroit. Regarding The Silent City, upon completion of the successful Kickstarter project, …

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Go Right: An Ode To Side-Scrolling Video Games

With the proliferation of the next-gen console, coupled with the uber-power PC gaming provides, the side-scrolling video game is not something we see very often. True, there are those who kept their Super NES/Sega consoles intact and operational, but for most of us, to enjoy a good side-scroller like any of the Mario games requires a little bit of work. …

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A Planet Transformed by Humanity’s Rapid Spread

Welcome to the Anthropocene is an incredibly revealing short movie detailing humanity’s spread across the globe since the Industrial Revolution began. The video, created by Globaia.org, is essentially a visualization of man’s migratory patters in a post-industrial world, and after watching the educational, moving, and, to a degree, frightening short film, it’s hard not be a little shaken at how …

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Superman Versus The Hulk: Fan Film Excellence

How many of you have wanted to see two of the most powerful entities in the comic book universe square off in battle royale outside of the comic book pages? Since neither Marvel or DC Comics will cross their content streams in the world of movies–crossover comic stories don’t count; nor do video games–it’s up to the fans to provide …

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Skyrim In Real Life is Accurately Geeky

There’s a certain amount of melancholy when watching these kinds of fan films; the ones where they take the game in question and “convert” it to a real-life setting. Granted, with Skyrim, it’s hard to reproduce dragons, orcs, and the power of the Thu’um, but these guys give it the old college try. The result, especially when they use the …

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