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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Skyrim Barbie Breaks It Down

The pictures of the Skyrim Barbie hit the Intertubes last week, with a post sporting the following title: Utterly Useless Dovahkiin Female Armor, and while the attractiveness of the subject is immediately apparent, the utter uselessness of such a character is, too. While bare midriffs are indeed something that deserves a Plus 1, an unprotected torso isn’t much use when …

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Super Mario Fan Videos Never Get Old

What would happen if the Sun in Super Mario’s world wanted to get in on the action and help take Mario out? Hopefully, it would be something close to what’s going on in the lead video, which comes courtesy of Dorkly.com. The question is, what kind of meds does the Sun take? Do they make Xanax in planet-sized pills? Lastly, …

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Opening In Stop Motion

The Internet, and in turn, the users who populate, is/are notorious for keeping intellectual properties alive, long past their shelf life has expired. In fact, this continuing interest helps revive many of these titles, essentially breathing life into properties that may otherwise die. The example that leads this post is another great contribution from the user-generated pile. This time, the …

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The Horror Film Alphabet Is Awfully Handy

While it’s not exactly an infographic, Stephen Wildish has provided something similar, and it’s a pretty effective teaching tool, especially if you’re a fan of horror movies. The question is, how many can you name? If you’re going by Wildish’s creation, you only have to know 26 of them, but a very specific 26. I’m pretty sure on most of …

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Rage Faces In Real Life

If you’re any kind of experienced Internet user, you’re probably awfully familiar with the rage face memes that permeate across a large number of platforms. While Reddit deserves a large amount of the credit for the growing the popularity surrounding these images, they’ve grown beyond just the fffffffuuuuuuuuuuuu subreddit. These faces have pretty much crossed over the mainstream; at least …

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The Simpsons 500th Episode Intro In Slow Motion

Last Sunday, Fox’s long-staying The Simpsons hit its 500th episode plateau, and one of the absolute treats of the milestone episode was the introduction segment. As you’re probably aware, each Simpsons episode begins with the group making their way to the family couch. The route in which the Simpsons arrive at their destination is up to the creators, and because …

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Prince of Persia Versus The Real World

How many of you have dreamed of living in a video game world? Or, perhaps taking aspects from your video game and converting it to real life? Considering the current popularity of Skyrim, if that happened now, there’d be a helluva lot of dragons flying around. Let’s say, however, the game you wanted to bring to life was classic 2-D …

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Awesome User-Generated Content Gives Us Dark Knight Rises Credits

User-generated content is one of the many great things about the web. Whether it’s someone riffing on a particular trend or adding to the thousands upon thousands of gigabytes of fan-based material for whatever movie franchise you can think of, this kind of content is what helped make the web such an amazing place. Now, relate the upcoming fan-created video …

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Dan Bull Is Back Again, Rapping About Megaupload

In case you haven’t heard of him, Dan Bull is an English fellow who promotes himself as a “Geeky rap artist promoting logic, skepticism and political change through merciless teasing.” Aside from that, Bull also inspired one of WebProNews’ “controversial” lead image, courtesy of his anti-SOPA rap. Bull’s latest effort — and it’s a good one — focuses on the …

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A Post-Apocalyptic Video With the Help of Crowdfunding

A team of artists, including Rubidium Wu, Eric Stafford, Kettie Jean, and Rob Rusli has created an impressive video of New York City an a post-apocalyptic state. Standard fare for a generation raised on the Internet, a place where end-of-the-world scenarios are celebrated, right? Perhaps, but the kicker with rubidium’s video is, he created his vision using abandoned buildings in …

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Merry Christmas from the Wide World of Sports

No, I’m not talking about Christmas greetings from ABC’s now-defunct Wide World of Sports, but that would be pretty cool, as well. Unfortunately, there aren’t any fitting such a category on YouTube, although, there are quite a few WWoS intro videos. What I’m referring to are the yearly collaborations from various sports entities, teams, and franchises, that wish fans the …

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EA’s Christmas Carol is Odd, Frightening

While people still buy their games like their hotcakes, when it comes to public opinion, EA’s reputation isn’t the best or the brightest. As long as that doesn’t disrupt their bottom line, all’s well that ends well, I suppose. This next item, however, pretty much defies all description. Going by the title “An EA Christmas Carol,” the upcoming video is …

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Obama Girl Songwriter Goes Anti-SOPA

Remember the “Crush on Obama” song? Sure, it made the hottie who starred in the video a popular item, but only because of her attractiveness. The creator of the song that catapulted “Obama Girl” to fame, Leah Kauffman, is back again with “Firewall,” and this time, she’s not concerned about Presidential election themes. No, this time, Kauffman’s aim is against …

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(NSFW) Dan Bull’s Anti-SOPA Rap Is Dope, Timely

Ah, SOPA. My good friend. We just can’t quit each other. Of course, when masterful content continues to pour out, all in the sake of defying you, there’s really no reason to quit, now is there? While the protection act(s) — don’t forget about PIPA — are in a state of limbo, the topic certainly has not gone away, and …

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The Best Fails of 2011

Earlier, Josh detailed the most-watched YouTube videos of 2011, and while that list is indeed eye-opening, especially in regards to the music tastes of YouTube viewers, it was missing something crucial: A video featuring the best fails of 2011. While the video hasn’t acquired enough views to make the year-end list, if there was a “heat” meter for the video’s …

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Christmas Puppies Are Cute Enough to Melt YouTube

If this doesn’t get you in the mood for Christmas, you’re a bigger Scrooge than the person the meaning behind the name came from. You’re an even bigger Grinch than Dr. Seuss’ and there’s little chance your heart will grow three sizes, unless the “dead tomato squashed with moldy purple spots” it’s comprised of was getting ready to explode. What …

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The Power of The Internet Brings Us The People of Burning Man

Be it crowd funding or crowdsourcing or anything else of a successful viral nature, the Internet is an incredibly powerful tool when it comes to organizing a movement or getting like-minded individuals together for a common cause and/or purpose. The idea behind crowd sourcing/funding is quite simple. Because of the connectivity of the Internet, organizing group efforts for projects is …

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Erin Andrews Is Still Pissed About That Leaked Internet Video

Note to people trying to be funny and/or cute at someone else’s expense: Sometimes, the sensitivity of things never goes away. Just ask Erin Andrews. In case you aren’t aware, Erin Andrews is an ESPN personality who is very popular with the fellows. A quick look at her in the lead image gives you a good idea why. She’s an …

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