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Virtual Hilarity. Streaming Personalized Comedy. Charles Sebens, Francisco Saldana and Matthew Archie. A Fusion of Web 2.0 Ideas. Applied to COMEDY!. Agenda. Comedians Gathering Content Comedian Profiles Users Custom Recommendations Community Viewing Viewing Modes Profitability

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virtual hilarity

Virtual Hilarity

Streaming Personalized Comedy

Charles Sebens, Francisco Saldana and Matthew Archie

a fusion of web 2 0 ideas
A Fusion of Web 2.0 Ideas

Applied to COMEDY!

agenda
Agenda
  • Comedians
    • Gathering Content
    • Comedian Profiles
  • Users
    • Custom Recommendations
    • Community Viewing
    • Viewing Modes
  • Profitability
  • Conclusion
why will comedians post their material for free
Why Will Comedians Post Their Material For Free?
  • Connect with fans
  • Sell tickets to shows
  • Test out new material
grassroots movement
Grassroots Movement
  • Send representatives to comedy clubs
    • Win-win situation
  • Start in a single city with local comedians
  • Build a database of users and videos
  • Then go national!
comedian profiles
Comedian Profiles
  • Links to their best videos
  • Blogs by the comedians
  • Comedian-audience communication
  • Notifications about tours and shows
playlist selection
Playlist Selection
  • Users rate videos while viewing
  • Create a database of user ratings
  • Based on your ratings, determines which other users in the database have similar tastes
  • Presents content other users with your taste liked
community viewing
Community Viewing
  • Recreating the comedy club experience
  • Allow users to stream a video simultaneously in groups
  • Groups created based on similarity in taste
  • User profiles
  • Avatar chatting
waiting room
Waiting Room

As groups form users may have to wait

  • Jokes
  • Fun Facts
  • Statistics
  • Tips on usage

Waiting…

The Candidates as Trains

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Virtual Hilarity

That was NOT funny!

Shut up, that was great!!

Lolzzz

Home

New

Group

viewing modes
Viewing Modes
  • Audience mode
    • Community viewing
  • Full screen mode
    • Distraction-free
  • Compact mode
    • Allows multitasking
technology
Technology
  • Open-Source: Building on the commons
    • MySQL
    • Python
    • AJAX
    • FLV Content
  • Proprietary
    • Adobe Flash Media Streaming Server
    • Adobe Flash Player
      • ActionScript Language
profitability
Profitability
  • Sell tickets to comedy shows
    • On commission
    • Based on preferences
  • Advertising Comedy
  • Linking to DVDs/CDs of comedians being viewed
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