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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


Structure

Structure


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