Burning Shorts Issue 10: May 2007



We interrupt the routine and the ordinary to bring you The Landlord http://funnyordie.com/v1/view_video.php?viewkey=3efbc24c7d2583be6925 an hilarious video. In roughly a week in mid-April it has zoomed faster and higher than the Space Shuttle Booster Rocket … 9,055,809 views with no signs of slowing … pulling a new and previously unknown viral video site FunnyOrDie into the hottest viral video destination on the web.

Behold the rocket blast performance of the Landlord on site rating system Alexa: http://www.alexa.com/data/details/traffic_details?url=http%3A%2F%2Fsjl.funnyordie.com .

FunnyOrDie has been smart enough to put The Landlord on its landing page ahead of its own home page! http://sjl.funnyordie.com/v1/landing.php.

The American Artistic Dream is Alive and Well when a creative team can connect with the global audience this quickly and directly!

Our mission at Burning Shorts is to ignite the connection between creative team and audience, and our soon-ending Year One shows success beyond our best hopes.

In a medium where The Landlord is just the beginning, our Destination is always Further. So now and into Year Two we introduce “WikiTube”, the organic and innovative next step for Burning Shorts.

“Wiki”: As Wikipedia says of “Wiki”: “… [A]n effective tool for mass collaborative authoring.” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wiki. We want your discoveries as link candidates for our site!

“Tube”: A word that evokes the Mother of All Online Video, YouTube. The aim here is to stress that we invite you to find in the vast Raw and Unfiltered, YouTube and its sibling viral video sites, the Artistic American Dream Videos for our audience.

“WikiTube”: Collaborate with us to find and present American Dream Videos to audiences!

To help you WikiTube, we offer this resource. During Year One, we compiled online/viral video sites in what we call “The Directory of the Raw and Unfiltered”. We happily offer you that Directory: for each site, the Directory has the site address as well as a sentence describing creative content and a sentence describing business model. Request it, and it is yours.


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