In the future, everyone will be internet famous for five minutes
July 27, 2006 9:02 AM   Subscribe

The internet has been hailed as a great media equalizer; no longer do you have to have the huge budgets & backing of major news outlets, record companies, movie studios, etc.. One attempt to formalize that process, IMince seems to be a bit of a YouTube/Project Greenlight combination, where users submit their funniest/most compelling (five minute max) digital video in the hopes of being discovered. I assume the site will be community content driven & user voting (digg like?) to separate the good from the bad, but until they start getting/posting content, it's hard to tell.
posted by jonson (11 comments total)

 
I would read and pay attention to changes in licensing agreement ; that said, go ahead and post.
posted by elpapacito at 9:20 AM on July 27, 2006


Could be interesting.
posted by nickyskye at 9:32 AM on July 27, 2006


Yeah, if, say, you were the Lonely Island guys, you wouldn't want to have to tithe a portion of your SNL salary to this site in perpetuity. The real question for me is, how funny is the public? I mean, I know there's gotta be SOMEONE out there, but will this really be able to find them?
posted by jonson at 9:33 AM on July 27, 2006


Why would the creators of MadTV, the Jamie Kennedy Experiment and Blue Colloar TV know what is funny?
posted by afu at 9:40 AM on July 27, 2006 [1 favorite]


"In the hopes of being discovered."

Discovered by whom? The people with "huge budgets & backing of major news outlets, record companies, movie studios, etc."? But if the internet is the "great equalizer," eventually (or quite soon) the people with the "huge budgets... etc.", will lose their advantage. Then who will any of us be trying to impress? Who will be auditioning for? If everybody's somebody (as G & S would have it) nobody's anybody.
posted by Faze at 9:51 AM on July 27, 2006


Why would the creators of MadTV, the Jamie Kennedy Experiment and Blue Colloar TV know what is funny?

Respectfully disputing that Mad TV's in the same league of badness as "Jamie Kennedy" or "Blue Collar." Michael McDonald usually has at least one good sketch in him per show, and the overall funny-to-dismal ratio (while not stellar) is much better than SNL's.
posted by Iridic at 10:04 AM on July 27, 2006


BAD! NO! NO! NO!
- Flash intros
posted by reklaw at 11:35 AM on July 27, 2006


IMince? Seriously?
posted by alby at 2:25 PM on July 27, 2006


"funny" videos aren't.
posted by signal at 4:10 PM on July 27, 2006


This doesn't need to exist anyway. The internet already does a perfectly good job of finding funny videos and linking to them. No need for these assholes.
posted by blasdelf at 9:31 PM on July 27, 2006


wow, blasdelf... what exactly makes them "assholes"?
posted by jonson at 10:43 PM on July 27, 2006


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