A web series for the quarter-life-crisis set: Remember A-Ha’s epic “Take On Me" video? Pretty great visuals, right? Well, here’s the problem with that video: Those comic-book visuals only last four minutes. Fortunately, for those of you who sorta wish they had a comic-book-style thing to plow their way through, check out Official Comedy’s “Settling,” which is sort of a moving comic book for the failed twentysomething set, shot with some unique filters for the full effect. If you need another failed writer in your life, check this show out. They also have a Tumblr, which you can follow over here.
P.S.: If you watch to at least episode 10, there’s nudity.
YouTube is now home to the ressurection of David Brent, the starring character of the original verison of The Office, a landmark British show that essentially launched Ricky Gervais’ career in television and film (as well spawning the much-beloved American version). Whether YouTube’s efforts at drawing original content for their native channels will ultimately pay off competitively is yet to be clear, but it seems a certainty that devotees of David Brent (in the interests of full disclosure, this includes at least a couple of us) will be grateful for the effort. source
In fact, Karp revealed, if an original piece of content is published to Tumblr, that content is on average reblogged nine times, appears in four Facebook feeds, and five Twitter feeds. So among the 80 million blogs on Tumblr, only between 10 and 15 percent of the content is deemed “original.” The remainder is reblogged — something you can either interpret as the inspiring power of the Tumblr network or the slow death of original Web content.
This is a good piece, and it explains why Tumblr has yet to go down the road of monetization for individual users. Key line: "Because YouTube is sending a check to its users at the end of every month, YouTube’s monetization structure “shapes the behavior of the community” and normalizes content creation. It motivates content creators to churn out work for the sake of generating revenue on YouTube.