Since I started watching it last year, Fringe has become one of my all-time most favorite TV shows of all time.Problem is, I was late jumping onto the Fringe bandwagon, and I’m adamant about watching shows in order, especially when, like Fringe, the show has a complex plot with twists, turns and delightful surprises. I’ve been steadily catching up disc by disc through Blockbuster mail service, but when I hit the end of season three next week, I’m going to have a serious problem....more
Last year Hulu was recognized by "taking bold steps to charge for internet content." I was personally bummed out a bit by this move because I monitor TV and movie content for illustrations to use in my classroom. A lot....more
If you are like me you probably don't have time to watch "real" television, that is, shows during their scheduled time slots. That's why I watch my favorite episodes of Modern Family and many other shows online. Thousands of tv episodes including Modern Family are available online but I don't like the hassle of searching through all the possible sources--and there are over 1200 sources!...more
When you think of online video, you think of YouTube and Hulu. But those aren't the only two choices when it comes to online video. There are a bunch of niche video websites that showcase professional and home made videos by genre. You may find that many of these videos are also on YouTube, but the difference is that some of these websites have their own communities and how-to guides for creating just the type of video you want.
The money people have finally had their way with Hulu.com. Hulu Plus, a pay version of the free TV, video and movie website, has officially been launched, and it is available in beta version by invitation only.
I come as a messenger, and I come in peace.
remember this as I now announce to you that there is yet more stuff
you’re going to have to learn about, adopt and maybe even embrace in
the world of technology and social media. There’re new search engines,
communications platforms, gadgets and an endless array of applications
on the horizon, some of which you won’t be able to ignore.
If you wanted to boycott a particular TV network because they canceled your favorite show, odds are it might be harder than you think. Take Fox's show "Dollhouse." It's one of those "on the bubble" shows and last week my fellow CE Sweetney posted a plea to Fox not to cancel it. In the comment thread, one angry viewer, Bambi, threatened to boycott Fox and watch Hulu instead if "Dollhouse" gets cut. I had to give her the bad news that watching Hulu wouldn't hurt Fox in the least, because Hulu is partially owned by News Corp, which also owns Fox.
Last week was the first anniversary of a milestone in online video: it was Hulu's birthday and across the internet, tech and video gurus alike are taking stock of the popular video site. Just as I predicted in my post about the site last year, Hulu has become a huge hit.