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New Media & Comedy

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Laura Escobar

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: CompuServe was the first major commercial Internet service provider for the public in the
United States. Used a technology known then as dial-up.
: The first email was delivered
: Invention of the BBS
: The Prodigy Online Service was introduced
: AOL Service opened
: Creation of Geocities
: Beginning of Blogging
AOL launches instant messaging
Blackboard launched

Social Media At A Glimpse
Launched in 2003
New Media & Comedy
By Laura Escobar and Natassja Medez

Launched in 2005
The beginning of viral videos
Created by three former PayPal employees, Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim, in February 2005 and owned by Google since late 2006
Karim said the inspiration for YouTube first came from Janet Jackson's role in the 2004 Super Bowl incident, when her breast was exposed during her performance, and later from the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.
difficulty finding videos of either event
100 hours of new videos are uploaded to the site every minute
Oct 2003: "Facemash"
Mark Zuckerberg, Andrew McCollum, Chris Hughes Dustin Moskovitz, Harvard University
Feb 2004: "TheFacebook.com"
Eduardo Saverin, Chris Hughes
2005: Become facebook.com
Dec 2005: Expansion
2007: Company pages created
The Social Network
Feb 2011: Largest online photo host
Early 2012: $3.71 billion from advertisements
: Google opens
: Friends Reunited, the first online social network to achieve prominence, was founded in Great Britain to
relocate past school pals.
: Friendster was opened to the public in the U.S. and grew to 3 million users in three months.
: MySpace launched as a clone of Friendster
Second Life
: Facebook and Flickr
: Apple releases iPhone
: Instagram
: Vine

Entertainment: Comedy on Facebook
Top 5 Comedians
1. Ellen DeGneres
2. Kevin Hart
3. Daniel Tosh
4. George Lopez
5. Jeff Dunham
Everyday Comedy Through Shared Content
Through the compatibility of your timeline
Twitter in Comedy
Situational Comedy of the 21st Century
Era of "One-Liners"

Era of The #Hashtag
Type of Humor
Employees of eUniverse Chris DeWolfe, Brad Greenspan, Tom Anderson and Josh Berman all worked on the project. Anderson would later become president and DeWolfe would become CEO.
1 million users just one month after its launch
Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. buys Intermix Media, Myspace's parent company, for $580 million.
With the invention came the growth of cyberbullying
125 million users
Biggest social media site until overtaken by Facebook
Music focus
2011 acquisition by Specific Media gave Justin Timberlake a part of the ownership
Jimmy Fallon & JT: #Hashtag
Allusion/Reference - "Modern Humor"
Incongruity Theory
Fake Abject Posture"
"Pseudonym Comedians"
Free Speech
Satire of Public Figures/Ideas
Twitter in Comedy
Twitter in Comedy
Chris Hardwick
Our "Viral" World
Incongruity Theory
Every week there is a new video popping up on our Facebook and Twitter Feed:
Shit People Say Videos
Harlem Shake
The Harlem Shake has been around for almost 30 years, but it reached peak popularity around 2001.
But in 2012, the fad was born again when it DJ" Baauer released the banger "Harlem Shake."
Went viral in 2013
By Brothers Vegard and Bård Ylvisåker
Comic "anti-hit"
Top YouTube Comedians
Public Figures
Is Social Media Destroying Comedy?

Wanda Sykes
Incongruity Theory
Viral Effect
Viral Effect
Satire of Public Figures/Ideas
March 2006: Patrick Dorsey, Evan Williams, Biz Stone, Noah Glass
Usage spiked during prominent events
2009: Michael Jackson Death
2010 Fifa World Cup
2008-2009: growth rate 475,00 - 7 million
Apr 2010: gained app on Apple
2012: Worldwide popularity, 1.6 billion search queries per day
2012: $259.9 million advertising
Oct 2012: launched video clip company Vine
Era of The #Hasthag
- Trending topics in today's world
- Up to date with public figures/celebrities
- Self-Promotion

- Personal Updates
- News
- Comedy
1. Awareness & Information
2. Advertisement
3. Connection
4. Self esteem and Self Worth
5. Time Killer/Entertainment: Comedy
Why We Use It
The Social Network (2010)

Satirical Articles (The Onion, BuzzFeed)

Other Large Social Media Sites (Vine, Youtube)
Oct 2012: Dom Hofmann, Rus Yusupov, and Colin Kroll of Twitter
Jan 2013: Debuted on Apple as app
April 2013: most downloaded free app
TIME: Under 50 best android applications
Sept 2013: Dunkin Donuts became the first company to use a single Vine as an entire television advertisement.
Vine: The Newest Sensation
Record short video clips up to 6 seconds while recording through its in-app camera. The camera records only while the screen is being touched, enabling users to edit on the fly or create stop motion effects.
Vine Comedy
Vine Famous
Vine Famous
#1 on Vine
Good Morning America

25, Canada
Full Ride to FSU Track: No 14 Nation High Jump, No 2 Nation Fl for High Jump
Influenced by co vine famous Brittany Furlan

- Physical Comedy
- Funny Voices (with French Comrade Jerome)
- Storytelling
"Old School" like Jim Carrey
4th popular follower
20 y/o from Miami, FL
The Punisher (2004)

- Stereotypes
- Physical Comedy
- Uses athleticism to advantage
- Collab


- Stereotypes (esp. girls)
- Social Media
- Family (4 yr old sister)
- Collab

2014 Oscars: Hired by Fandango to be social media correspondent
- Small aspect of women in comedy
- Commitment to make 1 vine a day for fans
- Breaking Stereotypes
- Vulgarity
LA, Caliornia
In smaller shorts, smaller TV show Prank My Mom (Lifetime)

Third most popular user on vine
"Queen of Vine"
Seen on Jimmy Kimmel, Chelsea Lately

- Gets phone calls daily from international businesses to cash in on internet fame; but for now has to finish highschool
Signed with UTA (United Talent Agency), for a recurring role in House of Lies.
Main Role in Wild N’ Out with Nick Cannon
Currently working Seth Green (
Robot Chicken
) to produce a female-driven sketch show
Vine Comedy
Fast Entertainment:
Requires only 6 seconds
Looping Factor
makes videos 40% comical
Incongruity Humor
Free Speech

Girls in the Purge (Alx James & Nash Grier)
Bonifa & Tay Tay: Kamodo Dragon (Zane & Heath)

David Lopez: Hispanic

Josh Kwondike Bar: Asian
Ghetto Dora The Explorer
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