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Dr. Horrible, lonelygirl15, Ask a Ninja. All great “TV series.” That’s according to IMDb, which doesn’t have a separate designation for web shows. Galacticast creator and star Casey McKinnon writes the Amazon-owned site will add separate categories for web series and one-off online videos later this […]

Dr. Horrible, lonelygirl15, Ask a Ninja. All great “TV series.” That’s according to IMDb, which doesn’t have a separate designation for web shows.

Galacticast creator and star Casey McKinnon writes the Amazon-owned site will add separate categories for web series and one-off online videos later this year. She got the word from IMDb founder and managing director Col Needham at SXSW, where he also talked up the site’s efforts to add more streaming movies and TV.

That’s not to say IMDb is opening the web series floodgates; the site requires at least mainstream coverage or large viewership to include a show. When asked how it would evolve its standards and make them more specific, Amazon declined further comment today.

  1. It only took nine years.

    I was thinking it would be 15 or 20 before the historians looked back at Internet shows.

    You know one of my favorites from back in the good old days when we first started doing this stuff was Online Caroline http://www.onlinecaroline.com/

    I can’t seem to get the site to load anymore but here’s a story about it: http://jilltxt.net/txt/onlinecaroline.html

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    1. Thanks for the link, Tim. Wish I could have experienced it.

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  2. I think that web-shows is a total new concept, you can see an example of a qwiji web-show here : http://www.qwiji.com/Show.aspx?sid=73
    Give it a try !

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  3. [...] For example, David (Nett) wrote the editorial about IMDB’s double standards. Last week, IMDB announced they are creating a section for Web Series, which has to be at least in part due to David’s article. That is [...]

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  4. [...] to Rick Rey, NewTeeVee, Tubefilter and Tilzy.tv (David Nett) for writing about this subject earlier this [...]

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