Web Video in the Real World: Some Shopping Snapshots


As someone who spends a great deal of time focusing on the virtual, I always enjoy moments where the online crosses into the offline world. And last weekend as I finished my Christmas shopping, I noticed a couple of interesting instances of this, which I snapped with my Palm Pre (apologies for the use of flash).

First, I saw Dr. Horrible’s Sing-A-Long Blog, on sale at the Los Angeles Amoeba Records — loud and proud in the Musicals section, along with Chicago and Dreamgirls.

(Inspired, I tried to find The Guild on DVD, but it wasn’t in stock.)

And then at a Borders Books near Beverly Hills, I saw Susan Boyle‘s debut CD on sale.

Which in itself isn’t too interesting, given how popular a seller it’s been. But look closer at the label on the case — which reads not “As seen on Britain’s Got Talent!” (the actual show Susan Boyle originally performed on) but “As seen on YouTube.”

Have you observed any similar crossovers during your holiday preparations? Tell us in the comments!


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