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LonelyGirl15

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Tyler Banfield, Sep 9, 2006.

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    OK, it's time for a little DP input on the LonelyGirl15 phenomenon. LonelyGirl15 is basically the most popular video series on YouTube, along with the current #1 search term on Technorati. For those of you who haven't heard of LonelyGirl15, here are a couple articles to bring you up to date:

    http://www.pbs.org/mediashift/2006/09/you_blog_here_contesthelp_solv.html
    http://nymag.com/arts/tv/features/19376/index.html
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lonelygirl15
    http://www.latimes.com/entertainmen...ry?coll=la-headlines-entnews&track=crosspromo

    So, how effective do you guys think this is going to be in the long run? Although no one knows what it's for yet, this is obviously some form of viral marketing. I just wonder if it has become too popular to actually work effectively...

    (feel free to add all your theories about LonelyGirl15 as well)
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    mistermix Active Member

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    this is a lonelyThread ;)

    I think the LonelyGirl15 phenomenon is a glimpse of the future of internet broadcasting.

    It would be alot more interesting if the person was actually involved in something more dramatic like living in a warzone etc
     
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  3. Roman

    Roman Buffalo Tamerâ„¢

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    LonelyGirl is a vent for all the LonelyMen.
     
    Roman, Sep 10, 2006 IP
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    Halobitt Well-Known Member

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    I think a lot of YouTubers feel duped,

    but the real star of the show for me was the purple monkey.
    (visit my cafepress shop :))
     
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  5. Tyler Banfield

    Tyler Banfield Well-Known Member

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    My thoughts exactly. It surprised me that although everyone had basically figured out that LonelyGirl15 was a marketing gimic, there was such a backlash when "The Creators" announced that they were behind the production of LonelyGirl15.

    This whole thing goes to show how truly gullible people are. I watched the videos after reading a couple marketing blogs which talked about LonelyGirl15, and within a few minutes it became obvious that this was a professional production. Although it was well written, there were too many holes (and mistakes) for it to be believed. However, I think this is an excellent promotional tool, and I will be interested to see how they handle the LonelyGirl15 situation from here...
     
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  6. ahkip

    ahkip Prominent Member

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    haha, i love TheHill88 much more than lonely girl, lg15 is not even hot...
    anyway, they all die so fast, anyone still remember Emmalina?
     
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  7. Halobitt

    Halobitt Well-Known Member

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    Or Brookers for that matter?
     
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    Seiya Peon

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    I dont have time to know who either of these are .... lol x.X
     
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    #9
    Some people took the bad news too far.

    Tyler why do I think you are the one behind it all?
     
    cormac, Sep 10, 2006 IP
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    macnesa23 Peon

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    some weird article mein.
     
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    ash1 Active Member

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    very dumb. i have no idea how ppl like this. its so fake
     
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  12. Tyler Banfield

    Tyler Banfield Well-Known Member

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    I'm impressed that the creative team behind LonelyGirl15 has been able to keep the LonelyGirl15 saga going since May, and it's hitting the mainstream media now

    I wish I was behind LonelyGirl15, but unfortunately I'm not. I can assure you that if I was behind LonelyGirl15, I would not have spilled the beans like "The Creators" did. However, this whole LonelyGirl15 situation has given me an idea for a great new project (don't worry, it's not any kind of copycat idea...LonelyGirl15 just made me realize how powerful Internet video is) ;)

    That was my point. Even though people know it's fake, they are still into the LonelyGirl15 drama.
     
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    ahkip Prominent Member

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    If ppl can watch soap opera, why not lonelygirl? it is just another media...compare to those reality show, she look more real, as least she is not professional actor
     
    ahkip, Sep 10, 2006 IP
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    just took a look they are still making videos
     
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    Tyler Banfield Well-Known Member

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    LonelyGirl15 is the perfect example of why the internet masses are so easy to exploit. If you don't believe me, take a look at the latest LonelyGirl15 video. Even though LonelyGirl15 is "grounded," the video is edited, although it was previously stated that only her friend knew how to edit. However, a quick glance at the comments shows her leigons of loyal LonelyGirl15 sheep that are willing to defend her to the end...
     
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    I must have been living under a rock cos I'd never heard of LonelyGirl15 before this thread.
     
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    Tyler Banfield Well-Known Member

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    Claudek Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, she is pretty big on some other video sharing sites like revver as well.
     
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    Tyler Banfield Well-Known Member

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    I see what you mean, LonelyGirl15 is an editor's pick:

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    By the way, nice little LonelyGirl15 MFA in your signature Claudek :D
     

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    Claudek Well-Known Member

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    Hehe, Glad u liked it. Once revver gets full flash rather that QT, would prob make that into a MFR "Made for Revver" site.
     
    Claudek, Sep 11, 2006 IP