Well, saw this sad news story: https://twitter.com/i/moments/890109172754329602
This gives us a few years to still enjoy some of the classics of the early Internet. For instance, I don’t know where I would be without Homestar Runner.
They’ve moved some of their content onto YouTube, but by no means all of it – and it lacks all the Easter Eggs and games.
For one you may not know, Amy Winfrey’s short films on Flash are some of my very favorites.
The final tweet in that Twitter Moment was a plea hoping that someone does something about preservation for Flash videos – and I second that thought. Hopefully someone figures out a way to do that. Would be an amazing museum exhibit. Or a good conversion project to some newer technology – even if the best they can do is uploads to YouTube, like with Homestar Runner.
What Flash videos and games are you sad to see go?
Posted in Online / YouTube, Science!
Tagged Adobe, Amy Winfrey, animation, cartoons, Flash, Flash Player, HomeStar Runner, news, technology, YouTube
Holly and I were talking last night about how YouTube has reached a point of feeling so pervasive, of having been something that’s always been there. But YouTube started in 2005 – not yet a decade even.
These days, when we share videos with each other, it’s all YouTube. When we want to share a video with you here on the blog, it’s usually all from YouTube. But back in the day, we were watching Internet videos, too, and they weren’t on YouTube, but other sites, like Albino Black Sheep and Ebaum’s World, and Flash creators, like HomeStar Runner and Amy Winfrey.
So I haven’t watched much from Geek Week, because a lot of what I’ve seen is stuff on the normal channels I watch with a Geek Week label, like a new TableTop on Geek & Sundry, and an hour-long Table Talk on SourceFed Nerd. So instead of giving you Geek Week, let’s look back at highlights from BYT – Before YouTube! Warning: some videos NSFW.
Posted in Lists, Nostalgia, Tech, Teh Webz
Tagged All Your Base, Amy Winfrey, Commercials, Flash Videos, Geek, Geek and Sundry, HomeStar Runner, Memes, Nerdist, Red vs Blue, Sourcefed Nerd, TableTop, YouTube, YouTube Geek Week, YouTubers React