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Hu-Listic: Viral Videos a la Carte

October 24th, 2009 by Jocelyn Matsuo Asst Video Editor

Each week, Hulu’s content editor, Jocelyn Matsuo, shares some of her favorite finds on Hulu.

Fifty years from now, I hope to tell my grandkids this: Back in the day, we watched web video in a player, surrounded by ads, low quality, in our basements as a party started to wind down. The only way you could find the funnies was to be in the same room, taking turns showing what you could play if you got really good at the ukulele.

Those times have already changed. I find that as a yuppie, I don’t have time to surf around through sub-par web video to find some viral cat that eats its own booger. Good thing I found G4’s Web Soup:

Web Soup serves up hilarious viral videos in our favorite, high-quality Hulu form.

Jocelyn Matsuo
Content Editor

Last comment: Oct 27th 2009 5 Comments
  • Jason says:

    How long until Hulu offers a paid or ad driven DLNA support? I’d love to get rid of my terrible HDTV box in favor of streaming Hulu to my DLNA supported TV.

  • Jules says:

    Are you really going to go to subscription fees? I don’t watch enough shows to make it worth my while to pay.

  • thegrimmling says:

    If what is being reported is true, switching Hulu in 2010 to subscription-based is the WORST idea you ever had.

    You forget that users like me are tech-savy and can find means like bit torrents to get the content you provide but use Hulu instead seeing you can stream episodes faster than a download takes and I don’t mind watching a few ads to view TV shows.

    But, if you start charging for TV shows (movies I could care less about. Selection here sucks), You can kiss goodbye pretty much everyone.

    Sony’s Crackle is doing ad-supported content and they are taking off.

    This si the interent!!! Your shows will be out there for free through illegal means and you cannot stop it. So, keep the present business model running and enjoy what revenue-stream you do have from people willing to watch it here.

    On a side note, you could offer for a few bucks with TV shows and Films an option to own through downloading. And offer HD Downloads.

    Your recent action of blocking PS3 from streaming content has forced me to download shows from Itunes and use a HD to watch them on my main television.

  • When is Hulu going to go to 1080p streaming? Much of the content your showing from the networks is available at their websites in 1080i or 1080p already and its rather embarrassing that the largest tv content provider is not doing the same.

    I don’t have a 10 meg connection for it to set idle. Start delivering content in 1080p so us fans of the site can fully utilize the software and hardware we have had for a couple years now!

  • Chiliboots says:

    One more reason to PAY for access to Hulu. This, and the 2nd hand,
    third-rate shows and movies, will make this site a fortune. Dream on.

    The Internet is not a Mall. It is not intended for Commerce. If this fact
    is not to your liking, LEAVE. You will not be missed.

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