It’s valentines day and this year A Life Online wants to recognize someone special. ALO is pretty choosy so the list was short but by virtue of that fact that she thinks A Life Online is “Cool!” (wink to Melissa 😉 ) we set our sights on Bunny. Now obviously Bunny has a boyfriend but ALO is willing to overlook that and the fact that she was willing to sell her box to the highest bidder (Girl Sells her Box for Charity) on the basis that, like Spring Break, “What happens online, stays online!” And hey, if it doesn’t work out, maybe she can hook us up with her sister. So how about it Bunny, be our valentine?
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I think the video below is proof that the Internet, and in this case YouTube in particular, can still launch careers and change lives. This might be the start of a series of posts about those with famous online lives, so stay tuned. But for today let’s take a look at what MSNBC called “a racy internet satire of a racy internet satire.”
The story starts, as others have before, with a skit on Saturday Night Live (SNL) with Justin Timberlake, “My ____ in a box”. Apparently many found this hilarious and it quickly became the talk of the town. Two weeks later, Bunny, a 20yr old from NY released her parody of the skit. Having seen both videos, I found “My box” the best and liked the well-produced but amateur feel. Of course being young, cute and having a penchant for low-cut tops helps but 500,000 YouTube views and counting say something. Not to mention over 2,000,000 plays on radio and TV.
I’m sure it won’t be long before some media hotshot with an ear to the ground wraps this future talent up with a contract. Carson Daly seems to be at the forefront of the TV/internet media crossover, having already signed-up Brookers and recently launched ItsYourShow. Carson used to be the man. He was funny, he was hip, girls thought he was cute, we looked-up to him. Will Carson continue to be ‘the man’ and support indie artists looking for A Life Online, or will he become ‘The Man’ by controlling them. You know, as in ‘The Man’ in School of Rock, the Google of crossover media. Only time will tell, but now:
A video clip is worth many words so with further adieu…
Bunny, your life online is just starting out, here’s hoping it’s a good one. My box is just for you readers.