10 reasons to check out Funny Or Die’s iPad magazine

Funny Or Die has never been afraid of diversifying, leading to a history filled with successes and less-than-successes. It’s early to say what category The Occasional, the company’s new experiment in iPad publishing, will fall — but for the right price, it’s worth checking out.

Is Turner’s Funny or Die deal the start of a trend?

Turner Networks was looking to augment its digital portfolio with a proven producer of low-cost internet video. Funny or Die was looking for a little old-media reach and muscle to help it grow. Why their partnership could signal a coming acquisition wave of independent video producers

Funny or Die Intros Clickable Embedded Twitter Hashtags

The latest episode of Funny or Die’s Between Two Ferns, which features comedy superstar (and co-founder of FoD) Will Ferrell, introduces a new social media element — a clickable, embedded hashtag in the bottom right-hand corner of the video player.

Branded Entertainment Mythbusters

Branded entertainment can be a very effective way of communicating a brand’s message online. But despite its rapid growth, branded entertainment is often misunderstood by the advertisers choosing to use the medium online, who buy into myths about the format. Well, let the debunking begin!

When Is an Animated GIF Better Than a Video?

Once a punchline to jokes about bad web design, the animated GIF has made a comeback. From TV recaps to Funny or Die, the once-obsolete image format has become a vital way of sharing moments online, escaping the meme subculture to hit the mainstream.

Parks and Recreation Proves Web-Savvy With Viral Video Push

The NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation premieres its third season tonight, and a series of viral videos highlighting the show’s return have been released this week, showcasing the talents of cast members such as Rob Lowe and Aziz Anzari, as well as some skillful web strategy.

Funny or Die Kicks Off VanDerWeek With Jamesvandermemes

Funny or Die has outdone itself when it comes to Dawson’s Creek nostalgia. Today’s launch of Vandermemes, featuring James Van Der Beek, is just part one of VanDerWeek — a social media campaign using Tumblr, Twitter and more videos to come.

Top 10 Stand-Alone Favorites From 2010

It’s almost the end of 2010, and the best way I can figure to recognize yet another inspiring year in web video is to individually honor the stand-alone projects, followed tomorrow by the serialized ones, which really stood out since January. For me, anyway.

1982 Tron Holiday Special Another Win for Funny Or Die

Web creator Scott Gairdner is a genius, and Funny or Die was a genius to hire him to produce things like The 1982 Tron Holiday Special, a super-nerdy spoof that’s topical two ways and racking up views despite its lack of star power.