Prop 8 Ruling Is Scribd’s Most Viral Doc Ever

Scribd just emailed us to let us know that today’s California Proposition 8 ruling is the most viral document in the history of the site. The document is currently receiving more than 1,000 reads per second, with nearly 150,000 total readsan hour after the ruling.

The Onion, Next New Networks, Prop 8 Win Webbys

webby_logoWinners of the 13th Annual Webby Awards were announced today, and recipients in the Online Film & Video category were a nice mix of old and new media. We’ve been following the Don’t Let Jimmy Win campaign here at NewTeeVee, and it looks like those efforts paid off! Here’s a partial list of this year’s winners, you can find the full breakdown at webbyawards.com. Congratulations to this year’s winners!

Webby Artist of the Year: Trent Reznor
Webby Person of the Year: Jimmy Fallon
Webby Breakout of the Year: Twitter
Best Actress: Sarah Silverman
Outstanding Comedic Performance: Lisa Kudrow
Film & Video Person of the Year: Seth MacFarlane

ANIMATION
Webby Award Winner: Stickman Exodus
People’s Voice Winner: Stickman Exodus

BEST REALITY/VARIETY HOST
Webby Award Winner: NYTimes.com “Pogue’s Posts”

People’s Voice Winner: EPIC FU

BEST WRITING
Webby Award Winner: Onion News Network
People’s Voice Winner: Onion News Network

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Vid-Biz: Prop 8, SAG, Recycling

Prop 8 — The Musical Heading to Broadway; one-night only performance will be part of the Defying Inequality: The Broadway Concert benefit. (Variety)

SAG Boots Doug Allen, its Executive Director and Chief Negotiator; move could signal a pull back from previous plans to call for strike authorization. (The Wall Street Journal)

Old TV Sets Cause Big Environmental Headaches; there are lots of toxic materials in the old TV sets people are getting rid of, and EPA enforcement is lacking when it comes to recycling. (USA Today)

White House Changes Privacy Policy Again; the flip-flopping continues as specific exemptions of YouTube cookies were listed — then removed — from the privacy policy. (CNET)

Verizon Wireless Gets Full-Length ABC Episodes; show like Grey’s Anatomy and Lost headed to the (really) small screen a day after they air on television. (MediaPost)

Fotolia Wants Your Stock Video; stock photography and illustration company moving into video, lets videographers earn money off their footage. (Mashable)

Verizon Signed Up 282,000 FiOS TV Subs in Q4; brings the total number of subscribers up to 1.9 million. (Silicon Alley Insider)

Vid-Biz: Money, Blip.tv, YouTube “Virus”

Online Video Companies Raise $75 Million in the Past Two Months; despite economic gloom and doom, VCs still opening their wallets to entrants in this sector. (Streaming Media)

Blip.tv Content Added to TiVo; subscribers to the DVR service will have access to the “top-peforming” shows on blip. (Advertising Age)

YouTube “Virus” a Result of Outdated Software; an alert telling some viewers that a video contains an Actns/Swif.T virus a result of old anti-virus software mislabeling clips. (Valleywag)

Sony Internet TV Had to Get Through Comcast First; consumer electronics giant has been working with cable companies for five years to produce the next generation of Internet-delivered TV. (Bits Blog)

Kangaroo, the “UK Hulu,” Ruled Anti-Competitive; the online VOD joint venture between BBC, ITV and Channel 4 deemed to reduce competition by Britain’s anti-trust authority; company now must re-tool. (paidContent)

Yule Log is Back! iN DEMAND bringing a high-definition crackling fire to your TV through Comcast, Cox, Time Warner Cable and Bright House VOD networks. (emailed release)

Stars Sing and Dance in Prop 8 The Musical; Neil Patrick Harris, John C. Reilly and Andy Richter among the celebs in this musical with a message. (Funny or Die)