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Those still with access YouTube might want to check out "The Guild." It's a Web sitcom, I guess you could call it, a short 3-5 minute episode posted every so often.

It's about this
World-of-Warcraft-like online computer gaming team who start to meet in
real-life. Think Revenge-of-the-Nerds meets the Wizard of Oz, but with
Ally McBeal as Dorothy. Here is the first episode (Warning: Some foul language):



Don't be fooled into thinking this is only about online gaming geeks; anyone who teleworks or who collaborates with others over the Internet will recognize the shock that the main character, Sid, feels when she meets her compadres in meat space.

And, as Julia Turner pointed out on the April 9 episode of the Slate Cultural Gabfest, the short format is addicting. The episodes are short enough that they can be watched whenever you get a moment, yet just long enough to tantalize the viewer into checking for the next episode. Could this be the future of sitcoms? Or just tomorrow's detritus saturating your network? Stay tuned...

Posted by Joab Jackson on Apr 15, 2008 at 9:39 AM


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