Southpark on Monetization of Digital Content

Kyle from Southpark puts it well in this 30-second clip from “Canada on Strike.” The clip’s called “The Promise of Future Revenue.” Thanks to Jan for finding it.

Kyle Southpark Canada StrikeBoy I’m sure glad that’s over with. Me too. Yeah, but you know I learned something today. We thought we could make money on the Internet. But while the Internet is new and exciting for creative people, it hasn’t matured as a distribution mechanism to the extent that one should trade real and immediate opportunities for income for the promise of future online revenue. It will be a few years before digital distribution of media on the Internet can be monetized to an extent that necessitates content producers to forgo their fair value in more traditional media.

In this part of “Canada on Strike,” the Southpark folks meet some YouTube weblebrities (the cliche one-hit wonders). There’s something pervursely symbolic to see all of the Internet stars — laughing baby, sneezing panda, gopher, Chris Crocker, Chocolate Rain, Tron guy, Numa Numa — end up in a bloody mess on the floor.

6 Replies to “Southpark on Monetization of Digital Content”

  1. I saw that episode last night!! Nothing was so satisfying as seeing Tay Zonday’s head explode and blow off his shoulders.

  2. Can’t wait to get home so I can watch these clips. Not only can I not watch YouTube (or any other video for that matter) at work, I don’t have cable, so I only get to see South Park in reruns. I want to see Chris Crocker’s head explode. Does that happen?

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