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Blend of web +‎ documentary


webumentary (plural webumentaries)

  1. A web-based documentary utilizing elements specific to the Web (links, images, audio, video, interaction, etc.) in conjunction with standard documentary composition elements.
    • 1996, “Inside the Tobacco Deal”, Links & Further Readings, FRONTLINE online, Public Broadcasting Service
      This web site also offers a 'webumentary' analysis of the thousands of pages of internal Brown & Williamson Corporation documents which were posted on the internet in 1995 and reveal three decades of tobacco industry secrets.
    • 1996 November 18, “Canon goes on-air and on-line to raise consumer awareness for its award-winning PowerShot 600 digital camera”, Business Wire, Business Wire Newswire
      The World's Widest Web, 50-feet wide, takes Web surfers on a "Webumentary" visit to one of Los Angeles' most famous tourist attractions, Venice Beach, all showcasing the digital imaging power of the PowerShot 600.
    • 1997 September 16, Corey Beckner, “Teen Search for Feature Writers!”, school.teachers, Usenet
      Your webumentary should be an essay or a journal entry (500 words or less) with photos and images that help tell your story.
    • 1999 May 22, K. Kalani Patterson, “Opinions, anyone?”, alt.fairs.renaissance, Usenet
      There's a big webumentary on the making of at www.starwars.com, including interviews with the guy and some video of some training sequences.
    • 2000 December 4, “Yoko Ono to Chat Live On ABCNEWS.com to Mark the 20th Anniversary of John Lennon's Death”, Business Wire, Business Wire Newswire, as quoted in “Wednesday, December 6, 2:00 pm ET YOKO CHAT!”, rec.music.beatles, Usenet
      The chat will take place during the week of the 20th anniversary of Lennon's death, and the day after ABCNEWS.com's premiere of the webumentary, "Lennon in New York."