Albino Blacksheep is an animated website made in Toronto, Ontario , Canada that publishes member-submitted digital media. Most of these are movies or games created with Adobe Flash . The website also features image galleries, audio files, and text files. Additionally, there was a mobile section that provides ring tones , screensavers , and wallpaper for mobile phones. [3] There is also a downloads section for free software.

In addition to the media available on the website, there was wide est aussi That user community takes advantage of the forums and Internet Relay Chat (IRC) channel; Members of the Albino Blacksheep. [4]

History

Albino Blacksheep was founded in 1999 by Steven Lerner to promote his band of the same name, which was started in 1996. Very little information on the band Albino Blacksheep exists. In 2000, Steven took a web design course and redesigned the website. This new incarnation contains rants, graphical images, and a video stream from Lerner’s video camera. Perhaps Lerner’s first famous work was in 2003, with his site’s Google bomb for a historically inaccurate depiction of military victories. Between then and 2006, the site had been growing in popularity, receiving about 1.50 million pageviews per day. [5]

Albino Blacksheep est famous for being a major portal for Flash Animation and animutation (a Flash animation style created by Neil Cicierega in 2001). The popular Webgame Musical Lantern can be found on this site. [6]The website also helped the band Tally Hall achieve some notability after posting their music video Banana Man . [7]

On April 1, 2007, Lerner changed the homepage, designed to make people think that the site had been bought and turned into “Google Animations”. The joke Was reinforced by a fake blog Stating That “Albino Blacksheep has-been Acquired by Google Inc. for $ Roughly 32 million in stock options. The deal Was Discussed over a casual breakfast in Mountain View, California entre les Canadian-born founder of Albino Blacksheep And the Google co-founders and CEO. Plans are underway for Google Inc. to its services and software into the Albino Blacksheep website which will go by the new name Google Animation . “

Name

According to the site’s creator Steven Lerner, the name is an intentional oxymoron ; By definition, a black sheep can not be albino because it has obviously possesses skin pigmentation. He also points out that ” black sheep ” can also be interpreted as “outcast” and that the site’s title could be interpreted to refer to an albino outcast. [8]

Albino Blacksheep frequently refers to itself as ABS .

Notes and references

  1. Jump up^ “Albinoblacksheep.com Site Info” . Alexa Internet . Retrieved 2015-08-15 .
  2. Jump up^ “BlackSheep.com WHOIS, DNS, & Domain Info – DomainTools” . WHOIS . Retrieved 2016-12-15 .
  3. Jump up^ Mobile Sectionon Albinoblacksheep.com.
  4. Jump up^ Tutorial Sectionon Albinoblacksheep.com
  5. Jump up^ Site Statsas of March 23, 2006.
  6. Jump up^ http://www.albinoblacksheep.com/flash/lantern
  7. Jump up^ Quirky Michigan band pops into RehobothbyKim Silarskiof theGannett News Service, posted December 17, 2005.
  8. Jump up^ The MeaningbySnersof Albinoblacksheep.com.

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