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Lime’s New Green

May 7, 2007 11:55 AM

Multimedia network Lime launched an animated Webisode series today voiced by Victoria Jackson, she of the former “Saturday Night Live” fame. Lime says it will roll out the show, “Ms. Rabble,” across additional digital venues in the next few months.

The video is easy enough to find as it’s well-promoted on the home page at lime.com (we like that!). But when I click on the video I get some weird error message telling me the video is no longer included in the player. However, the error message seems to be an error because the next thing that happens is that I am on a page with the video embedded where it should be in a video player.

And the video player has one of my favorite features—a big animated “play button” superimposed on the video. I mean, it doesn’t get easier than this. I press play.

Here is the best part—when I pause the video, three control options appear silhouetted on the paused video. They are “resume,” “email” and “get link.” This is great! They are so big and simple and I don’t have to think at all about what to do or hunt around to find the buttons.

Oh, and the series itself is pretty cute and educational too.

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