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Trial and Error

Man’s Best Friend: Great Dog Videos Online

June 26, 2008 10:46 AM

Cute cat videos have always been no-brainers, instant view-getters on the Web. Will dogs be able to turn the same trick?

They will if they’re as easy to find and watch as “The Dog Files.”

Back in the early days of this blog, I spent more time reviewing which video sites worked and which ones didn’t work. I don’t do that as much anymore, since most video usually works. But I still like to give props to Web shows that make it so amazingly and incredibly easy to find the video that it’s almost a sin not to watch.

Enter “The Dog Files.” For starters, the production values of the show are top-notch, especially for the Web, and the video plays smoothly. What’s more, your grandmother could figure out how to play, share or talk about this video. The tabs on the side of the player are big and easy to understand: embed, email, share, comment, etc.

The show is everything you want to know about dogs and is produced by GraphicPlanet Creative in New Jersey. The second episode should be released next week.


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