by Brian Solis
It was supposed to be among the first of many crossovers to come, internet celebrities jumping over to broadcast, translating fame into fortune.
When Internet sweetheart Amanda Congdon left Rocketboom to pursue her Hollywood dreams as a correspondent for ABCnews.com, we eagerly watched as she was one of the first stars to go from the Web to the small screen. Congdon was, and still is, in some sense, a working case study on how the impact of Internet popularity and culture will define Hollywood’s future.
As reported with less attention than her initial hiring however, after only one year, ABCNews has ended its deal with Congdon.
“It’s been a great year with Amanda — a great experiment for both of us. We thank her for her many contributions and know that she’s about to embark on new endeavors and expect there will be times in the future that we can again work together.”
The commentary on Fark was also very touching (not literally of course), “Amanda Congdon and her world-class breasts are gone from ABC.com.”
Amanda still has something in the works with HBO, which I hear is not necessarily related to television programming. However, we’ll stay tuned.
I’m sure that whatever she does, it will be worth our attention.
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