In 1998’s The Truman Show starring Jim Carrey, viewers followed every detail of the scripted existence of one Truman Burbank. The real life Big Brother had never-ending twists and turns, but are all real lives just as interesting? YourTrumanShow thinks so.
The site provides a platform for anyone around the world to share the drama of their lives through the medium of video, with users are encouraged to create a whole TV series based solely around themselves.
Featured examples include Keaton creating his first music album, John on his skateboarding hobby and Brian the chef inviting us into his hotheaded world – utterly mundane on the whole, but strangely compelling. There’s even a chance, YourTrumanShow claims, that using its free service could gain you instant celebrity status.
YouTube is still the home of the Internet video celebrity (including ‘smosh,’ ‘lonelygirl15’ and the ‘Angry Video Game Nerd’), but with a neat little site dedicated to it, YouTrumanShow could grow into a central hub for the 21st century phenomenon.[YourTrumanShow]