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The Virtual Revolution - the last post

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Dan Biddle Dan Biddle | 14:26 UK time, Monday, 29 March 2010

So, we come to the close of our production and our project. The Virtual Revolution series has run its course, topped off recently by the news that we've been nominated for a Digital Emmy!

Essentially this last post is a thank you to everyone who got involved with the project. The early days: the Web at 20 launch event, The Web Is... videos; our early production blogs - the ideas we were developing for the series, both good and... not so good - your participation, opinions and advice has been greatly appreciated.

Likewise, your interaction with our rushes clips - we hope you enjoy them, continue to use them for your own films and enjoyment. Massive thanks also go to those who took part in the short film competition. The winners and runners up can be found on the competition page.

Thanks also go out to everyone who participated with the programme around transmission in January and February 2010 - raising issues, concerns, debate on the blogs for each programme, as well as picking up the Twitter tag #bbcrevolution and joining us throughout the actual programme 140 characters at a time.

And thanks to those who have participated in the Web Behaviour Test. Especially to those who experienced the teething troubles we had straight after the show, but stuck with us. The test remains live, so you can still find out what web animal you are (for the record: I'm a fox). The data collected continues to inform the scientific research being undertaken by Professor David Nicholas' team at University College London.

So, there we have it - The Virtual Revolution. Hopefully we have managed to thank everyone who helped us so much during this open source documentary production. We'll let you know if we win the Digital Emmy with a celebratory tweet from @bbcdigrev - so keep your fingers crossed.

Regardless of awards, we're hoping that the experiences this open source documentary will feed and inspire other BBC productions in the future, to find new and interesting ways to engage and share with audiences more. We'll leave the blog open for comments for one more week, in case you want to add your own final evaluation of this production process, after which time, we will close the blog comments. All of the content will remain here on the site, of course, but no further interactions will happen on the blog.

Who knows - maybe we'll reunite for an examination of the web at 40 years-old? But until that day...

Many, many thanks,

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