Popcorn, Popup, Popup Videos, Video Annotations, Bring Me Back to Data

Image via http://www.flickr.com/photos/twicepix/

Image via http://www.flickr.com/photos/twicepix/

Thanks to Jimmy Fallon and the Mets bucket hat guy, I’ve found myself stringing together random word associations like this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WHLkkI0B24M, which is where this title came from.  But honestly, the last thing I would associate with popcorn is a javascript media library.  So I guess random associations is the thing to do.  To be clear, this is not the kind of popcorning made famous by Rob Drydek (MTV’s Ridiculousness) which describes hiding an airbag under an unsuspecting person’s seat and deploying it, sending the poor victim on a quick ride skyward.  This is the kind of popcorn that allows making video annotations (ala VH1’s Popup Videos circa 1980) easy to do.   That’s popcorn.js. (more…)