Etymology: Los Angeles, California. A combination of the words for "Web
" meaning a single segment of a television series. One "Season" of a television series usually comprises 12-14 episodes of approximately 22 mins in length. However, most Webisodes are generally 2-3 mins in length and no specific number of episodes.
First known use 1999, attributed to Stan Lee
Media to promote the groundbreaking 7th Portal online superhero series created by Jesse Stagg and Steven Salim.
1 : the popularity of the first webisode in the 7th Portal series crashed the servers at Macromedia.