Saturday, July 30, 2011
Better than the telephone: Twitter
So I went on twitter and sent a tweet to @comcastcares.
They sent someone out today.
Comcast: We Have A Problem
The technician said that my highs were too high an my lows were too low, or something like that. I also had a bird's nest in my cable junction box.
Image: Birds Nest in Cable Box
It was a dirty messy job to open up that box and remove the nest.
Next up, an examination of the cables showed the Squirrels were eating into them, damaging the cables and letting water get in. All bad.
The cables to the house were replaced with heavy duty cables. The junction box was also replaced, moving it to ground level, with a lock that will keep the birds out.
Everything seems to be moving along at a better rate now.
Test via Router
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Google needs to add a feature on GooglePlus for users to designate the licensing for their content.
Friday, July 29, 2011
[Video] How To Mix Google Plus And Video For Business Success:
Steve Garfield is a social media expert with a focus on using video to build your business. In this exclusive Biz Advisor video blog interview, Eric Lundquist, Vice President of Editorial Content at Ziff Davis Enterprise, sits down with Garfield and talks about the hottest news and trends in video and also get tips from Garfield on how Google's new service Google+ can boost your business if you use it wisely.
Loren Feldman gets a mention at 2:00 in for his use of G+ video.
Journey Lead Singer Arnel Pineda (Wikipedia):
Arnel Pineda (born September 5, 1967) is a Filipino singer-songwriter who has served as the lead singer of the American rock band Journey since 2007. Pineda has had a successful musical career in the Philippines for the last 25 years.
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Daria Musk Live Streaming Google+ Hangout on Livestream, a photo by stevegarfield on Flickr.
+Amber Mac live streamed onto TWiT's The Social Hour show with a MacBook Pro and iSight Camera, 3G Internet Stick, and Headphones.
Very cool. I watched the show live and it was great. Content Rules.
Monday, July 25, 2011
Sunday, July 24, 2011
Saturday, July 23, 2011
The Jamaica Plain Music Festival
JP Rocker Rick Berlin Talks Up The JP Music Fest
Image: Steve Garfield with Joe Battenfeld on NECN #planking #slothing
Joe Battenfeld and I take a look at the internet meme's of Planking, Owling, Leisure Diving and Slothing:
(NECN: Joe Battenfeld) - Planking, and more recently, owling, are taking the Internet by storm.
People around the world are taking pictures of themselves in unusual poses, like laying flat on their stomachs or perching like an owl.
NECN's Joe Battenfeld takes a look at these fads and what may be next.
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Trying out the new video moment sharing site: keek, a photo by stevegarfield on Flickr.
Easy sign up
One click record
Ability to re-record
Sharing on Facebook and Twitter is included
Signup: Facebook Friend finder didn't work for me
Signup: Twitter Friend Finder sent a tweet without telling me #FAIL
No Embed Code
Saturday, July 16, 2011
What do you love?
Start a Google+ Blogger Blog
DOT - Panoramic Video Capture
An Ex-Pixar Designer Creates Astounding Kids' Book On iPad
Women of Google+
Google+: SHARE: Type or select a circle or person. Where's PUBLIC?
Friday, July 15, 2011
This week on SteveGarfield.tv in the Video Soup segment I featured, a movie trailer for Brick by Bill Streeter documents people upset about brick buildings in their towns being slowly destroyed.
Bui Bros film photographer Drew Gardner
Boston Media Makers 3D Mingling
Chris Brogan just moved from Facebook to Google+.
This is his new profile photo over on Facebook.
He's not moving his main site though: ChrisBrogan.com
Google+ is only an outpost. ChrisBrogan.com is his home, just like SteveGarfield.com is my home.
I'm on Google+ too.
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Will update with show and YouTube links later.
Direct link to Segment 2 on The Pulse.
SteveGarfield.tv First Live Streamed Google+ Video Hangout (Part 2) on YouTube
Will update with show and YouTube links later.
Direct link to Segment 1 on The Pulse.
SteveGarfield.tv First Live Streamed Google+ Video Hangout (Part 1) on YouTube
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Look what I just found.
It was the first time I saw Blogger referred to as a google+ blog. I found it when looking at http://www.google.com/whatdoyoulove/
BUT the search I had keyed in was for " google + "
Ask +Doug Cornelius notes in the comments, try searching for " wordpress "
The button then changes to "Start a wordpress blog with Blogger"
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Monday, July 11, 2011
Sunday, July 10, 2011
Friday, July 08, 2011
A skitter finger necklace lets the aliens know that you've killed before and you'll do it again.
Nice gift. Thanks KLOUT.
This video was shot on a Sony Bloggie 3D [ Demo Unit ]
I'm alway looking for new ways to use video when new applications pop up on the web.
Google+ Hangouts is changing the way we have conversations in real time.
I left the camera on and went back to bed.
Having a Conversation
When I came back to check on the video hangout, people were in there having a conversation.
Steve Ellwood, Tom Elko, Michael Denton, Peter Marquardt, Paul Geffen, and Wayne MacPhail were having a great conversation about Google+.
My hangout had provided a forum.
I joined in.
We talked about some technical features and requests. Right now, when you are talking, your video does not pop up on the big screen. It should.
One thing that we noticed is that when you are looking at your own video, it's mirrored. Like looking into a mirror. The way we are used to looking at ourselves.
Recording a Google+ Video Hangout
The idea came up to record the stream so others could watch it later. There are ways to do this with screen capture apps, but I said that the process of making it a recorded session would change the nature of the session itself.
By knowing that we weren't being recorded, we had a very comfortable and free flowing conversation. Much like you'd have at a water coller or a bar.
The moment that it starts being recorded or live streamed, the participants change the presentation and content. Sometimes unknowingly.
Authentic and Real
As people get more used to talking on live video like this, I'm sure we'll get to a point where authentic and real water cooler chats like this can remain the same and be recorded and shared.
Some people already get what I'm saying.
The thought process I use when I do my live show SteveGarfield.tv is similar, but modified to fit the 'TV Show' mold. It's me and my guests talking. I try to structure the conversation to cover specific topics and move quickly.
Back in the early days of videoblogging we had group video chats that were archived and had the water cooler feel to them. They were fun for a like minded group of people to get together and chat.
To make it interesting for viewers, there probably needs to be structure, topics, and moderation.
I'll be experimenting with live broadcasting and archiving of water cooler chats. I think they're really interesting.
What are your thoughts?
Just saw this from Om Malik, he's calling it The Alive Web, Google Hangouts gives the “Alive Web” a big boost:
Hangouts is about having a conversation, albeit over video. It isn’t a chat (in the traditional Internet sense) and it isn’t a conference call. Hangout with folks you want to connect, even for a few seconds, enjoy an immersive interaction and then move on. It is just for hanging out — just like some of the early killer apps of the Internet such as BBS, IRC and AOL Chat Rooms. And for that precise reason, Hangouts is very different from the video chatting offered by Skype and Facebook.Exactly!
Thursday, July 07, 2011
Wednesday, July 06, 2011
I just installed Facebook video chat after finding the directions over on Engadget.
Go to the Facebook Video Calling Getting Started Page.
Image: Facebook Video Calling - Get Started
Click GET STARTED.
Image: To set up video calling on Facebook
Click SAVE when prompted to save the Video Calling Plug-in.
The video calling plug-in is downloaded.
You then open the downloaded file to install it.
This takes a few moments.
RUN the saved file.
Image: Facebook Video Calling - Install Progress Indicator
Once installed, the CALL button with an image of a video camera shows up on friends pages who have installed the Video Calling App.
Once installed, there will be less of a barrier for Facebook users to make video calls.
It'll be interesting to see the adoption.
The Facebook Blog: Call Your Friends Right From Facebook
CIO: Facebook Video Calling: How to Get Started and Adjust Privacy Settings
When on a call, if you have multiple cameras attached to your computer, you can switch between cameras using the camera dropdown menu at the bottom of the video chat window.
Monday, July 04, 2011
foxnewspolitics twitter account was hacked 7/4/2011, a photo by stevegarfield on Flickr.
It's been 5 hours.
Is anyone there to fix this?
via David Meerman Scott
Sunday, July 03, 2011
Detailed image of the West Elm Simple Bed Frame slats and center rail that are provided for support.
See more details in my photo album of the West Elm Simple Bed Frame, Slats and Center Rail.
Saturday, July 02, 2011
Friday, July 01, 2011
Anyone But Me's Rachael Hip-Flores, Nicole Pacent
Anyone But Me's Susan Miller and Tina Cesa Ward
[Video Archive] Get Seen on SteveGarfield.tv with Anyone But Me's Susan Miller and Tina Cesa Ward
Fast Company: On The Comedy-Rich Web, An Elite Group Of Dramas Break Through, These Are Their Stories [CHU-CHUNG!]