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Saturday, March 31, 2007

What Would Daisuke Matsuzaka Twitter

Kevin Dugan made this twittermeme up and Bryan Person pointed me to it.

Take a famous person and make up what you think they'd post on twitter... Here's mine.

BostonNOW Mock Up

What Would Daisuke Matsuzaka Twitter?

10. Which best, Kenmore or Fenway?

9. Anyone going out for Sushi tonight?

8. Chrysler 300?

7. Johnny Pesky should be revered for age and wisdom.

6. Okajima understands me.

5. 4, 5, 7 or 25?

4. What's deal with Bob Lobel?

3. Mike Plugh watching me on his blog

2. Brookline seem nice.

1. Yankees Suck. Ha Ha. Jason Varitek taught me that.

Friday, March 30, 2007

Videographers Stand By

Chris Ware: This American Life:
"Chris Ware animates a segment from the new Showtime edition of This American Life. It’s the story of a class that becomes obsessed with video-taping everything everyone does… until, like Lord of the Flies, things go awry."

Steve TV

Steve TV is oddly addictive.

It's my experiment in life streaming video.

I'm capturing longer video moments with a Nokia N95 and publishing to Steve TV.

Testing out the feedbeat service which gives you a TV-like viewing experience.

Chick, Chick, Chicken Video

Spices of Life:
"Dinner Doctor Nina Simonds shows you how to gather the ingredients for a quick and healty pesto chicken dinner with vegetables and couscous."

Bang Camaro at the Paradise

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Mike Hudack's Rules for Video Sharing Sites

I'm all in favor of sharing under the CC license. But this is a
complete violation. has all my videos and brands them with their logo.

No link back to my page, or to the permalink of this post.

They are violating the CC license by not displaying the same license I
have on my site.

It's all wrong.

If you want to display my video on your site, please follow these rules. If you have a question, ask. Thanks.

Mike is on the case. He's going to share Video Vertigo: Video Aggregation Best Practices with them.

Steve TV

I've been testing out the video features of the Nokia N95. Inspired by Justin.TV, I've started making a few life streaming videos called Steve TV.

Here are two of them:

Waiting Room

Gas Station

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Andrea Lekushoff

Andrea Lekushoff - Originally uploaded on flickr by stevegarfield.

I met Andrea at The Strategy Paradox Meet-Up at Vintage in Boston last night.

She sent along some info on the Okanagan wine region in British Columbia for me. Sounds like a fun place to visit.

Mission Hill Winery (founder of Mike's Hard Lemonade established this winery), is worth the visit:

Mission Hill Winery (great lunch with a gorgeous view)

Quails' Gate Winery (great lunch or dinner with gorgeous view)

Okanagan Wineries

Okanagan Valley

Naramata Heritage Inn & Spa

Also…..if you ever visit Toronto, Ontario…you must visit an LCBO:

LCBO (Liquor Control Board of Ontario)

Waltham - American Band

This is a great little documentary about Waltham - The Band.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Bloggers and Staff Reporters on the Same Page

Boston Bloggers' Summit (Version 2.0) - Originally uploaded on flickr by stevegarfield.

I went to a meeting tonight about the new free paper that's launching in Boston soon called BostonNow. In this picture, Editor-in-Chief John Wilpers is talking to bloggers about how they can contribute to the paper. We had a far ranging discussion with lots of ideas shared from everyone.

Glass iPods

Bloggers and Staff Reporters on the Same Page
BostonNOW is going to have blogger content on most pages of the paper, right along side BostonNOW reporter's content.

BostonNOW Mock Up

Your Photo on Page One
If you take a picture and submit it, it could go on the cover. Full page. I can't imagine that ever happening in the Globe or Herald. Reporters from the Digg and Boston Magazine were there to cover the story.

Create Good Experiences

Emerging Media's Impact on the Customer Experience.

I liked this slideshow.

via [ Maura Welch ]

Half Price Events

I just signed up for Goldstar Events.
"Their site offers half-price tickets to events near you, like theatre, comedy, sports, live music and spas. It's free to sign up too."
FNX sent me an email about it. Good marketing.

If you join, I get credits:
1-19: $1 credit each
20: $5 bonus credit
50: $10 bonus credit
100: $20 bonus credit
You can join if you are from California, Las Vegas, Chicago, Washington DC, New York or Boston.

The Human Cost of Immigration

The Onion News Network's Jean Anne Whorton looks at how immigration has affected one former corporate executive

New Newspaper in Boston and The Strategy Paradox

Boston's new free newspaper BostonNOW is having an open house tonight: Boston Bloggers' Summit (Version 2.0) at BostonNOW Offices (Tuesday, March 27, 2007).

Mark Glaser just wrote about this on his blog: How the Online Newspaper Can Become a Community Hub.

(Disclosure: I've done some consulting for BostonNOW.)

I'm going to try to get there early so I can also make it to:

The Strategy Paradox Boston Meet-Up, 6 - 8 pm, Vintage Lounge, 72 Broad Street:
Deloitte Consulting LLP is hosting a Meet-Up for Michael Raynor, author of the recently published The Strategy Paradox and co-author of the bestselling book The Innovator's Solution, with Clayton M. Christensen.
CC Chapman is planning to go, as are Bryan Person and Jack Hodgson.

CC wants to meet Eli Singer from Toronto, and Eli has a Yahoo! T-Shirt he grabbed for me at SXSW, so I have an extra incentive to get there.

The Strategy Paradox.

Monday, March 26, 2007

Vlogging OG Steve Garfield from Rocketboom

I just found this interview Irina did with me at SXSW for The Vloggies Show.

Watch it, Vlogging OG Steve Garfield from Rocketboom.

Also posted at

Chat with is broadcasting his life 24/7 on the web using a Flash player that anyone can view.

He also uses Lingr for his chatroom. Chatroom.

VON07 wrap-up VIDEO by Jim Long

Jim Long has a great VON07 wrap-up VIDEO at his blog, Verge New Media.

I'm in there a few times with a couple of funny bits and one serious one. I had fun working with Jim. Thanks to David Weinberger for the idea of theirs vs. ours.

Boston Water and Sewer Commission

Boston Water and Sewer Commission has rolled out a new online service that lets you view your water consumption online.

I wonder how much money and time went in to that.

You still can't have them automatically deduct your monthly payment amount from a credit card or checking account.

Who is setting the priorities over there?

Can you add value to a Charlie Card Online?

I went over to the MBTA - Fares & Passes page, on the MBTA website, and don't see any way to add value to a Charlie Card online.


Impeach Bush

Impeach Bush - Originally uploaded on flickr by stevegarfield.

Saturday, March 24, 2007

7 Songs I Like

Justin Kownacki tagged me to post 7 Songs I Like. He writes on his blog:
"I'd been tagged by Chris Brogan re: a new meme, started by 7 year-old Aidan Hatch (!), called 7 Songs I Like."
7 Songs I Like (in absolutely no order):
Clear Day by Ulrich Schnauss

Fun Winter by Ze Frank

Speeding Cars by Imogen Heap

Hide and Seek by Imogen Heap
It's Good to Be in Love by Frou Frou

Let Go by Frou Frou

A Letter From Home by Ulrich Schnauss
This game was easy to play since I have iLike running along with my iTunes.

Here's my iLike profile page if you want to take a look at what I'm listening to on an on going basis.

Jeff Pulver tagged me too.

Now I'm tagging Zadi, Steve, Chuck, Bre and Ravi.

Friday, March 23, 2007

Home from California

California - Originally uploaded on flickr by stevegarfield.

I'm back from California. It was a great trip and I enjoyed hanging out with the videoblogging community in Austin, Scottsdale and San Jose.

Twitter really showed what it's valuable for at SXSW where it helped me navigate the daily sessions and nighttime events.

It also worked well at VON, where we used it to meet up and comment about the sessions we were sitting in.

Dina and I organized a dinner at Gordon Biersch via twitter and we had a great turnout for that. I love Gordon Biersch and ate there three nights while in San Jose.

It was difficult for a few days there when I lost my voice, but it came back about 50% when I did my videoblogging presentation. Yay!

Now I've got a head cold and am going to bed.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Steve Garfield has no voice

Steve Garfield has no voice - Originally uploaded on flickr by gpiper.

Faces of Von

Faces of Von - Originally uploaded on flickr by stevegarfield.

A New Look At Content

Notes, Images and Video links from my 'Video on the Net' presentation, 'A New Look At Content' 3/21/2007.

UPDATE: Watch a video of my presentation

VON- A New Look At Content.001.jpg

A Moment In Time
VON- A New Look At Content.002.jpg

The exciting thing is that I was able to record the video and post it to my VOX blog from the street over Wi Fi.

Cellphone Video Slush Report via WiFi.

A Newsworthy Moment - DEVAL PARTICK
VON- A New Look At Content.003.jpg

This next video shows how people are going to be able to capture newsworthy moments and share them, moments that would otherwise be lost.

This was an exciting moment, and I was there with the nokia n93, that I had in my pocket, and was able to capture and share it.

This speech was not posted to the campaign website or shown on tv that day, I had it posted that night.

I got comments on this video, that it helped people make up their minds to vote for Deval Patrick.

Deval Patrick: Just Words Speech 10/15/06.

VON- A New Look At Content.004.jpg

This video was shot and edited with a nokia n95 on a 15 minutes train ride in boston from green street to downtown crossing.

I shot the video and learned the video editor in 15 minutes.

I also added credits and a music track.

Green: Recorded and edited on a train with an N95.

VON- A New Look At Content.005.jpg

This is a new internet tv show I am producing with boston cookbook and health expert Nina Simonds.

It is on the web at Spices of Life.

Here I used to Nokia N93's, it was a two camera shoot. Ha ha.

I edited it with Final Cut Pro...

Spices of Life - Needling Nina: Accupuncture with Dr. Zhu.

VON- A New Look At Content.006.jpg


The Drupal Song by Jeff Robbins

The Drupal Song | Lullabot:
" * Artist: Jeff Robbins
* Title: The Drupal Song
* Album: Drupal Podcast
* Year: 2007
* Length: 1:02 minutes (1.21 MB)
* Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 160Kbps (CBR)

Drupal Drupal Drupal Drupal Dru-pal."
One of my favorite local musician's, Jeff Robbins, has recorded a Drupal song.


Tuesday, March 20, 2007

You Can't Stop Us

You Can't Stop Us - Originally uploaded on flickr by stevegarfield.

Jeff Jarvis at VON

Jeff Jarvis at VON - Originally uploaded on flickr by stevegarfield.

Mold Took My Voice

Alec Williams just told me that the rain and the heat made the conditions ripe for a mold outbreak at SXSW.

Those that are allergic to mold, like me, have lost their voice.

Sick Buildings

Notes from VON

I was outside the San Jose convention Center when JD Lasica needed a little interest to perk up his photo of the convention center.

Here are his notes from yesterday along with Jeff Jarvis':

JD Lasica - Social Media: Attending Video on the Net.

Jeff Jarvis - BuzzMachine - VON: With our hosts.

I am now reading WebMD about Laryngitis. Drinking lots of fluids and taking Advil. I will need a spokesman to follow me around today at VON.

How To Create a Videoblog

Michael Verdi writes in to say that the Freevlog Tutorial has been updated.

Freevlog provides videos to show you how to make a video blog.

I am a Twitterholic

The Top 100 Twitter Users:
"Our twittastic robots scan the Twitter public timeline for new users twits to watch. A few times a day, we calculate individual statistics for each user twit in our database."

Best Twitter Links

TwitterBuzz - The most popular links on Twitter - URL Popularity:
"TwitterBuzz shows you what people using Twitter, a microblogging service, are linking to. It's updated constantly. The default view shows the most popular links over the last day."

Monday, March 19, 2007

Enric interrupts the Heather and Steve Show

Enric interrupts the Heather and Steve Show - Originally uploaded on flickr by stevegarfield.

I'm on TV, New TV

NewTeeVee � Internet TV from your Phone:
"Videoblogger Steve Garfield takes Internet TV creation and viewing to the next level, using only a Nokia N95 phone to shoot and view video1."
I just saw Om Malik in the hallway and we talked about this. Yay!

VON: Dina Kaplan and Dmitry Shapiro

VON: Dina Kaplan and Dmitry Shapiro - Originally uploaded on flickr by stevegarfield.

Blogging about Goodnight Burbank

'Goodnight Burbank' and a made-for-the-Web future - Los Angeles Times.
A couple of years ago, Hayden Black jumped off a cliff.
He also went out into the rain without a raincoat.

Goodnight Burbank.

Blogging about Twitter

What are people 'twittering' about?
Oddly addictive technology broadcasts what users are doing via IM, Web, cell.


Indoctrinate U Trailer

Watch the trailer for "Indoctrinate U," the feature-length documentary by Evan Coyne Maloney investigating the political environment on American college campuses

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Free Videoblogging Workflow

Cheryl Colan's Free Videoblogging Workflow.

This captures everything you need, to know to start videoblogging for free, in a neat graphic.

Friday, March 16, 2007

Sedona Slide Rock Canyon

Sedona Slide Rock Canyon - Originally uploaded on flickr by stevegarfield.

Sedona Red Rocks

Sedona Red Rocks - Originally uploaded on flickr by stevegarfield.

Rober Scoble has 1,042 Friends

Robert Scoble has made all of his followers on twitter his friends.

I just realized that you can go to any user page on twitter and click on With Friends (24) and see messages from that user's friends.

So if you want to see what it's like to follow 1,042 people, click this, Twitter / Scobleizer.

My Mom in Palm Beach Post

Millie, 81, gives senior a voice in cyberspace:
"It's hard to believe that she was once shy. Brought up in Chelsea, Mass. — a city so small a car would have been a nuisance, she says — Millie was sheltered as a child. Her parents were so protective, they gave her only one roller skate, so that she would have less of a chance of falling down."

Nice article, except for the fact that they don't have clickable links. I've emailed the author.

Media Makers Featured on Ning

Boston Media Makers Social Network is now featured on the front page of Ning.


Wednesday, March 14, 2007


I left a comment on Dave's post about twitter, The future of Twitter?:
Hi Dave,
I resisted Twitter for a long time. In fact I sent Chris Brogan a text message to tell him I was getting on a train. I didn't get it.

Now I do.

It's like the IRC backchannel at a conference. There's value in it to enhance the presentation. But if you aren't there to see how it works, you might not get it.

A lot of people got it this week at SXSW.

It's like an extension of Podtech's Bloghaus. In that case you knew where all the vloggers were going to be.

With twitter, you could jack into the net, join the borg mind, and see what was happening all around you.

Scott Beale was at the Yahoo party, we followed, then he moved on and we followed...

Without twitter a lot of people would have been lost.

I also used it to see what session at SXSW to go to... Chusk Olsen was sitting in a Bill Paxton session, I went there...

Chuck was in the politics session.. ahhh... I saw where he was and moved over to sit there...

It's very cool.
Now unplugging...

The Amanda Congdon of Japan

Pictured Fumi and Chuck Olsen.

Tajee video podcaster from Japan with a music CD, not to be confused with Fumi Yamazaki.

Tajee's music can be found on iTunes!!!

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Do What You Love: Get a Lawyer

Steve Garfield Comments on the Web 2.0 Panel At SXSW:
"Irina Slutsky chats with Steve Garfield after the Web 2.0 panel at SXSW. "

Ready for Prime Time: TV Comedy of Today

Ready for Prime Time: TV Comedy of Today - Originally uploaded on flickr by stevegarfield.

Moderator: Christy Lemire Movie Critic, Associated Press

Mike Henry - Family Guy. Watch his Kicked in the Nuts wacky online video entertainment.

Ricky Blitt - The Winner

Tim Long - The Simpsons

Thanks to Chuck Olsen for saving my day today and bringing me along to this panel. It was so entertaining. Great Stuff.

The interactive panels, in contrast to this, were so dry. Each day there was only really one amazing session each day.

Good thing I was also here to meet people.

Steve + Chuck @ Net Politics panel

Steve + Chuck @ Net Politics panel - Originally uploaded on flickr by Chuckumentary.

REMINDER: Steve Across America: Scottsdale March 14th

Valley Ho!

Join me for drinks with local media makers in Scottsdale, Arizona on March 14th from 6 - 8 PM at Cafe ZuZu located in the Hotel Valley Ho.

Wednesday March 14th
6-8 PM
Drinks and Mingling

Cafe ZuZu
6850 E. Main Street
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
T: 480.248.2000
T: 866.882.4484

Map and Directions

Please register at

Ze Frank at SXSW 2007

SXSW 2007 - Originally uploaded on flickr by Scott Beale / Laughing Squid.

Fresh Video Content

divvio just showed up to help people find video.

Hudackmania at SXSW

Mike Hudack:
Major media company added 30 second pre-roll ad on videos and traffic decreased 70% and never recovered.

Cooking with Rockstars.

Online Video: Show Us the Money

Mike just mentioned Spices of Life.

Laughingsquid Twittered us around Austin

We followed the twitters of Laughingsquid last night to guide us along from party to party.

Your Podcast Is Lame

Your Podcast I Lame - Originally uploaded on flickr by stevegarfield.

Five Tips to Make Your Lame Podcast Listenable

Room 9AB
Tuesday, March 13th
4:05 pm - 4:30 pm

Learn the secret ingredients of a successful podcast, and how to upgrade your production values without spending a ton of money.

Moderator: Steve Mack Principal, LUX Media
Steve Mack Principal, LUX Media
Jose Castillo thinkjose

Monday, March 12, 2007

ABC News Camera, Amanda and Me

ABC News Camera, Amanda and Me - Originally uploaded on flickr by stevegarfield.

Engage Makers

What can I do to engage a culture of making things? at I Make Things:
"The question I brought to SXSW this year is “What can I do to engage a culture of making things?” There are a few things that make sense so far. They seem obvious and simple, but these principles lead to interesting ideas!

-Give them something they want and can use. Flickr is my hero.
-Interact with them. Workbookproject rocked my world!
-Include them. JPGMAG rules at this.
-Make it fun. - My photogamer project is starting and is super fun!
-Include elements of a game. Ze is a master of this!"
Bre is figuring it out at SXSW.

How To Watch Internet TV

RICK'S PACKAGE OFFICIAL WEBSITE!! Order The Future of Television Isn't on Television, It's on the Internet DVD Boxset:
"A 4-Volume DVD Boxset designed to teach you how to use Internet TV like a pro."