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Monday, April 30, 2007

Jamaica Plain Google Maps Photo Video Mashup

I just started working with the new My Maps feature of Google Maps to add photo and videos to a map of Jamaica Plain.

Wreck and Salvage eBay Auction

Playing with the new eBay To Go widget.

Visit my friend's Wreck and Salvage videoblog. You can bid on ads and get your message on future videos. They just don't happen to have an auction running today. Fails Nokia N93 Video Demonstration

In this Be Seen Be Heard video at we are shown how to make a video and send it in to

Unfortunately, the camera is not being held correctly in the video. If you hold your Nokia N93 like shown, you won't be recording any video.

I know. I tried it.

I sent an email to let them know.

I'm having a conversation with ABC News. ;-)

A Guide to the New and Improved
Users will also find it much easier to submit to us video from cell phones and their home video cameras -- video that we may choose to broadcast on our site or on one of our television news programs.
Steve Rubel: Relaunches with Citizen Journalism

via [ JD Lasica ]

Sunday, April 29, 2007

Save Internet Radio

Dear Congressman Capuano,

Please save Internet radio by co-sponsoring H.R. 2060, the Internet Radio Equality Act.

The Copyright Royalty Board’s decision to increase royalty rates for webcasters is going to turn off my Internet radio and I do NOT want that to happen. Please co-sponsor H.R. 2060, the Internet Radio Equality Act.

I believe that artists should be fairly compensated for the music they make, but putting my webcasters out of business will only hurt artists more. They depend on Internet radio to get their music out to fans and build new audiences. When the webcasters go off the air, so do artists. Please co-sponsor H.R. 2060, the Internet Radio Equality Act.

Internet radio is one of the only bright spots for independent music and diversity. We NEED Internet radio. Don’t turn it off. Co-sponsor H.R. 2060, the Internet Radio Equality Act.


Saturday, April 28, 2007

Richardson would invite Iran and Syria

Presidential Democratic Debate:
"MODERATOR: Governor Richardson, if you were representing New Mexico in Congress, despite your opposition to the war, do you think you would vote to fund the troops?

RICHARDSON: No. Let me be very clear about my position. This war is a disaster. We must end this war. This is what I would do if were president today. I would withdraw all of our troops, including residual troops, by the end of this calendar year. I would use the leverage of that withdrawal, coupled with intensive diplomacy in three areas. One, a political framework led by the United States where the three religious entities in Iraq have a coalition government, divide oil revenues and possible set up three separate entities. Number two, I would convene a security conference, and I would invite Iran and Syria. They’re going to be tough, and we should be tough with them. But we have to have an international peacekeeping effort. And, thirdly, I would have a donor conference. I would have other countries take over the reconstruction responsibility and the security of Iraq."
Bill Richardson for President.

Kucinich is good

Transcript: Presidential Democratic Debate:
"KUCINICH: This is a pocket copy of the Constitution which I carry with me, because I took an oath to defend the Constitution. We’ve spent a lot of time talking about Iraq here tonight and America’s role in the world. This country was taken into war based on lies. This country was taken into war based on lies about weapons of mass destruction and al Qaeda’s role with respect to Iraq, which there wasn’t one at the time we went in. I want to state that Mr. Cheney must be held accountable. He is already ginning up a cause for war against Iran. Now, we have to stand for this Constitution, we have to protect and defend this Constitution. And this vice president has violated this Constitution. So I think that while my friends on the stage may not be ready to take this stand, the American people should know that there’s at least one person running for president who wants to reconnect America with its goodness, with its greatness, with its highest principles, which currently are not being reflected by those who are in the White House."
How Kucinich Found Love. Yes. He is married to her.

Kucinich for President 2008.

We need to recognize Iran

Transcript: Presidential Democratic Debate:
"GRAVEL: With respect to Iran, we’ve sanctioned them for 26 years. We’ve scared the bejesus out of them when the president says they’re evil. Well, you know something? These things don’t work, they don’t work. We need to recognize them. And you know something, who is the greatest violator of the Non-Proliferation Treaty? The United States of America. We signed a pledge that we would begin to disarm, and we’re not doing it. We’re expanding our nukes. Who the hell are we going to nuke?"
Gravel 2008.

The Lord is John Edwards Leader

Transcript: Presidential Democratic Debate:
"MODERATOR: Senator Edwards, who do you consider to be your moral leader?

[ long pause ]

EDWARDS: I don’t think I could identify one person that I consider to be my moral leader. My Lord is important to me. I go to him in prayer every day and ask for both forgiveness and counsel."
Senator Edwards, What answers are you receiving?


Tubecam on Vimeo

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Do What You Love

Do What You Love on Vimeo and on YouTube.

I'm a videoblogger, I put videos on blogs. I'm doing what I love. People come to me and watch my videoblogs, and based on that I've gotten consulting contracts. I love what I'm doing. People see the enthusiasm I bring to videoblogging. Make time to do it. You may be tired. Do what you love. Build on that, build your experience, join a community. Opportunities will come up.

Speaking of Vimeo

Lip Dub - Flagpole Sitta by Harvey Danger on Vimeo

Vimeo is People

Ben Gold interviews Jakob Lodwick (Vimeo):
"Me: What makes Vimeo different than other video sharing sites like youtube or

Jakob: Our emphasis is on people."
I'm using Vimeo to upload little clips from my camera. These aren't shows, but fleeting moments.

It's JerryTime! for a Naked Swim

NAKED SWIM 7 - Originally uploaded on flickr by It's JerryTime!.

Watch the video: Naked Swim.

Topsfield Fairgrounds

I was up at the Topsfield Fairgrounds yesterday with my Nikon D80 testing out some features. These photos are over on flickr and also at Tabblo.

One thing I don't like about Tabblo is that even though it has links to flickr, they are only one way. Tabblo can ingest the flickr photos to make a Tabblo, but once you make the Tabblo, viewers can't link back to flickr to leave comments.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Listening to Drugs Delaney

Band In Boston: The Flophouse Sessions 53 - Drugs Delaney.

Andy Guthrie and Jen Kelley do a local music podcast from Somerville.

This post is one of their Flophouse Sessions, "Stripped-down semi-acoustic performances from some of the best bands from Boston and beyond."

Loop 101

Here I am speeding NB on Loop 101 at Shea Blvd in Scottsdale, AZ. I was caught by a REDFLEXspeed Camera System.

It's actually a very cool system.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Behind the Scenes: Colbert Report

Heather Green of BusinessWeek points us to this video, behind the scenes at the Colbert report:Talking Points Memo Has Fun With Video:
"In a recent interview, he rode with John Kerry to the taping of the Stephen Colbert show. Seeing Colbert out of character talking to Kerry about how to react with his character on the show (and then deciding whether it's ok for Josh to film the discussion) is incredible. Talk about meta...."

The most interesting part is at the end, starting at 4:48.

Astolfo RAW and Edited

Astolfo RAW and Edited - Originally uploaded on flickr by Diego Sierralta.

This is the same photo, before and after editing. Whoa!

Monday, April 23, 2007

Lindsay and Goose in BostonNOW

Lindsay and Goose in BostonNOW

My photo of Lindsay and Goose is in today's BostonNow newspaper. Page 2.

Spring Croci

Spring Croci - Originally uploaded on flickr by stevegarfield.

I've got a new Nikon N80 that I'm evaluating. Thoughts are over at the new Nikon Test Center blog.

Quality of Service - Now 77%

Voip Speed Test - Test your Connection Speed.
Everything seems to be moving along over here now. Hope my experience can help you out if you have a problem with Skype.

On a call with Eric Rice...


Oops. Call just dropped. Hmm.

Tubes must be clogged.

Latency 15 MS

The guy that Comcast sent down has been working on cable installations for 18 years. He reconnected my direct modem line at the pole and on the house.

Everything should be better now.

Splitters cause problems. The more splitters you have, the more errors.

Voice Over IP Speed Test

I just ran this Voip Speed Test.

Although my speed is high, my Quality of Service is at 60%. Hmm.

Healthy Chinese Food Exposed

Spices of Life - Dinner on a Plate #1: Healthy Chinese Food Exposed.

New video just posted to Spices of Life... After shooting this one, I learned so much about how to eat healthy in a Chinese restaurant.

Speakeasy - Speed Test

Speakeasy - Speed Test.

Preparing for Comcast visit today. Speeds are FAST, but I get dropped from Skype calls and USTREAM.TV broadcasts.

I hope my direct modem line gets reconnected. Followers of this blog know that Comcast cut my line last year and refused to reconnect it.

I am currently on a three-way splitter. That makes me loose internet juice.

Sunday, April 22, 2007

In Search of the White Squirrel

In Search of the White Squirrel on Vimeo

Parade Magazine: They Own Your Photos

PARADE Magazine is having a photo contest, the rules benefit the sponsor.

Celebrate America's Beauty: Rules:
"All entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. By providing your e-mail address, you grant Sponsor the right to send you commercial messages and share your address with others, unless specified otherwise as indicated on the entry form."
Those are horrible, horrible rules. photo contest, I don't like your rules.

MastersChuck70247 is a Blog Spammer

Dear Google/Blogger,

This is NOT what blogging is for:

Blogger: User Profile: MastersChuck70247.


NY Times Misses the Point of Twitter

Nokia N800 Delivers the News
Jason Pontin, editor in chief and publisher of Technology Review writes and article about Twitter for the New York Times, From Many Tweets, One Loud Voice on the Internet:
"Sending tweets broadcasts “I am alive!” Reading tweets satisfies the craving of many people to know the smallest details of the lives of those they love. But whether those twin impulses are universal enough to make Twitter really popular — that is, whether Forster’s admonition has an absolute logic — and whether the service can be made into a sustainable business, are quite unknown. I’m skeptical."
This is a good example of a journalist missing the story. It's like someone who writes a story on videoblogging and misses the fact that there's a whole community underneath the all those videos on web pages.

I found out about this article from Twitter.

I've written how Twitter is the Future of News and how Twitter helped me navigate parties and panels, and organize events at SXSW.

Newmediajim is using Twitter to give us behind the scenes look at NBC TV production. It's gotten me to watch a little NBC News.

My mom isn't on Twitter yet, but she's asked about it. ;-)

Let's Get Naked!

Dave Winer points us to this creative and funny car ad from Clay Cars.

Lindsay and Goose at Boomerangs

Lindsay and Goose at Boomerangs - Originally uploaded on flickr by stevegarfield.

I met Lindsay and her parrot Goose at yesterday while dropping off some clothes at Boomerangs.

At first I thought it was a pigeon. Yikes! That's because it's back was turned towards me.

Then when I talked with Lindsay, she told me that it was an African Grey Parrot.

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Gardening and Sweeping

Gardening and Sweeping - Originally uploaded on flickr by stevegarfield.

It was a nice weekend for gardening and sweeping out in the sun. Yay sun!

Remove Splitter Test

Speeds when Three-Way Splitter is removed.

Comcast Upload Speed Powerboost

Looks like Comcast upgraded my upload speed.

Now if I could only get them to re-splice together the modem line they cut on me.

How to Make Acceptable TV

I just found these tutorials. Gonna watch.

Friday, April 20, 2007


Acceptable.TV was so acceptable tonight. I liked every show, but Gayliens combined the best in humor and satire.

Four Eyed Monsters at BU Tonight

Just got an email from Susan and Arin of Four Eyed Monsters. They are at BU tonight.

Friday, April 20 at 7 p.m.
BU College of Communication, Rm B05:
Susan and I have been perfecting a talk that we give about self distribution that we gave at IFFB 2006, IFP new york, Digimart Montreal, Sundance 2007, Berlin Film Festival and Guadalajara Mexico. After a screening of our video podcast, we are going to give this talk at Boston University. It's great for anyone who wants to make media whether it's music, art, video or even writing. It's all about the idea of a creator centric way of distributing content and it's all about the web being the center for this. Below is what is posted on the Boston University website.
Podcasts: Four Eyed Monsters Takes America:
An evening with Arin Crumley and Susan Buice


Happy Xmas - Originally uploaded on flickr by Clint M Chilcott.

Photogamer Challenge #10

Photogamer Challenge #10 - Originally uploaded on flickr by Brooklyn Hilary.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Nokia N800 Delivers the News

Nokia N800 Delivers the News - Originally uploaded on flickr by stevegarfield.

The Nokia N800 delivers news of the moment via a WiFi connection and twitter.

Nokia sent me a Nokia N800 for evaluation. I'd experimented with bringing an HP Pavilion dv9000 down to the kitchen table to stay current with the news while sitting in the kitchen, but now with the N800, it's easy and convenient to bring the N800 with me where ever I go in the house.

The browser is quick, saves bookmarks and the text entry interface can be either character recognition or entry via a touch screen on a QWERTY keyboard.

I'm enjoying discovering the ease of use of having the N800 around with me.


Word of Mouth Marketing Association — WOMMA Ethics Code.

Citizen Reporter Video on CNN

The Citizen Reporter as Eyewitness:
"At roughly 10 a.m. Albarghouti was at the Blacksburg, VA campus to meet with his graduate adviser. He sensed that something terrible had just happened on campus, explaining, 'Everyone (was) running and screaming. The situation was so frightening. I ran to a safe place and then decided to record the situation using my cellphone.'

He then sent his video to CNN's I-Report, a citizen-reporter video blog site, which repeatedly used it to accompany its other reporting of the incident. This has been without doubt the worst mass shooting tragedy in U.S. history, and Albarghouti was the one to capture the incident for the world."
Albarghouti captured and shared a fleeting moment.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Fan Throws Pizza at Fenway

via [ Surviving Grady ] by way of [ Universal Hub ]

Watching Kosso at Work

I am participating the in the future. Right now. Watching and chatting with Kosso in London...

Watching Everything Live

Dave Winer writes on Scripting News, Watching more, revealing less?:
"One thing's for sure, with Twitter and then and now Ustream, our little corner of the web is becoming a lot faster and more intimate. People used to be shocked at how much I shared here on Scripting, now I look conservative...

Ustream is certainly the answer to how we'll webcast my session at Mix 07 on April 30, and all future conferences. Check one off the to-do list."
Jeff Jarvis' son Jake is now broadcasting live from his high school. He's a freshman. I'm in class right now with him listening to the teacher give an assignment to write a letter to yourself that he'll return Senior Year. is an experiment by Jake Jarvis. Using Sprint PCS EVDO and, is an attempt to broadcast from they eyes of a backpack strap 24/7. Jake is a freshman in high school, which means the camera will (hopefully) be on and lively from 7:30 AM to 3:00 PM EDT.
Chris Pirillo is broadcasting live right now from Seattle. His office is dark and nothing is happening, but 325 people are watching.

I look forward to trying this out soon. I've already broadcat live from a cell phone, why not try it from a laptop computer too?

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Blip Video Player

Blip Video Player - Originally uploaded on flickr by stevegarfield.

I installed the the new video player on my hand coded HTML home page, Steve Garfield -

If you scroll down you'll see what I was using before.

It was a text based player, where you could see all my videos in one place, but had to click away to the site to view them.

Here's the problem: old videos get lost in the archives.

The guide that has embedded in this player allows people to stay in one place and browse all my shows.

That's the ease of use that I never had before in any player.

Kind of like having a clicker and surfing all Steve Garfield's videos...

Vlogs are dead. ;-)

Friday, April 13, 2007

Personal Democracy Forum

I'm going to the Personal Democracy Forum in NYC on May 18th.

Looks like a very interesting group of people will be there. I'm looking forward to it.

I'll be showing people "How to Videoblog in 5 Minutes."

Let Go, Frou Frou

California Golden Overtones a cappella group at U.C. Berkeley singing Let Go by Frou Frou. Solo by Penny Chitamitara.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Mean Streets of Austin

Mean Streets of Austin - Originally uploaded on flickr by coldmountain.

Found by searching for Photos on sxsw by people who are not my contacts using the flickr post event networking utility that Jeff Pulver requested and received. The internet is cool.

How to make Apple TV

Apple: Formatting Video for the iPod or Apple TV:
"The iPod supports up to 640x480, while Apple TV supports up to 1280x720. To optimize for both platforms, we recommend that your source file is at least 640 pixels wide and that you use the built-in iPod converters in Compressor ('H.264 for iPod'), QuickTime Pro ('Movie to iPod') or iTunes ('Convert Selection for iPod'). Each of these maintains the aspect ration of your source file and results in an M4V file containing H.264 video (Low Complexity version of the Baseline profile) and AAC-LC audio. If you want to maximize the screen area of a wide-screen TV, your source file should have an aspect ratio of 16:9 (e.g., 640x360). If you want to maximize the screen area on the iPod, your source file should have an aspect ratio of 4:3 (e.g., 640x480)."

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

There's a thing in my pocket - Nokia N95

This is very cool. He has a sweet rig with a HD camera that's set up to record what he's recording with his N95.

And he's got a huge pencil in his pocket!

Steve TV Archived Stream from Nokia N95

Last night I did a live video streaming test from the Nokia N95 over WiFi using ComVu's PocketCaster.

I posted about it on Twitter and got a number of people to tune in.

Here's the archive of Steve TV videos.

I've been able to watch the Windows Media versions on a Mac running Flip4Mac.

Leave me your experiences in the comments.

Marcus Sandy was watched and captured some of the video and posted it to his blog.

Monday, April 09, 2007

WBUR Slideshow

WBUR Slideshow - Originally uploaded on flickr by stevegarfield.

Here's a slideshow at that highlights five photos I took at the BostonNOW office.

Josh Wolf is not a Red Herring

On a journalist's duty to the public / PRO: Federal shield law is needed to extend journalist protections:
"It feels as if I've barely had a chance to blink since walking out the front gate of the Federal Detention Center in Dublin on April 3, but the debates on what we should take away from my experience have already escalated into a full-on storm of differing voices. Much of the debate has focused on whether or not I am a journalist; this question is nothing more than a distraction and a red herring over the very real issues exposed by the marathon saga that only concluded when I was released from custody."

WBUR: Blogs Fit to Print?

WBUR: Blogs Fit to Print? - Originally uploaded on flickr by stevegarfield.

Read the article and listen to the story by Curt Nickisch:
BOSTON, Mass. - April 09, 2007 - Next week a new newspaper will debut in Boston. Much like the community paper Metro, it will be handed out free to commuters each weekday morning.
That's my photo taken on my Nokia N95. Yay!

Don't Drink the Fla-Vor-Aid

'Jonestown' vividly recalls horror of mass suicide - The Boston Globe:
"It was in Jonestown, a sick community claiming a utopian mantle in the wilds of Guyana, that 909 people drank cyanide-laced Kool-Aid on Nov. 18, 1978. This was, according to 'Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple,' airing tonight on WGBH, the largest mass murder-suicide in history."
Jonestown: Mass murder-and-suicide - Wikipedia:
Jim Jones called a meeting under the pavilion as night fell. It was announced as another "white night", the fake-suicide which had been rehearsed before. But this time, Dr. Laurence Schacht, Nurse Annie Moore, and others mixed cyanide and Valium into a metal vat full of grape Flavor Aid.
American Experience - Jonestown:
The community had practiced "revolutionary suicide," drinking from vats of Fla-Vor-Aid they had been told was laced with poison. This day, the vats contained Valium to render people unconscious and cyanide to kill them.

Does the government have a right to subpoena anything my eyes have seen?

Blogumentary [chuck olsen]: Josh Wolf: Journalist?

Saturday, April 07, 2007

Cartoon Calls For Fox Removal

Mission Not Accomplished
Bush is in big trouble now that a cartoon is calling his appointment of Fox a mistake.

Friday, April 06, 2007

Cool utilities for Macintosh

Scoble just posted this list on his blog and I want to save it for later.

I love my new Mac (list of cool utilities from Twitter).

Vimeo is People

NewTeeVee - Diller Funds Personal Video Site Vimeo:
Vimeo started two years ago as a side project by Jakob Lodwick (left) and Zach Klein of CollegeHumor, which was bought by IAC last August. It later got the go-ahead from Barry Diller at the end of last year to become a full-time, fully funded startup within the behemoth internet holding company.
I started using Vimeo in 2004 when Jakob demoed it at the first Vloggercon in NYC.

I like it.

I also like this quote from the article, “He and Klein say they want to recreate home videos for the internet, not television for the internet.”

I’m glad they said that. What I like to say is, “I subscribe to people.”

That’s what Vimeo is all about.

Senator Kerry joins Garfield to accuse Bush of abuse of power

Democrats lash out on Bush maneuver - The Boston Globe:
"Democrats called for an investigation yesterday into whether President Bush acted illegally in appointing Sam Fox ambassador to Belgium. A day earlier, Bush named Fox, a Republican fund-raiser, to the post as a recess appointment -- a maneuver that allowed him to bypass Congress, where Democrats had derailed his nomination. Senators Christopher J. Dodd of Connecticut, John F. Kerry of Massachusetts, and Robert Casey of Pennsylvania, all Democrats, wrote a letter to the Government Accountability Office calling the appointment a 'clear abuse' of power."
Congratulations Senators. I'll be following this very closely.

SoyJoy Vlog Is Not a Vlog

Vlog Becomes Icon For Honesty In New Campaign For SoyJoy Nutrition Bars.
Ha ha.

That headline is ironic.

It's not a vlog. It's just videos in a pop up window. No permalinks. No blog. No reverse chronological order.

Just a marketing campaign jumping on the videoblogging bandwagon.

The content of the videos resembles that which you might see on some videoblogs, but they aren't vlogs at all.

The SoyJoy bars do look good though.

Let's see if the SoyJoy people know how to do an ego search on Technorati to join in on the conversation over here.

New Video: Dinner Doctor - Quick Meals #3

Spices of Life - Dinner Doctor - Quick Meals #3.
Dinner Doctor Nina Simonds shows you how to gather the ingredients for a quick and healthy spicy penne dinner with baby spinach and tomatoes.

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Embedding Flash movies into a web page

Embed Flash Video Demo and Encoder Test:
"This is a demonstration of embedding a Flash movie into a web page using The Flash Video (FLV) Player by Jeroen Wijering."
Nice job by David Tamés.

Dana-Farber now providing free WiFi

Dana-Farber now providing patients and families with wireless Internet access:
"Dana-Farber patients and their families can now connect to the Internet right from their laptop computers within treatment areas, thanks to the implementation of wireless computer access on patient-care floors in the Dana building."
That's great.

Now if only I could wait for a flight out of Logan from Dana-Farber I'd be all set.

Bush Stinks

Bush bypasses Congress, names Fox ambassador - The Boston Globe:
"President Bush named Republican fund-raiser Sam Fox as US ambassador to Belgium yesterday, using a maneuver that allowed him to bypass Congress, where Democrats had derailed Fox's nomination."
This isn't right.

It's not even smart politics.

In his conduct while President of the United States, George W. Bush, is in violation of his constitutional oath to faithfully execute the office of President of the United States and, to the best of his ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States, and is in violation of his constitutional duty to take care that the laws be faithfully executed.

It's bad faith, bad governing and bad judgement.

Impeach Bush

Free Conference Calling

Chris Pirillo shows us Free Conference Calling in this YouTube video: How to Set up a Free Teleconference Call (for podcasting).

I am going to try this out.

Ze Frank's songs in iTunes

Over on Twitter, Scott Simpson says:
Ze's songs in iTunes, as an album.
Ze Frank on iTunes. [ Opens iTunes Store ]

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Chag Sameach

Judaism 101: Expressions and Greetings:
"Chag Sameach (KHAHG sah-MEHY-ahkh) Hebrew. Literally, joyous festival. This is an appropriate greeting for just about any holiday, but it's especially appropriate for Sukkot, Shavu'ot and Pesach (Passover), which are technically the only festivals (the other holidays are holidays, not festivals)."
Borat 101: Greetings:
Jak sie masz - "how are you?" (from the Polish "Jak się masz?", the Polish "Jak sie masz?"). Returning to Central Asia, the Uyghur greeting "yahşimusiz" means "are you well?", and in Uzbek it's "yaxshimisiz". Perhaps ironically, especially in light of Borat's views on Uzbeks, "yaxshi emas" means "not good/well" in Uzbek. Also a common term of greeting in several slavic languages.


Twittr is the Future of News

Last week when there was an earthquake in San Francisco, the first I heard about it was from my friends on Twitter.

Now there's a sfquake twitter user.

Then yesterday when Josh Wolf was released from prison, the first I heard about it was from my friends on Twitter.

Then today, I had this exchange with my friend from Phoenix on Twitter:

stevegarfield Snowing in Boston! from web

cherylcolan @stevegarfield Wow! Vlog it! (please?) from twitterrific in reply to stevegarfield

stevegarfield @cherylcolan that's easy. 1. go out 2. film snow on N95 3. post to VOX via WIFi - from web in reply to cherylcolan
It's crazy.

Is this the future of news?

On demand video news reporting based on requests?

New England News Forum Conference

The New England News Forum Conference is happening up in Lowell, MA on Saturday and I'll be there.

I'm in a breakout session with Lisa Williams and others:
A rising voice: Blogs as news in communities and politics, and how should traditional media be involved? -- (Room 202) -- Discussants -- Lisa Williams,; Steve Garfield,; Kevin Keane, MediaNews Group; and Howard Owens, GatehouseMedia. Traditional news organizations are struggling to work out their relationship with bloggers and Internet-enabled creators of news. Williams is a local blogger, Garfield an expert on multimedia and video news; Keane, former editor of The Sun of Lowell works for the nation's No. 4 newspaper chain and Owens heads digital media operations for the group which owns most the weeklies surrounding Boston.

BostonNow in The Weekly Dig

John Wilpers
Paul McMorrow has an article on today's Weekly Dig about BostonNOW, Opening Up the Floodgates:
"“How often do the Herald or the Globe have bloggers over their offices to talk about how their papers should be run?” asks Steve Garfield, the prominent JP videoblogger. “They’re ahead of anybody else, really. They’re actually open to asking, ‘What do you think?’ ” "
Yup. That's what I said.

Check out the full article for a run down on what Boston's new free newspaper and website, co-written by bloggers, is going to be like.

I'm looking forward for the opportunity of getting a photo on the front page.

Delivering video on the web

David Tamés writes about delivering video on the web:
"Just as nickelodeons were transformed into movie theaters as the technology of projection and the economics of the mass audience changed, broadcast television and cinemas might still hang around for a while, but digital downloads and the Internet will play an integral role in a process of change connecting producers to viewers in new ways as the distinctions between them continue to blur."
Nickelodeon photo by flickr user elkit. Try finding a photo of an actual nickleodeon amidst a sea of cable TV channel images. Oh look, you can upload your videos for a chance to see them on TV.