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Thursday, September 30, 2010 with Christine Major and OUR MOMS!

Christine Major joined me on on The Pulse Network 9/30/10.

We'll talked about Christine's walk down a building and a new camera that sits on your head!

We discussed moms stalking you on social media and brought our moms onto the show.

My Mom, her mom.

We talked about Christine's new .tv domain, and showed how she used it to point to her YouTube channel.

.tv The Home of Web Video
SteveGarfield.TV on TPN brought to you by the .TV domain name.

Note: Post show changed this post to past tense. ;-)

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Open Video Conference: Friday in NYC: Web Video Made Easy: A Crash Course

I'm excited to be heading to NYC for the Open Video Conference courtesy of .tv.

On Friday from 5:30 - 6:30 I'll be presenting Web Video Made Easy: A Crash Course. Michaela writes about the Open Video Conference on the .tv blog:
Vlogger and .tv influencer Steve Garfield will host a power version of his popular lecture “Web Video Made Easy: A Crash Course” On Friday, October 1st from 5:30 to 6:30pm. This presentation includes tips & tricks for producing great videos, including the latest in cameras, lighting and microphones. You’ll learn about capturing video, editing techniques, adding music, exporting your video for uploading and various hosting choices. Definitely a highlight of the conference.
If you're interested in getting a super fast overview of what you need to know to capture and share video online, this is going to be a fun session.

Then later that night, .tv is sponsoring the Open Video Conference Afterparty at 92Y Tribeca and we're going to see how many people we can get to shoot video at the same time:
Steve Garfield will lead the crowd to set the world record for the most videoed dance party. Audio-visual mixologists Eclectic Method will perform and inspire audience members to capture footage on their own video enabled phones or with Flip cams they can check out with a valid drivers license. Partygoers will be encouraged to upload their footage to a site that’s been created specifically for this event,, in order to set the world record.
Here's what Eclectic Method looks like in concert:

Eclectic Method at Bonnaroo 2010 from Eclectic Method on Vimeo.

Crazy fun!

Eclectic Method on Twitter
Eclectic Method on Facebook

Homemade Spacecraft

Homemade Spacecraft from Luke Geissbuhler on Vimeo.

Video from a camera attached to a weather balloon that rose into the
upper stratosphere and recorded the blackness of space.

Lots of comments over at Vimeo.

Luke Geissbuhler used the Go Pro Hero HD Camera.

Jason Schwartzman demonstrates the New Yorker iPad App

Saturday, September 25, 2010

The Future of Video: Low Cost, Live, Easy, User Lead, Interactive and In your Head!

The Future of Video presented by Steve Garfield at PodCamp Boston 5 9/25/10 as part of The Visual Suspects session.

Photo by SeanZinsmeister, on Flickr

Low Cost/Higher Quality
Pocket HD Video Cameras like the Kodak PlayTouch Video Camera (affiliate link) keep adding features at a lower cost. The microphone jack also doubles as a headphone jack.

Sites like Livestream, Ustream, and Qik let anyone broadcast live with a webcam or a cellphone.

Easy Webcam Recording
A large percentage of YouTube and Facebook are direct recordings from webcams.

User Lead in 10 Minutes
Visible Gains allows non-editors to combine clips into videos and create user directed videos where the path of the video is selected by the viewer.

Interacting in Real Time with Broadcast
I am experimenting with interactiing with realtime broadcasts at The Pulse Network on my new show

Camera in Your Head
Looxcie Wearable Bluetooth Camcorder System with White Camera Boom (affiliate link) was recently released and records everything!

@joselinmane @RobertCollins @SteveGarfield @SkipBensley Podca... on Twitpic
@joselinmane @RobertCollins @SteveGarfield @SkipBensley

Photo by @ww3

I'm an investor in Qik and on the advisory board of Visible Gains.

Friday, September 24, 2010

[Video] How to Host a Tweetup, with Steve Garfield and Christine Major

Watch live streaming video from thepulsenetwork at

Find out info about Boston area tweetups at Joselin Mane's Boston Tweetup.

Get Your .tv Domain Name

SteveGarfield.TV on The Pulse Network 09-23-10 Episode 4 - brought to you by the .TV domain name.

Steve Garfield and Christine Major on

Guest: Christine Major. Thanks Christine!

Watch SteveGarfield.TV every Thursday at 2:30.

Learn how to easily put video online with my book, Get Seen:

Thursday, September 23, 2010

FlipShare now Integrates with Twitter

The new version of FlipShare Video editing software, Version 5.8, for the Flip camera now integrates with twitter.

Three Steps to Share Flip Video on Twitter

1. From FlipShare you click the 'Online' button in the Share area.

2. Then you enter in the text of the tweet.

3. Click Share.

FlipShare Ready To Share
The New Twitter Feature of FlipShare

Testing Flip's FlipShare to Twitter integration. #FlipVideo! Sep 23 13:09:39 via Flip Video

Tweet Sent out From FlipShare

The first time you share with twitter, you have to enter in your twitter username and password.

Video on
Video on [ link ]

I don't see a way to embed videos.

Here's the same video uploaded to YouTube.

The video you choose to share via twitter doesn't get hosted on twitter. No video does. It gets hosted on Flip's FlipShare site.

It would be nice if you could upload to YouTube or Facebook and send out a tweet with a link to either of those sites.

My Verdict:
Twitter integration with FlipShare is poorly implemented. If the only videos you can share on twitter are hosted videos, I don't see this feature being used much, if at all.

It's a lot easier to upload to YouTube and use the social media sharing available there, or just share the link to the YouTube video on twitter yourself.

FlipShare Video editing software, Version 5.8, installation note:

FlipShare ReadMe.txt Installation Instructions Aren't Right

Instructions say:

To install FlipShare:
Open FLIPVIDEO and launch "Setup_FlipShare" (PC) or "Start Flipshare" (Mac).

But the program name on a Mac is "Install Flipshare"

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

New Ace of Base Music Video: All For You

New Ace of Base Music Video: All For You

Here are three still from the video.

Which of these things is not like the other?

Ace of Base: All For You Video Still 1

Ace of Base: All For You Video Still 2

Ace of Base: All For You Video Still 3

Images Courtesy Universal Music/Ace of Base

[Video] The Office copies Jakob Lodwick and Lip Dubs Nobody But Me

Ryan's shirt says “Do You Wuphf?”

URL Reads:

Wikipedia: Lip Dub:
Jakob Lodwick, the founder of Vimeo, coined the term "lip dubbing" on December 14, 2006, in a video entitled Lip Dubbing: Endless Dream. In the video's description, he wrote, "I walked around with a song playing in my headphones, and recorded myself singing. When I got home I opened it in iMovie and added an MP3 of the actual song, and synchronized it with my video. Is there a name for this? If not, I suggest 'lip dubbing'.

[Video] Three subjects, briefly montaged in wigglegram

BOY, GIRL, CITY (PART ONE) from Odwick on Vimeo.

Season Two, Episode Five.
Designed by Jake Lodwick. Featuring Eric Lyle Lodwick, Jenna Levine. Music by Brian Jacobs.
I wanted to play with the 'wigglegram' technique I've seen in many animated gifs online. The result is more of a series of photographs than a video, and perhaps feels a bit out of place as an Odwick video.

I'm beginning to gain confidence in my approach to filmmaking, gaining clarity on my motives, my goals. It's really simple. I want to start telling stories. Not 'making videos' but telling stories in the medium of video (or film). If I could go back, I would make this video into a (short) story, but this motive clarity didn't come until too late in the project.

Anyway, I hope you enjoy the piece, even though it's a bit insubstantial. We're halfway through the season yet, and honestly I feel that I'd just been warming up until now. The next five videos might be where it starts to get interesting, or, at least, where my ambition leads us to a strange new place.
More video to engage your mind at

American Idol Interactive Experience

I chose: Silverman, Obama, & Tarantino.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Live Streaming Test for Social Media Club FutureM Week Event

I headed over to Hill Holiday today to review the space where I'll be live streaming the Social Media Club event during FutureM week.

The event: Flying Cars are Here: The Futuristic Present of Marketing.

Boston: The View from 53 State Street

The view from 53 State Street is amazing, so I pointed one of my HD webcams of hte window an live streamed and archived this video.

Music by Secrets in Stereo.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Klout Influenced me to tweet about and watch Lone Star

Klout influenced me to tweet about, sample, and now blog about Lone Star on Fox, but tonight I'm DVRing The Event.

They Got My Partial Attention
Klout devised an excellent promotion to get me to sample the new TV show, Lone Star. They sent along a nice kit that included plastic beer mugs, wine glasses, cooler, popcorn, wine opener, keychain, T-Shirt, posters and a CD of the TV show.

It prompted me to have friends over for dinner and watch a bit of the show.

That in itself is a success.

Lone Star Promotion Gets Klout Noticed
I'd been aware of Klout before, but this was the first time they had contacted me. If you have a twitter account, you can input your twitter name and your Klout Score will be generated. Klout explains the Klout score over here with lots of important words like influence, action, true reach, demand and amlpification probablility.

Here's my Klout Score:

Some photos:

Lone Star Party

Mmm Larry Beer

Fun quote from the party:

2 min into @lonestaronfox 2 yr old says, "What happened to the towel? LOL Sep 19 00:11:30 via Twitter for iPhone

As my friend Greg Verdino says, every audience has an audience, My guest Ravi tweeted this after our Lone Star party:

Thanks @stevegarfield for #LoneStar T-shirt. Yes, I can say, "I watched 5 minutes of Lone Star and all I got was this lousy T-shirt"!Sun Sep 19 00:53:34 via web

My friend Rachel Levy wrote about her experience too: Fox Got it Right with the Lone Star Premiere Promotion.


New Flip Video camera: The UltraHD 8GB with Image Stabilization and shoots 720p / 60 fps. Includes New Port for microphone

Just got a notice from that there's a new Flip camera, The UltraHD 8GB.

The newest features are Image Stabilization and the ability to shoot at 60 frames per second.

These features are already in the current Kodak Zi8 and the new Kodak PlayTouch.The Kodak cameras also have an audio in jack to allow capturing better audio.

The Flip camera continues to be a good choice for people who want easy one button recording and easy editing with the included FlipShare software.

As it says in the specs, "Press the big red button to start capturing vibrant HD video," that's one of the biggest selling features of the Flip.

For those with a Macintosh computer, iMovie, is the best software out there for ease of use and powerful editing features.

Features listed on their website:
Simple to Shoot in HD
Shoot up to 2 hours of better-than-ever HD video on the easy-to-use, now even slimmer UltraHD
Press the big red button to start capturing vibrant HD video (720p / 60fps) on the super-simple user interface
Comes with 8GB of built-in memory, letting you capture two hours of HD video; no additional memory cards required
Keep your video steady with image stabilization, UltraHD's newest feature
Power up with the included Flip Video Ultra Battery Pack (recharges when connected to USB); also supported by standard AAA batteries
Connect the built-in USB arm to your PC or Mac® to launch pre-loaded FlipShare™ software
Use FlipShare software to organize and edit your videos, capture photos, send video greeting cards and create custom movies
Watch your videos on your HDTV by connecting your UltraHD to your HDTV with the Flip Video Cables HDMI™ sold separately
Extend the capability of your UltraHD with Designed for Flip™ products, a new expanded accessory line from Flip Video and partner companies
Record high-quality H.264 HD videos that are compatible with most video-playing applications, including Windows Media Player, QuickTime Player, and iTunes
Video: 16:9 widescreen, HD 720p (1280 x 720) at 60 frames per seconds (fps) progressive scan; recorded as MP4 files
"Child Safe" mode to prevent accidental deletions of clips
Silent mode for recording in sensitive situations

Simple to Share
Organize your videos by dragging and dropping into folders you've created, or use the automatic date-stamped folders
Edit and trim your favorite videos clips or even add your own music, all using FlipShare's easy editing tools
Create video greeting cards or use the Magic Movie feature to make movies with the click of a button
Capture photos using the easy Snapshot feature. You can grab a still-image photo from any of the 60 frames that comprise each second of your video
Share videos privately using FlipShare's attachment-free email or by creating Flip Channels; post publicly with direct video shares to Facebook™, Twitter™ and YouTube™
Then there's this interesting news from the press release:
...the new Flip Video UltraHD 2 hour also features a new slimmer design that fits easily in a pocket or purse. The UltraHD 2 hour is the first Flip video camera to feature FlipPort™ -- a proprietary Flip-designed connector enabling new add-ons options as part of the newly announced Designed for Flip™ accessory program.
I wonder what kind of add-ons there might be?

Continue reading to find out, Flip Video Expands Consumer Options With 'Designed for Flip' Accessory Program:
New Designed for Flip products using FlipPort include Mikey for Flip, from Blue Microphones™, a professional quality external microphone that lets Flip users capture even better sound quality ranging from a whisper to a rock concert. Scosche™ will also be offering a wireless lavaliere microphone that will enable up close audio ideal for interviews. iGo™ is also offering three new products: the Overtime Battery extender which doubles the Flip Video battery life; the Charge Anywhere power adapter can charge two products at once such as a Flip video camera and another USB accessory; and finally a new Pocket Projector will allow Flip owners to instantly project and watch their Flip video clips directly from the video camera anywhere and on any flat surface up to the size of a 70" TV. In addition, Seagate has plans to support Flip video cameras with FlipPort in the coming months.

For all Flip video cameras, the Designed for Flip accessory line also features a wide assortment of products to let users do more with their Flip. New accessories now available include Flip Waterproof cases from Aquapac®, which allow consumers to use their Flip video camera for activities such as sailing, snorkeling and skiing, a line of underwater cases from Ikelite™, ideal for scuba diving and a new magnetic Wide Angle Lens, from Bower™, that makes it easy to capture wide-angle video footage.
This is getting interesting...

Bower Wide Angle Lens

iGo Portable Projector

Mikey for Flip

Blue Microphones Announces Mikey for Flip, Microphone Accessory for Flip Video Camera:
Mikey for Flip features two of Blue’s custom-tuned condenser capsules for professional-quality stereo recording. Users can choose between ‘Loud’ or ‘Automatic’ sensitivity settings, allowing users to record any volume level clearly, from a marching band to a wedding. Mikey for Flip also features a mic input jack for easy plug-in of additional microphones like a lavalier, handheld or corded interview microphone. Mount the Flip video camera on Mikey’s built-in tripod mount or stand it upright on Mikey’s wide base design for hands-free recording.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Twitter Break Links: Update on URL wrapping from Twitter

Just got this Update on URL wrapping from Twitter:
Update 2: URL wrapping

In the coming weeks, we will be expanding the roll-out of our link wrapping service, which wraps links in Tweets with a new, simplified link. Wrapped links are displayed in a way that is easier to read, with the actual domain and part of the URL showing, so that you know what you are clicking on. When you click on a wrapped link, your request will pass through the Twitter service to check if the destination site is known to contain malware, and we then will forward you on to the destination URL. All of that should happen in an instant.

You will start seeing these links on certain accounts that have opted-in to the service; we expect to roll this out to all users by the end of the year. When this happens, all links shared or third-party apps will be wrapped with a URL.

What does this mean for me?

Thanks for reading this important update. Come and check what's new at
Interesting points to consider in this email from twitter:

1. They use a link to Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose (affiliate link) in the example of a shortened URL. That's great for Tony Hsieh. :-)

2. The example shows that a link will display as "" That will break when people manually copy and paste it.

See my earlier post:

Dear Twitter: Don't Break YouTube Video Shortened Links

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Costco Canvas Prints

I got a coupon to try out Costco Canvas Prints. I went in to Costco with my USB drive full of photos to get two prints made to see how the quality is.

When you put in your USB drive, the computer at the photo center copies all your content to the hard drive. I wonder when that gets erased?

I chose two photos and was presented with a cropped image. The image showed which parts of hte photo were going to be wrapped around the edge of hte canvas. I didn't want any part of hte phot wrapped, so I clicked to 'add a border.' Pictured here is a sample that shows ho the black border is on the edge so your photo doesn't get cropped.

After selecting the black border you don't get to see the revised crop of your image. You should.

So I contiued my order.

We'll see how the final crop ends up.

Klout Lone Star Party Pack Arrived

Klout sent me a Preview Party Pack for the new Fox TV show Lone Star.

Pretty smart.

I'm going to watch it tonight since the show premieres on Monday.

Klout Perks Code of Ethics

Klout will never sell or give away your contact info.
Participating (or not participating) will not change your Klout Score.
If you accept the offer you are not required to do anything. We do not want to "buy" your tweets. You are receiving the product because you are influential and have authority on topics related to the product. This is a more targeted form of receiving a sample while shopping at the grocery store. You are welcome to tell the world you love the product, you hate the product or say nothing at all.
>If you decide to talk about the product we will ask you to disclose that you received a sample


Here's my follow up post:
Klout Influenced me to tweet about and watch Lone Star

[Half Speed] Judge Judy: The Toilet as seen on AC360. Credited as FROM

You played the YouTube video [Half Speed] Judge Judy: The Toilet on AC360 with NO CREDIT to IMakeUTubeVideos [48K views]. You credited 'FROM"

Why not credit the person who made the mashup/remix?

Alternate Version uploaded by yellowmax94

That's not right!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Grant Crowell from ReelSEO interview on

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The Rev. Sir Dr. Stephen T. Colbert, D.F.A's March to Keep Fear Alive - October 30th in Washington, DC

Keep Fear Alive, originally uploaded by stevegarfield.

Keep Fear Alive Facebook Page:
America, the Greatest Country God ever gave Man, was built on three bedrock principles: Freedom. Liberty. And Fear -- that someone might take our Freedom and Liberty. But now, there are dark, optimistic forces trying to take away our Fear -- forces with salt and pepper hair and way more Emmys than they need. They want to replace our Fear with reason. But never forget -- "Reason" is just one letter away from "Treason." Coincidence? Reasonable people would say it is, but America can't afford to take that chance.

So join The Rev. Sir Dr. Stephen T. Colbert, D.F.A. on October 30th for the "March to Keep Fear Alive"™ in Washington DC. Pack an overnight bag with five extra sets of underwear -- you're going to need them. Because, to Restore Truthiness we must always... Shh!!! What's that sound?! I think there's someone behind you! Run!

Facebook Event:
Keep Fear Alive Facebook Event

Official Site:

Jon Stewart's Rally To Restore Sanity - October 30th in Washington, DC

Rally To Restore Sanity, originally uploaded by stevegarfield.

Official Site:

Rally To Restore Sanity on Facebook

Rally To Restore Sanity Facebook Event Page

Stewart, Colbert announce Washington rallies, CNN Report:
On Thursday night's airing of "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart," the comedian announced plans for a "Rally to Restore Sanity."
"See you October 30 on the National Mall to spread the timeless message, 'Take it down a notch for America,'" he said.
Stewart dubbed the event a "clarion call for rationality."
"A million Moderate march, where we take to the streets to send a message to our leaders and our national media that says, 'We are here! We... are only here until six though, because we have a sitter,'" he said.

DNC 2004 report by SteveGarfield featuring Amy Carpenter.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Best Auto Service in Boston: West Cork Auto in JP

Thanks Patrick at West Cork Auto in JP for topping off my New Beetle coolant. Best Auto Service in Boston!Thu Sep 16 16:10:56 via Twitter for iPhone

Patrick is the best. Great sense of humor and perfect service.

Read all the reviews on Yelp!

Today on @GrantCrowell from @ReelSEO & team from @Yowie

TODAY 2:30 EST Tune in to, on The Pulse Network, with guests @GrantCrowell from @ReelSEO & the team from @Yowie

We'll be talking about getting seen and interacting with online video broadcasts.

We're also simulcasting on Livestream.

When to watch:

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

140conf Boston: Steve Garfield - Interacting with Broadcasts in Real Time

Looking at the current state of interacting with viewers during a broadcast, and experimenting with interacting using video chat in real time.

Mentioned in this video:

Macintosh Introduction January 24, 1984
Late Night Hashtags
CBS Backstage Live
The Pulse Network
Jeff Persch - How to Attach an iPad to a wall
There is no plan, Dan Pink.

7D 1000 fps

7D 1000 fps from Oton Bačar on Vimeo.

7D slow motion test footage of my friend doing bmx tricks.
Everything was shot in 720p 60fps.

Edited with Twixtor in After Effects.

Music: "Fly Away"
Composed by:Niklas Aman, STIM
Published by: Freeplaymusic, BMI

7D slow motion test footage of my friend doing bmx tricks.
Everything was shot in 720p 60fps.

Edited with Twixtor in After Effects.

Music: "Fly Away"
Composed by:Niklas Aman, STIM
Published by: Freeplaymusic, BMI

Monday, September 13, 2010

YouTube LIVE Video Streaming Schedule for Today

YouTube is starting a Live streaming experiment with selected content producers.

Here's today's schedule for shows that I'm going to try to catch LIVE:

Rocketboom LIVE

11:00 AM EST

Know Your Meme LIVE

9:00 PM EST

The Key of Awesome LIVE

4:45 PM EST

Indy Mogul LIVE

3:30 PM EST

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Thursday at 2:30

Watch my show, on The Pulse Network, LIVE streaming, Thursday at 2:30.

The last frontier of free information is the videoblogger. Word of Steve Garfield

il Fatto Quotidano, originally uploaded by stevegarfield. CC BY-NC-SA

Eleonora Bianchini interviewed me for an article in il Fatto Quotidano.

It's here:

L’ultima frontiera dell’informazione libera è il videoblogger. Parola di Steve Garfield

Here's Google's translation:

The last frontier of free information is the videoblogger. Word of Steve Garfield

Here's the full transcript of the email interview we did:

Why did you decide to start a blog and become a videoblogger in 2004?

I decided to start a video blog in 2004 for an easier way to get video on the web. Blogging was revolutionary in how it so easy for people to put text on the web. I figured, why can't we try and put video in a blog and make that easy too.

You got popular during Obama's campaign as CNN put online your videos. Which were the video CNN chose? What did they like most of your style?

During the Obama campaign I did something that I called "happenstance journalism" or "reporting by wondering around". I went up to New Hampshire where the first primaries were, and just captured moments that I happened to come across. CNN was smart because they have a site called iReport which lets anyone report stories, and their producers decide what story they want to promote on and from those stories the TV producers then decided what they want to put on TV. It totally opened up the ability for anyone to report and get on CNN. It's very exciting!

As you received a special attention during US elections, does a blogger nowadays needs “special occasion” to get seen?

These days bloggers do not need a special occasion to get seen. My friend Greg Verdino just wrote the book called microMarketing and says "every one in the audience has their own audience" so when you put up videos your audience will see them and spread them. If something is topical and news worthy it'll get spread even farther

What do you need today to be a videoblogger (which camera is the best to start? Which are the advantages of a Flip compared to a camera?)

The easiest way to start videoblogging is to use the camera that you already have. A lot of laptops already come with a WebCam. That's a perfect way to start. You know the majority of videos that get posted to Facebook are WebCam video. Many digital still cameras shoot great HD video. The flip is a good choice and I really like the Kodak models because they allow you to attach a microphone and they have replaceable batteries.

The secret you write in page XIV: “your video does not have to be professionally produced to be successful and tell a story”. So which are the secreto for a video to be successful?

The secret to a good video is to be authentic and real and most of all timely. Be aware of is what's happening in the news and if it's something that needs video, like maybe new product comes out and there's no videos about it, do it quick demonstration and get a video out that will get seen very quickly. Be aware of what kinds of things need to be produced with video and be the first to post and get the word out about your video through social media.

What would you suggest to videobloggers to be good marketers of their work?

What I would suggest for video bloggers to be good marketers of the work is to really foster a community. Build a community first before you need it. When you put something out, you have your own audience that will help you promote the videos that you make.

When a video blogger can be interesting fo tv and online newspaper? Which are the characteristics they are looking for?

Bloggers and video bloggers that can be interesting for TV and online newspapers are people who are out there where the newspaper TV station doesn't have the resources to get out there and cover stories, like for me in my neighborhood I'll cover hyper local stories that are interesting to me and my neighbors that might also have further interest for a greater audience so as long as the TV and new stations are watching what the local bloggers are doing, and if they find us, and think what we are doing is interesting and then share that, that's a great partnership

Which is the role of you tube in making a video blogger important?

YouTube is like a whole another thing. The whole community subscribes to each other. there's some videoblogger friends of mine like iJustine who get tens of thousands of views whenever they put out a new video, so working in that YouTube environment is really not even working, it's just like having an account and making friends there and being authentic and real. Commenting on other videos in participating in the whole community is is what YouTube is all about

How can you use comment in a useful way?

How you can use comments in useful ways, first of all what you should not do is just going to comments and say come visit my website. that is so lame. IT is not the way to get people to follow you need to actually have a conversation.

If you go to blog you read something interesting to you you can go ahead and comment on it and then people will click on your name and follow back to where you are. Promoting yourself is more about listening to what people are saying having a conversation. That's how I became friends with Jimmy Fallon. On his first video blog I left some comments with constructive criticism and then he answered me back on another video and then I sent more video and we just had a conversation.

What Jimmy Fallon did on his video blog was really smart. Instead of just broadcasting a message, he would he would put out a video but then he listens to what people are saying read the comments I commented back and started to have a conversation. Don't just think of the audience as people sitting back and watching. They want to connect and have a conversation with you, that's very important

Are videobloggers usually paid in US or how can they get money working in the media business?

Many video bloggers are not paid in United States, although some are. To make money working in the media business you need tobe hired by someone who might want to do a contract with you. A friend of mine, Jeff Cutler, for example, is an independent writer and he was contracted to go down on the Gulf Oil Spill and was there for a week of reporting. If you do good work and you're out there getting seen, then you can get some contracts to make some money on producing video reports

Give us 3 links of what you think are the best videos you have made so far...
And the ones that made you “famous”?

Three links for videos that I've made it made me famous first of all is one from where they get hundreds of thousands of views for each euro in this one about the Chevy volt electric car is a classic video him that's really great one.

#1 Rocketboom Report: Chevy Volt
Good example of one man band reporting. Also, I use this example when I talk to Journalism classes to see how students feel about what happens at the end.

Rocketboom has also placed their videos on YouTube in addition to hosting them on their own servers.

On YouTube:

#2 Steve Garfield and Jimmy Fallon - First Video Blog Posts
Videos showing my interactions with Jimmy Fallon. A conversation.

#3 The Carol and Steve Show - Episode 45: California - Wine Country
My wife Carol and I did 100's of Carol and Steve Shows. They are authentic and fun.

On YouTube:

Watch more:
The Carol and Steve Show

One more:

Rocketboom Report - Boston Typewriter Orchestra

Did you get in touch with Obama too or did you try to videoblog him?

I did a lot of videos of Obama. I did a video when he came to a very important campaign stop at big rally in Boston. for that one I actually live streamed it using QIK and I had people watching me as I am broadcast from the rally. very groundbreaking. I ended up getting to interview his staff for my book Get Seen: Online video secrets to building your business, and they just felt it was very important for people, other than the campaign, to help tell the Obama story, and that's what made the Obama campaign so successful.

How did you select all the people you interviewed at the end of the book? Were you hit by some special suggestions these people made during the interviews? (My opinion: all interviews are really interesting)

I interviewed a majority of them at SXSW the big Internet and media conference that's regularly held in Austin. these are all people that I respect and have became friends with through video blogging, from all around the world. I just had the opportunity and get them all in one place and interview them they'll had really great advice in the book and am a lot of the advice was to really to just do it and get started

Do videoblogging has some characteristic in common with traditional media?

Video blogging have some characteristics in common with traditional media, it's a person recording a story into a camera and then broadcasting that. I would say that has 100% in common.

Some of the differences are that some of the video bloggers are doing it because they love it and some of the media are doing it because they paid. the media has to try to be unbiased, and video bloggers are not constrained by the rules of reporting which is what a lot of people what to hear. they want to get the real and authentic feelings of the reporter.

The best website to open a blog? (Blogger, ex..?)

The best the best website to start a blog. I use blogger because it's very forgiving is the type of things that you can embed. Other sites like are somewhat finicky and will strip out some code him but I wouldn't discount it. so blogger WordPress, tumbler, posturous, all are ery good sites to make it very easy if you want to host your own video blog. you can look at too, and if you want to pay for a hosted solution you could look at something like TypePad and is also square space and Brightcove.

I should also say that publishing video direct to YouTube or Facebook is a great place to post videos because of the community that is there. It's easy too.

To make live streaming?

This website to do live streaming with is both livestream and Ustream, they have a desktop client that makes the quality very high and very good for live streaming from your laptop. You to stream with HD webcams. This costs a little more than streaming in standard resollution because you have to pay some money to get HD quality support. This is very good choice to get started with some live streaming.

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Saturday, September 11, 2010

Jamaica Plain photos and videos

Got my first photo posted to the Jamaica Plain Your Town Page.

No link back to anything though.I don't think the photo submission form allowed HTML links.

Would be nice if Your Town submissions were integrated with the Community Pages (my page).

Community Pages track submissions to AND allow photo uploads and blog entries.