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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Facebook Friends

Facebook Friends, originally uploaded by stevegarfield. CC BY-NC-SA

The Museum of Me
Create your own museum at

Twizzlers 2/$4 Rings up as $2.77 each at CVS #fail

Grilled Chicken with Joe Davidson's BBQ Pork & Poultry Rub

NYC Blog World Expo Trip in Pictures

My Blog World Expo New York Hero: Lynette Young @lynetteradio

Lynette Young had a great idea for Blog World Expo New York. She decided to create a Podcasting Pavilion where people could gather to learn from each other. Lynette explains it:
The Podcasting Pavilion presented by Social Media Club local chapters hosted at BlogWorld and New Media Expo was created to act as a BoF (Birds of a Feather) discussion and conversation hub for podcasters (and people interested in what podcasting is & it can do).
I love this idea. Thanks Lynette for including me in this experiment. Over the course of two to three hours I met a lot of people, talked about video on the web, gave some advice, did some interviews, made some videos, and just had a great time.

Thanks Lynette for making it happen.

Ramon De Leon Teaches me How to use Video Tweets to Connect with Customers

Rana Sobhany's iPad Music Experiment and Mobilize Book Preview

House of Blues LA - 10 minute clip by rana june
Here is a 10 minute clip I recorded from my House of Blues LA show. This was mixed live on two iPads and one additional synth/drum machine controller powered by an iPhone.
Visit her site: Rana Sobhany's iPad Music Experiment

Here's her book:

Check out a preview of the book:
Book Preview: Mobilize by Rana June Sobhany

[Report] Social TV: How Facebook, Twitter and connected television transform global TV advertising, pay-TV, EPGs and broadcasting

Mac to HD TV via DVI to HDMI to watch 24 on Hulu

From the Table of Contents, this looks like a very detailed report.

Social TV: How Facebook, Twitter and connected television transform global TV advertising, pay-TV, EPGs and broadcasting (second edition)

Check out section 6:
6.1. Why Facebook and Twitter are already major forces in television
6.2. Figure: Facebook and Twitter in the TV value chain – innovation and disruption
6.3. Social networks have user numbers equal to top TV audiences
6.3.1. Global reach: Facebook's user base is more than half a billion
6.3.2. Twitter's user accounts hit 200m
6.3.3. Facebook's US users compared with TV audience size
6.3.4. Twitter's US user accounts compared with TV audience size
6.4. How the dynamic connected TV market benefits social networks
6.5. Facebook and Twitter on three screens – a better service for users
6.6. Providing real-time conversation and social interaction via the TV
6.7. The social networks target the TV data market, to supply social data to the TV industry
6.8. Transforming EPGs into social EPGs with social recommendation of TV shows
6.9. Gaining increasing power over TV ratings
6.10. Facebook and Twitter will compete for the $180bn global TV ad spend – on connected TVs
6.11. COO Sheryl Sandberg: Facebook is challenging TV advertising as a brand building channel
6.12. Twitter's Promoted Tweets – bound for connected TVs?
6.13. Facebook and Twitter will be ad platform competitors on connected TV
6.14. How Twitter and Facebook already compete for TV industry partnerships
6.15. Twitter – real-time conversations, a living EPG, and audience data
6.16. Facebook – social media integration for VOD and set-top box middleware
6.17. The future for social networks on connected TV
6.17.1. Will Facebook Credits facilitate VOD purchases and gifting?
6.17.2. Competing via functionality and developer communities
6.17.3. New regulatory and privacy challenges?
6.17.4. A possible key role for legitimate P2P content distribution
6.17.5. International opportunities
Section 9 looks good too:
9.1. Broadcasters engaging with audiences via social networks – a Faustian pact?
9.2. Why are broadcasters sharing their audiences with social networks?
9.2.1. The significance of tools that integrate social networks into TV Web sites
9.2.2. Pros and cons for broadcasters in implementing Facebook and Twitter logins
9.2.3. Internet users prefer to access sites with their Facebook identities
9.2.4. Facebook – a dominant identity provider
9.3. Do social networks drive TV ratings and online video viewing?
9.3.1. TV ratings: Facebook and Twitter are considered to be significant viewing drivers
9.3.2. Twitter and cable net Oxygen trial whether social activity boosts ratings
9.3.3. Facebook drives Web video viewing: Third-biggest video site by unique users – Nielsen
9.4. A pivotal role in TV show promotion
9.4.1. How broadcasters and TV shows leverage Facebook as a digital marketing channel
9.4.2. The value of Facebook Pages for promotion
9.4.3. Top 10 TV shows with the most Facebook fans
9.4.4. Facebook Pages on connected TV increase their importance for audience engagement
9.4.5. Content owners want TV apps integrating Facebook Pages and merchandising
9.4.6. The Facebook Platform is highly effective at driving traffic to entertainment and sports sites
9.4.7. Do Facebook and Twitter on connected TVs lock in TV show promotion and interaction?
9.4.8. Will content owners be compelled to advertise TV shows via Facebook and Twitter on TV?
9.5. How connected TV amplifies broadcaster-social network relationships
9.5.1. Social networks stimulate conversations on TV screens, beside TV shows
9.5.2. Twitter and Facebook offer real-time feedback direct from the TV viewing context
9.5.3. Will Facebook and Twitter on the TV increase the significance of live programming?
9.5.4. Who controls the Facebook Live Stream for live TV?
9.5.5. A social EPG requires broadcasters to be socially visible
9.5.6. Can social network data supplement ratings Figures?
9.5.7. Do broadcasters creating branded apps need to partner with Facebook and Twitter?
9.5.8. Broadcasters must pioneer connected TV entertainment and business models
While I'm at it, Section 12 looks good too:
12.1. Beyond TV
12.2. Buddy TV
12.3. ClipSync
12.4. Dijit
12.5. Fanhattan
12.6. Fanvibe
12.7. Fanwave
12.8. GetGlue
12.9. HotPotato
12.10. IntoNow
12.11. i.TV
12.12. Kaibi
12.13. KickFour
12.14. Leanin
12.15. Loyalize
12.16. Miso
12.17. Numote
12.18. Philo
12.19. Screach
12.20. ScreenTribe
12.21. SocialGuide
12.22. Starling
12.23. theChanner
12.24. tvChatter
12.25. TvTak
12.26. TVmoment
12.27. TV Tune-In
12.28. TweetYourTV
12.29. VideoLive
12.30. Vloop
12.31. Vualla
12.32. WatchParty
12.33. yap.TV
It's Social TV.

Sam Adams Light has a New Label Design

I get it, lighthouse = light.

Did you notice that this seems to be the only beer not called 'Samuel' Adams?

Updated Note:
Is that Paul Revere or Sam Adams on the label?

Monday, May 30, 2011

Gigantic Goldfish Surfaces at Jamaica Pond

While walking Jamaica Pond this morning a huge 'goldfish' surfaced. A darker fish was also swimming along with it.

Did someone drop a little goldfish in the pond years ago?

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Update from a reader:
I just saw your short video on the goldfish at Jamaica Pond. Just a heads up, it's an albino common carp. Common carp are found in most if not all Boston ponds and rivers, they were introduced from Asia back in the 1800's. Right now they're starting their breeding season so you'll see them in groups along the edges of ponds and rivers. Standard issue common carp is a dark olive color that appears almost black when you see them from above. Every once in a while you will see a large goldfish (that someone released) in Boston waters but their color will look more orange like a carrot and they usually have long flowing fins compared to a carp's compact fins.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

@AndiaWinslow and @tajjisharp: Best Partner Workout Ever

Loved this new workout video.

Fun intro, crazy workout, with @AndiaWinslow and @tajjisharp. Lots of personality. Made me want to share it.

The outtake at the end was awesome! She's doing it right. Love the shout outs!

Friday, May 27, 2011

Steve Garfield on CBS News: iPhone replaces the Flip camera

Steve Garfield, internet video pioneer and author of "Get Seen," spoke with's Rick Borutta on the best mobile solutions for video filming and broadcasting.

Read more:;lst;1#ixzz1NZDlpEKY

In the video I talk about the Kodak Playfull, Sony Bloggie Touch, iPhone and iRig mic for the iPhone.

Behind the Scenes

CBS Broadcast Center NYC:

Control Room:
CBS News Live Control Room

CBS News Live Set

Producing Web Video is Only Getting Easier: Chris Pirillo interviews Steve Garfield

Steve Garfield has been producing online video content since before there was a YouTube. He knows a thing or two about video blogging, and his book "Get Seen" is a step-by-step guide to help individuals and businesses create video content and get it on the web.

In this interview, we cover topics including the technical aspects of streaming and capturing video, how online video has evolved, and why more people should get started.

This video was filmed during a live broadcast from the BlogWorld & New Media EXPO 2011 in New York.

You can pick up "Get Seen" on Amazon

Saturday, May 21, 2011


turntable, originally uploaded by stevegarfield. CC BY-NC-SA

Play music together, my room:

There re limits though as to how many times and artist or song can be played in a certain timeframe.

Techcrunch: This is How Sacca Spends His Friday Nights: Wearing A Space Helmet On

Friday, May 20, 2011 Interview with Hilah Cooking 5/19/11

I was happy to have Hilah Johnson of Hilah Cooking on the show after having seen her as a featured independent video web series on


Grab a copy of her FREE Breakfast Taco Book.

Watch Thursdays at 2 ET. Video Soup 5/19/11

Who doesn’t like laughing, movies and beer? Steve Garfield has us in stitches as he highlights a few of the most recent commercials and video trailers that shouldn’t be missed.

Alex Blagg
Image: Alex Blagg

Direct Links:
The Worst Internet Internship Interview Ever featuring Alex Blagg.

Great promotion for Internet Week NYC. That's how you make a video!

Bad Teacher - Movie trailer with Justin Timberlake and Cameron Diaz. Funny!

The Brewery Show - Yuengling - Love Yuengling!

Watch every Thursday at 2 ET.

This Week in Steve: The Best 15 Minutes of Internet Television

Steve is in it to win it this afternoon! He’s throwing everything from terrified babies to obnoxious ATM machines at us. See what first made Steven Tyler fall in love with one of the American Idol contestants and how to make your very own Rigatoni.

The Best 15 Minutes of Internet TV
Image: Steve Garfield and Maggie Rulli

Co-host for this segment: Maggie Rulli

Watch every Thursday at 2:00 ET.

The New Original Web Video Series. An interview with Dina Kaplan

I interview Dina Kaplan, co-founder and COO of about the transformation of their site to a destination for discovering quality original web video series.

The New Original Web Video Series.

Watch every Thursday at 2:00 ET.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Get Glue Jennifer Lopez American Idol

[Video] Lady Gaga Thown in a Trashcan, Loves Springsteen's Thunder Road

Just got this from MTV:

Lady Gaga Reveals For the First Time Intimate Stories of Her Youth and Path to Stardom in Lady Gaga: Inside The Outside, New Hour-Long Documentary Set to Premiere on MTV Thursday, May 26th at 9pm ET/PT

Teaser Trailer to Premiere on MTV on Thursday, May 19th at 10:58pm ET/PT

NEW YORK, NY – May 18, 2011 – With her third album, BORN THIS WAY, set to debut on May 23rd, the legend of Lady Gaga to date has been well documented. But who is the girl that became this pop-culture and musical icon, and what legacy does she want to leave?

MTV today announced the premiere of an exclusive brand new hour-long interview, Lady Gaga: Inside The Outside, that will compel viewers to look beyond the outlandish outfits, spectacular live performances, and controversy, and instead appreciate the forces, events and influences that shaped Stefani Germanotta’s ascension into one of pop music’s most influential and successful artists of our time – through her own words. The special will debut exclusively on MTV domestically on Thursday, May 26th at 9pm ET/PT, and internationally in mid-June across more than 150 territories (check local listings). The documentary will then be made available in the U.S. for free on-demand streaming on

A teaser trailer will premiere exclusively on MTV on Thursday, May 19th at 10:58pm ET/PT, following a new episode of Randy Jackson Presents: America’s Best Dance Crew.

Lady Gaga: Inside The Outside features an intimate, stripped-down interview with Lady Gaga, who recounts never-before-heard life experiences that shaped her early years and brought her to where she is today. From the moment she looked in the mirror and decided she was meant to be a star, to the “Thunder Road” challenge she accepted from her father to land her first baby grand piano, Lady Gaga shares an abundance of personal and poignant stories that includes: the inspiration behind her first song, the impact of being bullied at school, her musical and style influences, her relationship with her family, her love of late night bike rides around Brooklyn, and much more. Viewers will also learn how she juggles fame and her career, along with fans and her personal life, and the social causes that drive her.

During part of the interview, Gaga recalls being bullied in school and the lasting impact it had on her:

“I remember once some of the girls from my class, they were hanging out with some boys that I knew also and the, I went to meet some friends for some pizza that were at the same pizzeria and the boys picked me up and threw me in the trashcan, on the street. On the corner of my block while all the other girls from the school were leaving and could see me in the trash and everybody was laughing and I was even laughing. I always have that nervous… giggle and I just remember like holding back the tears and the lip quivering and don’t let them see you and I remember even one of the girls looking at me like “Are you about to cry? You’re pathetic.” That’s what I, that’s what I felt like, you’re pathetic. “Are you about to cry?” And I just, I remember I didn’t tell anybody, that’s what I remember. I remember I didn’t tell anybody. I remember I didn’t want to tell my parents because it was too embarrassing. And I remember I didn’t want to really bring it up with my girlfriends because even though they were there.”

In addition, the classically trained pianist discloses how a deal with her father involving his love of Bruce Springsteen led to getting her first piano:

“My dad was really into rock-n-roll. Bruce Springsteen had such an influence on our home. My dad saw me singing along to his records and he would pick me up and throw me around the room and laugh and cry with me while I would sing Pink Floyd and Bruce Springsteen and Billy Joel records with him. My father gave me I believe it was for Christmas it was a Bruce Springsteen songbook for the piano and on it was Thunder Road which is my favorite Bruce Springsteen song and my dad said, “If you learn how to play this song we will take out a loan for a grand piano, a baby grand.” I didn’t know the difference. There was the big one and a small one. So I remember it was the hardest thing for me I was playing these huge pieces like 15 pages long and then there was this Beethoven or I mean and then there was this Bruce Springsteen song that was like I opened up the book and there was like cords, guitar cords I was so confused I didn’t understand it so I just started to read it and eventually- eventually I got it down.”

Sunday, May 15, 2011

[Video] "BREATHE" by Paul Schneider

Awesome video. Notice how you hear sounds from the next video clip, before you see what's making the sound. That's called a J Cut. Love them.

[Video] Bank of America ATM: 15 Seconds of BEEPING

15 Seconds of BEEPING, and then the Bank of America ATM spits out the receipt. The incessant beeping in the Bank of America Lobby has desensitised us to the beeping sounds as an indicator that an action is needed.

The BEEPING is now background noise like the slots machines ina casino.

The ATM is a COMPUTER. Make it BEEP when the receopt pops out.

[Video] The new Jamaicaway crossing at Jamaica Pond

The new Jamaicaway crossing at Jamaica Pond is making progress with all the curbing installed. Now you can see how it's going to look when completed.

We'll be watching for the crossing lights next.

New Jamaicaway crossing at Jamaica Pond [ Facebook Video]

Top Posts for the Past Month

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New 21st Century Beetle to be Unveiled on April 18...

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How to Port Verizon Landline to Google Voice

Scarlett Johansson in Pink Panties

Summary: How to Create On-the-Fly Videos to Enhance Your Social Media Content

A Walk Through Arnold Arboretum: Lilac Sunday Preview

Inbound Now #17 – How to Leverage Online Video for your Company with Steve Garfield

SelfControl for Internet Addiction

Lauren Alaina and Backup Singers on American Idol

Friday, May 13, 2011

I <3 Japan

I , originally uploaded by krazykevcool. All Rights Reserved

Japan Disaster Relief Fundraiser Fashion Show

Designer: Dawn Mostow

Model: Youko Sunshine

Strobist info: SB-600 hand-held camera left w/ Rogue Flash Bender

Photo: Copyright Kev Cool

LIVE Interview about 'How Easy it is to Put Video Online' with Marsha Collier - 5/14 at 4 ET / 1 PT

I'm going to be interviewed by Marsha Collier on Saturday 5/14 at 4 ET / 1 PT on Computer and Technology Radio on KTRB 860 AM in San Francisco and live on the web at Computer & Technology Radio.

You can also listen on wsradio.

Tune in!

Having problems connecting? Use a mobile app.

The wsRadio iPhone app works great.

Update 5/16:

Archived Audio Making and Uploading Your Videos to the Web [ mp3 ]

'The Killing of Osama Bin Laden' by Mark Yoshimoto Nemcoff

Check out the Kindle book 'The Killing of Osama Bin Laden' by Mark Yoshimoto Nemcoff.

Mark Yoshimoto Nemkoff

The Killing of Bin Laden - A Kindle Book on

Mark will be on on 5/12 at 2:00 ET. Tune in! debuts “What’s Trending” Starring Shira Lazar Next Week

Shira Lazar - SXSW Sunday

Lost Remote: to debut social show ‘What’s Trending’:
What’s Trending launches on Tuesday, May 17, it will stream live on, and possibly on live streaming services, as well. The show may remind you of The Stream, a new social news show that airs on Al Jazeera on TV and on the web. “It’s important to note that we are an interactive TV show that is distributed online,” explains Damon Berger, who founded the digital entertainment company Disrupt/Group with Lazar and is co-executive producer of the show. “We don’t view ourselves as a ‘web show.’”

Shira Lazar


What’s Trending - Twitter
What’s Trending - CBS News -
What’s Trending - Faceboook
What’s Trending - YouTube Show Ad

Watch Shira on, Thursday 5/12 at 2:00 PM ET.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Lady Gaga on American Idol

Lady Gaga on American Idol, originally uploaded by stevegarfield

Image Courtesy: American Idol on Fox

American Idol Final Four

James Durbin
Lauren Alaina
Scotty McCreery
Haley Reinhart

Levolor Accordia Cellular Shades - Installed

Note: The color of the shade is actually SNOW. Doesn't show up in the photo.

These are very cool shades. This is a Levolor Accordia Cellular Top Down/Bottom Up shade. So you have total control.

The install was easy too, just four screws for the mounting brackets, and the shade popped right in.

I got a good deal online at Steve's Blinds and Wallpaper. They had a very straight forward online ordering system that made it easy. There was free shipping, but a manufacturer handling fee of $4.95. Not a big deal. Show Ad

I'll be talking about this on on 5/12 at 2:00 PM ET. Tune in.

Photo Use on the Web - Creative Commons and Flickr Terms of Use Show Ad

I'll be talking about this on on 5/12 at 2:00 PM ET. Tune in.

Whole Foods Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter - Making People Hungry on Twitter Show Ad

I'll be talking about this on on 5/12 at 2:00 PM ET. Tune in.

Monday, May 09, 2011

Summary: How to Create On-the-Fly Videos to Enhance Your Social Media Content

Great summary of highlights from my presentation: How to Create On-the-Fly Videos to Enhance Your Social Media Content, by Suzanne Doughty of Cedar Sage Marketing:

Steve Garfield – How to Create On-the-Fly Videos to Enhance Your Social Media Content

Steve Garfield

Steve Garfield, videoblogging pioneer and author of Get Seen, promised numerous tips for putting videos online, and he did not disappoint.

He emphasized that you don’t need to spend a lot of money to get started.  In fact, begin with the camera you have, like your webcam or your smartphone.  The iPhone4, Droid X and Nokia N8 all record great quality HD video.  Even the new iMac has an HD webcam.  Here are many of the tips that Steve mentioned during his talk:

  1. Good alternatives to the Flip are the Sony Bloggie, Kodak Playsport, Kodak Playfull and Nokia N8.  Although Cisco has discontinued the Flip, there is still demand for standalone pocket HD videocameras.  One reason is that only 25% of people have smartphones with HD video. Plus, you might prefer using a pocket HD videocam if you want to conserve your smartphone battery, or if you’d like to give cameras to your team to use. 

  2. Both YouTube and Facebook have options to either record from a webcam or to upload your already recorded video.  When recording from a webcam, do check the quality because it varies depending on your computer and your connection.

  3. Use Livestream or Ustream to stream live.  Both are free as web interface versions, and they also have paid fuller-featured versions available as a desktop app.  Steve now uses the desktop apps exclusively because of the improved connection and video quality, as well as the enhanced features.  The Ustream ProducerPro desktop version even has the ability to have multiple cameras without an additional hardware solution such as TriCaster.

  4. You can also do live streaming from a smartphone.  (Only 7% of the audience had ever tried this.) Steve sees this “happenstance broadcasting” as a big opportunity and encouraged people to try it. You’re not encumbered by a laptop or huge camera – you just walk around with your smartphone. Use Qik (just acquired by Skype) or Ustream Broadcaster on your smartphone to do this. For better quality, try to get on wifi instead of using your phone’s cell service.

  5. The latest iMovie version makes video editing and direct sharing very simple. You can save directly to YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook and CNN iReport.  Apple just announced it’s working on a new version of Final Cut Pro, which combines current Final Cut Pro features and iMovie features. PC people seem to like Adobe Premiere.

  6. CNN iReport, a user-generated section of, presents another big opportunity.  You share your video on CNN’s iReport page and it appears live.  If CNN producers like it, they pass it on to  If those producers like it, they then pass it on to CNN television.

  7. Use Wetoku to record side-by-side remote interviews. You sign in and get an invite code, which you email to your interviewee.  She clicks on it and then pops up on the other side of the screen. When the interview is over, you save it and put the embed code anywhere you want.

  8. To make videos with a completely different look and feel, consider using Stupeflix for remixed video themes, or Xtranormal or Goanimate for editable animated videos.

Lots of tips from Steve – pick one and give it a try!
Also in the post are summaries of Jeremiah Owyang, Brian Solis and Mari Smith's presentations.

You can watch the replay and still register to see 19 more presentations at the Social Media Success Summit registration page.

Read tips like these in my book, Get Seen:

Saturday, May 07, 2011 Video Soup w/ Cute Roulette,, Will Ferrell as President Bush and Canary Sky

Sebastian Rusk sent in with Gary Vaynerchuk

@sebrusk Great audio, video, and branding. It took 2:30 until you let Gary talk though. You're going to lose viewers with that long intro.
@stevegarfield thanks for the feedback Steve, been thinking about chopping the intro, am def going 2 now! u da man! :)

Canary Sky by Daniel Lopez (Took a year, HDR, Time Lapse)

Cute Roulette

Will Ferrell as President Bush Reacts to Osama Bin Laden’s Death

Watch Thursdays at 2:00 PM ET Get Seen w/ @HaydenBlack of @GoodniteBurbank

Goodnight Burbank @GoodniteBurbank
Episode TWO Hulu
Episode TWO 

On The Phone: Hayden Black
On The Phone: Hayden Black

Watch Thursdays at 2 PM ET Behind The Tweet with @RaviDJain

Ravi Jain  



Airport/Mass Pike Connector

Mary Richardson on DriveTime

A Boston College Minute: Sales call w: @RaviDJain
Image: w/ @RaviDJain

Watch Thursdays at 2: 00 PM ET