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Thursday, June 30, 2011

West Elm Simple Bed Frame: Missed it by THAT much

West Elm Simple Bed Frame attached to Diamond Tufted Headboard.

Detailed image of the West Elm Simple Bed Frame slats and center rail that are provided for support.

Jet With Teeth in 3D

What's Trending

What's Trending by stevegarfield
What's Trending, a photo by stevegarfield on Flickr.

What's Trending


Carousel by stevegarfield
Carousel, a photo by stevegarfield on Flickr.

Instagram Mac App


500px by stevegarfield
500px, a photo by stevegarfield on Flickr.

500px popular

Matrix Me

Matrix Me by stevegarfield
Matrix Me, a photo by stevegarfield on Flickr.

Made with the Matrix Code iPhone App

Speakeasy Cocktails: Learn from the Modern Mixologists

Speakeasy Cocktails: Learn from the Modern Mixologists from Open Air Publishing on Vimeo.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Anyone But Me: Vivian and Aster

Tomorrow on at 2:00 PM ET, Anyone But Me's Executive Producers/Writers: Susan Miller & Tina Cesa Ward.

Anyone But Me is about: Finding your way in a new place and a complicated world.

A Day In The Life Of Scott Monty

A Day In The Life Of Scott Monty by stevegarfield
A Day In The Life Of Scott Monty, uploaded by stevegarfield on Flickr. CC BY ELOQUA and JESS3

Just one page of the FREE Social Media ProBook.

Great stuff in here including:

New Entrants by Brad Cohen:
As corporate blogs become more, well, “corporate,” forward-looking brands are beginning to use hosted services like Posterous and Tumblr to establish “lightweight” blogs. These properties help companies get messages and digital assets to market faster than they could on a more rigorously managed corporate blog or Website. They are also valuable tools for organizations that support the “personal brands” of select executives and spokespeople. Think of them as occupying the space between full-featured blogging platforms and Twitter.
These lightweight blogs are a great place for casual corporate videos.

Share authentic moments without having to worry about adding titles, credits and music.

You set the site visitor's expectations by placing these video moments on a lightweight blog instead of the main corporate site. Chevrolet does a great job with this on Chevy's posterous blog.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

The Google+ project: Hangouts

THIS is very cool.

We used to have scheduled Videoblogging Group video chats back in the day. Watch me talk about those early video chats in my talk: Introduction to Videoblogging at Podcast Academy - May 2006.

People could just pop in and video chat.

The thing that I like about The Google+ project: Hangouts is that it's not planned, without a schedule, rundown, or agenda.

There are times for planning, like, tune in Thursdays at 2 ET :-), but I like the idea of this free form open chat room.

See also an interview with Grant Crowell and me: Video Chat Platforms – Choosing The One That’s Right for You at ReelSEO Video Marketing

Update 6/30:

Tried it.

Google Hangout Video Chat

It works, and you can watch YouTube videos together.

Monday, June 27, 2011

[Audio Archive] Steve Garfield on Tonya Hall Radio

I had a great time joining Tonya Hall on The Tonya Hall Radio Program.

Lot's of fun talk about video, pocket HD video cameras and Jimmy Fallon. ;-)

Here's the archived mp3:

Steve Garfield on Tonya Hall Radio [mp3]

Get Seen
Boston Media Makers
Jimmy Fallon

Please Like: Boston Media Makers Facebook Page

Please LIKE the new Boston Media Makers Facebook Page.

Facebook is forcing me to make a decision for my Boston Media Makers Group that has 496 members. Here's what they say:
This group is scheduled to be archived.

Over the next few months, Facebook will be archiving all groups created using the old groups format. When this group is archived, its wall posts, photos and discussion threads will move to the new groups format, but group members will need to be re-added.
This isn't fair.

Facebook explains it this way: How do I upgrade an old group to a new group?
If your old group has enough recent activity to make it a good candidate for a new group, you will see a message at the top of the group with the option to upgrade.
My group doesn't have enough activity since I've just been using at as a place for meeting announcements.

The 496 members like it. But since the group is being archived and record of all existing members will be lost, I'm creating a new Boston Media Makers page.

Please LIKE the new Boston Media Makers Facebook Page.


RI AirShow

RI AirShow by stevegarfield
RI AirShow, a photo by stevegarfield on Flickr.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

2nd mass user generated video

Google search for 2ndmass

User generated video comes up higher in the search results than official site.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Sony Bloggie 3D Test Video

Dia Frampton Music Video: Meg & Dia, Twitter, Facebook, Website, Album, Robots!

Meg & Dia
Photo: Meg & Dia by JAG1 Photos, on Flickr

Me: I like Dia Frampton. She's cute and has a good voice. She looks like Jessica Alba. I like how she played the piano. Do you think she's related to Peter Frampton? I think she's going to win. What do you think?

Carol: She's good.

Dia on Twitter

Dia on Facebook.

Meg and Dia album: Cocoon.

Dia's blog with Robots!

The Voice

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

LEVOLOR Accordia Cellular Shades Instructions PWDR0142

The instructions for the LEVOLOR Accordia Cellular Shades Instructions PWDR0142 are confusing. They've got outside and inside mount instructions on the same page, and they aren't separated clearly. So if you are reading along, and don't catch the fact that you need to skip the instructions that you don't need, you end up following the wrong instructions. Would be nice if it was organized better.

LEVOLOR Accordia Cellular Shades Instructions PWDR0142 - REVISED


Trevor! by stevegarfield
Trevor!, a photo by stevegarfield on Flickr.

Me and Trevor

Hot Dog!

Hot Dog! by stevegarfield
Hot Dog!, a photo by stevegarfield on Flickr.

People love these hot dogs.

How To:
Before grilling, cut an X in the ends of each hot dog. When they are heated, they pop open.


Pinterest by stevegarfield
Pinterest, a photo by stevegarfield on Flickr.

Share your interests visually with Pinterest.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Charity Gauntlet at JP Licks Jamaica Plain - Obstructing the Sidewalk

Charity Gauntlet - Obstructing the Sidewalk by stevegarfield
Charity Gauntlet - Obstructing the Sidewalk, a photo by stevegarfield on Flickr via Google Maps Street View.

I just happened to be looking at JP Licks on Google Maps Street View and saw these solicitors forming a charity gauntlet in front of JP Licks.

Take Photos!
Let's document the Charity Gauntlet.

Take photos and post them to your favorite photo sharing site. Then post a link on Universal Hub's 'The charity gauntlet in Jamaica Plain' message thread.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Fredrick Law Olmstead at Jamaica Pond

Running the Charity Gauntlet in front of JP Licks

This man in front of the Jamaica Plain Post Office has just run the charity gauntlet in front of JP Licks. Wikipedia defines Running the Gauntlet this way:

Running the gauntlet (originally gantlet, and, rarely, gantlope or gantelope) is a form of physical punishment wherein a captive is compelled to run between two rows—a gauntlet—of soldiers who strike him as he passes.
Yesterday it was Planned Parenthood.

Charity Asking for Money on the Street
It seems like every time I walk by JP Licks, one charity or another is asking me for money. The solicitors work in pairs, and stand in such a way, to make sure they can approach every person.

I Give Online
My own policy for charity is that I select charities that I know and give to them online. I never give to people who come to the house, call on the phone, or ask for money on the street.

Well, there was this one time that I supported the local school and bought the $10 seeds in front of JP Licks. Those are coming up great.

The Charity Gauntlet Isn't Right
But back to the charity gauntlet.

It's not right.

I don't think we should have to walk through this gauntlet of charity solicitors every time I want to walk down the street in JP.

How do you feel about it?

Is it legal?

Do they need a license from the State Attorney's Office?

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Capture and Share Some Moments

Marketing Wisdom: 10 Marketing Tips From the Speakers of 2011 Inbound Marketing Summit

Read more:

Don Berube

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

[Video] Techstars Boston Demo Day 6/15/2011

Techstars Boston

For this video I used a new app that I learned about last night on AmgelList. This video was made with videolicious and uploaded from my iPhone.

Videolicious has five steps: Shoot Clips, Assemble Clips, Record Narration, Add Music, and Save/Upload.

The cool thing is that for the Assemble step, you don't do any editing. The iPhone edits all your clips and photos together.

To make this video I followed these steps.

1. Shoot Clips
I shot B-Roll of the venue, the sign in area, nametags, t-shirts, signage, the room and people.

2. Assemble Clips
Then I ran videolicious and told it which clips I wanted in my video.

3. Record Narration
Next, I recorded a video, giving an overview of the Techstars conference. To shoot this I used an XShot camera extender [Evaluation Unit] and Xshot iPhone 4 case [Evaluation Unit] to hold the camera farther away from me than I could with my arm. For sound I used an iRig Mic [Evaluation Unit] to get better audio.

It would be good it you could record your narration prior to starting up the app. You might have a preferred video app that you might want to use. There are some new ones with nice features.

4. Add Music
There are some supplied music clips you can use, or you can use music from your iTunes library if you have the rights.

5. Save/Upload
I saved the video to my camera roll, then chose to send it to YouTube. You've got to use the YouTube direct mobile uploads email adress to set this up. Access the Upload From Mobile email address on the set up page, you can get there from your YouTube Upload page.

I had a good first experience with videolicious. I look forward to trying it on some more videos.

Learn lots more ways to put video on the web with my book, Get Seen:

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Monday, June 06, 2011

Boston Media Makers - Steve Garfield's Intro [6/5/2011]

Boston Media Makers introduction. Meets the first Sunday of every month at Doyle's Cafe in Jamaica Plain.

In the video I demonstrate the XShot iPhone 4 case, XShot Extender, iRig Mic and the Qik Live Streaming iPhone App.

Saturday, June 04, 2011

Amazing iPhone HDR video of Boston

Baby Goose Looks into iPhone Video Camera

Police Tape, a film about the impact of recording the police

A Documentary project in Oakland, CA by JoshWolf.
Josh Wolf is a multimedia journalist and filmmaker. He graduated this year from the Graduate School of Journalism at UC Berkeley where he focused on documentary film production. Prior to attending Berkeley he worked as a Staff Writer for the Daily Post in Palo Alto. Wolf is best known for spending 226 days in a federal detention center for invoking the reporter's privilege after he was subpoenaed to testify before a federal grand jury about a protest he filmed in 2006. Most recently Wolf squared off with the UC Office of Student Conduct after the school went after him for filming a building occupation on campus from behind the barricades.
Support this project on kickstarter.

Thursday, June 02, 2011

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

The Best 15 Minutes of Internet Television


For anyone who has seen Rebecca Black's single 'Friday' I'm sure you're wondering how it ended up on the web...Today Steve has that answer! Plus, your own Facebook museum? Find out how to access it online. Steve has much more to share after he visited the NYC BlogWorldExpo.

Boston Prior to Tornado HDR iPhone Video
Facebook Friends - Museum of Me
grilled chicken
NYC BlogWorldExpo
Ramon DeLeon Video Twitter

Mark Malkoff on

Mark Malkoff on


Mark's My Damn Channel Channel:

Six-Pack Abs Challenge: PART 1
Six-Pack Abs Challenge: PART 2

Watch Thursdays at 2 ET

Rebecca Black 'Friday' Panel at BlogWorld Expo NYC 2011

I walked in the Rebecca Black 'Friday' session at BlogWorld Expo NYC 2011 and ended up on the panel.