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Thursday, May 31, 2012

[Video] CC Chapman Interviews Steve Garfield for Passion Hit TV

From the Passion Hit TV site:
What I love about Steve is that he is always doing what he loves. I’ve never heard him complain about working on something he hated, because he choses to focus his time and energy on the projects that excite and intrigue him. Not everyone can say that, but he lives it.
Thanks CC.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Tim Cook: "Stop using everything I say as a headline"

Tim Cook Quotes
Image: The Verge Headlines

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Amanda Palmer Dances to Celebrate Passing $1 Million on Kickstarter

With @amandapalmer at Lexington Battle Green
Image Steve Garfield with Amanda Palmer at Lexington Battle Green

Amanda Palmer dances on Battle Green in Lexington Massachusetts, the place where the first shot was fired at the beginning of the American Revolutionary War, to celebrate her Kickstarter project, Amanda Palmer: The new RECORD, ART BOOK, and TOUR, passing the $1 million mark.

Amanda Palmer: The new RECORD, ART BOOK, and TOUR

Amanda Palmer site.

Amanda Palmer Passes $1 Million On Kickstarter [NSFW]

David Meerman Scott: Amanda Palmer freaks out to celebrate hitting $1 million on Kickstarter:
Tens of thousands of Amanda's fans backed her new album before they even heard it. That's the power of a fan base and using social media to connect with fans.

One way to do an album is to have a record label fund it. As Amanda shows, there’s a better way: Have your fans fund it and then you retain control.

When I was a DJ at WZBC I used to play songs from The Dresden Dolls all the time, especially Coin Operated Boy.

Check out the songs on (affiliate):


Behind the scenes photos:

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Staree: First Impressions and my Steve Garfield page

Staree: Steve Garfield by stevegarfield
Staree: Steve Garfield, a photo by stevegarfield on Flickr.

Staree went live today and I was approved for a page there.

My page on Staree:

I signed on because I saw that my friend CC Chapman was trying it out.

I always like to try out new sites.

This one says,

"Staree allows users to post photos and videos from their mobile device or desktop, and share them with friends through Facebook and Twitter. Users make money from display advertising targeted to their content and product placement in photos and videos.”
I still don't know how the "product placement" will work, but am intrigued by the ability for brands to license my content:

There is a "license a photo' ink at the bottom of the site that goes to this text:
"Staree gives you access to original celebrity-generated media. From photos to video, media on Staree is fueled by its users so you get the most authentic images and videos straight from the source. Want to use a photo or video featured in Staree? Make a request below!"

I've posted a few photos and videos to see how the system works. It's a simple web upload form. You can't point to content that lives elsewhere on the web and copy it over.

Videos need to be uploaded, and under 100 MB. No posting of YouTube videos here.

There's an option for visitors to ask questions. It's similar to VYou, check out my page there: I got a text question from CC and answered it with a video. There isn't an option to record directly to the site. You have to record locally and upload. That actually makes for better quality. CC got a notification via email that I answered.

I like how the commenting system is integrated into Facebook.

Here are a few comments I sent in to the site:

- The initial sign in process is BLIND, where you don't know what you get if you sign in (I only did it because of CC Chapman). More explanation needs to be online like a thorough FAQ.

- Copyright (everything is copyright by default). To me this is confusing because usually the choice would be to allow Creative Commons on top of the default copyright. Maybe make Copyright a default so the famous people can feel better. Having it be an option is confusing to people who know that everything is already copyright by default.

- Following (I get emails?). I don't understand how to follow people. Do you get emails for everything they post, instead of subscribing to them in a timeline like twitter nad facebook?

- I still have NO IDEA of how you make money on posts, and what kind of content you want on there.

Thanks to Ted Murphy for helping me get a custom header created for my page. It looks really great.

It'll be interesting to see how this develops.

IWNY Classroom. Thurs, May 17 on the New Livestream. Live. Redefined.

IWNY Classroom. Thurs, May 17 on the New Livestream. Live. Redefined.

IWNY Stage Thurs, May 17 on the New Livestream. Live. Redefined.

IWNY Stage Thurs, May 17 on the New Livestream. Live. Redefined.

IWNY Partner Stage. Thurs, May 17 on the New Livestream. Live. Redefined.

IWNY Partner Stage. Thurs, May 17 on the New Livestream. Live. Redefined.

Yankee Candle Launches New Man Candles Collection. The internet has other ideas. #mancandles

Image: Yankee Candle NEW Man Candles

PR Newswire: Yankee Candle Launches New Man Candles Collection:
NEW LIMITED-TIME MAN CANDLES COLLECTION -- Four fragrances inspired by hard work, fun and games.
Availability: Immediately
Price: $2.99 MSRP, Car Jar; $15.99 MSRP, Small Tumbler; $27.99 MSRP, Classic Large Jar
Man Town™ -- Escape to the man cave with this masculine blend of spices, woods and musk.
First Down™ -- This combination of orange, patchouli, vetiver and leather is as exciting as game day.
Riding Mower™ -- Hot sun. Cool breeze. And the intensely summery scent of freshly cut grass.
2 x 4™ -- The warm, unmistakable scent of freshly planed wood and sawdust evokes a sense of confidence and quality.
Source: PR Newswire (
David Wade at FOX 25 News has some more ideas for the New Man Candles Collection:

Viewers respond:

Your ideas?

Friday, May 11, 2012

Check out your friends on Storify


Why would you do this without asking first. I follow 19, 302 people on twitter. I use LISTS to selectively follow people.

Please undo this.

"Here are other people you follow on twitter who also use Storify:

We'll let you know when they publish a story so you can check it out. If you don't want to see their stories, you can unsubscribe on their profile page.

— The Storify team"

[Video] My Video Toolkit for Getting Seen on Social Media Outposts

I'm excited to be able to share the complete video my session, My Video Toolkit for Getting Seen on Social Media Outposts, from Blog World & New Media Expo LA 2011.

The next BlogWorld & New Media Expo is in NYC, June 5 - 7, 2012.

Join the top bloggers and new media experts in the world at BlogWorld Expo NY 2012

If you can't make it to New York and still want to get all that BlogWorld has to offer, choose the 'Virtual Ticket' when you go to register -- and you can 'attend' from home, on your own timeframe, for a fraction of the cost. I won't be able to make it to NY for this one, so the 'Virtual Ticket' is a great way to see what I'll miss. It's even good to get if you go since you can't get to every session. ;-)

Get in on BlogWorldExpo!
The BlogWorld & New Media Expo Virtual Ticket is the "at home" or online version of BlogWorld with a bunch of added bonus material. If you register for the Virtual Ticket, you'll get audio/video recordings and MP3 downloads of pretty much every one of the 100+ sessions at BlogWorld. You'll also be able to watch or listen to these sessions whenever you want, from your home or office.

My Video Toolkit for Getting Seen on Social Media Outposts
Sharing stories with video doesn’t have to be hard. In this session I share tools and techniques that anyone can use to post video to the most popular social media outposts including GooglePlus (G+), YouTube, twitter and Facebook.

Covered topics:

Using the camera you have
The new Flip – New cameras to consider
How to record and share the best quality video and audio
Can you shoot video with a Beginning, an End and No Middle?
Don’t edit – Live streaming and one take recording
How to get your video seen in Google searches and Social Media Sites

Key Points
1. You don't need $8,100 to get started in web video
2. Video techniques will last you a lifetime
3. Get Seen by sharing
Disclosure: I'm a BlogWorld & New Media Expo affiliate.

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

[Video] Memes Are People Too: Meet the Viral-Video Stars of ROFLCon

Stop this Occupy Boston Vandalism from defacing our neighborhood!


Don't let Occupy Boston vandalize our neighborhood with numerous wheat paste signs that are going to be difficult to remove later on today.

This is rude.

At least use tape so we can remove these after your event.

And don't put these posters on everything.

We get the message.

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Sam Adams Lager

Sam Adams Lager by stevegarfield
Sam Adams Lager, a photo by stevegarfield on Flickr.

[LIVE] Golf Club Fitting from TaylorMade Performance Labs - Monday 5/7 at 9 ET

I'm going to TaylorMade Performance Labs on Monday to get custom fit for clubs.

I hope to stream live at 9 AM ET on Monday May 7th.

Could be hilarious since the last time I was on a golf course was over 10 years ago. I did get out the the driving rage this week and can still hit the ball fairly straight.

Follow me on twitter for updates on when we'll go live.

The live link will probably be to my Ustream channel:

Might also be on a G+ Hangout, Subscribe to my G+ page

Find TaylorMade on Facebook

Follow TaylorMade on Twitter: @Taylormadegolf

TaylorMade is sponsoring the fitting

TaylorMade Performance Labs

I'm going to TaylorMade Performance Labs on Monday to get custom fit for clubs.

Find TaylorMade on Facebook

Follow TaylorMade on Twitter: @Taylormadegolf

TaylorMade is sponsoring the fitting