Posts Tagged 'video'

60 Minutes Goes Social with YouTube Media Channel Partnership

60 Minutes YouTube Channel
60 Minutes Goes Social on YouTube;
Solicits viewer video feedback on program stories.

“Ask 60 Minutes”

Looking to “start a conversation,” broadcast media program “60 Minutes” makes its move to embrace social media and user-generated content via a new YouTube Channel and partnership called “Ask ’60 Minutes'”. The new channel opens up the news giant to user feedback where you can engage directly with “60 minutes” correspondents. If lucky enough, they will post your video on their show.

Surely may not be as ground breaking as Rocketboom, but will user-generated content change the way broadcast news generates and produces newsworthy content? And more importantly, in our desire to consume it?

I guess we’ll have to tune in to watch the story unfold.

Get Your 60 Seconds of Fame

Go to the “60 Minutes” YouTube channel to upload a 60-second video with your thoughts, as well as vote on others responses.

Resources

Read more on YouTube’s blog.
Visit “60 Minutes’ “YouTube channel.

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Skype 5.0 Beta Offers Group Video Calls for 10 Users

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Skype, the internet phone and video calling service, released its 5.0 beta for group video calling for of up to 4 users. This release is for Windows only.

While the Skype website says the video calling is for 4 people, a separate skype email actually claims that up to 10 video callers can get on the 5.0 Beta.

Get connected!

Download a copy.

You can also get a Skype Mac version for Skype, but the beta is not yet available.

Watch the video below to learn more about Skype.
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5 Things Facebook Can Do To Improve Facebook Places for Users

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Facebook Places:  Mobile Location Identification

The mobile app Facebook Places recently launched with quite a storm over its lack of privacy setting for Facebook users.

To better help users Facebook created a video (see below) on how to use Places and control user settings for greater privacy.

The key to moving forward as internet services advance
is to assure account security and information privacy
as framed within a quality experience.

Places offers a unique way to geotag yourself and other Facebook users by “checking in” to locations like cafes, parks, clubs, schools, and stores much like Foursquare or Gowalla. Yet, Facebook can still improve Places and its website for users to make Places more accessible and easier to use and trust for users and parents.

5 Things Facebook Can Do To Improve Places

Here are five things Facebook could do to give greater user control and assuredness of privacy, while offering quality experience in Places.

  1. Set the User Default Settings to “Private” or “Only Me”
    By setting the Facebook Places default setting to “Friends”
    Facebook exposes all users to being tagged or identified
    in any locations if a friend tags them, whether they are in
    that location or not.
  2. Add Security Feature to block Work, Education
    and Other Categories

    Just like selective privacy settings using in Photos and Videos
    or for your Wall, Facebook could add User Folders to Places
    privacy settings block groups of selected “friends,” Facebook
    could add a feature in Privacy Settings.
  3. Add Places icon on Home Page Apps Column
    to Enable “Friend Discovery.”

    This would add a conspicuous monitoring page of friend’s
    who allow their locations to be discovered. Also a great to have
    for conferences, when travelling in a group or family and at
    large venues or public events.
  4. Add Places link on
    Upper Menu Bar > Account Setting > Privacy page

    This would give Places its own Category row for greater visibility
    and easier access to user  Places privacy controls.
  5. Disable Status Tagging feature
    without select user approval
    .
    Facebook should give users the default controls to choose if
    and by whom they want to be tagged and identified at
    a location when someone else tags them.

What would you suggest Facebook do? Share your ideas here.

Facebook is an innovation leader in the social web. With services like Facebook Places, Gowalla, Google Places, and Foursquare we will eventually be able to extend our personal reach and business communications with geo-targeted ads, real-time updates, customer feedback, group offers, auto-reservation services and check ins, and more.

The key to moving forward as internet services advance is assuring account security and information privacy as framed within a quality experience.

Read Facebook’s blog here.  Or leave a Comment here.

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Swan Dive! Old Spice Man Doubled Sales

Stronger than a karate chop. More viral than Susan Boyle.

The Old Spice Man racked up both explosive web traffic and sales for the makers of the men’s body wash brand.

According to WARC, as reported on Mashable, “Nielsen data shows that sales of the Old Spice Body Wash range as a whole rose by 55% over the last three months, and by 107% in the last month alone.”

Get the scoop, look here. I’m on a horse!

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Be a Star: One Day Left to Get in Next Ridley Scott Film

Life in a Day - Youtube, Ridley Scott video project

Got your Flip, video camera or cell phone at the ready?

Join Youtube and film maker Ridley Scott Saturday, July 24 in filming in what promises to be an historic participatory video project, Life In A Day.

Learn more on the social video conversation here.

Extreme Oral History

Some “oral history” project!

Ignacio Uriarte and Michael Winslow mashup with real genius in this video.

Man imitating machine recording man’s expressions over time. Brilliant!

Note: Winslow’s expressions just before and just after each take are priceless glimpses of the actor getting into and out of the character of the typewriter.

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MusicMonday: Animating sound – Ólafur Arnalds – Ljósið

How is this for Music Monday?

Ólafur Arnalds produces an incredibly beautiful music animation video of Ljósið.

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