New Media Interchange

New Media Chat Transcript – November 24, 2009

douglaswelch: Welcome to New Media Chat sponsored by New Media Interchange at http://newmediainterchange.com.
douglaswelch: The conversation continues 24/7 on the New Media Interchange Community site at http://community.newmediainterchange.com. Post your questions and comments there in the days between these chats.
douglaswelch: With that said, the chat room is open for your questions, and comments. How is everyone tonight?
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junglejenny: excellent!
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rockwanderer: thumbs up
douglaswelch: Things seem to be settling down/getting crazy as the holiday approaches
meganenloe: A little?
douglaswelch: If you didn’t get a chance to watch/participate in Fabulous Find Fridays this week, I invite you to check things out on the NMI Community site
michaelcuetta: is this show still happening?
douglaswelch: Start collecting your favorite finds for this coming Friday
douglaswelch: This is just a text chat tonight Michael
junglejenny: I have a question, who uses worpress?
douglaswelch: Ooo Ooo ME Me…but you already knew that
meganenloe: I do but I’m always lost on it.
junglejenny: Doug, your a god, thanks for helping me the other night.
rockwanderer: is there a benifit to using wordpress over blogger?
douglaswelch: Glad to help. I got a great post for Careers in New Media from your quandry
michaelcuetta: is there a top blogs link for wordpress?
junglejenny: I’m using wordpress as my website actually.
douglaswelch: @michael Somrthing that shows the top links on the given blog?
michaelcuetta: of the wordpress blogs, the most read
douglaswelch: @rockwanderer these days I lean towards WordPress for a couple of reasons but I still have 3 blogs on Blogger which were created years ago
junglejenny: not sure.
douglaswelch: @michael I think that the WordPress.com home page http://wordpress.com has a list of the top blogs hosted there, since they can see all the stats from these hosted blogs
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douglaswelch: @rockwanderer I like that WordPress blogs can start on wordpress.com and then migrate up to a self-hosted WordPress blog pretty easily
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douglaswelch: Also, you can only get all the features of blogger now if you host on Blogspot. My Blogger blogs are actually hosted on my web site using the old fto method
douglaswelch: Hey Tracy!
tracypattin: hey doug!
tracypattin: been busy dealing with my FTP site and thinking up Qs for the chat
douglaswelch: WordPress is powerful and with that power comes a complexity which can be intimidating
douglaswelch: @Tracy Cool
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douglaswelch: The plugin interface of WordPress also allows you to easily add features with little fuss

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Filed under: Chat, Events, Live, Meeting, New Media, New Media Tips, Social, Tips

Elsewhere Online: Tread carefully when editing WordPress themes (and how to recover when things go awry)

From Careers in New Media…

Tread carefully when editing WordPress themes (and how to recover when things go awry)

by Douglas E. Welch

wp-appearanceI received a WordPress emergency email from a friend/client last night and I wanted to share both the problem, and the solution, with you. Now, I am far from a WordPress expert, but having faced some issues myself, her problem was one that I could solve.

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Filed under: Community, Elsewhere, Software, Tips

Screencast: Forwarding GoDaddy Domain to WordPress.com Blog

I had a question from a member of New Media Interchange the other day about how to forward a custom domain to point at a blog set up at WordPress.com. Here is a screencast video showing the process. While this is specifically for GoDaddy users, the principle will be the same for most other domain and web hosting companies.

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Filed under: New Media, podcast, Show, Tips, Video

Video: “My Podcast Process” at PodCampAZ

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NMI Founder, Douglas E. Welch speaks at PodCampAZ 2009 in Phoenix, Arizona on “My Podcast Process.”

Links mentioned in this presentation:

Audacity

New Media Interchange

New Media Interchange Community Site

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Fabulous Find Fridays!

New Media Interchange is launching a new weekly online event — Fabulous Find Fridays!

Your goal is to find, and then share, your favorite bits of New Media from around the world. These can be small, individually produced YouTube videos or grand traditional productions that have found their way online. These can be audio, video, photos and blogs or anything else amazing you stumbled upon in your Internet travels.

The goal is to share the best New Media we find and give each other something to inspire us to strive to produce the most amazing work possible.

Each week I will create a Fabulous Finds Friday topic in the discussion section on the New Media Interchange Community site.

For videos, you should be able to embed them in your discussion group message. For audio and others, write a short summary and then link to the original item.

What neat New Media have you found this week? Share it this Friday on Fabulous Finds Friday!

Filed under: Community, Events, New Media, News

Next New Media Chat – Tue, November 24, 2009 @ 7PM

Join us for our next New Media Chat!

The topics for these regular chats are wide-ranging, but I can almost guarantee we will touch on Twitter and its uses, Facebook, YouTube and more.

Even better, bring your own questions and NMI Founder, Douglas E. Welch and the other NMI Members will offer their best advice and guidance.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009 – 7 pm PDT

To join in the chat, visit http://tinychat.com/newmediainterchange

Filed under: Community, Events, Meeting, New Media

Audio: My Podcast Process from PodCampAZ 2009

NMI Founder, Douglas E. Welch, speaks at PodCampAZ 2009 in Phoenix, Arizona on “My Podcast Process.”

Links mentioned in this presentation:

Audacity

New Media Interchange

New Media Interchange Community Site

Feedburner

Listen to the entire presentation (55 Mins)

Filed under: Arizona, Audio, Elsewhere, Events, Member, New Media, Show

Cokin MAGNE-FIX lens adapters for small cameras

At PodCampAZ this weekend I ran into an old friend who had one of these magnetic adapter lens for his Flip Video camera. In his case, it was a wide angle attachment that allowed him to shoot himself more easily for video blogs. The built-in lens on the Flip Video makes you extend you arm almost all the way to get your entire head and shoulders in the frame, but this adapter expands the view of the camera and makes it much easier.

They also have telephoto and filter attachments that work with a variety of point-and-shoot camera. These adapters attach to your camera using a magnetic ring that is stuck to your camera body which that connects to the adapter. This allows you to easily attach/detach the adapter depending on the shooting situation.

Amazon.com: Cokin Magne-FIx Products

Filed under: Hardware, News, Technology, Tips

New Media Chat Transcript – 20091110

[19:00] douglaswelch: Welcome everyone to this week’s New Media Chat where we get you answers to your most pressing questions

[19:01] douglaswelch: I am Douglas E. Welch, Founder of New Media Interchange

[19:02] douglaswelch: You can find out more information about New Media Interchange at http://newmediainterchange.com and our community site, http://community.newmediainterchange.com

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Filed under: Chat, Community, Events, Live, New Media

Next New Media Chat – Tue, Nov. 10 – 7 pm

Join us for our next New Media Chat!

The topics for these regular chats are wide-ranging, but I can almost guarantee we will touch on Twitter and its uses, Facebook, YouTube and more.

Even better, bring your own questions and NMI Founder, Douglas E. Welch and the other NMI Members will offer their best advice and guidance.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009 – 7 pm PDT

To join in the chat, visit http://tinychat.com/newmediainterchange

Filed under: Community, Events, Live, Meeting, New Media

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