New Media Interchange

New Media Gear 013: Charles McFall, Co-host “Success Freaks”

New Media Gear 013: Charles McFall, Co-host “Success Freaks”

Success freaks

Since its inception in 2011, The Other Side of LIVE! (TOSOL) has lived up to its hype as a comedic motivational talk show. A two-year Podcast Award nominee, TOSOL entertains & edifies with its hosts’ captivating sense of humor and positive, thought-provoking content. With the show’s theme of “helping others be awesome,” TOSOL covers everything from branding your passion to dealing with death to surviving bullies. TOSOL’s R. Mordant Mahon & Charles McFall succeed in giving both mind & spirit something to chew on while putting enough laughter in your heart to make you smile out loud.
 
 
Charles shares his New Media Gear with us in this issue of New Media Gear. 

New Media Equipment:

 Reaper 

If you have any questions about Charles’ podcasting equipment, please drop them in the comments or in the Facebook Podcasting Community.

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Filed under: Equipment/Gear, Hardware, New Media, New Media Gear, podcasting, Software, Technology

Photo: New Media Mastermind Meetup from 2010

I miss our New Media Mastermind meetups from a few years ago. All of these folks are New Media Masters in their own right now, though.

Nmm 2010

L-R: Susan M. Baker from EscapeHatcher.com, Danielle Gruen of Living Careers, Douglas E. Welch, Jennifer Oliver O’Connell of Tuesdays with Transitioners, Tracy Pattin of Sizzlcaster, and Jennifer “Jungle Jenny” Michaels.

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New Media/Social Media Jobs Available – Search by Location and Keyword

Check out our list of New Media jobs (and others) available via SimplyHired.com.

Enter your location for jobs close to you. You can also search on other keywords.

Newmedia jobs

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Elsewhere: Jim Long on The How and Why of Live Web Video Streaming

Streaming live

Jim provides a great article on live streaming, what to use and who to prepare. Check it out!

The How and Why of Live Web Video Streaming

While live video broadcasting is within the reach of anyone with high-speed broadband, “live” poses unique technological and performance challenges.  Senator Marco Rubio’s parched, water break delivery of the GOP response to the State of the Union will be remembered as a short-lived Poland Spring internet meme.  But what it really demonstrates is just how difficult it can be to connect to millions, in the solitude of a dark empty room through the unforgiving, unflinching lens of the live TV camera.  Live web video streaming can be equally daunting.  In this post, we’ll look how it’s getting done in the real world and how you can make it work for you.

Read the entire article

 

More about Jim?

“I’m a veteran, Washington, DC based, network news cameraman currently working for one of the original three broadcasters.  I’m also an entrepreneur and I started Verge New Media, LLC because I see opportunity where others see challenge in the media industry.  Verge New Media is my “side hustle”, something any savvy legacy media worker should have.”

See Jim’s full bio

Filed under: Elsewhere, New Media, podcasting, Technology, Video

Subscribed 026: Peter Lythgoe of the Zzipp & Co Podcast

Subscribed is my series highlighting the Podcasts, YouTube Channels and Blogs that I follow on a daily basis. Check out this entry, and past entries, for some great New Media Content — Douglas

Peter Lythgoe of the Zzipp & Co Podcast

 

I have been highlighting Peter in many ways lately, including an interview with him about the reality of being a local podcaster and an account of his New Media Gear. Peter’s podcast and videos allow me to enjoy the south coast of England vicariously. I am itching to return to the UK again, but it is an expensive and time consuming trip. Still, when I of visit again, I am sure to look up Peter and perhaps take him out for a pint at the local.

Foremost among Peter’s channel are his regular interviews with authors who are giving readings in the Weymouth area. These are wonderful as I hear from authors I might not otherwise learn about and they also provide a great service to the authors and Peter’s community. The Zzipp & Co podcast and YouTube Channel give you a taste of the UK and also a taste of what local podcasting can do for each community,

Link: Peter Lythgoe of the Zzipp & Co Podcast

What are some of your favorite Subscriptions? Share them here in the comments!

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Filed under: New Media, Subscribed, YouTube

New Media Vocabulary: Pageview(s)

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New Media Vocabulary: Pageviews(s)

Pageviews is another important statistic for web site owners and content producers. A pageview is counted whenever a user, or external program, loads an HTML page on your site. This page can contain many linked items, including graphics, each which generates a web “hit”. Pageview has become a more important metric than hits due to the fact that one page view can generate many hits, but pages can be loaded with extraneous content in order to increase the quantity of hits a web site reports. Today, many web sites earning income from the content they provide will often split longer material over many pages in an effort to generate more pageviews and ad impressions, both which can result in higher earnings.

Due to recent advances in web technologies, though, pages can be designed to update automatically without requiring a complete reload of the page. Pages that use technologies like AJAX might have much lower page views than other traditional HTML pages on a site.

Pageviews can also be counted for information other than HTML pages including PDF files and other document types.

For more information on Facebook Pages:

  

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New Media Gear 012: Peter Lythgoe of Zzipp and Co. Podcast from Weymouth, UK (Part 1 of 3)

New Media Gear 012: Peter Lythgoe of Zzipp and Co. Podcast from Weymouth, UK (Part 1 of 3)

Peter is the producer and host of the Zzipp and Co. Podcast and uses a variety of equipment in producing his shows. He was kind enough to break out his equipment in 3 parts, including hist audio studio equipment, his video interview equipment and the equipment for the video studio he is currently building. Since her has so much equipment to share, I will present his New Media Gear in 3 parts, too. This post will start with Peter’s audio equipment.

New Media Equipment:

  Audacity logo 

Here is an interview I did with Peter about the special needs and specific uses of local podcasting:

If you have any questions about Peter’s podcasting equipment, please drop them in the comments or in the Facebook Podcasting Community.

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Filed under: Equipment/Gear, Hardware, New Media, New Media Gear, podcasting, Technology

New Media Vocabulary: Facebook Page

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New Media Vocabulary: Facebook Page

Pages are a fairly recent addition to the Facebook features, but I think they were a natural — and important progression — in the service once it opened up to business use as well as the typical “friending” of individuals. Pages allow anyone to setup — what I describe as — a public facing account on Facebook. Before pages, if a business of any size wanted to connect with customers and interested people, they had to make everyone a “friend.” The trouble being, though, that in order to let these friends see your status updates and other content, you were also forced to see all of their status updates. This could quickly render most Facebook feeds useless as they were filled with other, non-related information from customers and other friends.

Pages allow you to contain the business-related discussions to an area outside of your own personal Facebook Timeline, allowing you follow those people and other Pages that are most important to you, without polluting your Timeline and making it unusable. Pages also allow people to add themselves (Like) your page without any further action on your part. They can also leave a page any time they desire. This helps to cut down on the amount of administration you have to do, especially if you were “friending” each person individually.

Pages also allow you to appoint multiple administrators for a page so that various members of a group can perform page tasks like moderating, banning spammers and posting new content from their own Facebook accounts instead of having to use one Facebook login shared among a group.

For more information on Facebook Pages:

   

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Filed under: New Media, New Media Vocabulary, Social

Subscribed 024: Sorted

Subscribed is my series highlighting the Podcasts, YouTube Channels and Blogs that I follow on a daily basis. Check out this entry, and past entries, for some great New Media Content — Douglas

Sorted

This is a new subscription for me, as I only discovered Sorted YouTube Channel and web site with the launch of Jamie Oliver’s Food Tube “network” on YouTube. They are a very personable group of guys and the food they highlight is quite good. With my work on #KitchenParty, I am finding that I am adding a lot of food-based subscriptions to my reading and viewing mix.

From Sorted Food web site…

Welcome to SORTED…The online food hub for beginners and pros.

There are hundreds of quick, easy, delicious recipe videos plus a whole load of skills, tips & tricks and cool food stuff from around the web.

Whether you want to get smarter at cooking, save some money, or just have a good laugh in the kitchen, we can definitely get you SORTED.

Link: Sorted Food YouTube Channel

Link: Sorted Web Site

What are some of your favorite Subscriptions? Share them here in the comments!

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New Media Vocabulary: Visitors/Unique Visitors

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New Media Vocabulary: Visitors/Unique Visitors

When dealing with web analytics, visitor and unique visitors are important metrics. A visitor is any single web site visit from any IP address over any period of time. This could include viewing a web page (html), graphic (jpg) or other file. Each visitor might generate any number of web “hits” which is the count of all items the visitor views.

Unique visitors is often seen as a more important metric, though, as it seeks to eliminate multiple visits by any particular visitor. A unique visitor is usually declared as a single IP address that visited at least once during a given time period — usually one day.

One major problem with calculating unique visitors is the fact that many computers, connected through a single router or network, often shared 1IP address. This means that multiple visits from different computers on the local area network (LAN) would only generate 1 unique visitor no matter how many different computers or users actually visited the web site.

For more information on RSS:

  

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Filed under: New Media, New Media Vocabulary, Technology

New Media Gear 010: Brian Herbert of the Indy Autographs Podcast and Hoosier State Sports Show

New Media Gear 010: Brian Herbert of the Indy Autographs Podcast and Hoosier State Sports Show

Brian’s podcasts include:

New Media Equipment:

Soundbooth 

If you have any questions about Brian’s podcasting equipment, please drop them in the comments or in the Facebook Podcasting Community.

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Filed under: Hardware, New Media, New Media Gear, podcasting, Software, Technology

Subscribed 023: Cooking Stoned with James Stone

Subscribed is my series highlighting the Podcasts, YouTube Channels and Blogs that I follow on a daily basis. Check out this entry, and past entries, for some great New Media Content — Douglas

Cooking Stoned with James Stone

I am always looking to branch out in my subscriptions, so it is great to find some new YouTube programming that isn’t gaming or geek related. Cooking Stoned are short (2-5 min) cooking video on a wide variety of dishes. One of the best elements is James seems to be enjoying himself a lot, which is always important in any video. His dishes fit within my fussy eating habits for the most part and some reach just far enough beyond that I am tempted to check them out at least once.

Cooking Stoned is “snackable content” in both senses of the term.

From Cooking Stoned YouTube Channel…

“Fresh and simple vegetarian recipes by DIY chef Jerry James Stone. Inspired by the San Francisco Bay Area and California cuisine, Cooking Stoned is a series of quick and tasty recipes and easy-to-follow HOW TOs.”

Link: Cooking Stone YouTube Channel

Link: Cooking Stoned Web Site

What are some of your favorite Subscriptions? Share them here in the comments!

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Filed under: Elsewhere, New Media, Subscribed, Video, YouTube

LIVE: Watch and donate to Child’s Play Charity Today and this Weekend!

A couple of my favorite Minecraft YouTubers are spending the weekend live streaming their gameplay for Child’s Play Charity — raising funds that provide games and toys for hospitalized youth.

Watch Live Here

Twitch juicetraWatch live video from Juicetra on www.twitch.tv

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