Thursday, November 20, 2014

Social Media Tips: Podcasting, Equipment, Hashtags, Strategy and More

Social Media Tips: Podcasting, Equipment, Hashtags, Strategy and More

Exhaustive list, but incredibly useful with tips for selecting microphones, Skype recorders, editing, mixing and more.


Seems interesting and I might be able to incorporate this info into the SMM course.


Quick list of links that are ideal for aggregation and curation.

All from Delicious via IFTTT

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Monday, November 17, 2014

Music Monday 171 :: Rollin Wang Rong’s "Chick Chick" Video

Music Monday 171 :: Rollin Wang Rong’s"Chick Chick" Video

This video is all kinds of crazy and there doesn't seem to be any words ... just sounds. You have to see it for yourself. There's definitely a level of ingenuity.

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Monday, November 10, 2014

Music Monday 170 :: FKA Twigs "Two Weeks"

Music Monday 170 :: FKA Twigs Performs "Two Weeks" on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon

Well, this performance was ... not your ordinary late show performance. Pleasantly refreshing.

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Monday, October 13, 2014

Music Monday 169 :: Rock The Vote Presents #TURNOUTFORWHAT

Music Monday 169 :: Rock The Vote presents #TURNOUTFORWHAT

This could rank high on the list of all time best public service announcements (PSAs).

It's a crazy cast of well known actors and actresses, some subtle humor and a strong message:
  1. Don't mess around and not vote.
  2. There are many reasons why you should vote.
Unfortunately, this vid has not gone viral - yet. Let's do this.

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Sunday, October 05, 2014

New App Discovery :: Adobe Voice

New App Discovery :: Adobe Voice

Actually, I've known about this app since earlier this year when it was first released. However, I just created this short vid for my ohradiogirl Channel on YouTube. Unfortunately, you may never see it there. More on that in a minute.

First, let me say that I created the video using Adobe Voice. It's a free iPad only app and it's super simple to use. Love that.

It took me just a few minutes to bring it all together. They provide themes/templates along with some cool clipart and the music too. You can, however, add your own images and/or music.

But here's where the trouble starts, there are some sharing mechanisms like Facebook and Twitter and obtaining the embed code, but you can't download the video. Group sigh!! And shakes fist.

There are some work arounds for this issue, but they are indeed, 'work' arounds like this one using TechSmith's SnagIt. You'll need the 15 day Snagit free trial for that.

And I'm not the only one to speak up about this. Here's a very thorough review from PCMag giving the app 3 out of 5 stars.

Not sure if Adobe Voice realizes it, but some of us might be willing to pay a nominal in-app purchase in order to have the ability to download or upload to our camera rolls, say via AirDrop.

There have been some updates to the app, so maybe there's still hope for the ability to download the vid or to share directly to YouTube. Also, they have an Adobe Voice YouTube Channel where they seem to be responsive to requests with some of their tutorials. You could also reach out them the via Twitter or through the official Adobe Voice blog.

I'll still play around with the app and hope that some other sharable options are introduced in the near future because Adobe Voice is an ideal tool for storytelling. I may even try to incorporate the app in class.

Give it a try and oh, check out my Adobe Voice vid.

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Monday, August 25, 2014

Music Monday 168 :: Jon Batiste and Stay Human "Express Yourself" on The Colbert Report

Music Monday 168 :: Jon Batiste and Stay Human "Express Yourself" on The Colbert Report

What an exciting and energetic performance from Jon Batiste and Stay Human on The Colbert Report in August 2014. Playing various instruments along with endless dancing and further encouraging the audience's participation = a huge block party.

So much fun. Enjoy.

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Interactive Image: My Summer 2014 Tech Travel Pack

Interactive Image: My Summer 2014 Tech Travel Pack

My summer travel plan is in full effect.

  1. Akron, Ohio
  2. Washington, DC
  3. New York, NY
  4. Montreal, Quebec
  5. Cairo, Egypt
This is a shorter trip than trips in the past and I've tried to cut down on packing. However, I still have a need to have my technology when I travel. I like to document the sights and sounds and just tech out new gadgets.

With that in mind, ladies and gentlemen, I present to you ... my Summer 2014 Tech Travel Pack!

I used Thinglink for this interactive image, so just click on the icon that correlates with the item to hear more about the item.

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