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Casey Neistat's Guide to Filmmaking - YouTube
learning by doing. practical skills. semi-instant feedback. // tim ferriss and other writers; its about bleeding. putting yourself out ther naked and raw. // storytelling, relating! RELATING! Interestingness. And share it in a way that is interesting (time limit <10min, cut/edit, graphics, mobile friendly (lenght 10min, no fluff, red line from start to finish, IMMER AUF DEM ROTEN FADEN.) // &! here comes everybody // Story is Golden. << The King. Everything else serves the king. //&! EXPERIMENT, TRY, TINKER AROUND WITH THE EDIT. MARGINAL GAINS - youtu.be/nq9yz77r3zA - 5:40 - experience and good judgement does come with practice, practice and practice. And being open to mistakes and failure. They are part of practicing a craft. &! << WALK YOUR OWN PATH TO DISCOVER AND YIELD >YOUR OWN< STYLE *casey neistat - youtu.be/8hr2Isqsxxs - thus become unique. average comes from taking a given path others plotted to teach; 'The Dummies Guide' to editing. storytelling. lighting. cinematography.
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october 2015 by asterisk2a
Jeremy Rifkin on the Fall of Capitalism and the Internet of Things - YouTube
// good and services - commoditisation - near priceless. // mass market becomes zero marginal cost business - commodity! thus have to differentiate ie through freemium/premium/subscription model! two tier. // attention span - news is free, ppl are satiated quiet often with free news, that they don't pay for premium products (except niche) like analysis&perspective & brand pull. have to add more value to core value prop and intangible value - like community & leadership // every consumer can become a prosumer //
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august 2015 by asterisk2a
Vlogger guidelines published by advertising committee - BBC News
New guidelines for video bloggers who enter marketing relationships with brands have been published. The rules encourage "vloggers" to label advertising content and explain when they have been asked to feature products sent to them by companies. The Committee of Advertising Practice (Cap) has issued its first guidance since a landmark Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) ruling last year. The ASA said several vlogs praising Oreo biscuits were not clearly marked.
Vlogging  advertorial  content  marketing  vlog  Blogging  YouTube  native  advertising  advertisement  advertising  affiliate  marketing  referral  marketing  transparency  code  of  conduct  community  community  management  community  guidelines  YouTube  Network  Consumer  Protection  branded  content  user  generated  content  paid  content  Vine  Instagram  Twitter  Social  Media  Facebook 
august 2015 by asterisk2a
How Relay FM Proves That Podcasts Aren’t An Overnight Success | TechCrunch
When Myke Hurley and Stephen Hackett launched Relay FM, they expected to build a small independent network of weekly tech podcasts. Just a year later, Relay FM features 16 different shows and delivers 1.5 million downloads every month. Building this loyal audience was an overnight success six years in the making. [...] “The shows that we do are conversations between friends” [...] “I think advertising does work as a model. It works for both journalistic and creative output. You look at those old time newspapers or radio dramas, and they are all ad supported,” Hackett said. “It’s very embedded and it’s very native and that works. We talk to big sponsors, small app developers and everybody in-between.” [...] Podcasts feel like the early blogging days. Amateurs who found a popular niche are turning into professional podcasters. Listener numbers are still very small compared to the potential market — most people just don’t know what a podcast is. [...] Blogging didn’t take off overnight...
Podcast  podcasting  Multimedia  Social  Media  YouTube  pageviews  business  model  Blogging 
august 2015 by asterisk2a
Adulthood Made Easy: Embracing Failure by Panoply Media
Jessica Bacal // everything is learn able ! // writing about your career, failure, life - forms, you own your story, ...
Failure  book  career  ladder  growth  mindset  career  advice  life  hacker  life  lesson  self-publishing  Blogging 
august 2015 by asterisk2a
800-Pound Publishing Gorilla Facebook Barges Back Into Blogging With “Notes” | TechCrunch
Facebook’s advantage is its distribution. The same weapon it’s used to barge into web publishing with Instant Articles and video hosting with its auto-play clips could help it invade blogging. It’s similar to how LinkedIn used its natural traffic to launch a professional-minded publishing network. People will write where they get an audience. If that’s Facebook, they’ll publish there. And while Twitter doesn’t discriminate, showing every post to everyone, Facebook’s filtered feed shows you what it thinks you’ll actually consume [and what's in their best own interest, keeping you on FB, favouring native content of link-out content]. [ step by step, FB is productizing - offering more to advertisers how to reach their user base, leverage its huge user base, Big Data, users data, the ceiling for FB earnings is far off! and thus its market cap (valuation). could nearly double again from its 250bn. it doubled in 5 years from IPO slump. ] // &! wrd.cm/1Pw2v5w
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august 2015 by asterisk2a
Google and blogs: “Shit.” – Marco.org
Landscaped changed dramatically ~2009/10 forward for blogs/content creators. >> blogs have to be now niche, focused, regular content w engagement (due to algos/ranking), ... // "If you want traffic, Google’s arc makes clear to publishers, you’re going to have to pay for it." Include Facebook. Include Twitter (Promoted Tweets). Include Snapchat (Discover, Linkedin (Pulse). >> All gained sized, thus noise, people gaming the system, ... thus owner changes rules and system for his/her advantage and gain (profit maximization). // // even content curators (by hand) can be 1/2 noise. And the summaries are just shorter bouts of noise to scan through (medium.com, Mahalo) - its like joining the dark force. // Things come and go in waves/trends; thus the next wave/trend could be self-published long-form niche content partially free (The Information, ebooks, Pando) which are remarkable (Seth Godin) // snacking is SO western lifestyle, even for information/news - is lowering productivity/focus
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may 2015 by asterisk2a
Does URL Structure Even Matter? A Data Driven Answer
com/red-widget – Google sees that this URL is about “red widget.” com/red_widget – Whenever you use an underscore, Google combines the word. So, in this case, Google reads your intended keyword as “redwidget” with no space.
SEO  SEM  Blogging  copywriting  Google  Search 
april 2015 by asterisk2a
Andrew Sullivan on quitting blogging: "It was killing me." - YouTube
digital relationships do not compare to real relationships. & sufficient sleep and meditation and exercise.
Blogging  Twitter  Facebook  Social  Media  lifelessons  lifelesson  lifehacks  life  hacker  lifehacker  life  lesson  meditation  worklife  work  life  balance 
april 2015 by asterisk2a
BBC News - Google warns Blogger users over porn
http://www.zdnet.com/article/google-bans-explicit-adult-content-from-blogger-blogs/ - Google bans 'explicit' adult content from Blogger blogs Summary:In an abrupt reversal of policy, Google will soon disappear blogs on its Blogger platform that don't conform to its new anti-adult policies. [...] "Google: Removing content it doesn't like" [...] [...] [opt] to move to self-hosting, which is a safer option than trusting art, writing or creative speech to any conservative company. [...] [Search as public utility, unencumbered by politics nor religion and other things.] // question, snapchat already blocked porners from receiving money via its internal payment product for snaps/paid snaps. question, will it ban nudity when it went public and the company turns into a grown up with grown-up supervision? &! zdnet.com/article/timeline-googles-role-in-global-sex-censorship/ &! http://pando.com/2015/02/24/silicon-valleys-war-on-sex-continues-as-google-bans-adult-blogs/
Tumblr  Wordpress  publishing  2.0  publishing  Blogging  TOS  Platform  Blogger  Google  sex  work  sex  worker  adault  content  Porn  pornography  content  distribution  content  discovery  Wall  Street  conservative  Snapchat  censorship  stigma  stereotype  bias  prejudice  Google  Search  free  speech  Information  wants  to  be  free  public  utility 
february 2015 by asterisk2a
Anybody who can't make money off iPads or TUAW should get out of the money-making business | iMore
But just because AOL can't make money off a niche blog, that doesn't mean the niche blog is dead: It just needs to evolve. We might be looking at a future where niche blogs stay far away from multi-million dollar corporations, and find different forms of money-making apart from blanket advertising. Ben Thompson wrote a fantastic piece this morning on blogging's bright future that follows those lines: No, it's not scale that is the problem, but rather reach. I am, of course, acutely aware that there is a tradeoff when it comes to the subscription business model: by making something scarce, and worth paying for, you are by definition limiting your number of readers. Stratechery, though, serves a niche, and niches are best served by making more from customers who really care than from milking pennies from everyone.
bloggers  Blogger  Blogging  The  Content  Wars  Signal  vs.  Noise  filter  bubble  niche  Content  audience  1000  True  Fans  business  model  business  plan  economies  of  scale  scale  AOL  Yahoo!  interactive  paid  freemium  digital  long-tail  Gary  Vaynerchuk  creator  curation  distribution  discovery  native  branded  native  advertising  advertisement  advertising  marketing  micro 
february 2015 by asterisk2a
My Advice To Young People - The Awl
(( via http://pando.com/2015/02/12/how-silicon-valleys-counterculture-went-corporate-and-ruined-everything/ )) >> "And the new language that is so much about the money is attracting a certain different kind of personality types.” We’re seeing the same thing play out now in blogging — or to use its unfortunate modern moniker, “Internet content creation” — which has suddenly become massively lucrative. This week, the Awl’s Alex Balk, one of the earliest adopters of Writing Stuff On The Internet, immortalized this evolutionary cycle in a post called “My Advice To Young People.” He recommends that youngsters find a field (like blogging in the early 21st century) that nobody respects or cares about — that way, you can invent the rules and rituals to your liking. Just don’t be surprised when the same people who ridiculed you a decade earlier come in and ruin everything you helped build because they finally figured out how to make money off it."
Start-Up  lesson  Start-Up  advice  career  advice  bloggers  Blogger  Blogging  content  creator  digital  artist  business  plan  business  model  economies  of  scale  scale  unemployable  Balks  Law 
february 2015 by asterisk2a
Newsweek Feature Stories: The Future of Branding - YouTube
+ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Imyo7r2L_1o << democratisation of voice, KPI - social following, influence, engagement, ... currency is respect; long-term view/long-term thinking - domain knowledge - domain expertise. ... long-form content << measure of quality. not just instagram snaps. differentiation. standing out from the noise. the constant bombardment (( full video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vy0VaJL4XO8
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july 2014 by asterisk2a
Binge Media Culture Finds a Receptive Audience in Americans - NYTimes.com
“With the things that get us to really crave the news, the tenor of the story tends to have a negative impact on the way we see the world more generally,” he said, referring to the controversial and scandalous subjects that draw in chronic readers and viewers. “We become more cynical.” Does he regard his own bingeing on these topics as escapist? + https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4aAJrJB6h0 + http://alaindebotton.com/news-users-manual/ “Absolutely,” he said. “You forget about your life for 30 minutes while you read about Chris Christie’s implosion.” Joshua Ferris’s forthcoming novel, “To Rise Again at a Decent Hour,” is about “the obsessive-compulsive nature of your own personality emerging through these platforms, and disliking the person who is taking advantage of them,” he said. Mr. Ferris, 39, confessed to bingeing on news, TV and YouTube videos, though he recently took a six-month purgative sabbatical.
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may 2014 by asterisk2a
WordPress.com Parent Automattic Has Raised $160 Million, Now Valued at $1.16 Billion Post-Money | Re/code
Wordpress - democratising publishing. Wordpress VIP plus its new corporate communication platform geto2.com - will compete with the likes of Yammer (MSFT owned) and Slack, atlassian's platforms as well as Salesforce's platform. smart raising a round when money is flushing around - hunt for yield. taking the money for the long-term. likely giving them +5 years runway and solidifying their publishing platform might. there will be acqui-hires along the way I guess. + Automattic’s competitors have certainly been investing, noted Mullenweg. In their last rounds, Weebly raised $35 million, Squarespace $40 million and Medium $25 million. In addition, Wix is currently valued at around $730 million, raising $127 million, in an IPO. ... Automattic's aim is, to become cash-flow positive - I guess. Not in a hurry but naturally with pushing mobile, e-commerce and the Freemium model (driving up conversion) on Wordpress.com.
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may 2014 by asterisk2a
I miss the old blogosphere — we’ve gained a lot, but we’ve also lost something — Tech News and Analysis
ie TC with Mike Arrington, love him, loathe him, or hate him - all that happedn and the rumormill and allegations and he said she said. in the early days Marrington was a voice in the industry.
Blogging  blogosphere  blog  bloggers  blogger  techcrunch 
april 2014 by asterisk2a
Paper Dreams - A story by David Betteridge - YouTube
have to put yourself out there. Typical HR or typical application process would have never hired him. but people within the industry saw the guts he had to put his passion out for the world to see and judge, and people within the industry followed their guts and intuition to hire him, taking a shot. you have to take shoots. you you don't take shoots (like Michael Jordan talks about it) you will never win nor loose something. if you don't have something, what is stopping you to take shoots at your dreams? yourself, your fear ... to be judged, ... by basic bitches. << so many parts that connect to this story. this is a post boy story of the future and how the great things happening this way or in a similar way. << academia is way behind the curve. << the future of the world, people, economy, society, ... society first, economy will follow naturally ... to grow. ignore the basic bitches, ignore reality tv stars, ignore essex, the yellow press, glossy gossip magazines,
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april 2014 by asterisk2a
Satoshi: Why Newsweek isn’t convincing | Felix Salmon
From my perspective, then, there’s a big disconnect between what I now know about Goodman’s methodology, on the one hand, and how that methodology is generally perceived by the people talking about her story on the internet, on the other. With hindsight, I think that Goodman’s story would have elicited much less derision if she had framed it as a first-person narrative, telling the story of how she and her team found Dorian and were persuaded that he was their man. The story would surely have been more persuasive if she had gone into much more detail about the many dead ends she encountered along the way. The fateful quote would then have come at the end of the story, acting as a final datapoint confirming everything that the team had laboriously put together, rather than coming at the beginning, out of the blue. If Newsweek wanted the greatest chance of arriving at the truth, it would have conducted its investigation openly, with the help of many others. That would be the bloggy way
journalism  journalismus  investigative  journalism  Bitcoin  storytelling  blog  blogosphere  blogging  bloggers  Reddit  Newsweek 
march 2014 by asterisk2a
Behind the Brand--Tim Ferriss, The 4-Hour Chef - YouTube
talking about the book
talking about selling in digital age
talking about content creation and attention span
people have to trust the messenger before they send out them self the message
writing is thought on paper
polymath is not dead
talks about haters, blogging,
talks about 80/20, fear, goals,

Tim Ferriss, "The Four-Hour Chef": Authors at Google
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gj3RskVvVLA

Samovar Tea Talks with Tim Ferriss
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yiLqVyupvkc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTn5hjVnsws

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hw7i-2ntS34

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HAJBnwBxAWs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QEpCOtVZl74

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHaMAlvzTpM
goals  fear  Pareto  principle  rule  80/20  rule  happieness  internet  culture  hater  blogging  entrepeneurship  lifehacks  lifehacker  life  lesson  polymath  book  writing  elevator  pitch  selling  social  marketing  digitalnatives  digital-content  digital-economy  marketing  attention  span  content  creator  Tim  Ferriss 
january 2013 by asterisk2a
Schumpeter: Too much buzz | The Economist
A new medium: neither rare nor well-done

Most commentary on social media ignores an obvious truth—that the value of things is largely determined by their rarity. The more people tweet, the less attention people will pay to any individual tweet. The more people “friend” even passing acquaintances, the less meaning such connections have. As communication grows ever easier, the important thing is detecting whispers of useful information in a howling hurricane of noise. For speakers, the new world will be expensive. Companies will have to invest in ever more channels to capture the same number of ears. For listeners, it will be baffling. Everyone will need better filters—editors, analysts, middle managers and so on—to help them extract meaning from the blizzard of buzz.
customer  communication  economics  Twitter  blogging  socialmedia 
december 2011 by asterisk2a
parislemon • Seven
The real key is rhythm. When you’re regularly blogging, you get a rhythm going and it keeps going. Content is key, of course, but at times, words can seem to find a flow. It’s almost as if you don’t have to think about what you’re going to write, you just write it.

But once you interrupt that rhythm, it’s hard to pick up again. And life is continually trying to interrupt that rhythm.

As Om writes:

Be regular. And show up to blog every day. After all you are as fresh as your last blog post.

That’s true and it can be daunting to anyone. Even if it seems like no one is reading, just stick with it.
blog  blogging 
november 2011 by asterisk2a
Feds Shame Clothier For Cheap Blog Bribes - Fashion - Gawker
Ann Taylor offered to enter bloggers in a drawing for $50 to $500 gift cards if they wrote—and submitted to the company—posts promoting the summer 2010 collection at Ann Taylor Loft, according to Ad Age. Good coverage in exchange for chance to win gift cards? Are bloggers that pathetic? Apparently not: While the Feds, like Ann Taylor, thought the promotion might produce a tidal wave of glowing coverage, it turned out "only a small number of bloggers posted content about the [collection] and several of those disclosed the gifts." A rising economic tide lifts all shills, Ann Taylor. Time to step up your game to, like, free handbags or something.
blogging  blogosphere  FTC 
may 2010 by asterisk2a
What it means to be a blogger. (Scripting News)
Blogging has been going on for a long time. There really is no excuse for not knowing the difference between a blog post and a review. Think about it.
blogging  blogger  journalism  davewiner 
april 2010 by asterisk2a
Everlater
Helping travelers record and share their travel experiences
Tell Me More
Video Overview

Everlater is a place for you to easily record and remember your travel experiences, share them with friends and family, and discover new travel ideas from your social network and other travelers like you.
travel  journal  diary  blogging  blog  mashup  trip  vacation  reisen 
april 2010 by asterisk2a
Will AOL and Demand Media’s Content Farm Strategy Prevail?
This is why folks like Slate’s Farhad Manjoo have ripped Demand Media to shreds, echoing the fact that its content is good enough to get indexed on Google’s search results but bad enough to induce users to click on a Google ad and go elsewhere (thereby generating revenue for Demand). That might actually have been one of the nicer things said about the company.

Online Content is Art and Science
Making sure it’s SEO friendly is also important, but in a world where content is shared through social networks, it needs to strike a chord with audiences, be it readers, listeners or viewers. Video, in particular, is not even really properly indexed on search engines, so an SEO-centric strategy might be useless to begin with. I’ve covered what makes video get discovered before.

But as much as venture capitalists don’t like to hear this, no amount of science will remove the art that is publishing, or the emotions that fuel marketing decisions.
ugc  aol  eHow  demandmedia  media  content  tuki  video  text  slate  strategy  monetization  blogging  SEO  production  publishing  publishing2.0  distribution 
april 2010 by asterisk2a
Gawker's March Editorial Review Memo: Essentially 'Stop Writing Shitty Headlines.' Also "MOAR SEX CRIMES PLZKTHX" - New York News - Runnin' Scared
The stories that hit the Big Board in the office are usually pretty
well packaged; but there are still so many that could make it and
don't because the headline is too bloggy, too insidery, too clever,
too complicated or too opaque.

It's tragic: a few minutes of thought about the headline and a bit of
maturity could save that story you just sweated over.
blogging  journalism  metrics  audience  gawker  blogosphere  writing  headline  headlines  style  guide 
april 2010 by asterisk2a
Launch: OpenSky Wants To Turn Bloggers Into Sellers Without Sacrificing Their Souls
. “Ecommerce revenue is catching up with ad revenue and is on track to exceed it this year,” reports Wohrle, who reviews cosmetics and “anti-aging” products.

The bloggers are selling the products themselves and readers can make their own judgements about whether or not they are hucksters or genuine. The hucksters will lose their audience (and their souls). The authentic ones will grow their audience and get rich telling them what to buy.

Or at least that’s the story John Caplan is selling.
blogging  blogosphere  ecommerce  affiliate  tuki  audience 
april 2010 by asterisk2a
Learn from quarterbacks. (Scripting News)
The same said the CEO whisperer (TWiST)
--- when something goes bad, step back, let a day pass, and then take action.
newspapers  journalism  journalismus  newspaper  newscorp  blogging  blogosphere  lessons  lesson  leadership  entrepreneurship  business  management 
march 2010 by asterisk2a
BuddyPress.org – WordPress Social Network Software
Social networking in a box. Build a social network for your company, school, sports team or niche community all based on the power and flexibility of WordPress.

BuddyPress is completely free and open source. Unlike hosted services, BuddyPress allows you to stay in control of your site and create a totally customized, unique experience.

Global, personal and group activity streams with threaded commenting, direct posting, favoriting and @mentions. All with full RSS feed and email notification support.
wordpress  socialnetworking  web2.0  streaming  activity  blogging  blogosphere  blog  theme  plugin  social 
march 2010 by asterisk2a
Seth's Blog: Publishing books to make money...
is a little like hanging out in a singles bar if you want to get married.

It might work, but there are way better ways to accomplish your goal.

If you love writing or making music or blogging or any sort of performing art, then do it. Do it with everything you've got. Just don't plan on using it as a shortcut to making a living.

The only people who should plan on making money from writing a book are people who made money on their last book. Everyone else should either be in it for passion, trust, referrals, speaking, consulting, change-making, tenure, connections or joy.
publishing  writing  books  blog  blogging  publishing2.0 
march 2010 by asterisk2a
20+ more mind-blowing social media statistics | Blog | Econsultancy
The most recent figure of blogs being indexed by Technorati currently stands at 133 million. The same report into the Blogosphere also revealed that on average, 900,000 blog posts are created within a single 24-hour period.
blogosphere  socialmedia  statistics  facebook  blogging  twitter  internet  tuki 
march 2010 by asterisk2a
What is OnSugar?
OnSugar
Tumblr
Posterous
Wordpress
MovableType
Blogger
Drupal
Gawker
blogging  network  blogs  tuki 
february 2010 by asterisk2a
BBC News - Children who use technology are 'better writers'
Children who blog, text or use social networking websites have better writing skills than those who do not, according to the National Literacy Trust.

A survey of 3,001 children aged nine to 16 found that 24% had their own blog and 82% sent text messages at least once a month.

In addition 73% used instant messaging services to chat online with friends.

However, 77% still put real pen to paper to write notes in class or do their school homework.

Of the children who neither blogged nor used social network sites, 47% rated their writing as "good" or "very good", while 61% of the bloggers and 56% of the social networkers said the same.

"Our research suggests a strong correlation between kids using technology and wider patterns of reading and writing," Jonathan Douglas, director of the National Literacy Trust, told BBC News.
technology  education  literacy  socialnetworking  blogging  effects  writing  style  study 
december 2009 by asterisk2a
How Blogging Has Changed Over The Last 3 Years (Stats)
People are worried that the real-time web will destroy their readership as everyone just gets distracted by the newest shiny thing on Twitter, but the numbers show something very different. It's so easy to spread information now that it lasts longer and finds more niches - this trend is helping content travel further."
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