Posts Tagged ‘video’

Return of the Ducks and why I never had that excitement at my college

I went to San Jose State University and never got excited about the sports teams there especially football. The football team was actually in my speech class and that was always entertaining. However, never went once to a football game and I think the only sports team I ever saw was the soccer team which was ranked #2 in the nation at the time (1998-99). Other division 1 football schools such as Oregon have an amazingly enthusiastic fan base as seen from the video below and actually got me psyced up to drive up to Oregon but it didn’t fit in my schedule.

Watch the video below which I know will go viral soon. I started seeing it at 300 views but by the time Monday comes around I believe it will be above 25K.

Question for all of you, do you think social media is a great way to increase your fan base at college sports? Have you seen other schools do a good job of using social media to get students and alum excited about the football or whatever sport team? Comment below. Look forward to the discussion.

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Video: 3 Business Twitter Tips

After using Twitter for the past year for business reasons I thought I would give you more details on the following:

  1. My favorite tool, twhirl
  2. Searching on Twitter
  3. How to communicate effectively

Watch the video below and let me know if you have any questions by posting a comment or by asking me on Twitter at djksar.

Facebook Removing Videos w/ Copyright Content

Facebook is removing videos with copyright content such as videos and background music.  Just this week, a video I created when my family and I cut down the xmas tree in 2008 (uploaded Dec. 29, 2008) got removed proactively due to the Feliz Navidad song I used for background music. I’ve seen YouTube do that before and some sites that just remove the audio track depending on what part of the video has the copyright material. You must acknowledge the message or file a counter if you think they are incorrect.

Here is a snapshot of the message I received when I logged into Facebook today (also received it via email):

Facebook | Home

Has this happened to you?  What do you think Facebook should do since I assume they are getting told by the music companies? Add a comment below. Thanks and have a great week.

Randy Ksar
Follow @djksar on Twitter

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Kodak’s Zi6 720p Pocket HD Camera & Digital Frame w/ WiFi

I’m a gadget freak with probably 5 things recharging at once (can anybody relate?).  I try and keep up with the latest gadgets via blogs and friends at companies in the Silicon Valley.  This time around I was browsing on the web and ran into these two new Kodak products:

  • Kodak Zi6 Pocket HD Camera featuring 720p, 60fps, and 16:9 aspect ratio and connects to your computer via USB.
  • Kodak’s Digital Frame with OLED display and WiFi support – no need to transfer photos to a SD card just load your albums/sets via the included WiFi card/connection.

Watch the video below for more information and comment below on what you think about these two products as well as any other gadgets you have found recently.

-Randy

Tips on Doing Video Blogs

Here are some great tips on doing a video blog and creating engaging content. Post your comments below or reply on utterz.com.
P.S. I thought it would be funny to do a audio post about doing video on your blog.

Mobile post sent by djksar using Utterzreply-count Replies.  mp3

Tips on Video Journalism from Larry Kramer, Marketwatch.com Founder

I’ve been researching how to make video content that is engaging and ran across this video on blip.tv. It is an interview with Larry Kramer, Marketwatch.com founder and he gives some insightful tips on what makes video journalism in it’s rawest format work for viewers. 

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Randy Ksar
rksar at yahoo dot com

YouTube Sharing Revised

YouTube revised there sharing to be more focused on sharing off-network (off the YouTube site) verse sharing among YouTube users. The top social networks they have listed are MySpace and Facebook which I assume they took a look at their embed code referrers to see where the majority of users were sharing the videos.  

Before:
YouTube - Zen with Frederick Big Eyes

 

After:
 YouTube - Zen with Frederick Big Eyes (see description)

 
DJ Ksar


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