Despite appearances, the history of social media traces back as far as the late 1970s, when computer hobbyists Ward Christensen and Randy Suess invented the bulletin board system (BBS)...
Via Beth Dichter
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Via evangelina chavez, Mariano Fernandez S., Teresa Torné, El Lur
If you’re like a lot of startups or small businesses, the typical price for creating a professional explainer video just isn’t in the budget.
Well, this article came at the right time! Here is all you need to know, with all the tools listed, to create your promo video. Simply follow the steps and use the resources the article suggests. Just make sure you are telling a story and you are good to go!
Thank you fellow curator Steve Haye for originally scooping this article.
Via steve heye, Karen Dietz, Namita Patel
But if you are not the sharpest video editor in the drawer, then how do you work it? Here’s how I learned to use Animoto and Audacity. Super simple. With Screenshots.
This appears super-easy! Follow these steps to create a 30 second video using free resources in an hour, says the author.
What could you make a video about? Here are a few ideas:
Welcome video One of your stories whittled down to a 30 second visual story A customer testimonial A product story
Looks like I found what I'll be doing this weekend! Let me know how these worked for you.
I have personally used Animoto to make fun little video "cards" for friends and family for Valentine's Day and birthdays, and it's so easy that my child could do it (seriously.) Feeling creative? This may be just the ticket! (remarks: Namita Patel http://thesearchmarketer.posterous.com/)
Via Karen Dietz, Namita Patel
Ils sont nés entre 1980 et 2000, connaissent l’univers Internet comme leur poche et sont réputés appartenir à la génération Y, digital native ou encore Facebook. Ils en sont à leurs premiers balbutiements sur le marché du travail sur Facebook. Où travaillent-ils?
Robin Good: ReelSEO has published a very useful list of six online video editing tools alongside short reviews and basic information for each one.
"Here's a list of online video editing software and cloud-based video editing tools, along with a description of the capabilities & features of each."
Tools included in the guide:
WeVideo Video Toolbox Kaltura YouTube Editor JW Plaer Online Editor Animoto
Full review set: http://www.reelseo.com/online-video-editing-software-tools/
Via Robin Good, evangelina chavez
Trending: Content Curation, How Can You Use it For Your Business?
A great post from the Lime Marketing blog for anyone new to content curation and wondering about the what, how and why.
In this post Jen provides a concise and helpful overview of:
1. What content curation is
2. Why it is needed
3. How businesses benefit
4. Tools and services
5. Concrete ideas on how the tools can be used
This is a quick read and a great post to share with co-workers or friends. Although the focus here is on the business, the information is useful for everyone.
Via Kelly Hungerford, Liz Wilson
So Social Media Week is drawing to a close and no doubt it has made a significant and lasting impression on all of us who have been fortunate enough to attend any of the numerous events and confere.........
This is a humourous article, but the point is well taken...
Via Chuck Bartok
Audio producer and publisher, Ali Muirden, discusses some of the considerations producers take into account when casting an audiobook narrator...Interesting to note how tightly knit the community of audiobook producers seems to be...If you fall down on the job with any one of them, the rest seem to find out about it in fairly short order.
CCTheLowdown: "Other producers are always hugely generous with their time... and can be a great source of inspiration and advice. When we find a new talent, we always tell each other. Likewise, if we work with someone who has not bothered to prepare for the job properly, we also spill the beans!"
Via Sirenetta Leoni, Byron Wagner