Thursday, December 9, 2010

Follow me on youtube

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How to upload audio to Tumblr

Just go to your dashboard and click on the Audio link.Then "Browse" to the MP3 that you would like to upload from your computer.Scroll down the page and check the box that says "I have permission to let Tumblr use this under the Terms of Service" Then click on the "Create Post" link. Wait for your MP3 to finish uploading and then you can play it. Only one MP3 is allowed to be uploaded and stored per day and it must not be over 10MB in size. You can delete an MP3 you uploaded and add a new one in it's place on the same day,but one is the limit per day.

What I've learned this quarter - #3

I guess one of the most important things I've learned this quarter is how to make connections once you establish your presence on the WWW. Posting to blogs and social media means nothing if the messages sit there on your page and don't go anywhere. It's like a turtle sitting on a log. No one knows he's there until he jumps into the water. The ripples spread out and announce his presence. When we connect with our friends and acquaintances via our various entities, we are making ripples or 'shaking the web' and increasing awareness that we have arrived.

I set up the chart above to use in verifying that I have connections set up with all my classmates. 7 entities x 27 people = 189 ripples each time we post and this increases exponentially as the ripples spread. Think about it!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

What I've learned this quarter - #2

Another thing that I have learned this quarter is the importance of expanding my presence on the WWW beyond my blogs (tumbler, wordpress, and blogger) by utilizing facebook and twitter. Many connections can be made in this manner. In addition to my personal facebook page, I set up a business page to bring attention to my photography. My friends are alerted when an entry is made and consequently, their friends get the word also.

Twitter is used in like manner to alert those who are following me about my interests and what's going on. It is used to pass on information and 'shake' the web.

The importance of using all of these together is with each one you are reaching a different arena of people and making new contacts. Very few people keep up with more than one blog or social page so although the same post goes out from each avenue, it doesn't appear to be repetitious to my followers.

Non-photo related but fun...give it a try!

Try this.....

1. While sitting down, lift your right foot off the floor and make clockwise circles.

2. Now, while doing this, draw the number '6' in the air with your right hand. Your foot will change direction.

I have tried it several times and my foot changes directions EVERY time!

The Quail Hunt - photo essay

I did this photo essay for a photojournalism assignment. One day I would like to do it again making the improvements discussed in our critique today.

Monday, December 6, 2010

What I've learned this quarter - #1

Like a few others in our class, I have had a blog for quite some time but almost never posted to it because I just couldn't get it to look the way I wanted it to. NOW - thanks to Mr. Jones showing us how to access the basic design elements, themes and various gadgets that we can add to our blogs - I know how to make the changes needed to set it up in a way to show off my photography and get visitors' attention. This is very important because it is essentially the equivalent of the first impression given at a job interview. If first-time viewers find our blogs interesting, they will come back again and again (and maybe even link to it) OR if they find it boring and unprofessional, they may never venture your way ever again. Thus, a lost link :-(.....

Mr. Jones also stressed the need for keywords or tags to be added to any post. Before this class, I thought it was a waste of time. I know better now! Tags increase our chances of being found on the world-wide-web.

Sunday, December 5, 2010


My son-in-law, Chad, recently introduced me to a new application called ZumoCast. It allows free access to content stored on desktop computers from Apple mobile devices. So you want to take a video that is sitting on your computer and watch it on your iPad or iPhone, you no longer have to download it to the device. ZumoCast lets you flawlessly stream video and music from your computer to your iPhone and iPad.

When you download the free ZumoCast desktop application, you can designate which folders on your computer you want to share. These folders can include video, documents or even your iTunes library folder. It takes the idea of self-sharing to a new level by offering the ability to create a personal file-sharing ‘cloud’. When you load the ZumoCast iPhone or iPad app, you will be given full access to these designated files on your computer.

I found a use for ZumoCast when Chad wanted to share a video with me that was too large to email. I simply downloaded the file from his home computer to mine using the program. Other possible uses…what if you are at school or work and discover you left an important document on your computer at home. As long as your computer is left on, you can access it and download the needed file from anywhere you have an internet connection.

Neat, huh!

Flip4Mac WMV Components for QuickTime

Using this program (free download), you can import, export and play Windows Media files on your Mac using QuickTime Player or Safari Web Browser. Its export components can be used with QuickTime Pro, Final Cut Pro, Compressor, and iMovie 06.

Flip4Mac® WMV Components for QuickTime™

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Using this program (free download), you can import, export and play Windows Media files on your Mac using QuickTime Player or Safari Web Browser. Its export components can be used with QuickTime Pro, Final Cut Pro, Compressor, and iMovie 06.