Thursday, January 20, 2011

Another WOW year for web video

Youtube uploads more than doubled (per hour), online YouTube viewing is up to 2 billion a day and online video viewing on FB is up to 2 billion a month. All this from the Pingdom roundup of 2010 stats. Find it here.

New Classes at The City Club of San Francisco

I'll be teaching some new web and social media strategy and marketing classes along with web video marketing classes in downtown SF starting in March for nonprofits.

Additional classes for professional services and small businesses are also in the works - stay tuned as dates get firmed up!

Here's the schedule.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Just Like on Jon Stewart: You Can View CPAN Clips Too!

One of the regular (and funny) segments running on The Daily Show features government representatives and the changes in their rhetoric over the years. Jon Stewart's relentless minions isolate and find sudden changes in political viewpoints to show the hideously partisan underpinnings of elected representatives.

Well now citizens have that same power at their fingertips. You no longer have to have a full time CPAN research team to find comments of elected officials from the last 25 years. You know have CPAN's entire archive available online for all to see.

Read details here in the New York Times coverage of CPAN's archives launch.

Or visit CPAN's top picks from its archives here.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Journalism's Top Prize Goes to Amateur Cell Phone Video

In a dramatic turn of events, for the first time journalism's top award went to a cell phone video sent by an amateur from Iran.

A Youtube spokesperson said, "Social media has taught them [people] to think of their lives as almost living documentaries."

Read the full article here.

You can see the
video from a CNN report here.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Sunday, January 31, 2010

YouTube Biggest Hits of 2009

Here we have it - the official list of the most popular videos of 2009 - click here.

Deconstructing the News Format

This is the not only a send up and a put down but also a how to! Enjoy:

Thursday, January 28, 2010

The Class of Jan. 22, 2010

Here's moi (Pam) with web video marketing class from last week held at Techliminal, a wonderful walk-in tech salon and beehive of activity in downtown Oakland.

This intro class had four students: a volunteer from the Oakland Rose Garden; Tora Rocha, of Oakland's Morcom Rose Garden; John Klein; and Michael Mitrani, Earth Island Institute (not pictured).

Tora made a very successful video for the rose garden which has been posted on the garden's Facebook page and has attracted a lot of comments, attention and PRAISE. Tora says it's also attracted many new friends and followers to the garden's Facebook group.

Here's her Animoto video about the wonderful volunteers in the garden:


The next Intro to Web Video Marketing Class will be held Friday, Feb. 19, from 9 to 3 pm. For more info, visit where you can also register for the Feb. class. The fee is $95. You'll learn how to use web video for your business or cause, without having to learn how to shoot and edit video, using free or low-cost tools and services. Come discover how video can make your organization grow!