Friday, March 27, 2009

Video: Amy Goodman To Keynote Seattle Green Festival Sunday (#greenfest #GreenSea)

Interview: Amy Goodman - Seattle Green Festival 2008

At noon on Sunday, Amy Goodman, award-winning journalist, host of Democracy Now!, and coauthor of The Exception to the Rulers and Static, will speak at the Seattle Green Festival (Press Release) that is being held this weekend at the Washington State Convention and Trade Center (See Speaker Schedule)

I will be moblogging the two day annual event using my cell phone to publish audio reports to a variety of twitter streams. You can access my activity in the above widget. If you have any questions or comments, send me a twitt!

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Saturday, February 28, 2009

EE Week Student Public Service Announcements

Environmental Education Week is April 12-18. (YouTube Play List)

Help spread the word. Post these public service announcements (PSA) video embed code on blogs, websites and social networks (myspace, facebook, livejournal, etc.).

EE Week is the largest organized environmental education event in the United States that increases the educational impact of Earth Day by creating a full week of educational preparation, learning, and activities in K-12 classrooms, nature centers, zoos, museums, and aquariums.

NOTE: If you are interested in creating your own eeweek PSAs, check out the resources on my Classroom 2.0 blog.

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Tuesday, August 26, 2008

E&P Ranks Top 30 Newspaper Sites

E&P Ranks Top 30 Newspaper Sites: "Almost two-thirds of the top 30 newspaper Web site list recorded double-digit percent increases in unique traffic in July, according to the latest data from Nielsen Online.

The standout in that month: Ottaway Newspapers -- the community news arm of Dow Jones once up for sale by News Corp. That group of papers, which includes the Cape Cod (Mass.) Times, reported a gain of 167% in unique users year-over-year in July.

The Los Angeles Times grew its monthly unique traffic 66% to 8.7 million due mostly to the earthquake that shook that city at the end of July. went down for short bit not because of damage, but rather because too many people tried to access the site at once.

Below is the list of the top 30 newspaper Web sites provided by Nielsen. The percent change compares July 2008 uniques with July 2007 uniques. Also keep in mind there are several reasons why traffic fluctuates, including news events." -- 19,513 -- 38% -- 10,404 -- (-2%) -- 8,935 -- (-2%)
LA Times -- 8,750 -- 66%
Wall Street Journal Online -- 8,716 -- 94%

New York Post -- 4,937 -- 25% -- 4,891 -- 21% Francisco Chronicle -- 4,503 -- 25%
Daily News Online Edition -- 4,301 -- 66%
Atlanta Journal-Constitution -- 3,985 -- 64%

Ottaway Newspapers -- 3,957 -- 167%
Chicago Tribune -- 3,901 -- 22%
Newsday -- 3,393 -- 27%
International Herald Tribune -- 3,014 -- 25%
Chicago Sun-Times -- 2,636 -- 1%

The Houston Chronicle -- 2,636 -- (-28%)
Politico -- 2,317 -- 34% - The Dallas Morning News -- 2,082 -- 1% -- 2,081 -- 60%
Village Voice Media -- 1,960 -- (-28%) -- 1,703 -- 3%
The San Diego Union-Tribune -- 1,666 -- (-15%) -- 1,612 -- 7%
Seattle Post-Intelligencer -- 1,589 -- 21%
Baltimore Sun -- 1,588 -- 45%

Star Tribune -- 1,536 -- (-2%) -- 1,517 - N/A
Boston Herald -- 1,451 -- 31%
The Detroit News -- 1,446 -- 59% -- 1,445 -- 66%*

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Port Townsend Country Blues Festival Video Reports

Videoblogging 206 Video Guide:
Interviews, Jams, Concerts (4.5+ hours)

  1. Interview Phil Wiggens 15:23
  2. Interview Ari Eisinger (Part 1) 04:53
  3. Interview Ari Eisinger (Part 2) 08:53
  4. Interview Ari Eisinger (Part 3) 07:55
  5. Interview Ari Eisinger (Part 4) 03:30
  6. Interview Reverend Robert Jones Sr (Part 1) 08:36
  7. Interview Reverend Robert Jones Sr (Part 2) 07:42
  8. Interview Reverend Robert Jones Sr (Part 3) 09:49
  9. Interview Reverend Robert Jones Sr (Part 4) 06:56
  10. Interview Reverend Robert Jones Sr (Part 5) 05:57
  11. Interview Reverend Robert Jones Sr (Part 6) 09:02
  12. Interview Reverend Robert Jones Sr (Part 7) 07:46
  13. Interview Rick Franklin (Part 1) 08:37
  14. Interview Rick Franklin (Part 2) National Guitar Tricone 07:07
  15. Interview Jerron Paxton Medley 08:31
  16. Interview Rev. John Wilkins (Part 1) 07:56
  17. Interview Terry "Harmonica" Bean (Part 1) 08:18
  18. Interview Jay Summerour (Part 1) 09:05
  19. Interview Shirley Smith, Gospel Choir 15:39
  20. Interview Roy Brown WA Blues Society 05:48
  21. Blues In The Clubs Reverend Robert Jones Sr 08:50
  22. Blues In The Clubs Jerron "J-Dog" Paxton Plays The Uptown Pub 05:25
  23. Blues In The Clubs Rick Franklin Plays The Public House 02:46
  24. Participants' Concert JT Moor 04:22
  25. Participants' Concert - Jerronettes 05:45
  26. Participants' Phil Wiggens and Zoë Carpenter Concert 03:02
  27. Participants' Concert Shirley Smith Gospel Choir 04:30
  28. Student Mary Hilts 03:51
  29. Student Tanner Wells 05:21
  30. McCurdy Pavilion Friday Night Performances 05:33
  31. McCurdy Pavilion Saturday Afternoon Performances 14:02
  32. Jam Rev. John Wilkins 204 Sing-a-Long 05:37
  33. Jam 204 Jerron Paxton 07:12
  34. Jam 204 Tuesday 09:32
  35. Jam 210 Jerron Paxton, Jay Summerour, Warner Williams 02:26
  36. Jam 204 Monday 09:13
  37. Historial Blues Musicians Mural 04:12

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Thursday, June 19, 2008

Fremont Fair: Naked Cyclists Get Their Own T-Shirts

During my live online radio interview with Adina Johnson, Fremont Fair Producer, she talked about the merchandise artwork developed by chalk illustrationist, Lou Patnode, that will be available at the Fair this weekend on T-shirts.

The Fremont Parade Solstice Cyclists T-Shirt Artwork


Monday, June 09, 2008

DiCaprio to Play Nolan Bushnell in Atari | The Underwire from

DiCaprio to Play Nolan Bushnell in Atari | The Underwire from "Leonardo DiCaprio will star as Nolan Bushnell in Atari, a new Paramount Pictures biopic about the man who brought us Pong and Chuck E. Cheese.
Bushnell turned down a number of previous requests to turn his life story into a movie, according to Variety, but signed off on a pitch by Craig Sherman and Brian Hecker (Bart Got a Room).
DiCaprio, who's also pushing to make Brave New World, knows a little something about ingenious inventor-entrepreneurs, having earned an Oscar nomination for portraying Howard Hughes in The Aviator."

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

With these tips you should be able to throw a pizza crust like a pro


I've always found it easy to make pizza dough at home -- easy, as long as I wanted a crust that baked up thick, puffy and irregularly shaped. Forming an even, flat, thin circle of dough has been an entirely different ball of dough.

The novice status of my crust was thrown, so to speak, in my face when I picked up pizza at Pagliacci. I jealously watched staffers take just seconds to transform a ball of dough seemingly much like mine into a twirling dervish, then into a supple, flat, even, 17-inch blank palette. The process looked as smooth, inevitable and unattainable as a magic trick. Read More

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Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Natasha Bedingfield: Unwritten

Yahoo! now provides embedded video player code of top music videos. Coolness!

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Friday, March 14, 2008

AFI's ground-breaking filmmaking series, LIGHTS, CAMERA, EDUCATION!

A eleven part AFI series, hosted by actor and director Sean Astin, a step by step guide for planning, shooting and editing video project, tips & tricks for a smooth production and practical advice from working filmmaking professionals.

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Tuesday, February 19, 2008

PORT TOWNSEND: EarthDay, Everyday Videos

A YouTube Playlist Demo featuring Port Townsend, WA Earthday, Everyday video reports from 2006-07.


Sunday, December 30, 2007

Americans more wired: survey | Entertainment | Industry | Reuters

Americans more wired: survey | Entertainment | Industry | Reuters: "NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - About 38 percent of U.S. consumers are watching TV shows online, 36 percent use their cell phones as entertainment devices and 45 percent are creating online content like Web sites, music, videos and blogs for others, according to a new-media survey from Deloitte & Touche.
The findings of the online survey of 2,081 Americans, conducted October 25-31, were provided to The Hollywood Reporter before their official release next month.
The 'State of the Media Democracy' notes that in Deloitte's first edition of the survey just eight months earlier, 24 percent of consumers used their cell phones as entertainment devices, meaning that usage has soared 50 percent."

Saturday, December 29, 2007

NYT: For the right niche, blogs can be valuable tool for marketing


To its true believers at small businesses, it is a low-cost, high-return tool that can handle marketing and public relations, raise the company profile and build the brand.

That tool is blogging, though small businesses with blogs are still a distinct minority. A recent American Express survey found that only 5 percent of businesses with fewer than 100 employees have blogs. Other experts put the number slightly higher.

But while blogs may be useful to many more small businesses, even blogging experts do not recommend it for the majority.

Guy Kawasaki, a serial entrepreneur, managing partner of Garage Technology Ventures and a prolific blogger, put it this way: "If you're a clothing manufacturer or a restaurant, blogging is probably not as high on your list as making good food or good clothes."

Blogging requires a large time commitment and some writing skills, which not every small business has on hand.

But some companies are suited to blogging. The most obvious candidates, said Aliza Sherman Risdahl, author of "The Everything Blogging Book," are consultants. "They are experts in their fields and are in the business of telling people what to do."

Friday, December 14, 2007

Bellevue Community College (BCC) YouTube Contest Finalists

Sunday, December 09, 2007



December 6, 2007 - (Portland, ME) - Today the Games for Health Project ( announced plans for its fourth annual Games for Health Conference. The conference will be held May 8–9, 2008, at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Maryland.

Games for Health announced Humana has signed on as a premiere industry sponsor for the event.Prior to the conference, on May 7, the Project will also host two additional day-long events devoted to virtual worlds and health, as well as games accessibility.

Together, these three days of meetings will cover the intersection of next-generation game technologies, health, and health care. Registration is now open at, and a call for content has now been issued on the site and is available to prospective speakers and presenters.

The Games for Health Project is dedicated to exploring and building on the use of games and game technologies to improve health and health care. The Project was started in 2002 by the Serious Games Initiative ( and is sponsored by the Pioneer Portfolio of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF).

On November 7, 2007,RWJF announced an $8.25M grant to fund new research and continued efforts to build the games for health field, which includes support for the Games for Health Project and primary sponsorship of the Games for Health Conference through 2011.

"On the heels of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s grant announcement, we are proud to launch what we expect to be our biggest and best gathering to date," said Games for Health Project Communications Director and conference organizer Beth Bryant. "The theme this year is ‘Leveling Up,’ which we feel signifies the great leaps forward the games for health community has made since our last major event in September 2006." The Games for Health Conference expects over 300 attendees at Games for Health 2008. “This conference provides a forum for collaborations to emerge between the video game industry and the health and health care industry.” said Chinwe Onyekere, RWJF program officer. “Through these exchanges, we hope attendees will continue to explore how the power of video games can help to solve complex health and health care challenges.”


The Games for Health Conference 2008 will feature more than 30 sessions and an expanded expo, including specific tracks on exergaming and training—two of the biggest areas of activity within the greater games for health field. Over the course of the two-day conference, researchers and game developers are expected to share research, games, and related engineering covering a diverse portfolio of activities, including:

* Exergaming & Rehabitainment
* Health Behavior Change
* Disease Management & Education
* Public Health Messaging & Patient Communication
* Cognitive Health
* Training and Management Sims & Occupational Recruitment
* Accessibility for Games & Disability-Focused Games* Epidemiology
* Pain Distraction & Stress Relief* CyberPsychology
* Entertainment Games About Health or Substantial Health-Related Play
* Health Effects of Games* First Responders & Mass Casualty Training
* Medical Informatics & Health Data Collection* Virtual Patients
* Interface & Visualization Applications* Personal Health & Electronic Medical Record Systems

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Dell Uses Stars To Power Up Sales

Dell Uses Stars To Power Up Sales: "Dell hinges its $2.5 million holiday campaign launching Friday on a star-powered promotional roster that includes Burt Reynolds, Estelle Harris, Ice T, Vivica Fox and Brooke Burke. The celebs will send a message from a dedicated Web site, Yours Is, where consumers can send an e-mail video from the celebrity of their choice, urging friends to chip in on the price of a new Dell product as a holiday gift. The tone of the video message varies according to the image of the celebrity. For Estelle Harris, best known as George Costanza’s manipulative mother in Seinfeld, the pitch is tinged with guilt. The tone from Burke is a soft, subtle sell. Friends can put the gift money in a PayPal account."