This Video Clears Up Why You Still Have To Explain To People What Podcasting Is

Nov 2nd, 2009 | By | Category: General, Strange

Google asked 50 random people of different ages and backgrounds in Times Square in New York a simple question: “What is a browser?” The results are pathetic and scary – but they make clear why you shouldn’t assume that people have a clue about how to subscribe to your podcast, how to watch your video […]

Need A Virtual Tuning Fork? There’s An App For That

Jun 4th, 2009 | By | Category: General, iPhone, Strange

Cool/weird iPhone app of the day: Stanton Studio has released ToneTune, a “multiple tuning fork” that helps tune stringed instruments to the correct pitch by ear, “without searching through hard-to-find books or the web.” The application is loaded with standard and alternate tunings, over 60 in all, for guitars and other instruments. Users select a […]

Domino’s Discovers The Danger Of A New Media Vacuum

Apr 16th, 2009 | By | Category: Internet TV, Strange, Streaming Video, Video

Unless you’re living under a rock, you’ve probably heard about Domino’s employees Kristy Hammonds and Michael Setze’s videotaped antics in the Domino’s Pizza kitchen – putting boogers on sandwiches, sticking cheese up their noses and wiping their behinds with the sponges that they use to clean up with. Domino’s quickly had the videos removed from […]

Microphone Tortured For A Year….And Still Works

Dec 19th, 2008 | By | Category: Podcasting Hardware, Strange

Shure SM58 & SM57 mics have a reputation for being reliable to the point of being indestructible.  They’re popular with musicians, because they’re cheap and you can store them in the back of a van without worrying about breaking them. The SM58 is popular with podcasters, too, because it’s fairly cheap and delivers great sound for the price.  Mats […]

Podcasting, n. Now Part Of The Definitive Record Of The English Language

Dec 15th, 2008 | By | Category: General, Podcasting, Strange

The latest version of the Oxford English Dictionary – described as the the definitive record of the English language – has added podcasting: podcasting n. A very new word, for a recent phenomenon, and a great example of how technological change, especially that relating to the Internet and the media, can be a driving force not […]

DIY Drive-In Movie Theater

Dec 4th, 2008 | By | Category: General, Strange, Video

Open Air Cinema has announced the availability of its new 16ft x 9ft Open Air Home Screen, a giant inflatable movie screen. Open Air Cinema sells the 16-foot screen for $999. The company offers two other sizes of its inflatable movie screens for home use. The 12ft x 7ft version is priced at $599 and […]

The Best Political Attack Ads Yet: Star Wars Campaign Ads

Nov 4th, 2008 | By | Category: Internet TV, Strange, Video

See more funny videos at Funny or Die Attack ads from the bitter Palpatine-Calrissian presidential race. via Neatorama

10 Ways To Celebrate Halloween With Internet Media

Oct 31st, 2008 | By | Category: Strange

We love Halloween almost as much as we love Internet media. Luckily, there are lots of ways to get your Halloween fix with new media.  Here are some of our favorites: Watch Night Of The Living Dead On Hulu It’s an hour and 36 minute zombie creepfest. What more do you need?

Personalized Video Paints Grim Future For Non-Voters

Oct 22nd, 2008 | By | Category: General, Strange, Video

A politically-obsessed friend in a nearby college town emailed that she had seen my name mentioned on a “national news website.” Interest piqued, I figured it was a rehash of something I did or said during those heady days of media attention early in the 2008 Presidential campaign, during the Iowa Caucuses, a million years – um, ten […]

William Shatner Spanks J.J. Abrams Over New Star Trek Movie

Sep 19th, 2008 | By | Category: Internet TV, Strange, Video

One of the coolest things about new media is that it lets anybody publish content to the Internet and put it in front of the world.  That’s empowering for individuals and indie content producers, but it’s also empowering for people like William Shatner – who’s using YouTube to talk directly to his fans and explain […]