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Social Media Tutorial: What to Post

Watch more at http://www.lynda.com/Facebook-tutoria.... This tutorial explores how to write for social media and provides pointers for posting to social media outlets. This tutorial is a single movie from the Social Media for Photo and Video Pros course presented by lynda.com author Rich Harrington. The complete course duration is 1 hour and 19 minutes long and shows how to use social media to its full potential and leverage the unique benefits it offers photographers and filmmakers. Introduction 1. What Is Social Media? 2. The State of the Internet 3. Social Media Growth 4. Becoming an Enlightened Social Media User 5. Posting Strategies 6. Monitoring Your Social Identity Conclusion

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The Rise in Business Use of Social Media

Watch more at http://www.lynda.com/Facebook-tutoria.... This tutorial explains how businesses engage with social media outlets. This tutorial is a single movie from the Social Media for Photo and Video Pros course presented by lynda.com author Rich Harrington. The complete course duration is 1 hour and 19 minutes long and shows how to use social media to its full potential and leverage the unique benefits it offers photographers and filmmakers.

  • Introduction
  • 1. What Is Social Media?
  • 2. The State of the Internet
  • 3. Social Media Growth
  • 4. Becoming an Enlightened Social Media User
  • 5. Posting Strategies
  • 6. Monitoring Your Social Identity
  • Conclusion

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Facebook Tutorial: Posting Video on the Go


Watch more at http://www.lynda.com/Facebook-tutoria.... This tutorial demonstrates how to post content generated from a mobile device, such as photos and videos, onto Facebook. This tutorial is a single movie from the Facebook for Photo and Video Pros course presented by lynda.com author Rich Harrington. The complete course duration is 2 hours and 25 minutes long and shows how to increase your brand and take advantage of the free features in Facebook to communicate and advertise your photography or videos.

  • Introduction
  • 1. The Evolution of Facebook
  • 2. Connecting with Colleagues and Clients
  • 3. Creating a Company Page
  • 4. Posting Work Samples
  • 5. Managing a Client Project
  • 6. Advertising Your Services
  • 7. Mobile Facebook
  • Conclusion


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Prepping Video Files for Social Media


Watch more at http://www.lynda.com/Facebook-tutoria.... This tutorial explains how to prepare video footage for posting on Facebook. This tutorial is a single movie from the Facebook for Photo and Video Pros course presented by lynda.com author Rich Harrington. The complete course duration is 2 hours and 25 minutes long and shows how to increase your brand and take advantage of the free features in Facebook to communicate and advertise your photography or videos.

  • Introduction
  • 1. The Evolution of Facebook
  • 2. Connecting with Colleagues and Clients
  • 3. Creating a Company Page
  • 4. Posting Work Samples
  • 5. Managing a Client Project
  • 6. Advertising Your Services
  • 7. Mobile Facebook
  • Conclusion

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A Working Definition of Social Media


Watch more at http://www.lynda.com/Facebook-tutoria.... This tutorial defines social media and explores a few social media outlets. This tutorial is a single movie from the Social Media for Photo and Video Pros course presented by lynda.com author Rich Harrington. The complete course duration is 1 hour and 19 minutes long and shows how to use social media to its full potential and leverage the unique benefits it offers photographers and filmmakers.

  • Introduction
  • 1. What Is Social Media?
  • 2. The State of the Internet
  • 3. Social Media Growth
  • 4. Becoming an Enlightened Social Media User
  • 5. Posting Strategies
  • 6. Monitoring Your Social Identity
  • Conclusion

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Why Linked In Still Matters

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I was recently trying to explain LinkedIn to a few family members and friends… in this economy, people are definitely thinking about what comes next or how to protect themselves. But I think this is wrong. Business networking and your professional network can't just be resuscitated when you need it… you need to keep it healthy year round.

I recently came across my business card rolodex book, and I realized what an antique it truly was. Sure I have some pretty cards that are little bastions of miniature design… but they instantly go out of date. Here are ten reasons why I use LinkedIn… the paid version which offers more features.

  1. People move around. People are constantly getting new jobs or switching employers. I need to be able to keep track of them. Once we're connected on LinkedIn, I can find them wherever they end up.
  2. References matter. People have left some nice references and lots of endorsements on my profile. Nothing goes further than references… people really respond well to thoughtful opinions left about your work and character.
  3. Great groups. I belong to several group on LinkedIn. These let me interact with peers in a high-quality forum environment.
  4. Two or Three degrees of separation. Whenever I need a connection into a company for business… I can usually find a connection. It may be a connection that knows one of my connections, but this is an easy way to get the inside track and make a proper engagement.
  5. Targeted business news. I get some great articles from my network… and why I enjoy Facebook and Twitter… there's very little talking dogs, dancing babies, and spammy ads.
  6. A great app. The app of LinkedIn makes it really easy to browse the site and my connections. It also keeps my phone up to date with contact information for my network.
  7. Geographic awareness. Whether I am traveling for business and want to connect (check out Here on Biz) or to filter my lists on the site to find crew and freelancers in my network, I use the site all the time to connect with other professionals.
  8. It's not just resumes. You'll find videos, articles, slideshows, photos, and posts. The site is as rich as any other social media site, but a clearer focus.
  9. Search for jobs or candidates. If you need to look for a job, there's lots of those. If I need to advertise a position, I can go headhunting based on lots of criteria.
  10. See who's thinking bout doing business with you. Depending on privacy settings, I can see anything from their full bio to info about industry and location. This is a great way to see what's on some of your colleagues minds or to spot potential business opportunities.

Trust me… Using Linked In and taking the time to post updates and gather references… really makes a difference. Build your professional network so its strong and vibrant when you need it most.

I guess it's working… I got this in the mail today…. looks like LinkedIn just hit 200 million users…

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Guy Kawasaki Keynote from TAP2013

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We were pleased to host Guy Kawasaki as the opening keynote at the TAP! 2013 Conference. Guy is the author of What the Plus!, Enchantment, and ten other books. Guy is also the co-founder of Alltop.com, an online magazine rack of popular topics on the web. Previously, he was the chief evangelist of Apple.

Guy presented on his new book APE — Author • Publisher • Entrepreneur. He’ll share his vision on how the publishing process has changed – and what opportunities lie ahead.

Here is Guy's inspirational keynote. And it's ready to share, republish, and spread. Help get out message out.

Direct Link — https://soundcloud.com/rich-harrington/guy-kawasaki-tap2013
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Start with a Compelling Title

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The title of your eBook, app, or web video series needs to instantly capture the attention of your audience. Your title is most likely the first exposure someone will have to your digital content. There truly is something to the saying “You only have one chance to make a good first impression.” Your  title has only a few seconds to attract your target audience, grab their attention, and make them want to read, purchase, or watch.
A good title instantly tells people what your digital content is about.  Avoid “clever” puns that people have to think about. I find that being short and to the point works best. Many websites, online stores, and web video directories have character limits as to how many letters can be displayed.
Get to the point and hammer it in.

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Go Figure by the Family Online Safety Institute


Some facts about how youth use technology to access information. This video is a collection of interesting facts about the state of the net as well as usage of portable media players and mobile devices. This video was art directed by me and produced by my company RHED Pixel.

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Using Twitter To Build An Audience

Using Twitter To Build An Audience from Richard Harrington on Vimeo.


Twitter is one of the most powerful marketing tools on the planet, and it’s absolutely free. But knowing how to make it work to your benefit while still attracting and holding an audience takes work. In this free TAP! webinar, Social media experts Scott Bourne and Rich Harrington will discuss the best practices for attracting, building and maintaining your Twitter audience and how to market to them without sounding like a constant commercial. They’ll also talk about how to data mine Twitter for leads.

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Finding Your Tribe Online

TAP 2013 FindingTribes from Richard Harrington on Vimeo.


This is a preview of TAP!2013 — A conference I am helping organize about digital publishing and content.

The widespread use of social networks has fundamentally changed how human beings connect and communicate. In this session, TAP! speaker Alexandra Gebhardt will help you learn how to find your audience ‘tribes’ so you can maximize the impact and exposure of your content and connect with your readers.

We will review the differences in behavior, language, and culture across various social networks including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn and others. You will leave understanding how to fine-tune your content to appeal to the passion and tribe of each audience, the inherent traits that make us ‘human’ and encourage us to help, create conversations, and take action.
You will also learn how to think differently about your target audience and find creative ways to attract new readers who are excited about your content.

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Free Webinar from the Smartest Person I Know on Twitter

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I'm one of the organizer's for a brand new conference called TAP!2013. It's all about digital publishing, social media, app development, and thriving in the new world of digital content creation. To give you a free taste, I'm hosting a webinar with the super savvy Scott Bourne.

Plus if you register for the webinar, you'll get a discount code for the webinar that will add up to $300 off the registration price (nearly half off!).

TAP! 2013 FREE WEBINAR: Using Twitter to Build an Audience: How to Attract an Audience for your Digital Publication or Mobile App


Wedenesday, November 14th, 12:00pm EST

Twitter is one of the most powerful marketing tools on the planet, and it’s absolutely free. But knowing how to make it work to your benefit while still attracting and holding an audience takes work. In this free TAP! webinar, Podcasting experts Scott Bourne and Rich Harrington will discuss the best practices for attracting, building and maintaining your Twitter audience and how to market to them without sounding like a constant commercial. They’ll also talk about how to datamine Twitter for leads.

Join us Wednesday, November 14, at 12:00pm EST!
Sign up for free HERE
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Free Webinar – Finding Your Audience Tribes in a Hyper-Social Digital World

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The widespread use of social networks has fundamentally changed how human beings connect and communicate.

In this free webinar, TAP! speaker Alexandra Gebhardt will help you learn how to find your audience ‘tribes’ so you can maximize the impact and exposure of your content and connect with your readers.

We will review the differences in behavior, language, and culture across various social networks including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn and others. You will leave understanding how to fine-tune your content to appeal to the passion and tribe of each audience, the inherent traits that make us ‘human’ and encourage us to help, create conversations, and take action.

You will also learn how to think differently about your target audience and find creative ways to attract new readers who are excited about your content.

Register for FREE here.

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The Most Useful Report for Media Pros

The Infinite Dial Report is one of the most important documents released each year. There are tons of facts about the consumption of TV, radio, Internet and more. It is a great report that will emphasize your communications strategy.

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THE INFINITE DIAL 2012: NAVIGATING DIGITAL PLATFORMS

Get Your Free Copy of the 2012 Study

  • Facebook, the dominant social media platform in America, increased its penetration in 2012. Today 54% of Americans 12+ have a personal profile on the service, up from 51% in 2011.
  • As observed in 2011, much of that growth stemmed from increased usage by older demographics (45+) while the service continues to be nearly ubiquitous among online Americans aged 18-44.
  • America’s increasing adoption of smartphones
  • A doubling in ownership of Apple iOS devices
  • The ongoing growth of social media, especially among adult demographics

A must read report for all digital content creators – The Infinite Dial 2012: Navigating Digital Platforms
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Photofocus Podcast May 25 – Richard Kelly


Richard Harrington talks with photographer and educator Richard Kelly about important trends for emerging and established professionals. Kelly is the past president of the American Society of Media Photographers and the conversation covers business advice related to pricing, marketing, social media, and contracts for creatives. He also shares a ton of useful resources to help any photographer.

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Adobe Media Encoder: Compressing Files for the Web


This tutorial describes how to use Adobe Media Encoder CS5 to compress large files into a standard format such as an MPEG-4 or H.264 file.

This specific tutorial is just a single movie from chapter two of the Maximizing Your Web Video and Podcast Audience with Hypersyndication lynda.com author Rich Harrington. The complete Maximizing your Web Video and Podcast Audience with Hypersyndication course has a duration time of 1 hour and 27 minutes and shows how to distribute content across all media platforms quickly and efficiently using hypersyndication.

Watch more of this course on lynda.com:
Maximizing Your Web Video and Podcast Audience with Hypersyndication

Maximizing your Web Video and Podcast Audience with Hypersyndication table of contents:

  • Introduction
  • 1. What is Hypersyndication?
  • 2. Using RSS Feeds
  • 3. Targeting Computers
  • 4. Targeting Portable Media Players
  • 5. Targeting Television Sets
  • 6. Targeting Mobile Phones
  • 7. The Importance of Branding
  • 8. Essential Tools to Keep it All Running
  • Conclusion

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Hypersyndicate Video and Social Media with HootSuite



Watch the whole class for free (actually all my classes). Free 7-day trial.

This tutorial describes how to connect multiple social networks together, and how to setup scheduled RSS feeds through HootSuite.

This specific tutorial is just a single movie from chapter two of the Maximizing Your Web Video and Podcast Audience with Hypersyndication lynda.com author Rich Harrington. The complete Maximizing your Web Video and Podcast Audience with Hypersyndication course has a duration time of 1 hour and 27 minutes and shows how to distribute content across all media platforms quickly and efficiently using hypersyndication.

Watch more of this course on lynda.com:
Maximizing Your Web Video and Podcast Audience with Hypersyndication

Maximizing your Web Video and Podcast Audience with Hypersyndication table of contents:

  • Introduction
  • 1. What is Hypersyndication?
  • 2. Using RSS Feeds
  • 3. Targeting Computers
  • 4. Targeting Portable Media Players
  • 5. Targeting Television Sets
  • 6. Targeting Mobile Phones
  • 7. The Importance of Branding
  • 8. Essential Tools to Keep it All Running
  • Conclusion

Watch the whole class for free (actually all my classes). Free 7-day trial.
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It's Time You Got on Twitter

Now, some of you already use Twitter... which means you probably fall into three camps. You either love it, don’t know how to use it, or haven’t gotten past the confusing gibberish to even start. Let me offer some advice to those who aren’t already benefiting.

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Start by Following. Click the Who to Follow button and then look through recommended users as well as search for people you know. Choose 50 people or brands that interest you and read them for two weeks. See what they talk about and what information you’re finding out that you’d likely have missed if you had to search actively for it.

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Complete Your Bio. Make sure you upload a photo and add a descriptive bio. You can also include your homepage which will serve as an inbound link to your site. You are missing opportunities when you don’t introduce yourself properly.

Start Posting. Many on Twitter are simply lurkers. Make sure you get involved. Post updates whenever you add new blog post to your site. Try posting quick tips or observations about photography. Share good news and accomplishments with others. You can also include links to useful articles relevant to your interests. The important thing here is to periodically engage others and comment.

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Don’t Obsess. Twitter is not your email inbox. You do not need to read every tweet that comes in (however be sure to click on the @Mentions and Messages buttons to see tweets about and to you.) You should also not log in and send out too many tweets at once.

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Go Mobile. Put a native Twitter application on your mobile pone. You’ll find Twitter a pleasant companion that lets you keep in touch with your friends and interests. The phone applications make it easy to share photos and video as well as streamline the posting and browsing process.

Switch Your View. You might enjoy your Twitter feed more if you use a helper application. Look at things like Flipboard for iPad or Pulse for Android which turn your Twitter feed into a virtual magazine.

Like all new things, Twitter takes a while to learn and even longer to master. But it does a great job of keeping you informed of important industry news and can lead to a passive intimacy with your clients and fans. This excuse to keep in touch means that you stay in people’s minds... which of course improves your chance of referrals and repeat hires.

Richard Harrington is the founder of RHED Pixel (www.RHEDPixel.com) a visual communications company in Washington, D.C. You can follow him on Twitter @rhedpixel.

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Publishing a Video to Facebook

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Facebook is the most popular social networking site in the world. In fact, in many countries, more than 50 percent of all adults have an account. Facebook is a free service that makes it easy to share video and news with friends, family, and colleagues. Most editing tools can publish directly to Facebook and it supports all major video formats like QuickTime and Windows Media but converts all these formats to Flash Video (and HTML 5 for mobile versions) after you upload.

Here's how to post a video to Facebook:

1. Sign up for a Facebook account at www.facebook.com. If you’re already a member, just log in.

2. Near the top of the page, click the Add Photo / Video button.

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3. Click the Upload Photo/Video button.

4. Enter a description into the field labeled “Say something about this.”

5. You can use the buttons along the bottom of the post to tag people in the video or add location information.Be sure to give details about your video to help the viewer understand the scene.

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6. Click the “Choose File” button to select a video on your computer for posting. Facebook says it supports more than 30 different formats, but it prefers an HD MP4 file. I find using the YouTube preset works great for Facebook. The upload limit on your account will vary, but to increase it, just verify your account on your profile page.

7. Click Post to add the video.

8. A status window opens to show you the progress of the upload. Depending on duration and site traffic, it can take a few minutes for your video to process and become available online.

9. The video is added to your video collection and is posted to your timeline. You can use the standard sharing features of Facebook to tell your friends about it.

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Media and Social Media Symposium by RHED Pixel – Day 2









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My company, RHED Pixel is offering a two day Media and Social Media Symposium. The event will be streaming live for two days (we have several 45 minute sessions). Below is the schedule for day two, Wednesday, October 26. We'll stream these only once… so if you want to catch these live you can watch below or at this link –
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/rhed-pixel-open-house-day-1


10:00 AM EST
Video on the Go: Producing Video for Smart Phones, Apple iOS and Google Droid
Richard Harrington & Mark Weiser — RHED Pixel

11:00 AM EST
Measuring Social Media Results: Real World Metrics
Amy DeLouise

12:00 PM EST
More than 140 Characters: Enriching Twitter and Facebook with Photos, Video, and More
Richard Harrington— RHED Pixel

2:00 PM EST
You Can Hear the Difference: The Benefit of Audio Sweetening
Cheryl Ottenritter –Ott House Audio

3:00 PM EST
Color Grading your Video Project: When You Really Want to Fix it in Post
Robbie Carman — Amigo Media

4:00 PM EST
Fix it in Post: Rescuing Footage from Production Disasters
Brenda Spevak and Adam Martray — RHED Pixel

4:45 PM EST
The Perfect Key: What You Need to Know About Green Screen
Richard Harrington & Xi Lin —RHED Pixel



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Media and Social Media Symposium by RHED Pixel – Day 1









Stream videos at Ustream

My company, RHED Pixel is offering a two day Media and Social Media Symposium. The event will be streaming live for two days (we have several 45 minute sessions). Below is the schedule for day one, Tuesday, October 25. We'll stream these only once… so if you want to catch these live you can watch below or at this link –
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/rhed-pixel-open-house-day-1


10:00 AM EST
Hypersyndication: How to Get Your Social Media and Video More Eyeballs
Richard Harrington — RHED Pixel

11:00 AM EST
Nobody Cares What You Had for Lunch: Practical Writing Tips for Social Media
Mary Fletcher — Fletcher Prince Marketing

12:00 PM EST
DSLR Video: Hollywood Style – DC Budgets
Rich Harrington & Mark Weiser — RHED Pixel

2:00 PM EST
Why 3D Matters: How your Brain Sees 3D Video
Chris Mayhew — V3 Imaging

3:00 PM EST
Hard Drives and Your Media: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You
Mark Fuccio

4:00 PM EST
Five Innovations in Video Editing: How to Work Faster and Smarter
Richard Harrington & Adam Martray — RHED Pixel

5:00 PM EST
From Inspiration to Animation: Motion Graphics Design Showcase
Xi Lin & Esin Ozdag — RHED Pixel

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Not on Twitter? Now’s the Time.

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Apple recently unveiled that Twitter would be tightly woven throughout the next version of their iOS.  IF you didn’t spot this trend, let me put it a new way: welcome to the tipping point.  Apple is about to make Twitter a default method for sharing news, photos, and information with your contacts.  Your phone will literally scan your address book and attempt to integrate Twitter throughout.

Now, some of you already use Twitter…which means you probably fall into three camps. You either love it, don’t know how to use it, or haven’t gotten past the confusing gibberish to even start.  Let me offer some advice to those who aren’t already benefiting.
Start by Following. Click the Who to Follow button and then look through recommended users as well as search for people you know.  Choose 50 people or brands that interest you and read them for two weeks.  See what they talk about and what information you’re finding out that you’d likely have missed if you had to search actively for it.

Keep reading the rest of the article here —
http://www.asmp.org/strictlybusiness/2011/06/not-on-twitter-nows-the-time/
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Tweet! Tweet! : Using Twitter to Reach Audiences



A presentation about using Twitter to reach your audience by Rich Harrington, from the RHED Pixel open house.


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Hypersyndication - How to Publish Your Video to Hundreds of Websites



A presentation about hypersyndication by Rich Harrington, from the RHED Pixel open house.

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TV Networks Thinking More Like Web Marketers

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CBS and Nielsen are pushing for a new way in tracking TV viewership. TV has finally realized that age and sex don't seem to be good predicators of audience behavior. After extensive research, they are pushing for a model based on what people buy and what makes them buy than demographics.

The new categories they are suggesting are:

  • TV companions: For this group, TV is almost always on and is like a member of the family.
  • Media trendsetters: Early adopters of technology and new content, and also 39% multicultural.
  • Sports enthusiasts: Made up mostly of men, but most guys aren't classified here. This group also likes action-adventure programming.
  • Program passionates: Highly involved with favorite shows, and the biggest DVR time-shifters.
  • Surfers and streamers: Most open to watching alternative content on TV and most often using laptops or tablets to multitask while watching TV. They skew young, but include a large component of 50-plus people.
  • TV moderators: Those who enjoy being experts and leading others' choices.

Here's a detailed article on the change – http://adage.com/article/mediaworks/cbs-viewers-age-sex-matter-marketers/149534/

What do you think? To me it seems more like they are catching on to how the web has worked for years.

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Slide Decks from RHED Pixel Open House

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We recently held an open house at RHED Pixel for our clients. During the event we gave several informational presentations. We recorded these and intend to edit and release over the next few months. In the meantime, here are the slides.



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A Creative Timelapse Project I just Finished



22 hours of activity + 5 cameras = 2 Minute timelapse about the impact of diabetes.
RHED Pixel team turned the post in only 9 hours!

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The Business of Intranet Web Video

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Creative professionals know the impact that video has when it comes to changing minds, hearts and attitudes. Nothing is more compelling or effective than powerful visuals combined with meaningful words. With all of this possibility for persuasive message delivery, why then is video in the workplace frowned upon so often? Many corporations have blocked access to most web video portals. Some even go as far as to remove media player software. Their concerns seem to focus on reducing wasted time and protecting employees from inappropriate materials.

Read the whole article over at Creative COW for free –
http://magazine.creativecow.net/article/the-business-of-intranet-web-video/


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Social Media Trends for 2011

Learn 5 New Trends to keep an eye on for 2011.
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Social Media - Is it Real?


It seems that everywhere I turn, social media comes up. Independent producers as well as top studios look to harness social media to raise awareness for their productions. Customers are using it to talk about products and companies they love -- and hate. People look to re-establish their personal networks during tough economic times. Heck, your mother (or your kids) may be connected to you on Facebook.

But is this real? Specifically, can social media help your business grow?

The answer is a bit complex. Let's say it's both real and fake. I'm thinking 60/40. We'll see. You may think I'm being non-committal, but I'm not. The social media movement is filled with a lot of hot air right now. Just like the real estate market, the social media boom will pop.

But people need homes, and people have a real need to communicate with others in meaningful ways. Social media is a real communication medium that can be incredibly valuable, but getting started is like being thrown into a raging river and learning how to swim. It can be overwhelming at first, and if you look for help, you'll encounter a lot of bad advice. That's why I am writing this article, to offer you practical advice and real world experiences about how social media can help those of us who work with traditional media.

Continue reading the article here.


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Some Social Media Statistics


WHY BOTHER WITH SOCIAL MEDIA?

Because it's worth it. Here are a few statistics about the size of social media:

  • 96% of Generation Y uses social networks.
  • If Facebook were a country, it would be the fourth largest.
  • 300,000+ businesses have a Facebook page.
  • Dell has sold $3 million dollars of computers on Twitter.
  • Only 18% of TV campaigns generate a return on investment.
  • Ford Motors spends 25% of its marketing budget on social media -- and didn't need a government bailout.
  • The average American watches 124 videos per month online
  • 70% of 18-34 year olds watch TV on the web -- but only 35% use a TiVo.
  • 24 out of 25 of the top newspapers are experiencing record declines.


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Stay in Touch Through Social Media

Want to keep in touch? We make it easy. You can get news, information, and humor from Richard Harrington through your favorite social media outlets. We're happy to share resources with you, our goal is to improve your digital life.

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Richard Harrington | Video Made on a Mac | DSLR Video

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Keep up on the latest RHED Pixel news

My company often gets the chance to work on some pretty cool things.

If you'd like a new way to keep in touch, we have a Facebook page.

Head on over and check it out.

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Get Your Facebook Privacy Settings right

You've likely heard the recent complaints about Facebook sharing too much information. Turns out fixing your settings can be a little overwhelming with buried options and more than two dozen pages. It's getting pretty tough to get your Facebook privacy right. Fortunately there's ReclaimPrivacy.org.

This site will analyze your current settings, make recommendations, and then point you to the right tab in Facebook to fix it.

This site is highly recommended, free, and easy to use.



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Google Chrome Speed Tests

Google did some pretty cool speed tests with High Speed photography.



Check out the "making of video" to see how they did it.

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Upcoming Conferences


I've been getting a lot of questions about what classes I have coming up.... Well here are the short answers.

MARCH
18 DC SIGGRAPH
23-26
Photoshop World


APRIL
10-15 NAB Post|Production World Conference
18 DC Podcaster Meetup

MAY
15 DC Podcaster Meetup
19
DV User Group


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OK Go’s Amazing Rube Goldberg Machine

This is a great music video and engineering feat.




Plus check out this great article from Wired that goes behind the scenes.

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New Social Media Class in DC and NYC


Here's a new class I am teaching in New York and Washington, DC. I promise to cram in lots of practical advice to get results.

Social Media for Business Professionals
Washington, DC: Tuesday, March 9th, 2010 – Register
New York: Thursday, March 11th, 2010 – Register
Time: 6-9pm
Cost: $199

When used correctly, social media tools can help you reach potential customers and keep your current clients engaged and interested. In this informative session you'll learn practical advice that can be implemented immediately. Such as: - How to use Twitter to share your latest news and keep in touch with your best customers - Learning how to set up a corporate page on Facebook to share video, photos, and information - Keeping your business leads up to date with LinkedIn - Creating enjoyable blog posts and content for your readers Target audience: This class is for business professionals looking to increase business opportunities through social media tools. The workshop focusses on practical ways to establish a social media presence that is both effective and maintainable.


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