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Thursday, August 03, 2006

"Movie trailers" to promote products.

Here's an idea you could adapt to help promote your products and services. And if video production is too expensive (even with students producing it), what about Flash movies?

New in Book Marketing: Online Videos. Some large book publishers are running the equivalent of movie trailers on the web to attract new audiences...
 [MarketingVOX - The Voice of Online Marketing]

2:44:23 PM    

Watch what you say and how you say it!

If you're running Google ads on your weblog, anyway. If your content gets too randy for the search engine's "family safe" policy, they'll pull their ads. But they won't tell you which words will trigger the ad exit.

Overly Sensitive?.

The East Bay Express - an alternative SF Bay area publication - today published a piece about Google's advertising filters and the impact they have - and potentially have - on independent news coverage. It's an interesting read. From it:

[John Battelle's Searchblog]
2:40:23 PM    

Online video content demand strong and growing.

This includes all types of online video, not just entertainment but also educational content. Is it time to catch the wave, or is it too early? Hard to tell, but it would make sense to start going to school on the technology and the markets -- particularly the demand in your market.

Online Video Market to Grow Tenfold in Five Years. The worldwide market for online video content will grow tenfold in the five years leading to 2010, according...
[MarketingVOX - The Voice of Online Marketing]

2:35:15 PM    

For developers and project managers.

If Sourceforge makes you crazy, here's something you should know about.

Sourceforge has new competition from Google.

[Scobleizer - Tech Geek Blogger]
12:57:28 PM    

Can you use this?

Another geek project that might be worth thinking about. Make a portable learning environment? Send your product to customers who can't get online, or who are on the "wrong" operating system?

Build a Bootable Windows Thumbdrive.

(via Digg)
[technology filter]
12:14:14 PM    

Photosynth tool launched.

Not sure how you'll use this, but it's too interesting to ignore. Does not yet work in a browser, but maybe it will sooner or later.

Microsoft Live Labs Photosynth: This is Cool.

John F. zapped me this link to Microsoft's Live Labs' latest release, Photosynth. (He zapped it to me back on Friday, but I wasn't able to post it until this morning. Sorry, John.) This is some really cool stuff. The software basically takes a whole bunch of photos, analyzes them for similarities and then renders the whole thing as a reconstructed 3D virtual space.
[technology filter]
12:10:11 PM    

Jakob riffs on screen resolution.

OK. In case you hadn't figured it out already, Jakob explains everything to you. Geez. Now if only the e-Learning tool vendors will also catch up to most of the users in the world. (via Brent Schlenker)

1024x768 gets the stamp of approval

12:01:21 PM    

Dave riffs on ads and user-generated content.

"User-generated content is actually on the road to nirvana, but it's not a sustainable model in itself. In all that content, which today's companies view as frankfurter meat, undifferentiated slurry, a medium for unwanted hitch-hikers, is the idea for the next iPod, or the formula for peace in the Middle East, the campaign platform for the President we'll elect in 2012, perhaps even a solution for global warming. You just have to believe that intelligence isn't concentrated among the people who rose to the top of the 20th century's ladders to believe that there are nuggets of wisdom waiting out there for the taking, among the minds that created all that UGC."

Making money with ads? Not much longer....

A picture named cabinetBowler.jpg[Scripting News]

11:58:14 AM    

IM your readers and customers.

Meebo is an "embeddable IM widget that you can put almost anywhere on the web! It’s a lightweight, simple widget that enables you (in meebo.com) to see the people who are visiting your web page and chat with them if you’d like." Read more at the link below.

Source:   meeblog
Author:   Sandy
Link:   http://blog.meebo.com/?p=175

Techmeme permalink

11:47:29 AM    

How are your customers looking for you?

Information about how people are searching today. US users accessed 57 search engines during the test period, but only three of them account for 95% of all those searches.

Source:   Bill Tancer - Hitwise US
Author:   Bill Tancer
Link:   http://weblogs.hitwise.com/bill-tancer/2006/08…

Techmeme permalink

11:39:32 AM    

New research tool.

I've been using OneNote for a couple of years for my research and notes, but much as I love it, there are problems. For one thing, I can't use it to collaborate with other people unless they also have OneNote. But it looks like Diigo ("dee go") is going to change that, and do so much more. Skip the gushing review on TechCrunch and just go sign up. Between this, del.icio.us, and elgg, research and collaboration are going to get a lot simpler.

Diigo is a research tool that rocks.

diggo logoI just looked at the new research megatool Diigo and though several bloggers have covered it in the past and in previous incarnations (including our charming leader) I think they really missed the boat when many called it an unexciting entry into the crowded social bookmarking space. This is a web based knowledge worker’s dream come true, it’s the kind of thing that makes me love web apps.

11:33:36 AM    

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