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Capture It. Stream It.

From the Sorgatron Media Creators Newsletter List for April 28, 2016.  You can Subscribe to it here or read the archive!

One of the early tenements of Podcamp Pittsburgh that I was 100% on board with was the idea to capture it and share it.  This lead to me grabbing a video camera, shooting my own sessions, and doing what I could to capture more of the event I was really into over the years.  Now, of course, I work more directly in the event to capture all of the sessions for sharing, of course.

This is something has become MUCH easier since we started over 10 years ago.

This week, I conducted the Intro to Audio Podcasting session for Podcamp Bootcamp.  We usually only have a handful of people, and a small room that we couldn’t really expand in anyways, but it made so much sense to prop up my phone in the back of the room, and give Facebook Live a try. It’s no live stream that we do for Podcamp, or other tech events with some high end hardware, but it captures the event. But I was surprised by the response.  Over 50 views that have watched at lease a part of the video, and one comment from someone watching it along with their class. This gives some great content to Podcamp Pittsburgh’s page, which many have even commented how dead things have been in the recent years, and helped more people experience this.

That’s what makes me excited about the Periscopes, Facebook Lives and Google Hangouts.  These are simpler ways to capture video, moments, and talks that were inaccessible previously. Many times just with your phone.  (which is a super computer in your pocket anymore). Talk to more than those who were able to be there in person.  Spread knowledge. And maybe you’ll find more opportunity as well!

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Facebook Live Overhaul

From the Sorgatron Media Creators Newsletter List for April 7, 2016.  You can Subscribe to it here or read the archive!

Facebook Live is out there.  But what does that mean?  

We have already been able to live stream with Meerkat, Periscope, and Google Hangout.  So the immediate reaction may be “why does this matter?”

Because of the Facebook Factor.

The biggest updates recently including streaming as a Page (ie. I can stream a video on one of my Podcast pages), from Groups, and Event pages.  This can activate your community where it is. As we’ve discussed previously, the more that happens natively in Facebook, the better off you will be there.  We have a great community for the Wrestling Mayhem Show group, or our friends at the International Wrestling Cartel Group.  Now, you could drop in with a stream from one of our shows to either, automatically connecting that groups already established fan base.

We talk before about operating where your audience is.  And many of them are on Facebook.  And now your live streaming video can be too.

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Basic Sorganomics

Basic Sorganomics: Facebook Live!

Facebook Live Video has been rolling out since the beginning of December, and now many are finding it on their iPhone apps. What makes this offering different than Periscope and Meerkat?  What can you do with it now and how can we work around the limitations to use it for your business?

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