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Tooltips for syncing slides and video

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VCASMO is a pretty neat tool to sync video and slides. Just sayin’. VCASMO syncs videos fromm youtube or similar sources, and slideshows from slideshow.com. It’s a great little mashup, the results can be embedded either 440 pixels wide (as seen above) or 850 pixels wide:


Then there’s the Adobe Air based service Parleys, which looks very slick indeed. I can’t seem to find the embed code, so I can’t really tell if it’s embeddable. Here’s a demo. (Here’s a quick run-through of Parleys.com’s publishing tool.)


Omnisio actually looked the most promising, judging by the user interface and overall smoothness. It seems, however, like Google has aqcuired the service and is integrating parts of it into YouTube, namely into YouTube annotations. Sadly, that means you cannot create new slideshows with Omnisio. Also, the annotations seemed to be the most annoying part in the demos I watched. (I turned off the annotations after a few moments each time.) Let’s see where we’ll see Omnisio again:

</p> <div><a href='https://www.omnisio.com'>Share and annotate your videos</a> with Omnisio!</div> <p>

Update: The latter two services were added after the initial publish.

Presentation: “What the f**k is social media?”

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Always a big fan of neat visualizations, particularly of complex topics, I found I really liked this 101 on social media by Marta Z. Kagan. Titled “What the f**k is social media“, Marta gives a quick, easy-to-understand rundown of the basic terminology paired with well-presented thoughts on why social media matter:

You can find more in Marta’s blog.

(via CyberSoc)

Slideshow: Free Traffic. Social Media Marketing 101

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At Web 2.0 Expo San Francisco, Muhammad Saleem gave this great presentation on Social Media Marketing. It covers the basics as well as some advanced background info, like about the Digg algorithm.

For further reading make sure to check out the references he kindly provided.

(via Matthias Henze)

Your Brand Is: Their Gut Feeling

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First, a brand is not a logo. Second, a brand is not an identity. Finally, a brand is not a product. A brand is a person’s gut feeling about a product, service, or organization. (…) It’s not what you say it is. It’s what they say it is.

Good stuff. And straight to the point. Without further commenting, I’d like to share this presentation by Neutron‘s Marty Neumeuer:

(via Simon Dalferth)

Forrester: Online Community Best Practices

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Forrester’s Jeremiah Owyang shares this great presentation about Online Community Best Practices. It’s 51 slides packed with useful advices for those of you who are planning to launch an online community of any kind. Note that this presentation won’t save you proper consulting and/or experimenting. But it contains excellent guidelines and is a good point to start from.

Looking into social networks, forums and blogs and other ways of communication to leverage the power of your community? Look no further, or at least have a look at this presentation first.

(Thanks for sharing, Jeremiah!)