RSS

Tag Archives: Hurricane

Why SoundCloud rocks

Whenever I get tired of reading the news, I switch to SoundCloud.

I’m currently doing a series of lessons with my students on audio, and having them experiment with the power of voice. (I know: It fits nicely into the theme I’ve been plugging in my book, Chat Republic.) Truth is, young people are enamored by video, and instinctively see audio as its poor-relation.

But ever so often, one of them says something in a microphone that makes them realize how simple and real an audio experience could be.

Here’s one that is part of an NPR experiment itself. An experiment to study why audio seldom goes viral.

It’s almost impossible to listen to this and not (a) feel close to the event (b) wonder how someone managed to record this near-death experience.

 

Tags: , ,

Remembering Jeret Peterson

The sad news today from Park City, Utah brings memories of some work I did with a  client in Park City last year.

I was working with former Olympian, Sean Smith who, in a few days before he left for Vancouver, learned the ins and outs of sending in video podcasts from his phone. Online and off, he brought me up to speed about the different categories, and whom to watch. He would upload the videos and I would post them within minutes to the blog, for my client.

Jeret “Speedy” Peterson was a name that kept popping up as Sean was confident that the ‘Hurricane’ would certainly earn Jeret a medal. It did.

Below is a short clip of Sean’s excitement about the Speedy.

My thoughts and prayers are with the Peterson family. Your son was truly a legend!

 
Leave a comment

Posted by on July 27, 2011 in Social Media

 

Tags: , , ,