Tag Archives: Video

Twhirl

After trying Digsby for a week, I have now downloaded and installed Twhirl. Digsby had more options for other social sites like Facebook and MySpace, but it was extremly slow.

So far Twhirl has met my expectations of what I wanted in a 3rd party Twitter client. It is customizable and loads quickly. I will continue to try other Twitter clients but so far I am satisfied with Twhirl.

Twhirl has been aquired by the video chat service Seesmic, here is a good post at Seesmic to explain why.

Online Income

Seems everyone wants the answer to the instant online income question.

After spending the last 20 years online in one form or another I can honestly say that there has never been another time that allowed us to make money so easy as there is right now on the Internet. Now having said that, I must also say that it is not as easy as some have come to believe.

I am not going to go through all the ways you can make money online, there are a thousand blogs out there that will do that for you. If you want a real condensed list I would recommend this Shoemoney video.

What I wanted to do today is tell you one thing. Keep an open mind.

Just because someone said this way or that way was good or bad is not enough reason to make your mind up on a system. And be willing to give things a second try. Something that did not fit you 2 years ago may now be a perfect match. As your time online increases and your knowledge evolves so do some of the systems you have experimented with in the past.

If you are really interested in online income, do not take things at face value and give them just 10 minutes of your time. There are no instant fixes. Yes, there are people who have had instant success, but most of those are cases that can not be duplicated due to a lot of factors. The word WORK should not be just another 4 letter word. But try to find the type of work that fits you, your style and your schedule.

Keep an open mind, every now and then go back and revisit things that you have looked at in the past.

You never know, that perfect online income source may be something you have overlooked or even tried before!

Video Blogs

Is 2008 going to be the breakout year for Video Blogs?

Video Blogs are also referred to as Vlogs, although I am not sure that rolls off the tongue as well as Blogs, and they have been gaining ground over the past year or so. Two big factors fueling this are the cost of digital video cameras and the purchase of YouTube by Google. Face it, if Google buys it, it must be something worth looking in to, and everyone rushes in.

Mike over at MusicRamble.com posted a small list of Music YouTube Channels and it is obvious that a lot of musicians are starting to understand the value of having their own YouTube channel. Combine this with the news of Google partnering with Panasonic to develop TV’s geared more towards Internet content and the Vlogging picture starts to focus a little more.

Just think, you can have a YouTube channel and be on TV. It don’t get no easier than that.

And yes, I already have the CyberCoder YouTube Channel.

Now, who will take advantage of Vlogging and become the next (or first) Internet Video Star?

Update to YouTube and Adsense Video Units

Here it is, we finally have a working YouTube player with Google Adsense Video Units.

Link : YouTube Videos

There are a lot of limitations to what videos you will can currently play with this setup.

Basically it is either contextual or based on a YouTube category. It will be interesting to see how this progresses. I like the idea, but as usual with anything new there will be a lot of testing and adjusting to get a system that makes sense to the end user and satisfies Google’s plan for monetizing video.

Google Adsense Video Units & YouTube

According to this post on the official Google Adsense Blog the new Video units are now available to use. Everything reads great, however, it’s not there?

I have gone through all the Official Google press and tutorials and the Video Units are not showing up in the Adsense setup as advertised. So I guess it is just a waiting game now. The system looks pretty good from the blog posts, there is also a post on the Official Google Blog.

The main question I have is whether the Google AJAX Search API will be included to offer the video units?