Do you want to create videos without having costly equipment?
#1: Choose Your Channel
Instagram allows you to post videos 3 to 15 seconds in length.
Vine lets you publish videos up to 6 seconds long.
YouTube offers the ability to upload almost any video regardless of length or quality.
#2: Choose a Video Style
stop motion, time-lapse and standard video
#3: Shoot a Stop Motion Video With Vine
#4: Shoot a Time-Lapse Video With Hyperlapse
My note: Time-Lapse Video is available on the new “Camera” feature of iPAD and iTouch
#5: Shoot a Regular Video
#6: Edit Your Video
As a medium for condensing long experiences into brief episodes, time-lapse video is a perfect way to deliver your message to social media users with fleeting attention spans.
#1: Show Visitors What to Expect
#2: Create Buzz for New Products
#3: Sell the Experience, Not the Product
#4: Pull Back the Curtain
#5: Give a Tour
#6: Build Excitement Around Events
#7: Highlight Product or Service Features
#8: Tell a Story
There is a movie about a middle-aged cook, his early-teen son, who TWEETs and VINEs and helps his dad’s career: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2883512/
Good actors but weak plot and movie. My blog entry is not about the movie quality, but about the notion that social media is saving the main character’s career and helps him self-promote.
This Week in Social Media:
Vine becomes more complex/potent and gets in closer competition with YouTube, Twitter gets in a closer closer competition with Facebook, YouTube becomes more complex, Facebook is further pushing adds in our lives, LinkedIn gets closer with SlideShare
Vine Introduces New Camera: “The new camera offers powerful ways to edit your videos, as well as the ability to import existing videos on your phone and turn them into Vines.”
Twitter Updates Timeline Feed: “Additionally, when we identify a tweet, an account to follow or other content that’s popular or relevant, we may add it to your timeline. This means you will sometimes see tweets from accounts you don’t follow.”
YouTube Updates App: “This YouTube app on TV will make it easier to find what you want through the Guide, and it brings you all the playlists, shelves and branding from channels.”
Facebook Updates Ad Policy: The change increases “the number of times people can see ads from a page in their news feed per day.”
LinkedIn Announces Rollout of Premium Features to All SlideShare Users: “Now, all users will have access to our most popular premium features that include detailed analytics, profile customization and additional upload options, like video and private uploads.”
5 Creative Ways to Drive More Traffic to Your Blog Posts
Promote Your Article Across a “Wider” Variety of Platforms
Here are some examples of smaller networks:
- Quora.com—A question/answer-based website founded by two former Facebook employees. What makes Quora unique is that all content is created, edited and organized by its user community. The user base tends to be more business- and academic-oriented.
- Tumblr—A microblogging site that recently made headlines when Yahoo! acquired it. Its user base tends to be younger and more “hip,” making it the perfect platform to share edgier, niche-based content.
- Empire Avenue—Part social network, part social media marketing tool, Empire Avenue uses gamification to enable users to broadcast content across all of the other social networks. The primary members of EAv are small businesses, social media professionals and blogger
Grab Viewer Interest With Different Types of Media
promote your posts with images, audio and video.
#1: Use Dubbler to Give a Short Audio Introduction
#2: Create a 6-Second Preview of Your Post with Vine
#3: Create a SlideShare Overview of Your Post
#4: Pin Your Post to a Pinterest Group Board
#5: Instagram an Image From Your Post