GoToMeeting Adds Videoconferencing and More Mobile Options

Tech Soup Blog

The web and audio conferencing tool GoToMeeting. Now GoToMeeting users can combine screen sharing, audio and high definition (HD) video in a single meeting. The Apple iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch version is available from the Apple App Store. Telecom Services telework mobile phone mobile phones virtual team Audio Conferencing webinarsjust got better. They've added a video conferencing capability called HDFaces.

Podcasting for Nonprofits

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Podcasting Without An Ipod, Internet Access, or Electricity 2. Meanwhile on this side of the world, via Nancy White : A frequent audio show/podcast about Multiple Sclerosis: From breaking research news, to personal stories, fundraising tips, book reviews, and much more I'm also wondering about removing barriers to podcasting for nonprofits in countries without much infrastructure, like Cambodia. Feedback would be appreciated.

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More on Podcasting Without Electricity. some creative ideas from the Walker

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

We have a couple of projects going on at the Walker Art Center that are audio based. We started off wanting to make audio tours freely available to all of our patrons and we were unhappy with most of our commercial options. We were also concerned that if we used podcasts we would either limit ourselves to patrons who had iPods and who planned ahead to load the files or we would have stock the audio players ourselves.

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That's Art Mobs, Not Art Snobs.

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

s students have produced unofficial audio guides for the Museum of Modern Art and made them available on the Web as podcasts. They are inviting the public to submit homemade audio guides to their podcast feed, which the students hope to make a permanent distribution system for audio guides that anyone can produce, share, transfer to an iPod or other MP3 player and take into MoMA. MoMA provides official audio guides, on proprietary audio devices,for a fee.

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A Few Thoughts on ROI and Nonprofit Technology Cliff Hangers for the #ONTC

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Remember the whole conference will be archived, so you if you can't spend the entire two days online listening in real time, you can always download the audio files and listen later. (I'm I'm planning to download to my Ipod and listen while walking.) NTEN is hosting the Online Nonprofit Technology Conference - a two-day virtual conference taking place on September 16 and 17th. If you are on the fence about signing up, NTEN is offering up 25% discount.

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Podcasting?

Michael Stein's Non-profit Technology Blog

Well, here's a trend that is just starting to break over the horizion - using RSS feeds to provide audio content. But sports, politics, even your typical confessional blog -- all audio -- can be found online. The name, of course, comes from astoundingly popular Apple IPOD. But any news aggregator that supports audio is equipped to lead you into this new world. specification provides an "enclosure" tag that can be used to specify an audio attachment.

Remix Moma - Part 2

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Last week I posted about Dave Gilbert's experiment with podcasting "unnofficial audio guides" at Moma, a project called "Apologia: We love MoMA. These audio guides were inspired by a recent podcasting trend called "sound seeing," in which people record narrations of their vacations so others can enjoy. " Hmm, if they institute an iPod ban, would it be a violation of free speech, elitism, or just be stupid marketing.?

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7 Reasons Nonprofits Need iPads

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Skeptics doubted the iPod in 2001 , but it went on to help revolutionize how people consume music and audio content. The platform lends itself to investments in high-definition movies, high-resolution photos, and audio-clips — stories that help reveal "what your support is accomplishing." Apple's new iPad tablet computer has spawned some mixed reactions. Some over-hype it as "magical" and "transformative."

09NTC Nonprofit Radio: How to Make Podcasts That Promote Your Brand and Engage Supporters

Amy Sample Ward

So, bring your iPods and earbuds, and let’s podcast! general awareness at around 40%, though… people don’t necessarily know they are consuming a podcast, audio embedded in rss etc. if you are recroding with multiple people, you can record them to separate audio files so you can edit more easily. Skype - you will need a 3rd party tool to record the call: pamela, hot recorder, audio hijack pro, quick time pro etc.

A Month with the Palm Pre

Robert Weiner

You also need to decide whether to use iPod-style folders, which some people seem to hate (I'm not using them). It can be used to record audio as well, although it doesn't seem to respond to an external mic. I've had my Palm Pre Plus for a little over a month now. I wrote up my initial impressions after having it for a week. Overall, I love it except for Outlook sync. My major problem with the Pre is due to its lack of a built-in sync with a standalone/desktop copy of Outlook.

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Live Blogging Podcamp: Steve Garfield's Thunderstorm of Podcasting

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

They can listen to the audio, follow links, and leave comments. You Can Use Your Phone or your digital camera with video: He demonstrated how to do an audio podcast with your cell phone and a video podcast with his camera using hipcast. (I His camera is a Cannon SD300, but the newer versions have better audio quality. The settings are decent quality and work on an IPOD. Steve did the video and audio without editing. Steve Garfield's session was awesome!

Podcasting 101 Live Blogging from Boston Podcamp

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Record Two families of mics Dynamic mic - $80 SHURE SM57 or 58is top of the line- any $20 USB mic Castblaster - can que up your audio files and sound effects - DJ tool. Adjust the audio signal and keeps the quality high. Audacity or goldwave can help you get a soft audio louder. When it gets on a portable player, folks won't be able to find your show on their ipod.

Get the Tools to Train and Educate

Tech Soup Blog

Learn to use Apple products like iPads and iPod Touch. Whether you’re training team members, constituents, or members of other organizations, nonprofits can use ReadyTalk's audio and web conferencing services to record audio and video for tutorials and educational webinars hosting up to 25 free attendees at a time. For nonprofits, libraries, and their constituents, training is esse ntial to keep knowledge and skills up to date.

501c3 Cast

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

His show is a reason why every nonprofit should have an Ipod (or at least aggressively drop their business cards into raffles to win one!). One of the things I learned in my experimenting with online audio conversations with others who work in the npo sector is that any way we can make things scannable and quick to listsen to is good. I'm on a little podcasting kick here.

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Internet Strategy on the Cheap: Tools and Resources

Have Fun - Do Good

Built-in mike MicroTrack 2 by M-Audio. You can usually use any kind of headphones (Walkman, iPod, etc.). Tomorrow, October 18th, Eric Leland of Leland Design , and I will be presenting about, "Internet Strategy on the Cheap" at the San Francisco Bay Area Nonprofit Boot Camp. We've compiled a list of Tools and Resources to share with participants, and thought that you might enjoy seeing it as well.

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My personal Blogher To Do List and Reflections

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Do Audio - Thanks to some inspiration from Lisa Williams , I'm over my audiophobia and relieved to know that I don't have shell out the bucks for Ipod to podcast. I have the first few steps to get started now with audio. I'm still dancing on the edges between action and reflection, but wanted to get down some of my evolving next action steps and questions for reflection. It is hard, but if I don't do it now, I'm afraid I'll loose forever. These are in no particular order!

Mom Knows Best: Network Neutrality

Have Fun - Do Good

iPod listeners -- Comcast could slow access to iTunes, steering you to a higher-priced music service that paid for the privilege. Bloggers -- Costs will skyrocket to post and share video and audio clips -- silencing citizen journalists and amplifying the mainstream media.

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Why Museums Need Nike+: Tracking, Gaming, and Architecture of Participation

Museum 2.0

Nike+ is a combined iPod and shoe sensor product that allows users to track every step of their runs. This means you receive real-time audio data while running about your progress (updates each mile), and later, can review your run stats online. On the first level, we're talking shoes and iPod only. Yes, the iPod nano (required for Nike+ use) is functionally a handheld, but it is smaller and more versatile than the devices many museums use for personalized experiences.

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MuseTech Central: A New Resource for Museum Technology Projects

Museum 2.0

Who's doing audio tours on iPods? Which museums have experience creating collection tagging systems? Who tried GPS Twitter craziness and failed? To find the answers to these questions, you used to have to send emails out into the void, hoping you might hit someone who can help you find your way. I know; I send and receive plenty such emails. But fear no longer!

Game Friday: Do Games Have to Be Fun To Be Good?

Museum 2.0

The goal isn't to have fun as much as to pass the time--and games can fill that role as easily as books, ipods, or dropped cell calls. There are lots of experiences in the museum that are "boring," or, to use a less incendiary word, typical--reading text, watching film, listening to audio. Two very interesting articles today by Ian Bogost , courtesy of Gamasutra , about the potential of games as a more generalized medium for interaction with content.

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