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Yesterday I found about StageIt. According to their website:

“Where performers can broadcast LIVE and interactive experiences directly from a laptop, while offering unique fan experiences that are never archived. “

This looks like an amazing tool for indie artists, bands, labels and more!

Watch their demo video:

Let me know if you use it, I’d love to see what you do with it!

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With so many new social media networks added to the internet daily, it may become overwhelming to navigate through the masses. Conversely, it may seem equally daunting for any new one to have a viable chance at even the slightest hint of stardom. Fandrop, a  platform for Fandrop, a new discovery platform which allows users to capture fragments from their web browsing experience, was able to land first place at the Founders Showcase in Mountain View within 4 weeks of its launch in August.

The founder of Fandrop, Kenzi Wang, a serial entrepreneur, came up with the idea when he realized the internet is such a messy place and in need of defragmentation.

Fandrop’s technology allows for a collation and indexation of fragments (be they videos, maps, flash games, images, articles, etc.) a and it allows you to share and discover said fragments. What makes the site especially unique is that you can share and discover any fragment of a page while still preserving all original functionalities. This means that you can now upload any clips at your discretion, then organize these discoveries into collections to share with others.

Let’s say for example that I go online to look for the best Valentines Day photos that I want to share on my blog or social networks, I  can do a search on Fandrop, tap and highlight the given fragment on the web—the clip does not need to be the entire natural, image—and share it with his online fandrop community.

In fact, here’s a collection of “Best Valentines Photos” from Fandrop!

Clicking on the dropped fragment itself can lead you to even more information. It can direct you to the blog that published the clip, the full directions on how to buy the product, or even a link where users can purchase the product itself.

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Sir Alan Teruel, esteemed software engineer, described his reason for spending hours on the site every week despite the other popular social networks out there.

“Fandrop makes its easy for me to share and discover the exact information I want, and care about, with my friends. I really like the fact that I can point to the information that I care about, and share that. For example, I read tech blogs like Venture Beat, GigaOm, The Next Web, Vator, and Forbes. I will find quotes from a specific technologist to share, and exclusively that information. It’s exact and to the point, unlike other news and information portals that provide just links.”

Interested in trying out Fandrop? Get an invite to the beta here!  

Follow Fandrop on Twitter and Facebook 

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Introducing “Social Scrub” a marketing and best practices review service of  Threethirtypm for companies, brands, non-profits, churches, and more!

[Disclosure: Threethirtypm is a marketing startup co-founded by myself and my wife, Sharon]

Here’s a quick description of what the service provides:

The “Social Scrub” service provides you with marketing audit of the following areas. The fact-finding process takes 2-5 days depending upon availability of persons needed. Once the fact-finding is complete, a report is delivered within 7-10 business days that includes comments, observations, and best-practice suggestions. 

Find a complete list of the what services entails by clicking here.

The List

January 14, 2013 — 1 Comment

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-Welcome to week #2 of “The List.

-Let’s start off with a little comic relief, shall we?

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[brought to you by Kerry Callen]

  1. -If you love comic books, take a gander at my Pinterest board.
  2. -Every Friday I get Gizmodo’s iPhone Apps of the Week. A handy list of new iPhone apps. How do you discover new apps?
  3. – Checkout Indie Admin: With CopyrightSolver’s INDIEadmin, independent artists finally get the same services and support that only major artists and labels have enjoyed up till now. Ideal for churches, songwriters, worship artists, bands, movies.
  4. -RIP @rickcaffeinated aka Rick Stillwell, a well-known and loved early adopter of social media died Friday of natural causes while driving his car http://bit.ly/11nA97f 
  5. -A fundraising page has been established for the family http://bit.ly/Sp8hNv 
  6. – Last Wednesday I had the opportunity to hang out with my my friend author/blogger/speaker Jon Acuff here in Colorado Springs. I’ve known Jon personally for about 4 years. He works for Dave Ramsey in TN and has a new book coming out this Spring.  Find out more about Jon on his blog http://www.jonacuff.com 
  7. -I’ve been part of a private beta for Newsle http://newsle.com.  Newsle finds articles about you, your friends and colleagues, and anyone else you care about and notifies you minutes or hours after they’re published. I get updates via email on breaking new articles on people I am connected to. Welcome to the new world of PR!
  8. -I’m officially the Sr. Editor/Connector for PastorEquip.com , a resource community for pastors who are actively leading in the church. We support pastors as they engage and lead their communities
  9. That’s all for now…What’s new with you?

-JG

 

 

The List

January 5, 2013 — 1 Comment

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Hey there, I have no idea who is reading this particular blog post. Here’s a fun game, pick a social media network and connect with me this week, if you haven’t already.

Welcome to “The List”…it’s really just a list of stuff that I am going to share with you. Think of it as if I have invited you to my home for our annual Gray family New Year’s Day gathering. You walk in and find the buffet table. There is my famous clam chowder (I might share my recipe someday), Sharon’s (my wife) spinach rolls, chips, meatballs, sandwiches. You might not like everything on the buffet, but I bet you’ll like a lot of it, we set it up that way and get imput from our guests on what was good and what wasn’t.

So, the “The List” is a buffet of tips, insights, etc. Here’s List#1

-A good friend and mentor taught me to use bullet-points. For some reason, it’s just so much easier to write something with the “-” as the opening act. After a meeting I email the parties involved with a set of bullet points with follow-ups, action items, thoughts, etc.

-I’m testing out a analog productivity system created and used for years by my friend Tac Anderson. Tac works at Amazon for their Customer Experience Strategy group. Prior to that he was a VP for Waggener-Edstrom in the U.K. So far I’ve had fun testing the system. I love the quote Tac uses by Dwight Schrute: “I keep secrets from my computer.”

-I refreshed my company website, Threethirtypm.com.  Our typical client has been books, music, causes and agencies. Since August we’ve had some amazing experiences with clients. We are a faith-based marketing startup. My wife Sharon and I co-own the company. We have put so much work into planning, developing and strategizing to build a sustainable business model. And when I say business model, I believe in one this is not only fluid, but is in a constant state of being tested. This only happens through consistent dialogue, review, and more.

-My friend Travis Thrasher released his new book “Hurt: A Novel” that wraps up his “Solitary Tales” series. You can read my review on Amazon here.

-I’m working from a stand-up desk most of the week now. If you can get over the sore feet (they come and go). Your back will thank you.

-Take a look at “Akses”  Digital Bible Library. Akses™ (pronounced “access”) Digital Bible Libraries bring local language Scripture into closed, restricted, and poor nations. The goal: to sow the seed of the Gospel in some of the most difficult places on earth. If your church is interested in getting involved, connect with me.

-I’m involved in a new project called “Pastor Equip”  Our goal is resourcing the church. We have some amazing content planned for the next year!

So, that’s end of today’s list. Let me know what you think!

-JG