Monthly Archives: March 2013

San Francisco 49ers New WiFi

March 29, 2013   |   filed under Cellphone, Participation, Sports, Technology, WiFi

In a move that opens up the possibilities of fan participation during sporting events, the NFL’s San Francisco 49ers are planning on installing a wireless network in their new stadium that will be able to service 68,000 people simultaneously. The stadium, which is currently under construction and set to open for the 2014 season, will host… Read more »

Your City Your Video

March 28, 2013   |   filed under Crowdsourcing, Music, Participation, Photography, Video

For her upcoming Girl On Fire tour, Alicia Keys is asking you to send in photographs that represent your home town. ‘Your City Your Video’ will feature the photos in a video displayed on stage in each city she stops at on the tour. BlackBerry is sponsoring the project as part of their Keep Moving… Read more »

One Day On Earth

March 27, 2013   |   filed under Community, Documentary, Filmmaking, Participation, Video

On December 12th, 2012, people from around the world recorded their individual experiences and submitted them online to help create a shared archive of that 24 hour period. The project is called One Day On Earth and 2012 marks the third consecutive year that this massive, participatory collaboration has taken place. The result is in… Read more »

BandPage Experiences

March 26, 2013   |   filed under Audio, Music, Participation, Video, YouTube

BandPage is company that helps connect people who make music with people who love music. They service over 500,000 musicians to help artists reach out to their fan bases, building deeper relationships. Though there are various other avenues in which bands can connect with their fans, BandPage is now offering once-in-a-lifetime experiences that die-hards can… Read more »

Mass Relevance ‘Dynamic Mosaic’

March 25, 2013   |   filed under Branding, Conversation, Social Media, Start-Ups, Twitter

In other SXSW news, social media startup Mass Relevance has released a new graphical platform called ‘Dynamic Mosaic.’ Lost Remote’s Cory Bergman reports that the platform allows producers to plug in content from all the major social network platforms and display it in a scrolling interface. Content can be highlighted, selected and is displayed in a similar… Read more »

Voice And Gesture Are The Future Of Television

March 22, 2013   |   filed under Advertising, Gesture Control, Technology, Television, Voice Control

Troy Dreier writes that the future of television control will be voice and gesture, that is, according to CCO of Nuance Communications Gary Clayton. Clayton spoke on the subject at SXSW saying that, more and more, consumers want their content as fast as possible. Clunky remote controls and difficult configurations are getting in the way… Read more »

Early Adopters Use Vine For Advertising

March 20, 2013   |   filed under Advertising, Apps, iOS, Social Media, Video

In an article for, Don Willmott lays out some early best advertising practices for brands using the hot new Twitter app Vine. The iOS only app (for now) allows its users 6 seconds of video recording time to document their thoughts/ideas/dreams and turn them into looping videos. Many advertisers that integrate Twitter into their marketing strategy… Read more »

Avicii Finishes Crowdsourced Track X You

March 19, 2013   |   filed under Audio, Community, Crowdsourcing, Music, Participation

Earlier this year we spoke about DJ/Producer Avicii teaming up with telecommunications company Ericsson to create the world’s first crowdsourced hit song. The project, titled ‘X You,’ saw submissions from 140 different countries totaling 13,000 different sounds. Fans voted on the final sounds to be used in the final track. Avicii then used strung those sounds… Read more »

Vyclone Makes Mobile Multi-Camera Easy

March 13, 2013   |   filed under Android, Apps, Community, iOS, Video

  Vyclone is an iOS and Android app that allows users to create multi-camera videos with their smartphones. Concerts, sporting events, and cat videos can now have the production quality of a big budget film (almost). You and your friends can blend multiple clips of the same event into one minute-long videos. There is nothing… Read more »

SXSW Giant Tweet Powered Doritos Vending Machine

March 12, 2013   |   filed under Facebook, Music, Streaming, SXSW, Twitter

The giant Doritos vending machine/stage has graced its presence once again amongst the crowds at this year’s SXSW Festival. The monolithic stage will host a live concert featuring LL Cool J and an opening act voted on by fans. People can tweet #BoldStage to choose the hip-hop legends opener as well as other performance elements… Read more »