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Wanna Learn A Thing, Maybe Two?

I’ll be putting on a troubleshooting session at PodCamp Toronto this year. The title that I came up with, then promptly forgot is “Help! I Have This Mic and I Don’t Know How To Use It!” Hope a few people will bring their gear and we can figure out how to give tips on getting better sound out of it. If you’ll be at pcto ping me and we’ll chat!

How Much

“Last fall, I conducted an experiment: I quietly removed Instapaper Free from the App Store1 for three days, leaving only the full, $4.99 Instapaper app. Not only did sales increase incrementally, but nobody seemed to notice.”

(Via Why Instapaper Free is taking an extended vacation – Marco.org)


I’m really getting behind paying for good apps that look amazing. Instapaper is one, I’d even pay a couple bucks a month for it I bet.

I also love his take on the type of customers you get on a free app as apposed to a paid app. The reviews were better, reasonable. The payment is a barrier, just like PodCamp London!

DeysCast March 30 2009

Trying out Keith White for the first time. More tickets open for PodCamp London, and we’ve added an After Party at Windermere Manor (thanks to Voices.com for the connection)!And I’m working with The London Ontario Live Arts (LOLA) festival doing some social media type things. Check out the Muskox concert they are putting on Thursday (April 2nd) and email me (bill@deys.ca) if you’re interested in doing some cool media colaboration things around the festival!Download: M4V

Ask not what Twitter can do for you…

I’m listening to Wayne MacPhail and Frances Willick’s PodCamp Toronto 2009 session on Social Media and Higher Ed thanks to Robin Browne’s Being Buff podcast feed and after hearing the video (i know…) I thought

“Ask not what Twitter can do for you, but what you can do for the Twitter Community.”

Ya see it seams that some of the students saw Twitter as a vehicle to Get information rather then to ALSO Give it!

I Swim in Different Ponds

On the way back from PodCamp Toronto I had a funny thought. You know that old saying about being the big fish in a small pond? I took that a bit farther and figure that most of us swim in different ponds, they all very in size as do we depending on which pond.In the social media community, partly those at PodCamp Toronto, I’m a pretty small fish, there is a subset of podcasters in that community that I’m perhaps a little but bigger of a fish, and I’m more then happy being there. I’m a substantially larger size fish in a different pond, which luckily happens to be the one where I get my food!, and to my knowledge no one in the social media community is even in that pond.My point is you have to realize your place in every situation and be OK with it OR you have to swim up stream to change ponds!