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As teacher at the mike downes page, I'm the showrunner at mike downes media too. I make beat sheets and write | verified at youtube | at google+ i've 36,500 followers with 14 million views of my posts & photos | i've a media blog where you find posts on media change & mass communication | and that means my studies on YouTube Audience Retention | analysis habits explained

New for 2015 | making myself into a *proper* youtube creator | making short timeless videos using animations, google earth pro often backed by the 1,142 free music tracks available at the youtube audio library | i've made how to videos in the past & tested prerelease software for google like hangouts 

If you ask, i'll always answer | for a longer read see my post made 30 Jan 2015 http://goo.gl/7LUTc3  .. /mike
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Support & Help for http://g.co/collections is at the link below. As ps, Collections was launched earlier today .. 
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This is a huge, like HUGE and important topic and one that delight and annoys me in equal measure. Every Saturday I get the google official blog and never read it - why? as it talks about the week's trends. Looking at weekly trends is like thinking the US has only the Grand Canyon and nothing else of interest. 
  And like anything else, using Google Trends is a useful way is super rewarding, but skip that intro screen as it shows distracting nonsense. As a teacher, I will always say that (hey, we all know the most successful news website on the planet has distracting nonsense down the right hand side too, so you read one story yet see some celeb trivia that catches an eye). As seasoned researchers, we can do better, and have a clear objective in mind.
  To skip any confusion, I rate google trends as fantastic but realise as google employ a bunch of marketers they will trumpet their wares. The other tool is the https://books.google.com/ngrams ..
  Final bit, to quote +Alain de Botton, News is something that has happened maybe over the last thousand years, not the last fifteen minutes (since you last checked twitter). The globe only really gets real news every so often, unfortunately the Nepal Earthquake was real news, where some guy quitting One Direction was just trivia.
  To be frank, and something I would like to see more of - real journalists breaking from the pack to write about real and important issues. Want an example, then look up +Lara Setrakian of +Syria Deeply ..
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I'm using voice more than ever, not just Search but, messaging, chat typing, calculations, timezones, 2nd to that is Handwriting Input ..
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I'll tell you this and you'll call me a liar Go to https://curator.twitter.com and scroll to Request Access, click link then a Google Apps Form opens up.. I was like what are twitter doing using Google Apps.. ? (perhaps they got it free when google bought them, hahahah) ..
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Good part, great edit to get 40 mins down to 3.29 - great work.. 
However, look +BBC Newsnight DISABLING Comments is a VERY VERY bad move on YouTube https://youtu.be/9o9KcVe1A_g Comments have maketh the world we live in, and youtube has the awesome google+commenting system in place, therefore in one click we get rid of the unsuiatble. Please do not think you, the BBc have to police youtube comments or have a policy in place.. this is the whole issue you made this hangout -- to get on, and be on YouTube for the election ..
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+BBC Newsnight As a comparison, we have https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RDZm9_uKtyo
The Tews, Russell Brand & Ed Miliband with 7,494 comments ..
We have https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OISY8hFVPVI Green party chat, 2,662 comments so far .. 
.. just two examples ..
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proper sound mixing, a real mystery to me, and when I've tried to learn, it's the software itself that puts me off, but that said hey look, will give this s try.. 

+Audacity® wrote, ''Wow.  Feels like being at mission control here.  Amazing software.  I just mixed some symphonic music with some electronica - just to try stressing it - and it transitioned beautifully.  Blown away.  A must for DJs.

Mixxx 1.12 is still in beta.  The team behind it are being very responsible about development and testing.  Send them love.  It's been a long road to here.
 
You’ve done a lot in the past two years. So have we. Mixxx 1.12 Beta available NOW.
Hi Mixxxers -- did you miss us? The Mixxx team has been quietly toiling for over 2 years to bring you Mixxx 1.12. This will be our biggest release ever and we need your help to make sure that it's our best ever as well. We've been doing alpha testing with our dedicated forum users for a while ...
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Fascinating help video from +Google for Media presented by +Joyce Hau. I use site: 99% of the time while searching most websites - and yes public sector websites have notoriously bad search. For those who want more, go visit www.powersearchingwithgoogle.com or look at what Dr +Dan Russell has in his stream. I know the team at +Google for Media seem to live on planes education the global press on stuff like this. News is just fast emerging information after all, not some private club of exclusives. As an end note, I really value the team and anyone can learn and engage from them, folk like +Vanessa Schneider +Nicholas Whitaker +Daniel Sieberg & the firestarter +Richard Gingras ..
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Goodness, this was Feb 2013, over two years ago - still some real lessons in there who want to learn simple video editing and for those looking to reStory a presentation.. 
Sony Vegas Edit Window Video editing is something I've always walked away from, until now. I've said many times before, how I prefer text and the odd photo to time consuming video production. No real surprise how Hango...
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And Kate gives birth to a baby Princess.. expect the web to erupt with the news ..
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+Mike Downes I didn't go this year, either. We were in the middle of some terrible thunderstorms. I figured a free ice cream cone wasn't worth a lightning strike.
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Really like this +hannah mulholland .. As an important sidenote, what is the process that Bucky goes through when you sing? Always see the door closed and Bucky's tail roaming around - maybe prevented from getting your attention, or wanting a walk.. :)
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You have reached a limit for sending mail - Google Product Forums
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You have reached a limit for sending mail, donniccolo, 14/04/15 07:43. Despite not sending many emails, not using many recipients, and not r

AZ Screen Recorder - No Root - แอปพลิเคชัน Android ใน Google Play
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Featured on Google Play Home Page, Android Police, Yahoo News, CNET, Android Central, Droid-Life and more.AZ Screen Recorder is the best app

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Hides all user comments on YouTube. The extension is very lightweight. You cannot turn the comment-hiding functionality off (but…

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Over the last eight months Nelson born brother-sister duo Broods (Caleb and Georgia Nott) have distinguished themselves as one of the most c

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Over the last 10 years, businesses, scientists and hobbyists from all over the world have been using Google Earth Pro for everything from pl

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The BBC News app has been completely redesigned with a fresh look and feel, to bring you more content, greater personalisation and better ov

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Fantastic visit here today for a christening. Lovely to see such a friendly and welcoming Revd. The Church Hall adjoins the Church with such excellent facilities, see the photos..
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Be careful with online prices (at Tesco Direct) compare to instore prices on larger items ie a TV. We had issues which ended up with a price haggle, thankfully Duty Manager agreed with us in the end, and gave us the Online Price.
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On passing by the yard, I was totally impressed by the display of freshly cut timber posts. The smell was excellent too. Here are a few photos, I would certainly loot at more uses to these posts, sure as a fence, but from what I've seen they deserve to be hung on the wall as an art exhibit :)
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Great place for a drink and a chat, great location and free wifi at 9.49 meg, what's not to like :)
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Benefit have moved to a brand new Head Office in the Marconi Building (former New Street Works), I've attached a comp slip with the new address. It was lovely to see some of the radio memorabilia on display - so important as from 1912 this was the first ever purpose built radio factory. Visitors to Benefit Cosmetics should be aware 'Marconi Building' is also another the name of one of the local Anglia Ruskin University faculties, so make sure you arrive at New Street :)
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Always a good visit to this library. Staff are friendly. There is space to sit and read the local paper. Photo was taken 2 April 2015 ..
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Fantastic Village Hall with a ton of facilities. I find the Outdoor Exercise Equipment just amazing, so brilliant to use, have made a photosphere of it all :)
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