Shooting 360 with your phone

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Using, posting #Streetview360 images

Been playing with the Google StreetView mobile app, which allows you to take 360 photos with your phone. If you make it public, it also allows you to embed them in WordPress.com. I added mine to Google Street View, which says “Imagery that was captured by an external contributor and posted to Google Maps is the property of that contributor, unless they have agreed to transfer ownership to a third party.” So, you own it.

But, somehow this shot got corrupted. I’m troubleshooting that.

When I hit the arrow keys on Google maps, the image corrected.

The Cats of Naxos: Mobile reporting from Greece, where they have a large population of feral cats

An attempt at mobile reporting from Greece. I used Pinnacle Pro and edited on my tablet. Worked great but offers  only one video track. I had problems with the audio unrelated to the editing software. , I had to wait until I got a computer to get it up on Vimeo because the audio clips was too big and I couldn’t figure out how to compress it on the phone or tablet. Still working on it, and finding that music.

Also, I recorded it off the radio, so unless it’s a traditional folk song, my use is probably a copyright violation. That means I need to change it — stay posted. It shouldn’t  be hard to find some open source Greek bouzouki music.

May 2018 Cats of Naxos from Tinker Ready on Vimeo.

Data on #news consumption and #macrotrends confirms what we know, but offers surprises

From the news futurists at Columbia:

On June 21, the Tow Center hosted “Digital News in a Distributed Environment” at Columbia Journalism School, which featured the US launch of the Reuters Institute for the StuCapturedy of Journalism’s 2016 Digital News Report, as well as the release of preliminary findings from a new research project by the Tow Center examining the relationship between social platforms and publishers.

The Report, which is the largest ongoing international study about news consumption, supports what we know about the growth of smartphones and social media for finding news, but also looks below these macro trends to reveal a number of surprising results about how people consume news worldwide.

Confession. I’ve not watched the three hour video. But, here it is.