What are the best places to look for unedited media rushes? [more inside]
Any great reads about Hollywood's effect on men? [more inside]
Can you recommend some great educational media for my nearly two year old daughter? I am looking for good DVD's, computer / iPhone software, or websites that I can load up for 30-60 minutes a day. I would like something she can learn from, but if she is having fun, that is cool as well. Right now she is a Dora and Diego addict. I just got her a few LeapFrog preschool DVD's that she loves. She can sing her ABC's and can count to 10 in English and Spanish. She is just starting to be able to answer "How does the letter A, B, C, etc. go?' She knows how to flip pages and push buttons on the iPhone. Are there any computer learning games that a two year old could handle. Flash games? iPhone games? Answers to this question do not involve telling me to take my daughter outside. I am familiar with the debunking of Baby Einstein. I would just like to find some good stuff for her to watch, play or interact with. General toy recommendations are good as well.
Where can I find TV and Movies from Spain with Spanish subtitles? I'd like to be aware of current pop-culture in Spain as well improve my Spanish-language skills. I've found quite a few interesting programs on the various Spanish TV channel websites; however, none of them have subtitles. Ideally, I'd like to find some interesting and relatively current TV shows from Spain with subtitles in Spanish. [more inside]
Would it be a good idea to write to a band via myspace to ask for permission to use their music in my student audio project? The project (if it's good) could end up on the school's audio website. If it's really good (and I can't say yet that it will be), it's possible I'd want to pitch it to radio programs. [more inside]
This is one of those questions where I really don't know if I have something wrong with me or not. My boyfriend, who I've been dating about five months and totally adore, very recently saved a woman's life. I think it's crazy and obviously I'm incredibly proud of him. The negative, if it can be called that, is the fact that his sister called one of the newspapers in town and he agreed to do an interview. For some reason, I don't like that; I feel that when you do charitable acts or heroic acts, you should keep it to yourself. [more inside]
What's the best way to manage multiple social media streams? [more inside]
I'd like to lecture/teach a class about how to be a freelance journalist in NYC, any thoughts on where I could offer my services? I'm not a professor, just a jobbing journo.
How far ahead of their scheduled air date are scripted television shows ready to air? [more inside]
Hey you fancy phone app developers... how do you usually charge when you're doing an app for a licensor? What's standard? What kinds of contracts and stipulations do you sign? What kinds of fee structure? And what are the things a SMART licensor should really know and pay attention to along the road while building a new app for the public? (I hope these questions make sense.) [more inside]
Concise explanation of what is wrong with Fox News? [more inside]
I'm looking for software to manage an 8-terabyte media library including audio, video, and photos. Ideally the software would include a web server component to allow you to browse the library remotely. [more inside]
I'm interested in characters that are confident, despite the fact that they are overweight. [more inside]
I'd like to watch the World Cup in peace! Using Windows Media Center 7, how do I silence the annoying Vuvuzela horn? [more inside]
Find me some horrible, unsolicited celebrity endorsements. [more inside]
What is the best way to approach an author for an interview? I'm assuming I go through the publisher, although this author has published just one book. Since I'm a student/independent journalist, I'm wondering whether my email is likely to be forwarded along to the author. My feeling is the author may be interested, but since it's a student piece it's unlikely to sell more books. Should I worry about catering to the publisher in any way in my correspondence -- and if so, how? T
Fellow EU Mefites, how would you compare the coverage of EU politics to the coverage of domestic politics in your national media? [more inside]
OK, so I have a lovely screen on my HTC Desire which caters to all my media needs (Spotify, Radio Paradise, iPlayer). What I would like is a large version of it, on the kitchen wall, which permanantly hooks up to my bluetooth speakers. So when cooking, I would merely touch the wall to get music, video, stream bbc things etc. Cool idea no? So can anyone recommend a cheap touchscreen PC for that purpose (preferably at least a 7" screen), and how hard is it to install android on one? [more inside]
Media center filter: Do the job well, or be cheap about it? [more inside]
Social media? Great! But what do you charge and deliver? [more inside]
I am interested in learning more about legitimate old-school marketing applied to the web, including how it relates to SEO, web analytics, usability testing, email campaigns, social media, etc. I'm looking for books and other resources to help me learn the basics of both technology and philosophy. [more inside]
Need some advice on creating the ultimate media center PC setup [more inside]
Basic Video & Audio equipment needed for an office! What other accessories would an office need along with a Canon 7D and a Zoom H2 portable audio recorder?
Basic Video & Audio equipment needed for an office! What other accessories would an office need along with a Canon 7D and a Zoom H2 portable audio recorder? [more inside]
Does anyone know of any research into social media platforms and the phenomena of looking up people from one's past? Surveys? Sociological Research?
This weekend I'm going to be setting up, installing and configuring Windows 7 Media Center as a DVR. Do you have any recommendations on things to do or not do in order to get the most out of this? [more inside]
I want to ditch cable and opt for things like the Xbox360 and/or AppleTV for the kids to watch the equivalent to DisneyTV, Nik and Cartoon Network. [more inside]
Over the weekend, I discovered the genius that is Alex Day, aka Nerimon. What else have I been missing out on, YouTube wise? [more inside]
Help me build my perfect home media machine. It must play blu-ray discs, browse the web, and stream HD video from internet sources. I have no interest in video games, and little interest in cable TV. Is this something I can buy? If this is something I must build myself, what kind of computing muscle will I need? [more inside]
Josh Harris strongly believes that the Technological Singularity will be reached and the human being will cease to be an individual, while the machine becomes the new king of the jungle.
Is Josh Harris a media stunt? [more inside]
Is there a way I can get Seattle TV channels from DirecTV even though I live in the Portland, OR market?
Is there a way I can get Seattle TV channels from DirecTV even though I live in the Portland, OR market? [more inside]
A decadent chocolate cake you won't regret? Help me find examples of choice and regret in popular/mainstream media, including advertising/marketing, but also on the magazine stand, in sitcoms, etc. [more inside]
How do I put together an HDTV DVR that can wifi stream programs and movies to multiple home TV's? [more inside]
Is there a word for a piece of media (book, song, movie, etc.) that simultaneously sends up/parodies its genre and fits comfortably within it? What are some good examples? [more inside]
What do I charge for managing social media? [more inside]
Research filter: can anybody recommend any books/articles/etc. on rock & pop music media in the late 70's and very early 80's. [more inside]
How can I narrow down a search for a specific company in a foreign country (in this case Brazil). [more inside]
Digital marketing filter. So what resources other than the obvious (mashable, etc) should I be reading in my position as digital marketing mgr for a consumer brand? Books, websites, podcasts - everything is welcomed.
A blog I run stands to get some exposure on television, on radio, and in the newspaper. It's all likely to happen in the next month or so. I'm a little skeptical about conventional media's ability to drive traffic to a web site, and I'd like to know if anyone has experience with what to expect. [more inside]
Please help me get the most out of our new PS3! [more inside]
Should I try to move from the newspaper industry to the book publishing industry? Or is this just jumping from one sinking ship to another? Canada-specific advice appreciated. [more inside]
What film, TV or literary female characters begin as adversaries and end up friendly? [more inside]
The Bay area, a pivotal center of technology, finance, home to CAL, Stanford, and many, many literate folks does not have a semi-decent local newspaper. How and why? Can anything be done? ps: the local "news" blogs are really no better (SFist, beyond chron, etc) [more inside]
For a writing project, I'm researching cases where incorrect information causes individuals to make decisions they would not have otherwise made. The information can be purposely or accidentally inaccurate. [more inside]
Media playback seems to be killing my computer. And my wireless router. And my modem. How is this possible? [more inside]
Looking for songs about computers and digital media. Are there any? [more inside]
Fist incidence of 'crazed killer, internet rantings?' I'm looking for the earliest incident where someone killed another person or persons (using a plane, car, gun, bomb, toothpick, poison, etc) and the media coverage quickly or immediately went to the web for the background, and found it. [more inside]
Stand-alone Video Organizer - Is this possible? Please help me organize (with tags) my video files! [more inside]
Can you think of a good title for a weekly newspaper column on EU politics? [more inside]
Asking for a friend: which organizations in the USA promote government accountability? [more inside]
Converting existing AVI files to play on the PS3 - What is the most efficient method? [more inside]