Web1.0 Workshop: Web Presence Basics for Bands, Brands, Bloggers and Businesses

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The owner of Alloy Productions, Matt Jacobs,  is holding a workshop for people interested in expanding the web-presence of their band, brand or business. We are calling this workshop “Web1.0” and it will be the first of its kind to be offered in the area. “Web1.0” will focus on the importance of maintaining a website/blog and social networks. Matt will give a short presentation and will leave plenty of time to answer your questions. This workshop is not about how to get more “Likes” on Facebook or more “Followers” on Twitter, but we will touch on the importance of engaging that audience.

The event is open to all comers, but we would like people to email us or click the “Attending” button on the workshop’s Facebook Event Page if they plan to attend so we can be prepared. The purpose of signing-up, is so we know how many people to accommodate when it comes to refreshments, chairs, etc… We do have a limit of how many attendees will be permitted in the room, so we may need to setup a second date for the “Web1.0” workshop. We want to make sure that the people that are interested in this workshop get a chance to attend.

Sign-up is simple enough, just send an e-mail to matt@alloyproductions.org with “Web1.0” in the subject line. Make sure that you include you’re first and last name, the name of your business or organization, a link to your current website/blog and what type of organization it is (i.e. band, business, non-profit organization or self). You can also click the “Attending” button on the Facebook Event page and ask questions or leave comments there or to sign-up!

We are hoping that this will be the first of a series of these workshops. We will continue to host these “Web1.0” workshops as long as people are interested in attending. We also plan to hold “Web2.0” workshops in the near future that will focus on advancing your web-presence even further for those interested in audio/video podcasting.

If you have any questions about whether or not this workshop is for you, feel free to ask them here as a comment, asking them on any of our social network pages or by e-mailing them to matt@alloyproductions.org.

“Web1.0” Workshop Details:

Place: Albany Public Library 2450 14th Ave. SE Albany, OR 97322

Date/Time: June 28th, 2012 from 5:00 pm – 6:oo pm

Cost: Free

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Mortal Kombat: Tablets vs. Computers FIGHT!

Photo Credit: PC World – 10/26/11

I recently picked up an iPad. The reason behind this is because my laptop (which has a loose battery) will up and shut off from time-to-time. This is very embarrassing when it happens in front of a client, during a consult. That has ACTUALLY happened to me. Feel free to ask Ashley over at Loafer’s Station is you need confirmation. I thought to buy a new laptop, but realized that there are a ton of useful accessories out there for things like iPads, so I went with the iPad. Being that this is fairly new purchase for me, I haven’t had the chance to play with the full functionality of the iPad as being a solid replacement for my laptop (I am getting ready to purchase some hardware that will allow me to hook my mixer and mics up to the iPad so I can podcast from it) but from what I know about the hardware that exists out there, I don’t see why I couldn’t make a full and complete transfer.

After I started using my iPad for updating Twitter and such, I got a question from someone via Twitter that spurred this blog post. To preface this embedded Tweet, Stephen (the person that raised this question; as you will see below) and I were discussing how much I liked my new iPad. That led to a Twitter conversation about a meeting that I had attended the night before. I know Stephen and I know that he is a big fan of Android devices.  So that is what led to this exchange:

That made me start thinking about the topic, so I promised him that I would do a blog post on the subject, and took to Google later on to get some figures. This is that blog post…

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Event: Web1.0 Workshop

Click “Attending” on this Workshop’s Facebook Event Page

The owner of Alloy Productions, Matt Jacobs,  is holding a workshop for people interested in expanding the web-presence of their band, brand or business. We are calling this workshop “Web1.0” and it will be the first of its kind to be offered in the area. “Web1.0” will focus on the importance of maintaining a website/blog and social networks. Matt will give a short presentation and will leave plenty of time to answer your questions. This workshop is not about how to get more “Likes” on Facebook or more “Followers” on Twitter, but we will touch on the importance of engaging that audience.

The event is open to all comers, but we would like people to email us or click on the “Attending” button on the Facebook event page if they plan to attend so we can be prepared. The purpose of signing-up, is so we know how many people to accommodate when it comes to refreshments, chairs, etc… We do have a limit of how many attendees will be permitted in the room, so we may need to setup a second date for the “Web1.0” workshop. We want to make sure that the people that are interested in this workshop get a chance to attend.

Sign-up is simple enough, just send an e-mail to matt@alloyproductions.org with “Web1.0” in the subject line. Make sure that you include you’re first and last name, the name of your business or organization, a link to your current website/blog and what type of organization it is (i.e. band, business, non-profit organization or self).

We are hoping that this will be the first of a series of these workshops. We will continue to host these “Web1.0” workshops as long as people are interested in attending. We also plan to hold “Web2.0” workshops in the near future that will focus on advancing your web-presence even further for those interested in audio/video podcasting.

If you have any questions about whether or not this workshop is for you, feel free to ask them here as a comment, asking them on any of our Workshop event page on Facebook or by e-mailing them to matt@alloyproductions.org.

“Web1.0” Workshop Details:

Place: Albany Public Library 2450 14th Ave. SE Albany, OR 97322

Date/Time: May 20th, 2012 from 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Cost: Free

Connect with Alloy Productions on:  Facebook | Google+ | Linked-In | Twitter

Providing Content to Create Interaction with Your Online Audience

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Interaction with your online audience is very important. Whether your online presence is strictly catered to business and your online audience is your customer/client base, or you’re a blogger trying to maintain a readership. There are a couple of important things to keep in mind about interacting with your online audience. The most important being to provide them with content. If you don’t engage your online audience, then they will go away.

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As you may or may not know, every podcast that has been put out by Alloy Productions in the past (this list includes Alloy Podcast, Bullet Tooth Podcast, Rip City Podcast, the Stephen King Fancast and the Stephen King Movie Club) was hosted through Mevio. Alloy Productions was one of the producers that was largely affected by this “pivot.” What I mean by affected, is that the two years of experience that we have in the podcasting realm, is no longer provable, because those past episodes have been deleted from Mevio’s servers and no longer exist. This one action by Mevio, with no prior warning, has made it virtually impossible for us at Alloy Productions to prove that we have been podcasting for as long as we say we have, as we no longer have a backlog of episodes that we can point people to so they can verify our claims themselves. We will be asking people that we have collaborated with in the past to come to this blog posting and leave a comment saying when they were involved with our project and with which project, in hopes that we can use this posting as some sort of verification of our past podcasting experience.

This will not stop us. The Stephen King Fancast is on a short hiatus, until a new hosting situation is worked out, and the Stephen King Movie Club is now available only as a YouTube show. The rest of our podcasts have been shut down and will remain out of production. This is a trying time for us, but we will move on.

Posted by: Matt Jacobs