• YouTube Analytics – Audience Retention (Drop-Off) Metrics

    YouTube’s been rolling out a lot of great new features in the last few months, but YouTube Audience Retention (i.e. Drop-Off)  metrics  was my favorite pseudo-enterprise-level-service addition. It lets you see where viewers stopped watching. For example, within the first 10-seconds, 30-seconds, or 60-seconds (common drop-off points in online video). You get to watch your …

  • TourKick’s 2011 Year-in-Review

    TourKick is a constantly-evolving company that has succeeded at keeping up with the pace of new requests, in many areas of business and marketing. 2011 was a great year in terms of customer satisfaction, with many compliments and no complaints about the value received from our services. Of this, we’re very  proud and humbled. Here …

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    Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 for the adventurous beginner

    Is it Photoshop or is it Lightroom? Adobe Photoshop Lightroom  (LR)  is a stand-alone  image-processing and media management  program that, optionally,  integrates with Adobe Photoshop (PS). The two programs serve different purposes  and one does not require the other. PS is excellent for advanced  single-image  editing. LR is sufficient for most image processing actions and …

  • A Warm Welcome for WordPress 3.3 “Sonny”

    WordPress 3.3 “Sonny”  was released last night. It’s a great version update, with the long-awaited, much-improved media manager/uploader.  There are many other useful updates that I know will be appreciated by iPad users and others across the world. Enjoy this WP 3.3 video introduction. (flash only – blame WP VideoPress) Also, don’t forget to upgrade …

  • iPhone camera shutter button – POPA

    The big red button for your iPhone. Buy POPA

  • Annotate websites and share your edits (Freebies)

    Publish annotations for any website Markup any website and share your annotations: http://markup.io/ Allow Screenshot-ed Feedbacks on your own Site Add a magical “take a screen shot, annotate it, and submit it” button to your own website: http://www.jotform.us/wishbox/ Why? Showing is better than telling. A picture is worth a thousand words. It improves communication. What …

  • Imagining Google Street View coming to life

    Having functional, usable technology is beneficial, but, when it’s also beautiful, there’s something inside you that just feels good. Below is a video titled “Address is Approximate” that imagines Google’s Street View bringing life to small  action figures and props via an Apple computer. (Vimeo video and Vimeo description below.) Enjoy. Address Is Approximate from …

  • DIY iPhone Videos for Real Estate

    We here at TourKick provide professional-quality, High-Definition (HD) videos and other techie services. For those Realtors out there who want to discover (and possibly master) DIY Video, it doesn’t get any easier than using an iPhone, because it’s always with you. For step-by-step instructions, along with how-to videos, check this out: http://next.inman.com/2011/11/super-simple-tips-for-getting-started-with-video-on-your-iphone/ And when you …

  • Video: “WordPress, the Category Killer” for Real Estate Websites

    In case you didn’t know, TourKick provides technology services like WordPress websites and hosting. Most clients either already have WordPress and need some tweaks or want  WordPress. But for those of you who need a new or improved website and don’t know about or don’t yet love WordPress, here’s a video from the 2010 Real …

  • How to Create Video for Real Estate, a Free Realtor.com PDF

    The Realtor.com PDF is a brief introduction into video for Real Estate. There aren’t any “do this and kabloom” amazing tips or anything, but it’s straight-forward. PDF: Creating Compelling Video Designed to Engage Online Consumers Highlights 82.5% of Internet viewers watch video online…and it’s getting even bigger. (comScore Online Video Rankings, February 2011) 75% more …

  • Big, Smart Ball of Camera that You Throw in the Air!

    Great idea, great implementation. Fun and functional! http://jonaspfeil.de/ballcamera via FStoppers.com

  • November 2011 GTAR Edutainment Day Presentation

    As a member of the Greater Tulsa Association of Realtors (GTAR), it was an honor to be asked by my fellow members to speak at the November 3, 2011 GTAR Edutainment Day. I presented about video for real estate listings, and it was very well received. Slideshows aren’t real videos, and we want “real videos …

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