[Editorial] Dolphin, Whales and YokosoNews






Earlier today, one of my YokosoNews contributors traveled to Kumano, Japan. And he went to eat the local cuisine which include the dolphin. Then he posted the photo on YokosoNews Facebook page. I immediately deleted the photo from the YokosoNews Facebook Page. But I would like to take this opportunity to express my personal opinion and my premature plan. I’m writing this on my personal blog because this is not the official final plan of YokosoNews. But it’s good to share my developing plan of YokosoNews as the first step to become a real social media and the bridge of Japanese culture… and get your feedbacks. Lessons from the past […]





New design!






I just installed the new theme for my blog. I hope you like it. Although concrete5 is much superior in theme design whereas WordPress is very hard to design a theme, WordPress is still the key player of CMS, especially as a blog platform. It’s very good as maintaining a number of simple title-and-text contents.





FMLE: How to Ustream the HD, High and Low quality multi streams






Using Flash Media Live Encoder 3.2 (FMLE), you can now stream 3 different quality of streams using Ustream like SpaceVideoCast.com SpaceVidCast http://www.ustream.tv/spacevidcast As on June 6, 2011, you can only 1st Stream will be labeled as “HD” 2nd Stream will be labeled as “High” 3rd Stream will be labeled as “Low” No matter what your quality setting of FMLE. That’s probably why Ustream has not officially put this how-tos in their support yet. Requirement for this tutorial In this tutorial, you must have Fast Windows or Mac faster than Intel Core2Duo i7 6 Core Processor) Fast Internet with fast upload bandwidth More than 5Mbps upload speed is recommended Check your […]





3,000 people in 2 years






I just finished filling out the 10th notebooks. 10 notebooks in 2 years. These are the notebook that I started taking in September 2008 when I first came up with the idea of YokosoNews. As a media, it’s all about how much information you can gather, edit them, and publish it to the public. As I completed the 10th notebooks, I think I’m going to really start editing, and reporting them. The notebooks contain topics, tips and people that could become a YokosoNews stories. And these are NOT from the Internet. For these notebooks, I intended not-to-use any Internet information but newspaper, magazine, TV, radio or books. This is the […]





The rise of “Media 2.5”






As a journalist and editor of a several publications, I can no longer ignore the trend of this social media movement. Previously, we had a clear distinction between mass media and personal blog media. However, Twitter, Ustream and YouTube shortened the gap between “mass” and “personal”. This is not the viral marketing. Viral marketing is initialted by individuals. When you pay attention to Twitter’s timeline, I could say that 1/3 to 1/5 of Twitter’s discussion is based on what mass media talks about. So if all of mass media disappeared from this world, Twitter would become 1/3 to 1/5 less interesting. I think it’s time to restructure the style of […]