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Ben Zolno on The UpTake at Netroots Nation 2011 #nn11

This is I trying to make sense after being on my feet for 10 hours on 3 hours of sleep, so you may notice me slipping in and out of consciousness. Continue reading

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iStockphoto’s New Promo Offer

As you may know by now, iStock has a pretty decent selection for stock images; it’s really helpful when making a video you need to get out quickly. Once you sort out the cheesiness and clear the coffee out of … Continue reading

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FlashMobs Get Major Views for Environmental Films

PSOM was written as a “flash mob”, originally, but we didn’t have the resources. But if we did… would it have gotten 1,136,033 views in 20 days? Inspiring…

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Best Massage Therapist in Oakland? Krista Brown

Last night Krista K. Brown of KristaKBrown.net blew my mind — my traps, shoulders, and whatever that impossible-to-reach muscle is underneath my shoulder blades. Krista was donating her time to Bay Localize‘s 5th Anniversary Fundraiser, offering chair massages and donating … Continue reading

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Green Building Fights Fires – Roofwater Harvesting for Fish and People

A no-brainer yet revolutionary idea is sweeping California and other places interested in water security (every place). ┬áThis film highlights the pilot project designed by OAEC’s WATER Institute, Prunuske Chatham Inc., Gold Ridge RCD and other. Funding by Gold Ridge … Continue reading

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Change Through Story… the Seminar!

Something about “seminar” adds legitimacy, right? Or a sleazy time-sharey vibe? This is the free seminar I gave to Marin Community Media Center (public access), in which I do my best to explain how one can effectively change society through … Continue reading

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“Plastic State of Mind” Influencing Young Minds

This is our biggest accomplishment yet… bigger than NBC news piece, bigger than Daily Kos, Ask a Ninja, and being favorited by Story of Stuff. Here’s a letter written from a teacher in the Bay Area to Jenni Perez, singer … Continue reading

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Plastic Saves the World

Here’s another example of using what people are searching for, to make a political statement. In this case, it’s Tila Tequila, myspace superstar, who was tapped to use her sexuality for Burmese awareness. Over 10 million views in 2.5 years. … Continue reading

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Using Oprah to Save the World and Sell Books

Here’s a little editing I just did for the Post Carbon Institute; it was the easiest route to an Oprah endorsement. Absurdity is a great draw. Get yours today! – Ben Zolno

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We’re In!!! No on Prop 23 Meme Channel… Soon

omg, like, so, omg, like, excited! We’re now going to be making a “Meme Channel” to encourage people to vote No on Prop 23, using well-established memes to access people who otherwise wouldn’t give a hoot about politics. Projects in … Continue reading

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