X

Looks like you are a new visitor to this site. Hello!

Welcome to Hope For Film! Come participate in the discussion, and I encourage you to enter your email address in the sidebar and subscribe. It's free! And easy! If you have any suggestions on how to improve this website or suggestions for topics please don't hesitate to write in to any of the blogs.

You can also follow me on Twitter or Facebook.

(If you keep getting this message, you probably have cookies turned off.)

January 3 at 11:00am

Never Miss A Tweet (Of Critical Information) Again

If you read this blog, there is a good chance you [...]


  • Digg
  • Google Bookmarks
  • email
  • Print
May 10 at 9:36am

Better Use Of Twitter Avatars

Facebook now allows you to select which avatars or photos show up on your profiles as your “friends”. This is a useful tool, particularly if you want to drive new traffic to one of your associates. Twitter however does not allow this. Isn’t it about time that they did? Write to them and let them know you’d like this. I did.  This is that tweet I wrote:

@Twitter Could you make it so I could select which avatars show up in my Twitter profile? Thanks. I would appreciate that.


  • Digg
  • Google Bookmarks
  • email
  • Print
March 1 at 12:58pm

Why Twitter Works

“It seems when you give people easier ways to share information, more good things happen”

Twitter Co-founder Evan Williams speaks at the Ted Conference.  I have been playing with Twitter for about a month now I think.  I still remain unsure of ultimate opinion on it, but Williams makes enough good points for me to keep the experiment going.
The most exciting thing about Twitter is the possibility of real time searches.  What are people thinking about whatever it is you are concerned about right now?  Granted it is a bit like the problem of documentary film: you can only ever film someone being filmed.  Here, with Twitter, it is only what are people who like to tell people what they are thinking about, thinking about X right now.  Still, when my film opens, you know I am going to be doing Twit Searches on the hour.
There seems to be four main types of tweeters: 1) the too much info addict – those that share all they are doing all the time; 2) the large conversation networkers – whether it is subjects or activities shared among large groups (mind you in 140 characters or less); 3) the pushers  - sellers and marketers that want you try what ever they have; and 4) the curators and referral service sorts that offer up what they found.  It’s this latter group I subscribe to and follow and so far like where they take me.  I can’t consume as much that is out there but like the quick hits I get.   Williams discussion of the intersection of the final two in social action and charitable giving gives me a lot of hope for the platform.
And in this latter group though, I see tremendous growth opportunity.  There’s many services that could be provided.  I am excited for what the future will bring.


  • Digg
  • Google Bookmarks
  • email
  • Print

This site could not have been built without the help and insight of Michael Morgenstern. My thanks go out to him.

Help save indie film and give this guy a job in web design or film!