Had been to our native place last weekend and with a brand new HD camcorder (Canon Vixia HF20), I was desperate to film something or rather everything. Luck was in pocket that day and My Grand Father said he has read in newspaper that today we can see the brightest and biggest full moon in 2010 (at 8PM on January 30th, 2010 – read article below). And why would I leave such opportunity to test the Zoom and Hi-Definition in camcorder. I had my Photo tripod positioned by evening and was ready to go. Captured a loooot of Full Moon around 8PM. This is known as Wolf Moon in the West. This being the second Full moon in the same month, it is also a Blue Moon. It sure appeared to be bigger than normal. Happy Moon and Happy Me.
Here is a beautiful case study of a taxi driver who is winning customers from a simple video on YouTube.
It was Devesh Mishra’s friend from Singapore who shot the video and uploaded it on YouTube. “I know a little bit of English as I am intermediate (10+2) educated. However, in the video, I was helped by my friend as he told me what exactly to speak in front of the camera,” the taxi driver reveals. Mishra further informs that eight foreign travellers have so far contacted him and five of them have turned out to be good business.
According to Mishra it was amazing to get such response and this made him understand the power of internet. “It was a wise decision as I eventually understood that I could not have reached those consumers if I had advertised on some other media. Internet helped me to reach out to foreign customers,” he said.
Internet has now become an important part of Mishra’s life. “I created my email id on Yahoo and now I religiously surf the internet at least twice a week. I get hundreds of emails every week. Most of the mails are from foreign travellers looking for my services. I also visit Yahoo and Google to be always updated about latest happenings,” he said.
In.com is running a contest for an Online reality show/series that will showcase five people who will be sent to 5 different cities in South Africa and these five people have to travel and blog on the go. Post videos and write articles.
As soon as i read the first page of the Fantastic Five site, I immediately thought WOW, may be this is here for me. But I was disappointed to see a rule saying “You must have at least one International Travel.” What does this have to do with finding passionate people/bloggers who are interested in Traveling to South Africa and blogging, posting videos about what they see there and ultimately impress the online audience?
Myself, my sweetheart and our friends(13 of us) just had a great weekend trip to remember. We went for a 2 day trip to Talakona Jungle and Waterfalls (located ~80 km from Tirupati) and Horsley Hills, also known as Ooty of Andhra Pradesh (located 144 km from Tirupati, 160 km from Bangalore).