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Screenr – instant screencasts for twitter

  1. 1. Screenr – Instant Screencasts for Twitter How many of your friends at work, or on Facebook, or on Twitter have asked you.. how do I do this?.. how do you do that? You know the answer and the steps involved, but it’s just too hard to tell them over the phone or via email. Have you thought of creating a screencast (with audio narration) that shows them the exact steps involved, to answer their question? Now you can! With Screenr. Screenr allows you to create screencasts for your followers on Twitter, freely and easily. A screencast (aka video screen capture) is basically a recording of what you see on your PC’s monitor and can include audio narration. Just as a screenshot is a picture of a user’s screen, a screencast is essentially a movie of the changes over time that a user sees on their monitor. Screenr is a web-based recorder so there is nothing to download, you can record on both Mac or PC and it plays everywhere on the web (even iPhones). 1
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  3. 3. To record a screencast using Screenr click on the record button, When the Java pop-up displays, click on <Run>, Move the recording frame where you need it, 3
  4. 4. Choose your microphone (if you want to add audio narration), Select the Capture Size (or just drag the recording frame to the desired size), 4
  5. 5. Then click <Record>, Click on <Done> or press Alt+D to stop the recording, You will now be presented with a preview of your screencast.. and you can also write a description about it.. when you are done click on <Tweet It!>, 5
  6. 6. Twitter will now ask for you to authorise Screenr to connect to your account.. fill out your Twitter details and click on <Allow>, 6
  7. 7. Screenr will now automatically go through the publishing process where your screencast is converted to a format that is ready for publishing to the web, Your screencast will be now be sent out as a tweet, with the URL of the screencast, 7
  8. 8. This is the test screencast I published during the making of this post – When someone clicks on this URL in Twitter, they will be redirected to your screencast in screenr, where they can play, share, embed, re-tweet this screencast.. or reply directly back to you, 8
  9. 9. The <Screenr Bookmarklet> button is another cool feature. Just drag this into your toolbar to provide you with the capability of being able to quickly start recording from anywhere, 9
  10. 10. Managing your screencasts is very easy. Head over to screenr and click on the <Sign in with Twitter> button, Once you have logged into screenr, you can share, embed, download your screencasts as an .MP4 file, publish to YouTube and delete, Finally.. Screenr is a brilliant tool that extends the power of Twitter and allows people to easily create and share screencasts with others. 10
  11. 11. The Social Media Guide The Social Media Guide provides helpful advice and tips on connecting you to others, through the use of social media and social networks. The Social Media Guide is an authoritative source on current and emerging social media tools and platforms. The current explosion in social media technologies has made it easier than ever to connect with friends, groups, customers and networks with similar interests, from all around the world. Businesses can benefit greatly by using social media to market their product, strengthen brand recognition and attract new customers. My aim is to show you how social media can be used, to connect with more people faster, by providing clear and simple solutions. The Social Media Guide will show you how to extend your reach deeper into the social web, and connect with more people. This material may be shared with everyone, not sold for profit and not modified in any way. Regards, Matthew Tommasi www: email: twitter: @socialguide facebook: 11