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We’re live streaming with a show on justin.tv/austintexas now.

We’re working with Redbud Sports in Austin, Texas and the plans are to bring you many athletes and sports events around Austin. Also, you can see our feed at austincast.com

new streaming lifecast on justin.tv/austintexas

Watch austintexas live video and chat on Justin.tv

We’re live streaming with a show on justin.tv/austintexas now.

We’re working with Redbud Sports in Austin, Texas and the plans are to bring you many athletes and sports events around Austin. Also, you can see our feed at austincast.com

post twitter, jaiku, tumblr, pownce at the same time

Are you overwhelmed with your miniblogs, presence sites, and social networking sites. Here’s how to just make one entry and post it to all them. Thanks to frantic industries for providing 90% of the following instructions and the graphics.

You only have to post to Pownce.If you need a Pownce invite I have a few left.To find your Pownce RSS feed go to the following URL:

http://www.pownce.com/feeds/public/springnet/

Of course you won’t be springnet but someone else.

Next, register with Twitterfeed. If you don’t have an OpenID you can get one over at MyOpenID – you’re going to need it sooner or later anyway. Create a new feed in Twitterfeed and add the Pownce feed to it; make sure to uncheck the “Include description” checkbox, and set the update interval to 30 minutes.

TwitterFeed

However, Pownce and Twitter aren’t enough for me; I want to add Tumblr and Jaiku into the mix. The problem with Tumblr is that it won’t recognize the Pownce feed. No worries, though, go to the Twitter feed you’ve forwarded your Pownce feed to, click the RSS icon and add that feed to Tumblr (as text).

Tumblr

Finally, open up your Jaiku profile, click on Feeds (Edit) and add an RSS feed. You can use the Pownce feed or the Twitter feed – they both work pretty much the same.

Jaiku

That’s it – by posting on Pownce you now automatically update all four services at the same time. Now, if only someone would create a Miranda Pownce plugin…

Btw, my Pownce/Twitter/Jaiku/Tumblr stream is a lightweight combination of some posts fromspringnet and some of my personal thoughts. If you’d like to follow any of them, here are the links: Pownce, Twitter, Jaiku and Tumblr.

Twitter Support

Twitter.com

Twitter, says the official website is a “Whole World in Your Hands”

What is twitter?

“Twitter is a community of friends and strangers from around the world sending updates about moments in their lives. Friends near or far can use Twitter to remain somewhat close while far away. Curious people can make friends. Bloggers can use it as a mini-blogging tool. Developers can use the API to make Twitter tools of their own.”

Ok… so how does it work?

“You can send updates in three ways: send a text message from your mobile phone, type a message from the Twitter site, or instant message from Jabber or Gmail chat. (support for AIM and other chat services coming soon!) Start by texting the word help to 40404 if you’re in the United States. For international folks, we have different numbers. Write us and we’ll give you yours.”

I heard about twitter from Cote on his drunkandretired podcast.

You can see the twitter plugin on the lower right column of the austincast blog.

Grape-128x128 meangrape Crap. Totally the wrong window. 11 minutes ago from im Icon_star_empty
Twit themadhiker its nearly midnight and I gotta be at Kings Cross train station at 7:20 in the morning. Better hit the hay… 12 minutes ago from web Icon_star_empty
Square-lil-hat cote Ho-ho…speaking of BMC, someone pin-pricked the “how enterprisey” is Adobe veil. 22 minutes ago from im Icon_star_empty
Bear2 bear looks out the window: Few clouds, 45.0 F (7.2 C) 22 minutes ago from im Icon_star_empty

Twitter Support.

Twitter Support

Twitter

Twitter, says the official website is a “Whole World in Your Hands”

What is twitter?

“Twitter is a community of friends and strangers from around the world sending updates about moments in their lives. Friends near or far can use Twitter to remain somewhat close while far away. Curious people can make friends. Bloggers can use it as a mini-blogging tool. Developers can use the API to make Twitter tools of their own.”

Ok… so how does it work?

“You can send updates in three ways: send a text message from your mobile phone, type a message from the Twitter site, or instant message from Jabber or Gmail chat. (support for AIM and other chat services coming soon!) Start by texting the word help to 40404 if you’re in the United States. For international folks, we have different numbers. Write us and we’ll give you yours.”

I heard about twitter from Cote on his drunkandretired podcast.

You can see the twitter plugin on the lower right column of the austincast blog.

Twitter Support.

Web 2.0 Toolbar

Here’s a plugin for both IE and Firefox that I recommend highly – ptw

From the faq at http://web20toolbar.com

What is the Web 2.0 Toolbar?

It’s a small plugin for your browser that contains all of the most popular content from the web 2.0 sphere in one spot…your browser. The best Social Bookmarking, Pictures, Videos and News all one click away.

Does it Work With IE, FireFox & Flock?

Yes – for FireFox & IE…It does not work with Flock (working on it…love Flock) and I have not tried it on other browsers. Check back ofter to see the updates.

How do I “SUBMIT IT” to My Digg, Del.Icio.us or other social linking site?

When you are on a page you like, just click the “SUBMIT IT” button on the toolbar and select the link site you have an account for…you need your own account on each site to use this. I have also inlcuded the “Onlywire” link that will allow you to post to multiple sites at one time.

Where do I get it?

Right here, Right now (Baby). The Web 2.0 toolbar is a small app that resides in your browser – simply install it and go.

Austin Bootstrapper Blogs

links to TourofTexas.com

Links from an external page (other web sites except search engines)Full list

- http://touroftexas.com/blog/ 51 51
- http://www.singingfish.com 35 35
- http://tourdefrance.startpagina.nl 29 29
- http://touroftexas.com 11 1014
- http://blo.gs/ping.php 6 6
- http://touroftexas.com/blog/wp-rss2.php 4 4
- http://202.108.23.172/index.html 2 2
- http://220.181.27.54/index.html 2 2
- http://www.downloads.nl/cgi-bin/meta/do/nph-zoek.cgi 2 2
- http://www.latinguia.com/search 1 1
- http://www.w3os.nl/logos/protour/ 1 1
- http://www.spring.net 1 1
- http://www.vinden.nl 1 1
- http://ultram.qqexd.info/ultram-withdrawal.html 1 1
- http://www.ipodder.org/directory/4/podcasts/categories/bicycles/tourDeFr… 1 1
- http://www.dogpile.com/_1_R8BUYW0243RC8R__info.dogpl.trvl/search/web/tou… 1 1
- http://touroftexas.com/blog/index.php 1 1
- http://www.cyclingforums.com/showthread.php 0 1
- http://touroftexas.com/crowlance 0 105
- http://216.239.51.104/search 0 3
- http://www.spring.net/blogger/ 0 39
- http://www.austincast.com/blog/ 0 2
- http://touroftexas.com/onemorehill.htm 0 3
- http://www.hotcampinas.com/nuke/modules.php 0 6
- Others 0 66

seeking developer for slides web 2.0 project

We think we may have one of the more interesting and exciting web development projects on the net right now. It’s tag based searching with the display output being a slide show.

About 3–4 weeks ago we launched a site call http://web2.0slides.com and it got a surprising instant response. It’s a slide show of 1,400 of the top new web 2.0 web sites. Within two days of in house launch, we started getting blogged, listed, rated, linked to and buzzed about and we couldn’t figure out why. Then we realized it was because we were getting noticed in referral logs by the web masters whose sites we were showcasing in our slideshow.

We’re planning several major releases of http://web2.0slides.com , http://tagslides.com and http://sportslides.com which will expand the idea of web2.0slides into all other major topics and categories that we can develop.

If you’re skilled in php, mysql, javascript, iframes, flash and have an understanding of new web 2.0 technologies, social networking, social bookmarking (a la http://stumbleupon.com , http://del.icio.us http://technorati.com and are knowledgeable about the blogosphere contact us!

Take a look at who is linking to us!

- http://www.stumbleupon.com/refer.html 6871 6881
- http://www.listible.com/list/complete-list-of-web-2-0-products-and-servi… 697 697
- http://del.icio.us/popular/ 444 444
- http://0slides.com/todd/ 403 403
- http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/list_of_web_20.php 381 381
- http://www.listible.com/list/web-2-0-sites 338 338
- http://0slides.com 303 313
- http://del.icio.us/popular/web2.0 294 294
- http://popurls.com 250 250
- http://blogs.itmedia.co.jp/speedfeed/2006/05/web20slides.html 218 218
- http://www.netwizz.net/blog/2006/05/12/273-web20slides 212 212
- http://www.bloglines.com/myblogs_display 209 210
- http://www.micropersuasion.com 152 152
- http://www.netvibes.com 134 134
- http://www.web2list.com/forum.php 132 132
- http://diggdot.us 130 130
- http://web2slides.com 116 116
- http://www.blinklist.com/tag/slideshow/ 114 114
- http://wwwhatsnew.blogspot.com 113 113
- http://www.anecdotot.net 111 111
- http://wwwhatsnew.blogspot.com/2006/05/web20slides-navega-por-la-web-20-… 110 110
- http://www.hamvideos.com 91 91
- http://akihitok.typepad.jp/blog/2006/05/web_20_web20sli_5368.html 86 86
- http://plog.longwin.com.tw/post/1/386 82 82
- http://www.netwizz.net/blog/ 77 77

Watch the Tour de France in Austin Texas at Central Market

TourWatch 2005 at Central MarketSponsor Site

Listen to Tourwatch Podcasts Video, Podcast and photo gallery help
Podcasts: Lance Armstrong does Q&A
Sitemap Podcast: TourWatch 2005 at Central Market
Sponsorship Press Release Need info fast? Call 512.699.4000
New! Bicycling Podcasters

TourWatch Team Member Access

Links Join our TourWatch 2005 Team!
Cycling Podcasts
Austin’s Trek “TourWatch 2005″ at Central Market; watch Lance go for number 7

Contribute to TourWatch 2005
Donate Online
Sponsorship Benefits

Austin, Texas – Paul Terry Walhus

Trek TourWatch 2005, a television viewing and podcasting party for the Tour de France, is now being held in Austin, Texas at Central Market from July 2 though July 24. Central Market is at 4001 N Lamar in Austin, Texas (see map and directions below in this article). See event schedule to right.

I conceived of the TourWatch 2005 as an event to bring Austin folks together and provide a creative outlet for established and new “podcasters”. I invited the Austin Podcasting Network to join with me in holding this event and Gilbert from Circuit City South Austin chipped in with all the big tvs and computers to run the event. Grande Communications pulled off a miracle by laying fiber optic cable to the event in record time and at considerable expense.

The TourWatch 2005 podcasts are now ready to roll. In the last few days I’ve done several podcast interviews with Dawn and Drew (the nations top podcasters), Bazzman and Hutch (Australia’s Dawn and Drew, just kidding, these guys are funny, insightful cycling and TDF commentators), and some great local Austin cyclists and Tour de France enthusiasts that I’ve met at Central Market. Velogal, our correspondent at the Tour.

I’ll also post the Cycling Insight guys recording of our interview because I suspect it will be of better quality than the one I did on the skype session.

Bazzman and Hutch of Cycling Insight
Gabriel, Austin’s biggest TDF Fan
Dawn and Drew talking about the Tour de France
Velogal talks about the Tour de France
Ted Arnold part 1 – TDF Tour Guide
Ted Arnold part 2
Ted Arnold part 3
Lance Armstrong Question and Answer from May 19 2005 – Windows Media Video Podcast

Coming Next: More from Central Market at the Trek Drink booth podcast table. And a report on how well the Austin Podcasting Network is handling the TourWatch 2005 Event I handed off to them.
The actual Tour of Texas cycling excursion will be held in October following the Ride for the Roses. I’m looking for volunteers and help on this event starting now. Please come by my table at Central Market and sign up if you would like to help with this event. I’m looking for a volunteers of all types.

I’m also looking for more Austin folks to interview (video podcast and audio podcast) so come by the Trek table if you have something to say and would like me to podcast it on this site. I’ll also be doing podcast interviews with more of the world’s top 50 podcasters. And I’ll be more than happy to help you get started if you are a budding podcaster by showing you how podcasts are done or by helping you create your own podcast.

The Discovery Network and Travel Channel sent a 2 person crew (Bill Delano and Talia Pulver) to produce a reality show on the Trek TourWatch 2005 Event. Bill and Talia are in Austin from June 28th through July 3rd. Their “reality documentary” will air in September and will include character pieces on Rob Sartin (LAF Pelton Project) and Robs son Spencer , Paul Terry Walhus (TW2005 Founder) and a surprise character.

KEYE TV 42‘s Allison Smith did a special newscast called “Austin Prepares for the Tour” on Sunday, June 26 when we started setting up our equipment for the event. Allison’s segment includes and interview with Paul Terry Walhus, a live interview with Ted Arnold and some nice shots of Spencer Sartin.

The Friday June 24 issue of Austin’s major metropolitan newspaper has an article called Central Market to be Lance Central. The Austin Statesman site is doing a comprehensive Tour coverage section.

Fox 7 Sports Dennis de la Pena interviewed Paul Terry Walhus at Central Market on July 1 as part of their live coverage of the TourWatch 2005 event.

The TourWatchTM 2005 is being produced by the Tour of Texas The event is sponsored by Grande Communications, Circuit City, Trek Sports Drink, 24 Hour Lance Armstrong Sport Club, Central Market, the Spring, and the Tour of Texas (coming in the Fall, a bicycle adventure excursion around Central Texas).

Newsweek is carrying a piece about the event called Sports Tour de Lance in the June 26 issue, on news stands soon. It’s in an article about Tour watching parties all over the US.

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The TourWatch 2005 will be showing the Tour de France on two 61″ large screen high definition televisions compliments of Circuit City. The TourWatch 2005 crew of podcasters, radio announcers and telecasters will bring your their own commentary and spin on the Tour which will be broadcast at the event and over the Internet.



Central Market, Grande Communications, AustinCast, the Spring, 24 Hour Lance Armstrong Fitness, the Tour of Texas, Trek Sports Drink and Circuit City are the prime sponsors of the event. The Event is being produced by Paul Terry Walhus. Walhus and Stephen Dulaney are co-chairs of the event.


TourWatch 2005 will feature a daily podcast, radio and tv show spots with many local celebrities from the sports, fitness, radio, tv, blogging, podcasting and entertainment communities.


lance207.jpgRepresentatives of the local bicycling, swimming, running, triathlon and fitness communities are going to have tables at the event where they will give out information on upcoming events (eg. marathons, bike races, etc) and offer the public the opportunity to join their organizations.


The podcasters will be interviewing local Austinites who are following the race and doing interviews with Tour enthusiasts around the world via phone and skype. The interviews will be carried over the PA System at the event and syndicated over the Internet in the form of podcasts which Tour followers will be able to subscribe to.


If you want to be a podcast star, come by our podcast table at the event, and we’ll set you up behind a microphone and help you create your own podcast. Or we’ll interview you if you are a Lance fan or Tour de France enthusiast.


We’ll be doing video interviews for television and video podcasts in high definition tv. So if you want to be a tv star, come by our booth and record an interview or do your own little show.


Sponsorships are available for this event, call 512-699-4000 for details.


We’re very happy with the way our video of Lance’s sendoff event on June 19th came out. The occasion was the opening of Lance’s own sports club but he didn’t promote it much in his talk, he talked mostly about his upcoming bid for a seventh Tour de France win and what he’ll do apres le tour (“race toward the city limits signs”). He plans to stay fit and active.


We’re excited about TourWatch 2005. We hope you join us at this event in July. We hope you join our organizing committee and volunteer to help set this up. Email touroftexas@touroftexas.com