"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.
SF Film Society Blog
#Tbt to #OrsonWelles's performance in #CarolReed's haunting noir #TheThirdMan opening July 3rd at Opera Plaza Cinema and Shattuck Cinemas!
See more #SFIFF! @landmarktheatres is bring back some festival highlights to the Bay this month. Read more about #SeanBaker's #Tangerine pictured here and other theatrical releases at our blog > blog.sffs.org
Watch the Angulo Brothers from #TheWolfpack in the hilarious mashup of Mrs. Doubtfire, Sister Act, and Dirty Harry commissioned by #SFFS featured on our site sffs.org
Two weeks left until the Early Deadline for the #SFFS Hearst Screenwriting Grant on July 8th! Visit our site for details on the grant and deadlines www.sffs.org
Check out the #LizGarbus documentary #WhatHappenedMissSimone? available on Netflix June 26! Learn more about the legendary singer and her tumultuous career in this festival favorite. #SFIFF
#Advantageous is now on Netflix!Check out blog.sffs.org to read all about director #JenniferPhang's filmmaking experiences behind her Sundance 2015 Grand Jury Prize Winner. #SFIFF
Fun fest fact for this Friday: #SatyajitRay's #PantherPanchali is likely the most played film at #SFIFF! And with good reason, it is often listed as one of the greatest movies ever made. Not to miss: SFFS Programmer Rod Armstrong will give a special intro to a screening of it this Sunday, June 14, 7:15 at Shattuck Cinemas.
Did y'all hear that SFFS-supported #RomeoIsBleeding just won another Audience Award at #SIFF2015!? Plus they received a Special Jury Prize. Congrats to director #JasonZeldes (pictured), subjects & crew! Their next stop is @RooftopFilms.
Photo by #PatMazzera at 58th #SFIFF
Open to apply: SFFS FilmHouse Residencies! Our residency program provides filmmakers with a creative community and FREE collaborative work space in SF's Chinatown. Be sure to read our "How To" before applying and remember Filmmaker Pro members or above pay no application fee! Application and details at http://bit.ly/FilmHouseApp
#TBT: Standing ovation for the world premiere of #RomeoIsBleeding at El Cerrito High School during #SFIFF 58. Honored that the Film Society supports this powerful film through our Documentary Film Fund. It is a truly compelling and uniquely Bay Area tale of the role of art in community healing. Such a wonderful memory from this year's Festival. See all moments (new pictures up!) on SFIFF's Facebook page. Photo by Pat Mazerra. #SFFSsupports #CinemaByTheBay
We are thrilled to have hosted the Bay Area premieres of a number of stunning new films by emerging and established directors at the 58th SFIFF. However, equally exciting for us is that many of these movies make their way into the world and reach audiences beyond our two-week Festival.