The Problem With Using Old Technology

I’m sure it’s happened to you, you go to use a piece of older technology you have, only to find out that you’re missing something.  This can be a headache.

My problem?  I was going to use my old Sony Handycam, but in order to get the video off the tape, I needed a Firewire cable, which I didn’t have.  Not just any Firewire cable though, a 4 pin to 6 pin cable.

This is annoying simply because I spent half a day running around town looking for one and no one had one.  We went to Wal-Mart, K-Mart, Staples, Radio Shack…..ok Radio Shack had one, but it was like $35 for one 6ft Cable?  Seriously?  That explains why they still have theirs in the store.

I came home and did a little research.  Low and behold, I can get what I need for my Camera for a mere $5.  That’s it.  Radio Shack can keep their $35 cable.  I’ll put that extra $30 in my pocket.

Where did I find this cable at?  Amazon of course, of all the places.  Now, all I have to do is just order the dang thing and be done with it.  Then I’ll have better quality video for my Youtube channel and I’ll be able to mess around with video editing a bit better.

Problem Solved.  You can get a 4 pin to 6 pin cable for your Handycam by clicking the image below.

4 Pin to 6 Pin Firewire Cable

Using Klout For Business?

Klout is a fairly new measurement tool.  What do I mean by measurement tool?  Klout is a website that measures your success on other networks via an Algorithm.

Using a series of different measurements, Klout comes up with your Klout score.  My Klout score is currently at 63.14 out of 100.  Which isn’t too bad.

Klout Roger Hoyt

Measurements are taken over a 90 day period and statistics are gathered from all of your connected networks.

According to Klout – True Reach is the number of people you influence, both within your immediate network and across their extended networks.   Mine happens to be at a 3k Reach and will continue to grow as I expand and learn.

Amplification indicates how much you influence people.  I currently have an amplification score of 100.

Network Impact measures the influence of your network.  The Network score could be a little better, coming in at 54.  That’s obviously an area that I have to work on.  Especially if you want to be in business for yourself or make money online in any way.

Now, I’m not exactly a Klout expert, but I know enough to get around.  If you’d like to learn more about Klout and Twitter.  You should head on over to Michael Q Todds Blog/Website.

Michael Q Todd

Klout

Image thanks to Speak Social