You are urged to subscribe to the People of One Fire YouTube Channel . . . As Soon As Possible
People of One Fire will be changing rapidly to adapt to the new technology!
It is our hope to keep this website accessible to the public indefinitely, but our organization has had no control over it since mid-October 2017. I do not know, who owns it, who the webmaster is or where the server is located. I have not been able to get any response from our long time websmaster by email or telephone since mid-October. The website could disappear at any moment and there would be nothing I could do. If that happens, there would be no way for me to notify anyone, who has not subscribed to YouTube, about new articles, planned hiking trips or about any archaeological sites being threatened. All you have to do in order to subscribe is just go to one of our videos. There is a button to click in order to subscribe to the People of One Fire Channel.
As you know, Google owns YouTube. Youtube videos are going to be on the web forever. Youtube is now integrated with G+. Whereas I have to moderate the WordPress site daily to block spammers, approve comments and fixed broken links. Youtube runs by itself. I could be in the middle of the Okefenokee Swamp and the videos would keep on churning. When I get the time, I will upgrade our People of One Fire G+ Site to be especially functional for mobile devices. Over a billion people around the world are now walking around with what amounts to hand-held computers for surfing the web.
Right now, it is my intention NOT to have advertising on the People of One Fire Youtube Channel. I gave it some thought and came to the conclusion that professionally, I was better off presenting to you educational videos that are dignified and trustworthy rather than ones are covered in tacky ads or revved up to be sensational. In the long run, I can make a lot more income with professional contracts that are a result of high quality videos than from the pennies that would come initially from advertising.
You know . . . I have to be realistic. Beautiful young babes talking or singing sexy can get millions of viewers and thousands of dollars from YouTube advertising. I am not a beautiful young babe and when I was in high school, one of my nicknames from the gals was “The Beaver” as in the TV series “Leave It to Beaver.” On the football field, my team mates called me Oz as in “The Wizard of Oz” . . . because I used my brains to outsmart opposing teams. LOL Unless I claim that a conspiracy of Librul Terrorists and Extraterrestrial Invaders built our ancestral towns, my videos will never get to that level of popularity . . . even when I graduate to animated films.
Microsoft recently bought LinkedIn. Yesterday, I was notified by Microsoft that because my personal LinkedIn site is in the upper 10% of views and I have something like 1575 followers, they are offering me a free cloud site, which I will turn over to the People of One Fire. This cloud site will enable individuals or educators to view slide shows or photographs remotely and even operate the slide shows as if the projector is in their room. I already have 32 slide shows from my paid speaking engagements, plus each of the new videos begin as a slide show. Again, when I get the time, all of my slide shows will be uploaded to the Microsoft Professional Educator Cloud. You will be notified when it is operational.
Several of People of One Fire members have been photographing archaeological sites around the nation. One of our subscribers is a retired architectural history professor, who has been literally traveling all over the world. I have over 3,000 color slides from Mexico, Guatemala and Belize. The Microsoft Professional Educator Cloud also has the capacity for “photo albums.” Again, when I get the time, I will be uploading photographic images to this cloud to create virtual photo albums for all the major archaeological sites.
The current People of One Fire videos are obviously souped up Power Point shows. Just bear with us. They will get increasingly sophisticated as time goes on, when I become more skilled at it and I can acquire additional software. One has to crawl before they walk.
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- Did you know that there were pottery kilns near Etowah Mounds? - March 21, 2018
- Post Script . . . Why Native Americans should monitor descriptions of colonial history - March 20, 2018
- This politicized TV documentary only told part of the story - March 19, 2018