So, Tsu Me: Why Facebook Is Terrified of This Virtually Unknown Competitor and What It Could Mean For the Future of the Internet

So, Tsu Me: Why Facebook Is Terrified of This Virtually Unknown Competitor and What It Could Mean For the Future of the Internet

by David Fagin
Posted: 10/21/2015 12:47 pm EDT

Let's 'Face' it. In today's tech landscape, there's no bigger dog on the block than Facebook. "King Mark" has built an empire so rich and so vast that if he thinks your little startup is going to cause him problems, he simply buys you out for more money than you, or your grandkids, or their grandkids, will ever need. Problem solved.

But, what if you're not for sale? What in the world does King Mark do if you have something really great, that has millions of users around the globe buzzing about its potential as being a "game-changer," and he can't have it? Simple. He blocks you.

Being blocked from Facebook in this day and age is the equivalent of being kicked off AT&T in the mid 70s. Which, if it happened, could create some problems.

What would you do if Facebook banished you tomorrow? How would you let the world know you were being blocked? You can't post it on Facebook. You can't do it on Instagram, either, as Facebook owns that, too. Forget about tweeting it. You're attempt at alerting the world to your plight will be buried in a second by 38,000 Kardashian retweets.

Facebook is the primary source of communication for over 1.5 billion people. So, the simple act of preventing its users from linking to anything having to do with your site will all but ensure your continuing anonymity.

However, if you're the founder of a startup site that currently ranks 11,372nd in popularity in the U.S., you'd think you're good, right? Wrong.

That's exactly what's happening to over 4.5 million users of - a Facebook with a conscience , whose founders believe users should be compensated for the content they create. That's so important, it's worth mentioning twice. Users should be compensated for the content they create.

This content/revenue stream comes from not only your page but from your network of users, i.e., friends you've invited to join and friends they've invited.

Think about all friends you told to join Facebook at the beginning. The posts you've shared, all the pages you've liked, and all the groups you've joined/started since creating your Facebook profile. Now, imagine how much revenue you've generated for Facebook. Now imagine how much you could have generated for yourself. Revenue that, with just a click of a mouse on Tsu, could be shared with the charity of your choice. No personal bank info needed.

I'm not going to get into a detailed explanation of the site's revenue model - there are dozens of pieces on Tsu's founder, Sebastian Sobczak, explaining how simply posting a link on the site can turn into dollars - except to say, think of Tsu as the social media version of Uber - just the business model, not the backlash. The site keeps 10% of ad revenue (which is derived through third party ads, partnerships and sponsors) and shares the other 90% with its users. Pretty neat, huh? That's just the tip of the iceberg.

Tsu's popularity is growing at quite an impressive pace. It registered over 3.5 million users in its first 6 months. Faster than both Facebook and Twitter. If that's not enough, due to its philanthropic mission statement, in just its first year, Tsu was chosen as the Media Partner of the Year by the Make A Wish Foundation.

To put it simply, according to Tsu's FAQ's page:

"Users should be compensated for their likeness, image and content. It's simple and it's the right thing to do."

I know a lot of musicians, artists, photographers, comedians, etc., who would probably agree. In fact, there are folks earning more from posting on Tsu than they do from their music streams.

Other areas where Tsu is taking Facebook on include:

Likes: On Facebook, if you currently have a million 'likes,' only a fraction of those people can see your posts, as Facebook wants to entice you to "Boost" it by paying for it. Whereas, on Tsu, all your posts are visible to all who like your page.

Groups: On Tsu, companies like Disney will be able to use their over 50 million followers to generate money for charity, as the site will automatically donate 5% to a charity of the group's choosing. Nothing like that at the moment on Facebook.

Search Bar/Analytics One thing Facebook has sorely been missing is a search bar to quickly locate a piece you or your friend may have posted, without having to constantly hit the scroll bar. Tsu's platform has this, as well as detailed analytics on how many views your posts have received.

Data Sharing: It's no secret anymore that Facebook willfully shares your data with every company under the sun. From Comcast to Chase, your browsing habits and web searches are tracked and monitored in perpetuity, which tilts the odds heavily in favor of any Facebook partner you may need to do business with, i.e. bank loans, mortgage rates, etc.

Compensating users for their content? Giving a percentage to charity? All this "crazy talk" is apparently starting to spook Facebook to the point where, over the past few weeks, links to anything mentioning the site, including pics containing only text, have been inexplicably erased from millions of Facebook's user's profiles.

Of course, Facebook is claiming Tsu is violating the terms of their API, a platform to platform sharing agreement, but according to Mr. Sobczak, it's just an excuse to attempt to legally justify the removal and subsequent blocking of the site from Facebook and its users. "If we are violating any type of technical or legal boundaries regarding Facebook's API, which we are not, we would see warnings on our dashboard - which we've never seen -, not to mention, we continue to receive messages that we are in compliance, all while we are being blocked," he says. "We've even been deleted from Facebook Messenger and we don't even integrate with that app."

Facebook isn't discriminating, either. According to Sobczak, they've deleted every mention of Tsu from 50 Cent's Facebook page with 38 million followers, as well as over 7,000 works of art posted by breast cancer survivor A Dog a Day. "These are independent posts shared by Facebook users without using an API and have nothing to do with Tsu," he says.

When I tried linking to Tsu on Facebook, I immediately got a warning saying it was an "unsafe link." 2015-10-19-1445238873-206645-ScreenShot20151017at2.12.26PM.png

Meanwhile, it's still no problem to post links to most porn sites.

"Sharing a link to Tsu is no different than sharing a link to YouTube, the Huffington Post, Twitter, etc., yet, for some reason, we're being singled out as violators," states Sobczak. "It's a clear case of censorship."

As small as they are at the moment, 4 million users compared to 1.5 billion, Tsu's business model of sharing revenue with its users is impossible for Facebook to duplicate even if they wanted to, as it's now a publicly traded company.

Can you imagine Mark Zuckerberg at the next shareholders meeting telling his investors he's decided to give 90% of Facebook's ad revenue to its users? Sounds like something out of a Cohen brother's movie.

Google's currently under anti-trust investigation for allegedly attempting to block competitors from accessing Android, and way back Microsoft became the first online anti-trust casualty when it tried to shut the door on Netscape.

It doesn't take a rocket scientist to read between the lines here. Blockbuster was the big dog on the block for decades before Netflix came along. It's almost unimaginable at the moment to think that people would abandon Facebook with the idea of switching to a more user-friendly, and user-protective site. But it wasn't too long ago folks thought Myspace was the end-all-be-all of the social media landscape.

Before you go running to in an attempt to sign up, be aware that the site is by invite only. This will hopefully keep most of the yokels off, as well as making each ad placement in the U.S. more valuable to overseas advertisers, thus, generating more revenue for the content creator.

When you compare Facebook to Tsu, it definitely appears as if Facebook is The Matrix, and Tsu is Neo.

Not that Facebook doesn't have a boat to weather the coming storm, but, if they're not prepared, they'd be hard-pressed to survive a Tsunami.

P.S. Since I can't post a link on Facebook requesting that you "Follow me on Tsu!" you can do it Here


Original article here on HuffPo Tech

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After "Homeless Man Plays Piano Beautifully" went Viral "Humanizing Homelessness" was born...


Last month, I met an impressive young man, Dylan Henry. At 17 years of age , Dylan has a vision for a web-series after his mother's video of Donald Gould went viral. Other young people here in Sarasota are supporting Dylan and his project. Listen to Dylan and to Anthony below in response. You'll see why I am supporting this beautiful project.

Please support Humanizing Homelessness on Indiegogo.

Here is his story.

Dylan writes,"...You may or may not know my name through the viral video "Homeless Man Plays Piano Beautifully". That video was filmed by my mother just a short while ago, and now through all of the media attention I think it's time for me to take some action regarding the homeless problem here in America. Donald is a truly talented man, but in all honesty he is 1 out of 1,000s of others in his situation with similar talent and background! I want to find them in cities across the country and give them world wide exposure to help them get off the streets. Check out the video of Donald Gould playing piano in downtown Sarasota, FL. This movement wouldn't be possible without him!"


Dylan's message [youtube]

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Anthony Rechul of Sarasota has a message for Dylan...



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A #Viral #RedSox Ring and a #Yankees Fan by @StardustBluCEO @Lukes79thSt @LBarDoc @SportsReporters

ap big story #lukes #NYC #RedSox #Ring #Boston #YankeesFan by  Karen A. Brown @StardustBluCEO @StardustBlu 

This past week I haven't slept much, but every moment was a gift.  In a world with a myriad of tragic stories flying through the airwaves, I caught an opportunity to support a positive one. On July 24th, I viewed a status update on a Facebook buddy's wall. This wasn't just any "Buddy".  Luigi "Buddy" Militello, the guy who found the #RedSox Championship ring at the neighborhood restaurant he owns, "Luke's Bar and Grill" on 79th St and 3rd.  I asked him if he wanted to do an interview. As he was saying yes, I was already texting  Scott Mandel of . "Scott, do you want a "feel good" scoop?" He was at "Luke's" within 30 minutes. Scott brought the story to AP. The rest is baseball history. Have a look at the #viral deluge.  And keep the faith. There is always a small miracle waiting around the bend...  Wait for it. You just may hit one Outta da Park...  Luigi has asked me to create an item for his menu. Consider it done Luigi! How about a NY Strip Steak on a bed of Boston Lettuce with Warm Goat Cheese and sauteed shallots? That should keep fans of both teams happy.

And visit "Luke's" Facebook page for even more behind the scenes!

The Today Show

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MLB: Red Sox Championship Ring Returned By Yankees Fan [youtube]

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These are just small samplings of the Viral Press Breaks that blew throughout the internet: (Google "Red Sox Ring Returned" to view more)

SportsReporters: The "Original" story that began it all!!! By Scott Mandel

NYTimes: Lost Red Sox Title Ring Found by Yankee Fan

AP: Lost Red Sox Title Ring Found by Yankees Fan

ABCNews: Lost Red Sox Title Ring Returned by Yankees Fan

ESPN: Yanks fan returns lost Red Sox ring

Sports Illustrated: Great-Guy Yankees Fan Returns Red Sox World Series Ring

CBSSports: Yankees fan returns Red Sox World Series ring found in NY restaurant

NYDailyNews: Yankees fan returns lost Red Sox World Series ring

DeadSpin: Yankees Fan Finds Red Sox World Series Ring In Restaurant Bathroom Lost Red Sox championship ring returned by Yankees fan

Gothamist: Yankees Fan Returns Red Sox World Series Ring Found In UES Restaurant Bathroom

NY Newsday: Long Island group to benefit from lost Red Sox ring Yankee Fan Returns Lost Red Sox World Series Ring

NEWS: "IndieStardust" the Documentary

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"I have been watching everyone in the Indie Industry struggle for the past 10 years or so, and it is not getting easier, is it? Well it is time to make a change and understand how the next level of new media will be able to work for you! So here we go!!  We are all making a movie together!!"
karen"IndieStardust" is an exploration of the wild dance that Indie Artists have to navigate. Artists in all creative genres are struggling to keep creating their art as the landscape of the digital revolution emerges as a fast paced artform within itself. - Karen A. Brown, Director/Producer "IndieStardust" US Producer #whilewewatch(2012) Soon to be published Indie Author, CEO StardustBlue Media Producer/ Writer/ Creative/ Marketing/Branding SAG/AFTRA
Frank Howson"Today’s young filmmakers don’t think “genre” films are a dirty word. To place any style over another is a meaningless and snobbish attitude. The real art comes not in the genre but in how bold and inspired you can be working within those restrictions. So, I salute all the brave, new, original outsiders who are finding their own voice and way in the current film industry. I salute their talent, their guts and lead the applause in their honour. They inspire me to be better. Karen A Brown's film is timely and documents the struggle and elation of working totally independently. It is a film that celebrates the outsiders - the bold ones who keep push pushing the barriers and going into uncharted waters in the hope of finding the magic to inspire those that follow." Frank Howson Actor/Writer/Director "Flynn" (1996) Recipient of the Melbourne Underground Film Festival Lifetime Achievement Award

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What this Film hopes to achieve is to not only share your stories with others, but to also give many of you a solution and eventually a way to market, share your projects and to get funding for your own projects. So below is the basic breakdown of what we need from you!


What we are doing: We are making a feature documentry.  The film will have solutions and will be used for a larger campaign to see if we can help the Indie creative industry as a whole with even more solutions.

Topic: Are you working other jobs now just to pay for what you used to do for a living? How hard is it to raise funds for your projects? Are you having to pay to play? Are you paying for your own travel and promo? Are you having to pay to make your own films, write your own books, get your act on stage, etc.?

What we need: Footage of Filmmakers, Musicians/Bands, Comedians, Writers, Bloggers, Artists, Producers, Directors, Engineers ...anyone who is in a creative industry trying to figure this all out as the tech industry has inadvertantly slammed the old ways to complete disfunction! We want footage from YOU anywhere in the world, any age, race etc.. If you have a "famous face" it will help us greatly!

billy amendola"This film will help independent artists find ways to get their projects off the ground. Get on board with Karen A. Brown and be part of positive change in your industry."  -Billy Amendola - Drummer/Songwriter/Producer

How to film yourself:

1. Environment: When you film yourself, please be in your creative environment and try to film the footage using great lighting, angles, sound. Look at your background, please be sure it looks balanced and the cat isn't hanging from a picture frame. ;) You can shoot outside with natural lighting as well, just be aware of natural sounds.

2. Your Image: Keep your own image "off" center to one side or the other of your screen. Cut the screen in half in your mind and then center yourself in one half. If you are not a filmmaker, make sure your iPhone is set to HD on a tripod or even a friend with a very steady hand will do it!

3. Important for non- filmmakers: Please make sure your iPhone is turned sideways when you are filming to get a full screen shot. * Note if your footage cannot be used for some reason we won't  be able to place it in the film. So be sure to film in HD [There is an HD setting on your iPhone for Video] with a steady hand or tripod and be clear when you speak and be sure your lighting is good too!

Josh Gottsegen"Being an artist doesn't just mean to create anymore... There is a sense of entrepreneurial spirit that has emerged from technology. If one wants to succeed they need to take appropriate steps in digital marketing and development... And to believe in luck! Here's to "IndieStardust", a doc that shines light on the artist's journey. - Josh Gottsegen, Author, "Joosh's Juice Bar" children's book series. Co-Founder"

Questions to answer is: Can you tell me about the struggle of an Indie Creative in today's environment? What are your personal challenges? Begin with your name and occupation and if you have worked with anyone with a public presence, awards, etc..  [ Discuss anything pertaining to the costs to and from jobs/gigs to the lack of payment as a blogger to not being able to promote your project without working two jobs etc.. How hard it is to hold down a job you hate to pay for your art because it no longer pays you your worth or at all. Feel free to discuss schooling, past successes, basic health issues. Topics that make things more difficult, etc.]

What we are looking for from you: Sound bytes! Great one-liners on what you have been going through!

Time: No more than 2- 3 minutes

Schedule: We hope to have all the footage in by mid - April or sooner for Phase 1 and get a Trailer up soon after!

Sending in Footage: Send me your footage via skype/ dropbox/ YouSendIt

Release forms must be signed for us to use your footage. As soon as you send in footage we will send the release.:) 

Credits: Everyone we use in the film will be credited on IMDb and in the film credits!  Everyone that sends us footage that we use in the film will be credited as an additional photographer!

Crowd Funding: We are looking for 50k to get this up and started for the"first round" of funding. Anything you can do is appreciated! Do not donate funds unless you are comfortable doing so. I don't want to worry about all of you more than I already do! If you are interested in supporting the film at a higher level please email Karen at

*See PayPal button below * Important: Please check *this button* on the paypal website when sending! Otherwise the fees might outweight the donation. It says, "I'm sending money to family or friends $0.00 USD fee if you use your PayPal balance and/or a bank account. Or you can check the button that says you will pay a 59 cent fee for sending with a credit card."

And Thank you!! This is truly a worthwhile project that will help everyone!!

I send appreciation from my heart to all of you.. for all of you.

Let's make a positive solution movie!

Karen and The Crew of "Indiestardust " The Documentary

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Bonnie Raitt. jones beach 1999"This film will be a triumphant reveal of the trials and tribulations of what independant artists must now go through in order to get any recognition from the vast media frenzy on the internet and beyond." Gigi Shapiro, AP Woodstock '99, VP A&R November Records, Personal Assistant to Phil Ramone, TV Producer and now AP on "Indistardust" The Documentary

billy valentine"Indie filmmakers eat, sleep and give every ounce of mind, body and soul to their project. Karen A. Brown's film peels back the curtain to give the consumer the ride of their lives...while allowing every producer to wonder why he or she hasn't already stuck their head in a microwave. If you just love the business of making independent films... And want to understand what it really takes to make the magic happen... You will absolutely despise your existence if you don't get involved with this project." - Billy Valentine Author/Writer  Award-Winning Stand-up Comedian and former Producing  Partner to Merv Griffin & Showtime's Jerry Offsay.

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Interview with Julian Lennon on his new release “Someday” feat. Steven Tyler

[youtube] StardustBlue Media's CEO Karen A. Brown was delighted to have the opportunity to spend time with Julian Lennon chatting about his latest song release available on iTunes right now.

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Julian holds many of the same values based on our interaction and we will be reaching out to him more in the future. StardustBlue has been interviewing a wide range of new and influential voices in the entertainment industry at our blog at

By Karen A. Brown

"This is what we have been waiting for from Julian.  "Someday” is deeply moving , spiritual and a tribute to many beautiful souls who either passed on or are still here making the world a better place. 

The graphics and animation in the video are wrought with the psychedelic tangibility of a Peter Max meets Woodstock feel, yet, visually stepped into the future.  An ethereal feeling of powerful strings and a doughy eyed chill rises up the back of one’s neck as we listen. “Someday” brings back so much of his father’s purity of reaching for global peace and the innocence of loving one another..

“Someday” features Steven Tyler harmonizing on background vocals.  And we’ve also heard through the grapevine that singer, songwriter, producer, Gregory Darling, is also involved with the project. Indiestardust  will certainly be getting more information for you on this inspiring new project from Mr. Lennon." 

KAB:  How did you hook up with Steve Tyler for "Someday" ?

JL: We were staying in the same hotel, and as he walked into the hotel bar, I came up on his side, grabbed his elbow and said "Hello Mr Tyler, Mr Lennon here, the 'Other' Mr Lennon... And it was all downhill from there...

KAB: A perfect moment! Sounds like a great time was had by all.  The harmonies in "Someday" are so beautifully layered.  How many tracks of backing vocals are in there?

JL:  Not too many... I think there are 3 harmonies, or there abouts, that come & go... and they're all probably layered 2-3 times...

KAB: Can you share with us how you came to the message in " Someday"?

JL:  Well, We were trying to consider a 'Hopeful' outlook and realised that, in every way shape & form, we all really felt the same & that 'Someday' one way or another, we would all have to come together... whether by our own process/demise, or by natural events... In a Nut shell...

KAB:  The visuals in the video are spiritually moving and psychedelic in nature. Would you share with us a bit about the graphics and animation.

JL:  Well the Lyrics denote a dream like & hopeful quality, so it was a question of bringing together those elements, but also drawing attention to problems we know exist, but again, as I've always done, I don't want to push My thoughts, comments & ideas, down peoples throats... It was about laying a few images in front of the listener/viewer, for them to take away what they will from the video... Also wanting to draw on the Butterfly image too, which features throughout the Album Artwork & of course, represents Change...

KAB: Thank you Julian. " Someday" is truly special. I know we are all  looking forward to hearing the whole album which we know is going to be released soon. We will certainly keep our readers updated.

John and Paul

"Someday" by Julian Lennon

How does it feel to be one of the beautiful people? Say a prayer and close your eyes Someday, someday Hope and pray we get it right One day, one day Everyone’s the same (Everyone’s the same) We get lost and we get broken Isn’t it a shame, (Isn’t it a shame) Words unspoken

Chorus: We’re all in it together Someday, someday One love, now and forever Someday, someday Wish our dreams could be as one Someday, someday Try to fix what we’ve undone One day, one day

Nothing stays the same When you’re lost and when you’re broken All that’s left remains, (All that’s left remains) Words unspoken

Chorus: We’re all in it together Someday, someday One love, now and forever Someday, someday We’re all in it together Someday, someday One love, now and forever Someday, someday

Well it’s not about right or wrong Of how far down the road we’ve gone Oh, oh, it’s just about holding on

How does it feel to be one of the beautiful people?

Chorus: We’re all in it together Someday, someday One love, now and forever Someday, someday Say a prayer and close your eyes If you don’t mind how many tries It’s not your ship, you think you steer What you believe just might appear One love, now and forever Someday, someday We’re all in it together Someday, someday Say a prayer and close your eyes If you don’t mind how many tries How does it feel to be one of the beautiful people? How does it feel to be one of the beautiful people? How does it feel to be one of the beautiful people? How does it feel to be one of the beautiful people? How does it feel to be one of the beautiful people?

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Blogger and/or Wordpress? We build a full blog built for the client with integration of Twitter/Your Website/Facebook/Google + , YouTube, a myriad of other web products! Music Industry Integration can include; MySpace, Reverbnation, iTunes etc. Film Industry Integration could include Vimeo, IndyTrailers, IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes, Trailer Addict, etc.

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StardustBlue will brand each social media page to your specs and begin to populate a following on both Twitter and FB. Utilizing our twitter/FB accounts to accelerate your following as well. Photo albums will be set up on your FB account along with an About Us and links to your Twitter and primary website. We always desire the pages to look full even if no one is looking at it yet.  We create albums from film footage, articles and photos utilizing all the content you provide. We add photos content to the Tweets so visitors will be able to scroll a photo album on Twitter as well. Fully integrating your FB page and website to Twitter. We could add, Pinterest, Reddit, Tumblr,FanBridge, Vimeo, Instagram, Twitpic, etc. There are a multitude of sites and you should have a presence on as many as possible! This will bring you up higher on search engines and extend your audience reach.

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Do you have an indie film or indie film company? Are you a musician? Band? Novelist? Night Club? We work with vloggers and bloggers to get your product seen. Stardustblue connects with those in the industry who want to know about you! We make the connection, set the appointment and you do the interview!

Just remember the more locations you are seen on the internet, the more places you can be found that will lead back to your main website. This will bring you up, Up, UP on the search engines and give you an online presence that cannot be matched!

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#whilewewatch continues to document the gripping portrait of Occupy Wall Street movement


#whilewewatch continues to document the gripping portrait of Occupy Wall Street movement as witnessed by Director Kevin Breslin.


  • Launched: Sep 15, 2012
  • Funding ends: Oct 15, 2012


The original #whilewewatch recorded the events that started on September 17, 2011 but since the movement continues, so does the documentary. As the one year anniversary of Occupy Wall Street nears, the grievances of the occupiers continue to go unanswered. We are looking to conduct follow-up interviews with OWS activists Priscilla Grim, Jesse LaGreca, Tim Pool, and Justin Wedes as well as interview prominent members of the community such as Cornel West, Tom Morello, Tom Brokaw, Pete Hamill, and Ben Cohen.

#whilewewatch is a story about long-term impact of the OWS movement, how it changed the media landscape, what #OWS is continuing to do. We are documenting the historical media push these media activists have created through the internet. "Occupy" wasn't just a historic protest, a moment in time, Occupy continues......

In a world where people aren't sure how to make their voices heard, Occupy is creating new media ways to make a difference. Our film is not a promo for OWS. #whilewewatch is an on going story of how Occupy is broadcasting their message to the world. This is new journalism whether one respects it or not.

To do this, we need YOUR help to cover traveling costs, film equipment, crew, eight weeks of editing, legal expenses, music rights, social media, and mainstream media file footage. We have been be filming in New York up until the movement’s one year anniversary.



October 3, 2008 - President Bush signs Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) to purchase troubled assets to promote financial stability. Wells Fargo, JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup, Morgan Stanley, and Goldman Sachs Group are just a sample of the corporations that were bailed out by the government.

December 2008 - The National Bureau of Economic Research declares the US was in a recession since December 2007.

February 17, 2009 - President Obama signs economic stimulus package worth $787 billion. The plan uses federal spending and tax cuts to save and create jobs as well as rejuvenate the economy.

July 14, 2009 - President Obama signs the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act to promote transparency in the financial system, to end “too big to fail”, and to protect consumers from problematic financial services.

July 13, 2011 - The Ad­busters, a Canadian anti-con­sumer­ist magazine, blog says, “On Septem­ber 17, we want to see 20,000 people flood in­to lower Man­hat­tan, set up tents, kit­chens, peace­ful bar­ri­cades and oc­cupy Wall Street for a few months.”

September 17, 2011 - About 150 people march on Broadway to Zuccotti Park, which becomes Occupy Wall Street’s home for the next two months. One of the movement’s main goals addressed the gap between the rich and poor or the 1% versus the 99%. Their agenda includes making more jobs, relieving student debt, and reforming the influence of corporations on politics.

September 29, 2011 - Slogans like “We are the 99%” emerge.

October 1, 2011 - More than 700 are arrested at a march on the Brooklyn Bridge. Protesters say they were led onto the bridge’s roadway and trapped by officers, which ultimately led to the arrests. Police release footage showing verbal warnings of arrest.

October 5, 2011 - Over 50 Occupy movements emerge around the country.

October 15, 2011 - The movement goes global! Australia, Japan, New Zealand, and South Korea start Occupy protests.

November 15, 2011 - Mayor Bloomberg effectively diffuses the Occupy movement when he orders the NYPD to raid Zuccotti Park and bar protesters citing health and safety conditions as the cause for the eviction.

March 17, 2012 - Occupy Wall Street’s six month anniversary. Protesters return to Zuccotti Park where dozens more were arrested.

ABOUT #whilewewatch ... A gripping portrait of the “Occupy Wall Street” media revolution, #whilewewatch is the first definitive film to emerge from Zuccotti Park – with full access and cooperation from the masterminds behind the #OccupyWallStreet movement.

#OccupyWallStreet media had to contend with a critical city government, big corporations, hostile police, and unsympathetic mainstream media to tell their story. They endured rain, snow, grueling days, and uncomfortable nights - to inspire the world to take action. Fueled with little money, they relied on the power of social media: setting up Wi-Fi hotspots, sending out live video streams, and promoting international participation. As the film unfolds, we witness the birth of a new era of direct journalism.

#whilewewatch Trailer


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#whilewewatch goes global on SnagFilms panel powered by Ustream to 51 million viewers

SnagFilms to Stream Live Worldwide Premiere of “#whilewewatch” Documentary to Global Audience with SnagFilms’ New Live Social Screening Platform Unprecedented, Digital Live Event on Thursday, April 26th Includes Film Screening  Plus Q&A with Director Kevin Breslin and #OccupyWallStreet Media Team Featured in the Film 

StardustBlue Media is honored to have a screen credit on the new documentary #whilewewatch from Director Kevin Breslin [@KevinBreslin on Twitter] .

StardustBlue has been pumping out social media and branding #whilewewatch since late December 2011 when the film completed. Follow on Twitter @whilewewatch Follow Karen A. Brown StardustBlue CEO @mediagirl333 and @stardustblu .


In three short weeks, brand new #whilewewatch clips have been filmed by Director Kevin Breslin and edited by Garrett Sergeant for promotion of our team event with SnagFilms, UStream, The Paley Center for Media and The Common

SnagFilms , COO, Stephanie Sharis, SnagFilms powerhouse team of Gary Hahn, Executive VP, Marketing, Manik Bambha, CTO, Ross Koenig, Marketing Director, Harrison Bender, Social Media , along with freelance Producer Chris Walsh  have been focused 24/7 to bring the film to the world on SnagFilms new platform. The film will be available for embed on all sites around The World at

We have all also partnered with for our streaming from The Paley Center for Media in NYC. Ustream has 51 million global viewers. Thank you Ustream!




Thank you to Frank PR in NYC -

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: New York, New York — April 23, 2012 — SnagFilms, one of the world’s leading distributors of independent films to digital platforms, will debut the new film #whilewewatch with a free, live, world premiere streaming event on Thursday, April 26th, it was announced today.  The event is being presented in partnership with the non-profit, non-partisan organization The Common Good and will originate from ThPaley Center for Media in New York City.  A gripping portrait of the “Occupy Wall Street” media revolution, #whilewewatch is the first definitive film to emerge from Zuccotti Park – with full access and cooperation from the masterminds who made #OccupyWallStreet a reality.

Starting at 8PM ET / 5PM PT#whilewewatchdirected by Kevin Breslin (whose recent documentary “Living for 32,” was short listed for the 2010 Academy Award), will premiere on (and on other sites with embed code).  After the screening, Breslin will lead a Q&A panel discussion from The Paley Center for Media, powered by Ustream and moderated by Sam Alcoff of Democracy Now!, featuring a number of prominent cast members, including Priscilla Grim, Journalist, The Occupied Wall St Journal; Justin Wedes Educator & Activist; Tim Pool, Journalist, and Technologist; Jesse LaGreca Journalist, Daily Kos.  Questions will be taken from the global web audience during the live streaming of the film.  The film and will stream worldwide via SnagFilms’ new social screening platform which enables simultaneous viewing worldwide.


Priscilla Grim, Journalist, The Occupied Wall St Journal Justin Wedes Educator & Activist Tim Pool, Journalist and Technologist Jesse LaGreca, Journalist, Daily Kos Sam Alcoff, Producer, Democracy Now! (Panel moderator) Director Kevin Breslin, #whilewewatch


WHAT: The gripping portrait of the #OccupyWallSt media revolution

WHERE: and on every website that grabs our embed code including, and

WHEN: April 26th at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT with replay at 8 PM PT

HOW: Snagfilms new live social screening platform allows for the film and Q&A panel to be embedded on other websites!  Any site can grab the code and show the film on their page!

Keep an eye on Twitter @whilewewatch @whilewewatchu @snagfilms for the embed code!

Special Thank You to, and for their cooperation.

As the film unfolds, we witness a new dawn with the power of social media.  The #OccupyWallStreet media team had no fear of a critical city government, big corporations, hostile police, or a lagging mainstream media to tell their story.  Through rain, snow, grueling days, sleeping on concrete; they pump out exhilarating ideas to the world.  Fueled with little money, they rely on the power of Twitter, texting, Wi-Fi, posters, Tumblr, live streams, YouTube, Facebook, dramatic marches, drumbeats and chants.  #whilewewatch was the vision of Australian Producer Mike Vanderfield and produced by his company 8docos.


“Zuccotti Park was loud, dirty, wet, cold and exhilaratingly alive with passion and energy,” stated director Kevin Breslin. “Intelligence, imagination, information and raw emotion ruled every second!  I witnessed the birth of a line that will go down in history, ‘We are the 99%.’"

“The people in this film are genuinely decent,” added Breslin.  “They all are immensely bright. They are kind, tough and loaded with the belief that this is what being an American citizen is about.”

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‎#whilewewatch will AIR LIVE to MIlLLIONS of People! Stay Tuned!

#whilewewatch official poster

#whilewewatch will AIR LIVE to MIlLLIONS of People from ALL walks of life and ALL countries around The World ONLINE!! - If you want to see HOW the Livestreamers are bringing you LIVE news - The Tweets - The LIVE feeds night after night, day after day. TUNE in! #whilewewatch is coming soon! EVERYWHERE! The #OWS Media team makes us aware of how they are doing it.  Don't Miss IT! Stay tuned to AND .  There will be a LIVE panel with Director Kevin Breslin and Cast after the film.

#whilewewatch discovers the #OWS media team who had no fear of a critical city government, big corporations, hostile police, or a lagging main stream media to tell their story.  Through rain, snow, grueling days, sleeping on concrete; they pumped out exhilarating ideas to the world. Fueled with little money, they relied on the power of Twitter, texting, Wi-Fi, posters, Tumblr, live streams, YouTube, Facebook, dramatic marches, drumbeats and chants.  We witness a new dawn with the power of social media.

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#whilewewatch - Director's Note

Zuccotti Park was loud, dirty, wet, cold and exhilaratingly alive with passion and energy. Intelligence, imagination, information and raw emotion ruled every second! I observed the birth a line that will go down in history. "We are the 99%." The people in this film are genuinely decent. They all are immensely bright. They are kind, tough and loaded with the belief, this is what being an American citizen is about. - Kevin Breslin Director

#whilewewatch is Director Kevin Breslin's passionate, raw and sensitive inside story.

#whilewewatch...."Shows us what democracy looks like."

#whilewewatch Nominated Best Short Documentary Queens World Film Festival - Special screening at Peace on Earth Film Fest Chicago!

#whilewewatch is honored!! We have been nominated for Best Short Documentary Queens World Film Festival and we have been asked to hold a special Friday night screening at The Peace on Earth Film Fest at The Chicago Cultural Center.

#whilewewatch is the raw, inside story of the shifting landscape of power of the media. Our story is live. The #OWS media team removed the myth about mainstream media being the only source of information... ...what they did was blow away the illusion.

2012  Peace On Earth Film Festival - Chicago Q&A with Tim Pool,  "Independent Journalist who covered Occupy Wall Street" This event will be LiveStreamed on the Net by: Backstar Creative Media, Inc and StardustBlue Media LLc

2012  Peace On Earth Film Festival

Friday, February, 24 - 7:00 PM -- Chicago Cultural Center; 77 E Randolph St. (entrance)

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#whilewewatch - Trailer from #whilewewatch on Vimeo.

Complete 2012 POEFF Schedule

2012  Peace On Earth Film Festival

Thursday, February 23 through Sunday, February 26, 2012 -Chicago Cultural Center -- Claudia Cassidy Theater [entrance: 77 E Randolph St]Hosted by, Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events Media Sponsor: Chicago Public Media: WBEZ 91.5 / -

38 Official Selections out of a field of 150 international films… raising awareness of peace, nonviolence, social justice and an eco-balanced world.

The 1st #OccupyWallSt documentary #whilewewatch

#whilewewatch is the raw, inside story of the shifting landscape of power of the media.  Our story is live.  The #OWS media team removed the myth about mainstream media being the only source of information...
                           ...what they did was blow away the illusion.

Stardustblue Media has been truly honored to team up with Academy Award shortlisted documentarian Director Kevin Breslin, son of Jimmy,  since mid September 2011 when Occupy Wall Street, aka#OWS,  moved into Zuccotti Park in NYC. Spending 19 hour days and nights viewing dozens of Livestreams and combing the internet for the source of #OWS, Kevin and I connected with the most wonderful people standing their ground for free speech, free press and the plight of "We are the 99%". #whilewewatch takes us on the journey of how social media launched a new breed of #citizen journalists.  Kevin got a call from Mike Vanderfield at 8docos, in Australia, " Hey mate, want to grab a camera and head down to Zuccotti Park?" So, Kevin and our extensive list of cinematographers filmed day and night - protests, the people of Zuccotti Park and their awakening messages. Citizen media in action at new levels blew mainstream media right out of the water.  Our Preimere at The Paley Center for Media in NYC played to a packed house of journalists - from mainstream media to 50 esteemed members of The Foreign Press Association, David Fagin from Huff Post and a multitude of Citizen Journalists from #OWS Media, Tim Pool, Justin Wedes ( Occupy Wall St Social Media and Educator), Jesse LaGreca ( The Daily Kos), Priscilla Grim ( The Occupied Wall St Journal), Jeff Fox from Some of the articles and videos on our new documentary #whilewewatch are below:

The 1st #OccupyWallSt documentary#whilewewatch

The NYC Film Premiere of #whilewewatch at The Paley Center -

Kevin Breslin's gripping portrait of The #OccupyWallSt Media Team -

#whilewewatch - Directed by Kevin Breslin - Produced by 8docos -AP Karen A. Brown -Edited by Garrett Sergeant @whilewewatch on Twitter - #whilewewatch on FB


Articles : 

HuffPost David Fagin: #whilewewatch : A Review of the Occupy Wall Street Documentary

NY1Acclaimed Documentarian Discusses New Film About Occupy Wall Street By: Stephanie Simon

Capital New York/Joe Pompeo - Kevin Breslin's movie shows the passion, and sophisticated propaganda-making skills, of the Occupy Wall Street media operation 

ABCNews – Dayton - Occupy Protesters Hoping to Spread Message Nationwide

New Documentary Explores the Role of Citizen Journalism during Occupy Wall Street  [video] Exclusive interview [part 1] with director of #OWS documentary, #whilewewatch   

Kevin Breslin, son of Jimmy, debuts his Occupy Wall Street documentary

Citizen Media  The New Documentary #WhileWeWatch

Five Minutes With Occupy Documentary Maker Kevin Breslin - Campus Progress by Emily Crockett

Last Night's Paley Center Screening: Kevin Breslin's While We Watch

International Press -#whilewewatch Ecco il primo documentario su Occupy Wall Street

Occupy the first documentary on Wall Street Marie-Joëlle Parent | Agence QMI 

Blogs - Vlogs - YouTube

Joey Boots on Howard 100 News - #OWS Documentary #whilewewatch

Interview with OWS Livestreamer Tim Pool and Documentary Filmmaker and Director Kevin Breslin at Paley Center for Media - Joey Boots.

Kevin Breslin #whilewewatch Director Talks About The Film with Zennie Abraham

An Interview with the Director of #whilewewatch KevinBreslin Joey Boots

Paley Center Premiere

Philanthropy NY

Foreign Press Association of New York

The Paley Center for Media


Queens World Film Festival - Nominated Best Short Documentary

The Garden State Film Festival - Asbury, Park NJ

Beaufort Film Festival - Nominated Best Director

Peace on Earth Film Festival - Chicago - Special Screening! 2012 Peace On Earth Film Festival News - #whilewewatch 

Cinema Verde

Social Media links #whilewewatch




Twitter @WhileWeWatch @WhileWeWatchU

Director Kevin Breslin @KevinBreslin

Associate Producer Karen A. Brown @medialgirl333

#whilewewatch Trailer The 1st #OccupyWallSt documentary!

Sending hope & peace for a bright future,


StardustBlue Media

Kevin Hupp - Musician, Producer,Songwriter, Music Licensing Joins StardustBlue!

StardustBlue welcomes Kevin Hupp!  Kevin Hupp is an admired NYC musician/ producer /songwriter.

Kevin owns Groove Room Recording Studio in Brewster, NY. As a drummer he has many recording credits including 2 platinum and 3 gold records. Kevin has toured with Van Halen, Rick Derringer, Edgar Winter, Joan Osborne, John Oates, Van Halen, Freedy Johnston, Rufus Wainwright, Iggy Pop, 22 Brides and his current band Slo Leak, featuring Danny"Kootch"Kortchmar.

"I consider myself somewhat "old school" when it comes to recording. Even though I use protools as a format I still believe in recording great takes as opposed to editing one together. Sometimes it takes longer, but I think the end result is better, more real and organic. But most important is the song. I live for the song, and getting it right is paramount. Hopefully I have helped the artists I've produced do that." - K. Hupp. December 2005

Connect with us at StardustBlue for Music for Film -TV- Branded Content - Original Music a la mode! 

Generic stock music is flat, uninspired and we don’t have any. Our music library is sourced from bands, singer-songwriters and artists who write and record inspiring music for today and tomorrow. With a rapidly growing library of music to browse, you’re sure to find whatever you need for your production.

Some of our artists have recorded with/ performed with or written for such great artists as, Sarah McLachlan, Joan Osborne, Ozzy Osbourne, Eddie Van Halen, Iggy Pop, Tower Of Power, Sesame Street, A Fine Frenzy, Blessid Union of Souls, Maceo Parker, Suzanne Vega, Rufus Wainwright, Rick Derringer, Edgar Winter, Dennis Leary and many more!

If by chance you hear an artist that has the right sound/voice your looking for but not the right song for your project, let us know. We have a state of the art recording studio and have a continuing relationship with every artist in our catalog ! Let us create the song your looking for. But please check out the music here first, we have a lot of great songs ready to go!

All music is pre-cleared and ready for use, contact us via e-mail or by calling (917) 417-6352 and we can get started immediately with getting you high resolution audio files for the songs of your choice. Since we handle a smaller, but higher quality of music, our staff knows every song in our catalog. You can always give us a call and tell us what your looking for and we can recommend songs to listen to.

Stardust Blue is honored to have Emmy Award winning Director, David Sahadi, on our team

David Sahadi has been a part of the film and television industry for twenty years. He began his career in 1986 at NBC Sports in video production. Within four years he was promoted to the head of on-air promotion for the network’s sports department, the youngest person ever to hold that position. While at NBC, he wrote and produced weekly spots for all of the network’s sports programming and launched image campaigns for the NFL, the NBA, Major League Baseball and the Barcelona Summer Olympics. He has an Emmy to his credit. In 1992 he was named Creative Director/On-Air Promotions for WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment). While there he wrote and directed thousands of commercials and promotional campaigns, and garnered over two dozen PROMAX Gold Medallion Awards which recognize creative excellence in commercial production. He also was integrally involved in the creation of storylines and talent-development campaigns during wrestling’s “Attitude Era” in the late 1990’s, helping the industry reach the apex of main-stream popularity and commercial success. His writing/directing credits also include four Super Bowl commercials, one of which was voted Top 5 Super Bowl spots in 1999 by both TV Guide and Advertising Age magazine. Sahadi now works part-time for TNA Entertainment in Nashville, filling the same role he had while at WWE. When not working, he spends much of his time traveling, hiking and discovering small mountainous towns all over the continental United States.

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Production, Marketing/Branding, Film, TV, Music, Social Media, Writing, Creative Coaching.  
We’re a start-up Media company based out of Sarasota, FL. bringing together amazing talent.  
StardustBlue Media’s creative team writes/ directs/produces for TV, Reality, Sitcoms, Music Video’s Film, Indies, Docs,  Branded Content, web creative and social media.

StardustBlue Media pitches and produces in collaboration with media and talent to the major networks and Premium Cable.  We work with our clients co-creating their dream projects.  Presently we have 3 projects in development and are working closely with major premium cable networks.
We also have a great time Branding your company or project.  Utilizing Social media, blogs. Stardust Blue will tweet, create FB fan pages, connect with newspapers writers, blogs & bloggers for our clientele.

Our Stardust Blue team includes industry veteran writers, directors, producers, production staff, pre/post production,actors.

We will also work  as an agent for our Stardust Blue team.  Co-creating the perfect production team for your project.

The core value of StardustBlue Media is to support your vision.  Assisting you to make that vision stronger/better/more powerful than you can imagine.

With warm wishes of an exciting positive project, The Stardust Blue Team

Recent StardustBlue work includes: 

Director Kevin Breslin's Youtube Channel - Living for 32 - Academy Award Shortlisted doc 2011 - " Living for 32

Director.Producer David Sahadi's Twitter acct - 
Novelist - Lou Sahadi's Facebook Fanpage - Affirmed: the Last Triple Crown Winner