Last week was quite different for me. I wrote on friday about the virtual conference in Second Life; Later that evening and on into saturday, I lurked (a lot) and contributed (a little) to the backchannel/IRC at the bloggercon event in San Fransciso . If you have never experienced this type of interaction and debate it is quite something.
initially frustrated with the experience – my IRC client kept dropping
over the wireless broadband connection; I’m sure other attendees loved
that as I barged in every 10 minutes or so. Then I wised up, installed
Chatzilla – thank you very much.
ago in the Irish Times. If i remember
correctly, she suggested a big case of attention deficit to the presenter,
while monitoring/contributing to the backchannel. I would agree with
this – it is difficult to maintain a level of concentration on the
threads of conversations that are all happening at once; this was
especially true of bloggercon, where an open mic was the order of the
day for contribution and interaction between actual attendees.
recent query I had from a client (with distributed offices, dispersed
infrastructure, not much content) on streaming video and how one might do this
efficiently and reliably with a streaming content provider; This has
become so cheap over the last few years. On the other hand, you now
have sites like YouTube. Informaticopia have recently commented on this as a quick and easy way of education/demonstration for medics.
content (which has no privacy, IP or copyright issues) on a social
media site like this? I wasn’t blown out of the water, though some
thought it was a bit bizarre.
likes of youtube, but in a messy way specific urls could be allowed.
this would probably be the case with specific urls from an streaming
media provider (for example opening ports for Windows Media)
– privacy for a group of users; while you can tag content to make it more visible, you can also make it private by only sending links to friends or family. presumably, one could make one of these a distribution list?
content, and do not want to deploy streaming servers. I wonder will we begin to see a little bit more of this?