My week of Monday 16 to Sunday 22 January 2023 was an easy-paced one, with two livestreams and a bunch of document editing pushed out the productivity tubes. A whole bunch of errands were also dealt with, in preparation for the upcoming start to the work year.Continue reading “Weekly Wrap 660: Two livestreams and more, plus an encounter with a giant bear”
The decision has been made! Yes, I’m doing a pilot series of a livestreamed pub-style quiz. The 8pm Quiz starts this Thursday 14 January 2021 at 8pm AEDT and runs for three weeks. It’ll be streamed via YouTube. Read on for the details.Continue reading “Announcing “The 8pm Quiz””
That very special livestream “The 9pm Halloween Bad Sex State Election Live” is happening just two days from now — but how do you listen? Read on. Or listen on.Continue reading “How to listen to “The 9pm Halloween Bad Sex State Election Live” and any future livestreams”
Let me read you something from the website of the totally normal community group No 5G in the Blue Mountains. In fact, let me read you a lot more this Saturday night, 1 February. But I need your help.Continue reading “Announcing “The 9pm Totally Convincing Official Truth Theories Live””
Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to my latest stupid podcast idea. A livestreamed reading of minor party election policies, while drinking. It’ll be like The 9pm One Nation Policy Reading in 2016, as shown in the photo.
It’s happening this Saturday 4 May, starting at 1900 AEST and running for four hours.
It’s all about the polices of the minor parties having a go for the forthcoming federal election. Everyone but Liberal, National, Labor, and The Greens. Yeah, the loopy ones.
It’ll also be raising a little money for charity.Continue reading “Announcing “The 9pm Minor Party Policy Filibuster””
Yes, Apple released a new iPhone 5 this week. I wrote about it for Crikey. And I spoke about it on ABC Radio National’s Media Report yesterday, in the context of using smartphones for journalism.
Will the new iPhone improve citizen journalism? More broadly, can we use modern Android phones to produce quality journalism?
The tools I mentioned were:
- CoveritLive for liveblogging.
- WordPress for blogging more generally, though of course there are others.
- Any number of tools for posting photos and other images, but I mentioned Flickr and Twitpic.
- YouTube is the gorilla in the room for posting video, but there’s also services for live video streaming such as Ustream and Livestream. The latter even works as a video switching service in the cloud.
“You’re going to get phone calls after this, Richard, from plenty of people who say ‘No, no, no, use something else. You can get into kind of religious wars about this sort of thing, and it’ll all be out of date by November,” I said. Which is true, but I still might write an article talking about this in more detail some time.
The audio is of course ©2012 Australian Broadcasting Corporation, and over at their website you can listen to the entire episode.