Pssst: Video-Head Alert!
Did you hear what the CoverItLive (real time blogging) just announced?
Our users can now integrate LIVE video from Qik, Mogulus and uStream directly into their CoveritLive live blogs.
It is an extremely simple process (much like our existing YouTube integration) that lets our users quickly add live video content without the need to send their readers to another site or blog. Our Support Center has a short flash movie to demonstrate how to put this exciting new feature to use: Demo for IE users, Demo for Firefox users
Or, at least, holy digital integration, Batman!
Get a load of this, sportsfans:
The video feeds can be turned on and off with a click of your mouse. Imagine a breaking news story where one of your readers writes in, "Have you seen the video on Mogulus right now?".
With a few clicks, you incorporate that live feed directly into your live blog.
Or how about sending a contributor to an event with a Qik enabled phone? They write in to your live blog that they are about to interview someone...click...the video interview is directly inserted into your live blog coverage.
I can just see the edu-blogger wheels under the BLC tent turning now. (wink)
To My Backchannel Homeboys:
I only have 1 month until my students begin using CoverItLive to expand our in-class discussions across all my sections (so much cooler than globally 'flat' classrooms, if you ask little ol' me) given the new wireless laptop cart that showed up in my room this summer...
...so let's get movin with some educational proof of concept on this CIL video embedding business, fellas!
I'm countin' on you.
And so are my kiddos!