The Evo has a nifty built in feature to stream live video to qik.com, and through an object embed, into a blog post itself. Some preliminary tests today showed me that the implementation of this service was so easy to use, a caveman could do it. No exaggeration.
But if all goes well, I plan on live streaming as much of the Mass Dem convention as my battery life and my spot on the floor as a delegate allow. The live stream has about a 15-20+ second delay (made me think at first it wasn’t working, but then, miraculously, it popped into view inside my test unpublished blog post).
To facilitate the fact that I will likely put up and take down the live feed periodically for practical reasons, I have (finally) created a Twitter account for LiL (believe it or not, I’ve been on Twitter for weeks now in other capacities). You can follow me here. When the feed goes live, I will update it via Twitter right before.
I’m not promising zero technical difficulties, especially because after an initial test yesterday, Qik’s servers were overwhelmed when every new Evo owner decided to try out its best feature all at once, but if the live stream does not work, the videos will be posted after the fact on Youtube and linked at Twitter.
You’ll be able to see the feed in this LiL post, and I will also link to the qik.com feed and archives there, as well.
Don’t know how many people are going to watch the feed live, but it sure is nifty that I can do it in the first place (if it works). So this event is the perfect experiment to test it all out.
See you (quite literally, even if you aren’t going) at the state Democratic convention!