http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMuN1rQhoAA [Just found this posts in my drafts. Posting it 3 years after I wrote it and added the video and a note at the bottom.] This looks like a proper sexy bit of kit. Compact live video encoding on the fly.. I'd have to see what the gains are to having a netbook do the work.. but the things I would do with one of these.. And of course some bandwidth. I … [Read more...] about Minicaster H.264 Live Encoder
We may never know the Impact social media had in shaping our new rather bewildering government. Maybe it reached a lethargic non-voting population and changed their minds. Perhaps it taught the party campaigners to engage with more mobile tools in order to rally their troops. Maybe all it did was introduce other channels of communication to the mix. All I know is it certainly played a part. … [Read more...] about Politics In The Social Media Playground
Picture the scene... Just another tired hack after a long flight. Standing in a sweaty immigration office, searching your mind for your best lines and watching a power mad official scan your 'nearly real' accreditation papers from an oh-so-friendly publication you know he reads and respects.It's been a good two hours of unusual questioning mixed with the usual bureaucracy and it looks like you are … [Read more...] about Journalisted
My friend Phil wrote to me from Kirkuk, he's researching this story on the Arab-Kurd situation. It's slow going, but he summarises it all with one sentence. No one wants to compromise, there's a low level war already underway and things could get more dangerous in a year or two. All sort of grim. For months now he has wanted to get a photo agency together. It's a collaborative effort between … [Read more...] about Makoto – A New Kind Of Photographic Agency
I just got an email from a friend working in Iraq. He's stuck in Mosul waiting for a helicopter to Kirkuk. Must have been months since I last heard from him. I sent an email to him last night half expecting him to be locked in some farmhouse on the outskirts of Baghdad, handcuffed to a bed. It's happened before. I don't expect him to be quite so lucky next time. Anyway, he's not kidnapped, … [Read more...] about Some Bloggers Are Journalists. And some are not.