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Live Streaming the New Vlog?



Mobile devices go everywhere with you and can capture everything you see.
Two apps connect to Twitter so you can create your show on the go, live!  Why?  To share something you are experiencing in the moment, to carry on live conversations for learning, issues exploration or marketing and just sharing because you want to. 

Meerkat was first on Twitter.  Open the app and it immediately begins recording what your phone or iPad camera is seeing,  That, in turn is streaming live to your Twitter feed. You can schedule it to air later if you wish and it will you how many are watching, and even who. When you stop broadcasting, itʻs gone, evaporated.  You can save it to your photostream as the broadcaster, but viewers cannot. Although Meerkat was cut off from Twitterʻs social graph, making it difficult to find other Meerkat users, its developer Rubin got to work. Itʻs now available by businesses on Facebook, has "mobs" of concurrently broadcasting groups, and has created an API for developers to incorporate Meerkat into other apps. Itʻs now available on iOS and Android. Hereʻs a quick preview.  And hereʻs my 30 second experience

Some feel Periscope is better developed and functionally more appealing. Unlike Meerkat youʻre asked when youʻre ready to start broadcasting and can choose who will see your broadcast, and if you want the stream saved for them to see later. Choose any of your Twitter contacts to follow with a simple click, or access global streams.  Type a message to the broadcaster or tap your screen to send hearts to say you like their broadcast.  The "most liked" posters appear in the Leaderboard list. Android is not yet ready, but coming.

Give it a try by creating a "dummy" Twitter account if youʻre not ready to share, then posting broadcasts to it. Hereʻs a great tutorial... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PmkSad2udWI

But wait! Is there a downside? Take a look at the kinds of posts that appear, itʻs clearly a mix of useful and disgusting. Parents need to be on the alert.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5RQMjHztMWY

Mobile live streaming is in its infancy and with it we could take learners, and learners could take their friends and ‘ohana to places and start interesting real time conversations. The competition is on!

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Anonymous said…
Nice post, Joan!

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E pule kakou . . .

Aloha all,
I was trying to think so hard of a "techie" tip and finally gave up. I even googled "tips and tricks" for various programs and then thought "I can't blog about something I don't actually use!" Then, as I was sitting in my Papa Makua class, doing all kinds of protocal and thought about how we keep looking for a short pule to do to open our meetings. I had `A`ali`i write a pule in Hawaiian. He was worried about the grammar and structure of it so I asked Kelly C. to kökua by editing and doing an audio recording so you can hear the pronunciation. Hope it's helpful :)

E ho`omalu käkou
E kö mäkou makua i loko o ka lani
Mahalo no nä pömaika`i a pau. Mahalo no ke ali`i lokomaika`i o Pauahi a me këia kula nei. E `olu`olu, e kia`i iä mäkou i ke alahele küpono me ka lökahi.
Ke nonoi ha`aha`a nei mäkou i ka inoa o Iesu Cristo
`Ämene

`Unuhi (translation):
Let us pray
Our Father in heaven
Thank you for all the many blessings. Thank you for the generous Pri…