This looks very interesting – CoverItLive, a free web service that enables you to live blog an event using a full range of rich media content: text, audio, video, images, etc, that you can embed into your own site.
You can then save the whole live blog so you’ll have a record of everything that happened during the event.
An immediate thought is what a useful tool to live blog from a conference (for instance). But I wonder what conference organizers and conference goers will think of that.
On the other hand, some believe it is a good thing and is here to stay so get used to it.
My view: live blogging is a great idea but if you do it at a public event like a conference, you’d better first ask for permission from not only the organizer but also from the presenter if you’re planning to live blog someone’s presentation or discussion.
I could actually see live blogging becoming staple parts of conferences where a live blogger pays for the opportunity. So an interesting opportunity for a conference organizer to monetize conference blogging as it becomes mainstream.
I could also see this being extremely useful for internal communication -live blogging company events or departmental workshops, for instance. Lots of interesting possibilities.
I’ve signed up for CoverItLive and will dive into it when I get a moment.