Opportunities in live blogging with CoverItLive

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…

Tips on microphones and related podcast questions

As a podcaster, I often do interviews and other audio recordings when on the road. Clients’ offices, in hotels, airports, at conferences, you name the place, opportunities often arise for recording a conversation that may end up as a podcast. My preferred portable audio recorder remains the Microtrack 24/96, about which I wrote an enthusiastic review in 2006 just after I bought it. My enthusiasm for it hasn’t dimmed in spite of the product support issue (resolved) I had with…

Next, not just the here and now

I started a new blog this weekend, called Next. It’s a place where I’ll write about tech – hardware, software, social media, the net, mobile, Web 2.0, gadgets, and more – as I continue my own journey of discovery and satisfying my curiosity about technology, what it means to people and how we communicate. It doesn’t replace this blog, NevilleHobson.com, which remains my primary place on the net. A little more on why I started Next is in the blog’s…

Scouts being prepared includes PR

Anyone who has ever been a Scout will recall the big range of crafts you could learn from an early age. I was a Scout (in fact, an Air Scout) in my pre-teens, and I have hazy memories of troop meetings, camping trips and jamborees. I also remember acquiring levels of knowledge and skills on subjects that would result in being awarded a badge I could display on my uniform. In those days (we’re talking about the 60s) you could…

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