Monthly Archives: January 2012

Qwiki, the video encyclopedia

Qwiki is a short, interactive story: a drastically improved information experience provided via interactive video. Unlike traditional rich media content, all Qwikis are created without any human intervention.

You can type in and select the topic you’d like to create a Qwiki about. The software automatically reads selected information from different websites and grabs associated pictures on the subject.

The product launch featured 3 million qwikis, and you can now look for a lot more.

Let’s see where this goes. Will I be able to update my qwiki by myself or is it going to be automatic?

Live Streaming through Twitter

Isn’t Twitcam a piece of cake?

  1. Connect your webcam
  2. Login with Twitter
  3. Click the broadcast button

And then?

  • The app posts your video description and link to Twitter for all your followers to see.
  • While broadcasting, chat with your viewers via Twitter right from your broadcast page.
  • Once you’re done going live, your video is archived and available on the same page.

Embed & Storify

Storify is a creator of stories through Social Media. You can pick  the best photos, video, tweets and more and turn them into stories that can be embedded anywhere.

The more popular your topic is, the better. Like, “Police brutality at Occupy“.

If I were a journalist I’d use it all the time.

Moreover, Storify is now a WordPress plugin! Now you can embed your stories into WordPress with a couple of clicks.


2011 in review – stats of my blog

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,000 times in 2011. If it were a cable car, it would take about 33 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

60 seconds on the Internet

What happens on the Internet in 60 seconds? Like, uh, a lot of stuff. Click to enlarge.

Found on Business Insider.

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