Over the weekend I tinkered with another Web 2.0 app, called Cover It Live. For you bloggers and microbloggers out there, imagine blogging a live event in which you can post your commentary for other people to follow; in a format similar to Twitter or Yammer. However, you as the host have at your disposal richer features in which you can use to engage your followers, such as polling, text, video, and images. Then, once the event is over, all content can be retrieved in one online recording, which differs greatly from other microblog apps I’ve seen. What I also found practical was the ability to easily embed the app in any website, avoiding the need for users to have an account to participate.
I can’t help but think of how many conferences we send staff to that could benefit other colleagues. This app could provide a unique opportunity for people unable to attend the conference to follow topics and gain context specific insights from other staff fortunate enough to attend in person.
Here’s a brief example of a recording I created earlier.