For the past few weeks, Sean Howard, Paul McEnany and I have been trying to hook-up via video conference for a discussion of all things social-media. We have met with varying degrees of success … but have had some great fun along the way.
Normally we start by bagging each other and then move onto more serious topics. This week the lads went ahead without me — I was (truly) unable to connect to the Internet — and the result is now available for your viewing pleasure. As you can see, there was no need for me to be there in person as Sean was able to "channel" me …
One thing is clear is that the technology to do this — to collaboratively vidcast/vodcast — has some way to go. And because of the variety of issues that can arise with this technology — from firewall and security issues through network/connection problems to peripheral quality — it requires a sense of humour and a great deal of goodwill to continue to persist. Luckily, Paul and Sean have both of these in spades.