Quite a few people were interested in how the pageflake for the barcampukgovweb was set up, so I have prepared a screencast demonstrating the process. You can view the flash movie here.
This file is quite big (c19mb) and I am trying to get it onto YouTube in a reasonable format. If anyone has any tips on the best way to display this sort of thing, do let me know. I have played the flash movie in FireFox, though, and it is reasonably quick.
Hope it’s useful!
Anther video coming out of barcampukgovweb. This time it’s my good friend Steve Dale talkng to Tim Davies.
Lloyd Davis has started to put up the video he took on his blip.tv channel. I’ll repost them here as I come across them. Here Lloyd talks to Rob McKinnon.
I think this is the first video from the barcampukgovweb to get online – David Wilcox chatting to organiser Jeremy Gould.
Lloyd Davies gave a great introduction to Seesmic as one of his sessions at the barcamp, and I was chuffed when he let me have an invite to the service. Now, I have done nothing with video on the web, yet, and thought that maybe getting into this cool new service would kick start me.
So what’s Seesmic? Well, it’s to YouTube what Twitter is to WordPress. Kind of the same but smaller and shorter.
It’s got another thing in common with Twitter – it’s flakey as hell.
Lloyd warned me that the interface (a gigantic job lot of Flash) is crap, but that didn’t really prepare me for how woeful it is. I record my first embarrassing attempt at a video (apologies for the poor sound, I need to sort out my webcam settings) this morning, and now, nearly 12 hours later, it still hasn’t appeared in the ‘My Videos’ page, and the people I set as folk I want to follow still don’t appear either.
But I am sticking with it for now, and will try and get into the habit of regularly putting content up on Seesmic. It might even encourage me to start adding some more traditional video content to this blog. We’ll see.
Heard all the stuff in the blogosphere about data portability and wondered what it’s all about? Join the club. This video helps, though.
Mike Butcher is the editor of TechCrunch UK, and keeps his eye on the new tech startups in this country and across Europe. Here he is interviewed by Robert Scoble.
Another super video explaining blogs – soon the Common Craft guys will have covered the whole of Web 2.0!
I wonder just how much paid work has come their way since they started doing these free tutorials? Quite a bit, I should imagine. A good example of giving a little away to reap considerably more in return.
Funny song – there is so going to be another crash soon.