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Re: [videoblogging] hurricane katrina mobcast

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  • Andy Carvin
    Yeah, that s what I thought. I saw that clip yesterday - it was the one I was referring to. Ah well. ac ... -- ... Andy Carvin Program Director EDC Center for
    Message 1 of 9 , Aug 31, 2005
      Yeah, that's what I thought. I saw that clip yesterday - it was the one
      I was referring to. Ah well.

      ac

      B Yen wrote:
      > http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0508/30/sitroom.01.html
      >
      > "People have been checking this blog, it's
      > DancingWithKatrina.Blogspot.com, for information about the area. What
      > does he tell the people that are reading there? First of all, there's a
      > lot of confusion a lot of destruction. He doesn't want to give out too
      > much information, because there's just so much confusion about what is
      > going on. "
      > ABBI TATTON, CNN INTERNET CORRESPONDENT
      >
      > I guess it was another blog..sorry.
      >
      > http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0508/30/sitroom.03.html
      >
      > "ACKI SCHECHNER, BLOG REPORTER: Well, we heard from several of our
      > reporters now, Wolf, about how difficult it is to communicate now. And
      > one of things I wanted to show you is how people are using communities
      > online to get information out and also, frankly, to ask for help. Sort
      > of in light of the story that we just saw. This is CraigsList.com, this
      > is a community site. People find furniture here, housing, they look for
      > partners.
      >
      > Now it's being used in New Orleans for lost and found. This is the area
      > where people usually post for things like jewelry and sweaters. Now
      > they're looking for human being. People are posting things like this, we
      > are missing family members. Help us out. E-mail us, contact us. This is
      > who we're looking for. Also, I am desperate, a woman looking for her
      > father last known to be working in the French Quarter.
      >
      > The other thing the site is being used for, which is interesting, is
      > generosity. We're seeing an outpouring of this online. Do you need a
      > place to stay? I have a room in my home as far away as Oklahoma. Another
      > one in Mesa, Arizona. If you've been evacuated and you don't have a home
      > to go back to, people are offering up rooms in there home for free, let
      > us know if we can help.
      >
      > Another thing people are doing is offering their volunteer services
      > online. People who just have the time and the energy and want to help.
      > They are posting. So it's a good place to go if you're out of the area
      > and you want to get some information about what's going on there. People
      > who are willing to help you out at CraigsList.com.
      >
      > Just one of many communities we're seeing today online that are being
      > posted to bring people together in light of the fact that there's not
      > that much communication out there -"
      >
      > On Aug 30, 2005, at 1:06 PM, Andy Carvin wrote:
      >
      >> Was it?!? How the hell did I miss that; I've been watching cnn all day.
      >> I saw them talking about the blogspot done by a pair of reporters, but
      >> not me. Boy, did I pick the wrong time to zone out.
      >>
      >> ac
      >>
      >>
      >> B Yen wrote:
      >>
      >>> your blogspot was shown on CNN a short while ago, by their Internet
      >>> Reporter
      >>>
      >>> On Aug 30, 2005, at 11:05 AM, Andy Carvin wrote:
      >>>
      >>>
      >>>
      >>>> Hi everyone,
      >>>>
      >>>> I've just launched an open blog and mobcast for people interested in
      >>>> following the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina:
      >>>>
      >>>> http://katrina05.blogspot.com/
      >>>>
      >>>> The blog is set up so that anyone can post a blog entry, podcast or
      >>>> photo to the site. I'm particularly hoping that residents of the Gulf
      >>>> Coast will be willing to call in and let people know how things are
      >>>> going for them. Similarly, anyone who would like to share ways to help
      >>>> out, or wishes to share their thoughts on the hurricane, may post as
      >>>> well. (I'm still trying to figure out an automated mechanism for
      >>>> posting
      >>>> video.)
      >>>>
      >>>> Here's how to participate.
      >>>>
      >>>> Post a blog entry:
      >>>>
      >>>> Send an email to katrina2005.comments @ blogger.com. The title of your
      >>>> email will be the title of the blog entry, and the email body will be
      >>>> the blog entry body. If you don't want your contact information, you
      >>>> should remove your signature file. Attachments will not be posted.
      >>>>
      >>>> Record a podcast:
      >>>>
      >>>> Dial 1-415-856-0205
      >>>> Enter login 515-515-5555
      >>>> PIN code 2005, then the # key
      >>>> Record your message
      >>>> Press the # key to save, then the 1 key to post
      >>>>
      >>>> Post a photo:
      >>>>
      >>>> The website is collecting photos from Flickr.com that are tagged
      >>>> with
      >>>> the word "hurricanekatrina." Simply log on to Flickr (or create an
      >>>> account), upload photos, and use this tag. Photos appear in the right
      >>>> column of the blog's homepage.
      >>>>
      >>>>
      >>>> I've also set up a "tag-o-rama" inside the right column of the
      >>>> blog. It
      >>>> displays links to relevant key words like hurricane, katrina and new
      >>>> orleans, linking to tagged content from Technorati (blogs), Flickr
      >>>> (photos) and del.icio.us (websites).
      >>>>
      >>>> Please feel free to share this email with anyone who might be
      >>>> interested
      >>>> in participating.
      >>>>
      >>>> thanks,
      >>>> andy
      >>>>
      >>>>
      >>>>
      >>>> --
      >>>> -----------------------------------
      >>>> Andy Carvin
      >>>> Program Director
      >>>> EDC Center for Media & Community
      >>>> acarvin @ edc . org
      >>>> http://www.digitaldivide.net
      >>>> http://www.tsunami-info.org
      >>>> Blog: http://www.andycarvin.com
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      Andy Carvin
      Program Director
      EDC Center for Media & Community
      acarvin @ edc . org
      http://www.digitaldivide.net
      http://www.tsunami-info.org
      Blog: http://www.andycarvin.com
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