Sunday, February 22, 2009

February 2009 Scanfest Summary

I want to thank the following individuals for joining me for our first ever CoverItLive Scanfest: Diane, footnoteMaven, Thomas, Randy, Brenda, Cheryl, Jasia, Steve, Kathi, Amy, Ambar, Denise, Elyse, Bill, Pam, Midge, Jennifer, Sheri, Taneya and Kathy.

We had a great time and not too many troubles for our first time using this new format. Some of the features I enjoyed were having many of the participants (the Producers) pre-added so that I didn't have to take the time to add them to our conversation. I liked being able to share media, such as the yearbook page I scanned. I also like the ability to save and edit the chat for future reading. However, I am disappointed that a few people kept getting dropped and hope that we can figure out exactly what the problem was to prevent similar situations in the future. Another feature from Windows Live Messenger that I missed was seeing a list of the current participants on the side of the screen.

If you missed Scanfest, you can read our chat conversation by going to the actual post on my blog (but not through a feed reader such as Bloglines or Google Reader), and clicking on the Replay arrow. It streams like a video, but it's not really one.

I'm going to try this format again in March, Sunday, March 29th, to be exact. We'll start at 11 AM Pacific Daylight Time and finish at 2 PM. Hopefully, I'll get a bit more scanned next time as I won't be on such a learning curve!
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