Saturday, June 27, 2015

24liveblog: New Platform for Scanfest!

The last two Scanfest sessions have been a bust. We've had technical issues with Blyve, the liveblogging platform we've been using for several years. So I went in search of another free liveblogging platform and discovered 24liveblog.

Like other liveblogging platforms we've used in the past, 24liveblog has the ability to be archived on my blog for those readers who missed Scanfest and want to read about what happened, or for those participants who may wish to look up some information that was shared during Scanfest.

However, one difference is that 24liveblog does not have any kind of set up for participants to have their own behind-the-scenes dashboard. Only the liveblogging host has that option. I'm not sure that we'll be able to share media, either. But the reliability and cost-free factors are well-worth it. We'll be giving it a spin tomorrow for the June 2015 Scanfest.

To participate, simply go to any time between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., Pacific Standard Time. You'll see the June 2015 Scanfest post with the 24liveblog event embedded in the post. You'll be able to post your comments at any time.

If our trial event goes well tomorrow, I'll be updating future "Scanfest is Coming!" posts to include the new platform and more detailed information on how to participate.

Looking forward to "seeing" you soon!

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