Posts Tagged ‘video’

Wiki as a tool for Collaborative writing

March 21, 2008

Wiki is a software tool that allows collaborative writing. The biggest project that represents the power of collaborative writing is Wikipedia The founder of Wikimedia foundations Jimmy Wales gave a talk at TED and provided the details on how the collaborative writing is done using free open source media wiki software and how they resolve the conflicts that arise around controversial topic. He emphasized how with the help of few staff members and large number of volunteers the large volume of writing was accomplished in creating Wikipedia.

Use of wikis in political process by barrack Obama to organize the local activities.

A simple explanation of what is a wiki is provided in this 4 minute video. Also more videos at Youtube about wikis.

The wiki markup is different then the html page markup. But now days wiki websites like wetpaint provide a nice rich text based interface to create wikis. They also provide the access control on how the wiki pages will be viewed and edited by its users. The front page of their website comes with a nice video explanation of how to create your on wiki pages.


Real Time Video Streaming Using Cell Phone

March 10, 2008

The live video streaming is now possible using a cell phone. Scoble describes how he can use his Nokia N95 and services from Qik network to stream live video from his cell phone. He has own his channel at Qik where he has placed some interesting interviews about the current happenings in the area of technology.

The latest is from SXSW conference where he has recorded the live speech from the Facebook founder and it is available at server.

Also video of speech from one of the facebook developers.

For some reason the flash video with object tag will not embed in the post. Is there any way to embed flash video in wordpress post?