JAN 6 — The Internet is so damn instant. If an incident, say a huge plane crash, happens at 9 in the morning, the news can be published at 9.05am. No wonder conventional news media such as television and (especially!) newspapers are struggling to keep up with the pace.
News on television is at a set time and any news will have to wait. Newspapers are worse because they can only publish yesterday’s news. So yes, the Internet is damn instant. However, recently, a young journalist by the name of Tim Pool took this “instant” feature one step further.
You must have heard of the Occupy Wall Street movement that has been sweeping across the United States, and spawning similar movements all around the world too.
Pool utilised a mobile phone with an Internet connection and extra batteries to actually stream video “live” of protesters in Zuccotti Park in New York City. Through his video (Timcast.TV), over 250,000 people witnessed thousands of protesters being raided, evicted and arrested that November night.
Now, you may say that this isn’t really groundbreaking media since conventional television broadcasts “live” too. [Click to read the rest of the article at The Malaysian Insider]